It might be Cinco de Mayo but all that means is May 5th…literally. For Los Angeleans however it’s a day that is marked with a lot of respect, perhaps more so than in any other region throughout the US.
LA has an abundance of Mexican-American communities. On May 5 you will find Fiesta Broadway abuzz with festivities as it turns into a street fair featuring vendor booths, music, games and more. indeed from 4th Street to Broadway (including Grand Park) from 11am to 6pm free festivities are open to the public.
Step up the beat at night and enjoy some great weekend activities as you bounce into the weekend thanks to the celebratory markings at the Plaza Kiosko. There you will be subject to lots of classic pastimes including piñatas, Folklorico dancers, alongside kids activities at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in Downtown LA.
A lot of the Cinco de Mayo LA festivities turn have become a weekend bash beginning on the day itself and continuing right through until Sunday. So check press for further details and get your sombrero ready!
As a way of marking 235 years of Los Angeles, hundreds of proud Los Angeleans retraced the 9-mile route original settlers walked all those years ago from the San Gabriel Mission to the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. Marching along Mission Road, via Lincoln Park and over the LA River to the LA Plaza Historic District downtown, the participants noted how different the walk was from the one their ancestors engaged in, primarily because they had no idea what they would find on their trail.
This time too, the sound of drums filled the air, “Celebrate Our Heritage Walk and Bike to L.A., and thereafter, a ceremony and presentation were held at the final stop. In addition, the Marian Procession and Votive Mass engaged in their own celebrations marking the milestone, given that it was named for Mary, Queen of Angels. Open to the public, the festivities were put on by the Queen of Angels Foundation and a Votive Mass was held at 3pm at the Cathedaral of Our Lady of the Angels. Thereafter there was a Grand Marian Procession to Our Lady Queen of Angels Church and the La Placita at Olvera Street. The festivities finished at 5.15 with a blessing.