LOS TRES REYES - Tuesday, January 6, 2015 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
A celebration of the Epiphany of the Magi (visit of the Three Kings) with music and a colorful theatrical procession on Olvera Street.
FIESTA DE LA CANDELARIA - Monday, February 2, 2015 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Traditional blessing of elaborately dressed dolls depicting the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple.
MARDI GRAS CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
“Fat Tuesday” Olvera Street style with Brazilian singing and dancing, a festive parade and mask making for student groups.
“LANTERN FESTIVAL” CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM -,Saturday, March 7, 2015 12 Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Annual festival with lantern making workshops, crafts, entertainment, artisans, and cultural exhibits.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - Saturday, April 4, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This centuries-old tradition of blessing the animals, for the benefits they provide mankind, is celebrated in the Plaza. All pets welcome.
OLVERA STREET 85th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - April 2015 TBD
Celebrating Olvera Street, one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles, a Mexican marketplace opened in the 1930s. Free refreshments.
CINCO DE MAYO –Saturday, Sunday May 2-3 2015 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Daily
Celebration of Mexico’s victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862 with popular and traditional music, dancing and food.
LOS ANGELES CITY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION -Saturday, August 29, 2015 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles with Los Pobladores historic re-enactments, artisan demonstrations, exhibits, food, entertainment and plenty of birthday cake!
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY –Saturday and Sunday September 12-13, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Daily.
Celebration of Mexican Independence from Spain with popular and traditional entertainment, cultural activities, historic displays, food, artisan exhibits and more. Entertainment program on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – Saturday, October 31 through Monday, November 2, 2015 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Colorful, ancient Mexican ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, exhibits and entertainment. Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings each night beginning Sunday, October 25th through Monday, November 2, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE CELEBRATION –Friday, December 11 - Saturday, December 12, 2015
Celebrating the Virgen de Guadalupe’s appearance to native Mexican St. Juan Diego in 1531. Food, shopping and family entertainment.
LAS POSADAS -Wednesday, December 16 through Thursday, December 24, 2015 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This nine night presentation of the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is portrayed with singing, ballet folklorico entertainment, a candlelight procession on Olvera Street and a children’s piñata breaking each evening.
Call (213) 485-8372 for more information. TDD (213) 978-3231. All events are free to the public.
All events, event dates and times are subject to change.