There are so many things happening in the heart of the angels. We are excited to list the following events. All events are free to the public! To receive our newsletter, click here.
Tuesday, March 4
LOS TRES REYES
A celebration of the Epiphany of the Magi (visit of the Three Kings) with music, a lively theatrical procession on Olvera Street andthe serving of traditional Rosca de Reyes.
FIESTA DE LA CANDELARIA
Traditional blessing of elaborately dressed dolls depicting the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple.
“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.
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 school groups.
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 all the benefits they provide mankind, is celebrated with a procession on Olvera Street led by the Archbishop of Los Angeles. All pets welcome!
OLVERA STREET 84rd ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Saturday, April 26, 2014
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 & 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 and live music, exhibitor booths, carnival rides, kids activities, beer garden, entertainment, dancing, food and more.
FIESTA DE LAS FLORES
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.
233nd 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 13 - 14, 2-14 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.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Novenaria: October 25 - November 2, 2014 Time: TBA
Celebration: Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, Novemeber 2, 2014 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.
To learn about the history, click here!
VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE CELEBRATION –
Thursday, December 11 - Friday, December 12, 2014 Time: TBA
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 -
Tuesday, December 16 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Daily
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 pinata breaking each evening.
All events are free to the public!
All events, event dates and times are subject to change without notice.
For more information, contact: info@Olvera-Street.com