Olvera Street is one of the most iconic places in Los Angeles. It’s full of Latin American and Mexican culture. There are shops, art galleries, and great restaurants. So it’s no surprise that they would be hosting one of the biggest Mexican Independence Day celebrations in the city. This two day event, will go from 10 AM to 10 PM each day. They will offer up performance art, tribal dances, music, and lots of delicious food for purchase!
Location: Olvera Street, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles
Sept 17-18, 2016 10 AM to 10 PM
MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY: Celebration of Mexican Independence from Spain with popular and traditional entertainment, cultural activities, historic displays, food, artisan exhibits and more. Viva Mexico!
– from El Pueblo Events page
California State University, Northridge is hosting an art exhibition that will be in residence from Monday, August 29th through Saturday, October 8, 2016
The artist, Karla Klarin, was raised in the San Fernando Valley. Her work offers a unique point-of-view of the city of Los Angeles. The exhibit is called “Subdividing the LAndscape”.
Location: Main Gallery, Art and Design Center – Parking Info & Directions
Gallery Hours: Mon. — Sat. from 12 p.m — 4 p.m.
Thurs. 12 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Important Dates to Note
Reception: Sat., Sept. 10 from 4— 7p.m.
Gallery Talk: Monday, Sept. 12 10 a.m.
CSUN Website for more information.
Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico is a non-profit organization founded in 1931. They are dedicated to preserving Mexican history and culture in Los Angeles. They hold an annual parade and festival each September to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day.
The parade is carefully planned each year to display a certain theme of the Hispanic community. Afterwards there is a festival full of music, performances, and fun for the whole family.
Here are the details for the 2016 Celebration:
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Parade 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Festival 11 AM to 5 PM
Corner of Cesar Chavez Blvd. & Mednik
They are also looking for volunteers, if you’d like to gain a new perspective of the festivities. More information on their website (but be careful – some may pertain to last year’s festival).
Cruise on down to Montebello on Saturday, September 17, 2016 for a car show of all makes and models. There will be all types from classics to low riders and custom cars.
Admission is $5 per adult, with funds going to support Cantwell High School sports programs.
See the Cardinals’ website for more information or to register your car.
This year is the 235th Anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles. Each year there is a re-enactment of the nine mile walk from San Gabriel Mission (428 S Mission Dr, San Gabriel) to El Pueblo de Los Angeles (125 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles).
Walkers can also join the procession at Lincoln Park (3401 Valley Blvd.) for a shorter 3-mile walk
This year the celebration will be on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The walk starts at the San Gabriel Mission at 6 AM. If you don’t want to walk, you can head over to Olvera Street and join the celebration from 9 AM to 1 PM. There will be Los Pobladores historic re-enactments, music, exhibits, and lots of birthday cake!
Event is free and open to the public. Check the El Pueblo events page for this and other event information.
Labor Day weekend head over to Long Beach for a fun Greek festival. There will be dancing performances, music, food booths and vendors, and games for children.
Admission is $3 per person, children 11 and under free
Visit their website for more information, or call (562) 494-8929.
Since 1972 the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce has hosted the largest arts and crafts fair in Southern California. There will be live musical acts and tribute bands all weekend long. Plus, a kiddie carnival featuring a fun bungee jump for kids aged 3 to 10 years old. Also pony rides, a petting zoo, face painters and more for the kids.
The fair takes place each day September 3rd through the 5th, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Admission is free to hang out, and enjoy the music. Rides, food, and other attractions would cost additional.
See their website for further details.
This Labor Day weekend the City of Maywood is hosting a street festival. There will be carnival rides, food vendors, exhibitions, sporting events, and games. As well as television and radio personalities and the best Regional Mexican Artist on the Main Stage.
Four days of entertainment, for the entire family. Friday, September 2, 2016 to Monday, September 5, 2016, on Slauson Avenue & Atlantic Boulevard.
Link on Eventbrite.