LOS TRES REYES - Sunday, January 6, 2014 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 - Saturday, February 2, 2014 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, March 4, 2014 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 1, 2014 12 noon – 6:00 p.m.
Annual festival with lantern making workshops, crafts, entertainment, artisans, and cultural exhibits.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - Saturday, April 19, , 2014 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 84th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Saturday, April 26, 2014
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 & Monday May 3-5, 2014 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.
FIESTA DE LAS FLORES (Flower & Camera Day) Saturday June 21, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The entire Monument, including the colorful Olvera Street Mexican Marketplace, will be decorated to create scenes from Los Angeles historic past. Various areas provide opportunities for both amateur and professional photographers alike.
LOS ANGELES CITY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION -Saturday, August 30, 2014 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
232nd 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 13-14, 2014 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 Thursday, September 16, 2014.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2nd
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 Saturday, October 25th through Sunday, November 2, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE CELEBRATION –Thursday, December 11 - Friday, December 12,
Celebrating the Virgen de Guadalupe’s appearance to native Mexican St. Juan Diego in 1531. Food, shopping and family entertainment.
LAS POSADAS -Tuesday, December 16 – Wednesday, December 24, 2013 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