Olvera Street Calendar of Events 2015

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.

Mexican Independence
September 16

2014 Holiday Season Lighting Ceremony on Olvera Street

Day of the Dead
Oct. 25 - Nov. 2

Virgen of Guadalupe Celebration on Olvera Street

Virgen De Guadalupe
Friday, Dec 11-12

Las Posadas on Olvera Street

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

MARDI GRAS CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS
“Fat Tuesday” Olvera Street style with Brazilian singing and dancing, a festive parade and mask making for school groups.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
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
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
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
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   
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.
Viva Mexico!

 

Call for Community Altar Entries

Bienvenidos!

You are cordially invited to participate in our 2015 Dia De Los Muertos.
 Attached is an application for a community altar space.
All the pertinent information is in the application. 
We look forward to seeing you again this year.

For an application, click here!
 
Usted está cordialmente invitado a participar en nuestro 2015 Dia De Los Muertos . 
Se adjunta una solicitud de un espacio altar comunidad. 
 Toda la información pertinente es en la aplicación.  
 Esperamos contar con su presencia  de nuevo  este año.

Para la aplicación, haga clic aquí.

 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Novenaria: October 25 - November 2, 2015   Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Celebration: Sunday, November 1 and Monday, Novemeber 2, 2015  

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!

2015 Holiday Season Lighting Ceremony
Featuring Mariachi Divas and Mariachi Loco del Valle   Free to the Public!
Entertainment, Refreshments, Kid's Moon Bounce, Kid's Train Rides, Children's Workshops, Face Painting, Photos With Santa, Children's Activities! To see our event flyer, click here!

VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE CELEBRATION
Friday, December 11 - Friday, December 12, 2015 All Day and Night
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
December 16 - Wednesday, December 24, 2015   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. To learn more about the history, click here!

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

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