Olvera Street Calendar of Events 2014

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.

Holiday Lighting
Friday, Decc. 5

2014 Holiday Season Lighting Ceremony on Olvera Street

Virgen De Guadalupe
Thursday, Dec 11-12

Virgen of Guadalupe Celebration on Olvera Street

Las Posadas
Dec. 16 - 24

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
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.
Viva Mexico!

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ARTWALK and Dyanne Asimowa’s play “Day of the Dead”
Saturday October 18   10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

See the wonderful works by local artists in honor the Dia De Los Muertos celebration.

Join us Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8 PM in the Pico House for the PREMIER and 1st of 3 performances of

Dyanne Asimow’s play "Day of the Dead"
The 2nd and 3rd performances are on Saturday, November 1 at 8 PM and Sunday, November 2 at 2 PM will be at the Breed Street Shul where a $10 donation is requested.
Seating is limited! Please call 323-342-2276 for reservations.

The Day of the Dead. 
An old candlemaker chooses between immortality and love, an old woman between love and revenge. Be prepared. Anything can happen. Especially, around Olvera Street.

Directed by Corky Dominguez Featuring Rafael O. Calderón, Claudia Elizabeth Duran, Gabe Gonzalez, Blanca Melchor, Martin Morales,Eve Muller and Liane Schirmer. Produced by Walt Klappert

LATIN GRAMMY'S STREET PARTY!
Sunday October 19  .

Join us for this year's LATIN GRAMMY'S STREET PARTY!
FREE - LIVE MUSIC Line up: Los Tucanes de Tijuana, El Rayo de Oro, Helen Ochoa, Jonatan Sánchez. Kent y Tony, among others.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Novenaria: October 25 - November 2, 2014   Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Celebration: Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, Novemeber 2, 2014  

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!

2014 Holiday Season Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 5, 2014  Time:  5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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
Thursday, December 11 - Friday, December 12, 2014  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
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. 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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