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Mexican Festivals in Los Angeles

Information about Mexican festivals and other Mexican culture events in Los Angeles.

June Mariachi USA
Annual celebration of Mariachi music held every year at the Hollywood Bowl. Features more then 200 songs performed during a 4 to 5 hour concert. The first Mariachi USA was held in 1990 and the 20th anniversary event took place Saturday night, June 20, 2009.

October or November
Hollywood Forever Cemetery Dia de los Muertos
Attendees are encouraged to wear day of the dead attire and compete in the calaca (skeleton) contest. The event features alters created by members of the community to honor their ancestors and loved ones, live music and theatrical performances, hundreds of Aztec dancers, Mexican foods, and arts and crafts booths. Held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in late October or early November, usually from about noon to midnight.

Mexican Independence Day

Olvera Street Events in Downtown LA
APRIL
- Blessing of the Animals
- Olvera Street Anniversary Celebration
MAY
- Cinco de Mayo at Olvera Street
JUNE
- Fiesta de las Flores AUGUST
- Mexican Independence Day
OCTOBER
- Dia de los Muertos at Olivera Street (Late Oct or Early Nov)
- Latin Grammys Street Party
DECEMBER
- Olvera Street Holiday Season Lighting Ceremony (early December)
- Las Posadas on Olvera Street (the week before Christmas)
- Los Tres Reyes Celebration (Epiphany of the Maji / Three Kings)
- Fiesta de la Candelaria (blessing of dolls representing Jesus)


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