Celebrate Virgen of Guadalupe at La Placita Olvera!
You are invited to join us with your family and friends.
Virgen de Guadalupe Special Event December 11- 12, 2019
All day and evening. The event is free!
Traditional Calendar of Events
Each year, the Olvera Street Merchants, in partnership with El Pueblo Historical Monument,
host a variety of traditional events. We will be adding more events monthly.
You are invited to join us and come dressed up to celebrate!
All events are FREE of charge, and open to the public!
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If you are interested in sponsoring, participating or volunteering for any of our events,
please email info@OlveraEvents.com
Saturday before Easter
April 20, 2019 from 2:00-3:00pm
A centuries-old tradition of blessing animals for the benefits they provide mankind. It is celebrated with a procession on Olvera Street led by the Archbishop of Los Angeles.
Fun entertainment throughout the day. All pets (and people) welcome!
CINCO DE MAYO
May (on or around May 5) TBD
A 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.
Cinco de Mayo Festival is managed by El Pueblo and is separate from our traditional events. For more info visit: El Pueblo de Los Angeles.
FIESTAS PATRIAS - MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE
On or around September 15 & 16
Celebration of Mexican Independence from Spain with traditional entertainment, cultural activities, historic displays, food, artisan exhibits.
Fiestas Patrias is managed by El Pueblo and is separate from our traditional events. For more info visit:
El Pueblo de Los Angeles.
October 5 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Join us at our artistic event!
Our 5th annual event will be hosting over 40 local artists from the greater Los Angeles area celebrating our wonderful Dia De Los Muertos.
To learn more about the history and how to make an altar, click here.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
October 25 - November 2
Novenario begins at 7:00 pm
The nightly novenario procession includes an indigenous blessing ceremony in remembrance of departed loved ones with beautifully decorated altars, exhibits and entertainment.
Community Altars will be on display October 28 - November 2
December 16 - 24 6:00pm
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. Free sweet bread and champurrado are given to all in attendance and the Pastorela.
To learn about the history and tradition click here!