Schedule of Events

LOS TRES REYES - Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 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 - Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 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 12, 2013 - 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 school groups.

LANTERN FESTIVAL” CHINESE AMERICAN MUSEUM - Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 12 noon - 6:00 p.m.
Annual festival with lantern making workshops, crafts, entertainment, artisans, and cultural exhibits.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 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 Archbishopof Los Angeles. All pets welcome.

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 & Sunday May 4-5, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., daily
Celebration of Mexico’s victory over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862, with popular and traditional music, exhibitor booths, dancing and food.

FIESTA DE LAS FLORES - (Flower & Camera Day) Saturday June 15, 2013 - 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 photographs alike.

LOS ANGELES CITY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
232nd 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!

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY - Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, 2013 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. Special entertainment also scheduled for September 16th. !Viva Mexico!

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS - Friday, November 1 & Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.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 at 7:00p.m. beginning Friday, October 25th through Saturday, November 2nd.

MEXICAN REVOLUTION DAY -Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Celebrating the 1910 Mexican revolution with entertainment, Artisans, Children's workshops and more.

VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE DAY CELEBRATION - Wednesday, December 11 - Thursday, December 12, 2013
Celebrating the Virgen de Guadalupe’s appearance to native Mexican St. Juan Diego in 1531. Food, shopping and family entertainment with an overnight vigil in the Plaza.

LAS POSADAS - Monday, December 16 - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 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 the breaking of a piñata 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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