Events

LOS TRES REYES - Friday, January 6, 2017 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

A celebration of the Epiphany of the Magi (visit of the Three Kings) with music, a lively theatrical procession on Olvera Street and the serving of traditional rosca de reyes

FIESTA DE LA CANDELARIA - Thursday, February 2, 2017 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 28, 2017 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

“Fat Tuesday” Olvera Street style with a piñata, a festive parade and mask making for school groups

LANTERN FESTIVAL” CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM -,Saturday, March 4, 2017 12 Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Annual festival with lantern making workshops, crafts, entertainment, artisans, and cultural exhibits.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This centuries-old tradition of blessing the animals, for the benefits they provide mankind, is celebrated with a procession on Olvera Street led by the Archbishop of Los Angeles.   All pets are welcome!

OLVERA STREET 87th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Saturday, April 22, 2017 

Celebrating Olvera Street, one of the oldest streets in Los Angeles, a world-famous Mexican marketplace first opened to the public in the 1930s. Free refreshments and entertainment.

CINCO DE MAYO –Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Daily

Weekend celebration of Mexico’s victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862 with popular and traditional music, exhibitor booths, dancing and food. Special entertainment also scheduled on May 5th

LOS ANGELES CITY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION -Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

236th Anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles with Los Pobladores historic re-enactments, a civic ceremony, artisan demonstrations, exhibits, food, entertainment and plenty of birthday cake!  Bike or walk to El Pueblo from Mission San Gabriel.

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY –Saturday & Sunday September 16-17, 2017 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.  ¡Viva Mexico!

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – Wednesday & Thursday,  November 1-2, 2017 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.

Colorful, ancient Mexican ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment. Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings each night at 7:00p.m. beginning Wednesday, October 25th through Thursday, November 2nd.

LAS POSADAS -Saturday, December 16 - Sunday, December 24, 2017 6:00 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.


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