El Pueblo is a major event location for food festivals, receptions, concerts, health fairs, dance performances, art exhibits, and other cultural activities. 

For the latest information regarding special events and exhibits at our site, please see our Facebook page.

Information on Facebook is updated daily and also include activities taking place at Union Station, Los Angeles State Historic Park, Chinatown, and Little Tokyo.

Our major events:

  • Las Posadas
  • Lantern Festival
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • City's Birthday Celebration
  • Dia de los Muertos

Check out our upcoming events:

  • DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – Monday & Tuesday, November 1-2, 2021. Times are subject to change. Colorful, ancient Mexican ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits, theatrical performances and other entertainment. Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings each night 7:00 PM
  • VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE – Saturday, December 11, 2021 - Sunday, December 12, 2021. Times TBD. Experience the overnight vigil commemorating that day in 1531 when a native Mexican peasant named Juan Diego first saw a vision of the Virgin Mary on Tepeyac Hill in Mexico City. The Virgin of Guadalupe is considered the Patroness of Mexico. Enjoy live banda performances, food and craft booths and other cultural activities throughout the night.
  • LAS POSADAS – Thursday, December 16 through Friday, December 24, 2021. Times TBD. The nine-night presentation of the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem portrayed with singing, a candlelight procession on Olvera Street and a children’s piñata breaking. Enjoy a free theatrical performance of the classic Mexican comedy La Pastorela following each evening procession.

All listed events, dates and times are subject to change.  Additional events not listed on this schedule may be added at a later date.

The Los Angeles plaza, surrounding parking lots, and historic buildings allow for large scale public events and filming. These spaces can be rented and all revenue is invested back into the historic monument to operate our museums, conduct maintenance, and for general administration.  For more information please visit our Filming and Special Events Page or contact:

El Pueblo Historical Monument

Special Events Division

125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 200, Los Angeles CA 90012

(213) 485-8372

El Pueblo works with organizations throughout the year to provide free activities for the public to enjoy.