Fiestas Patrias at Olvera Street


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


La Vida Pachuca


Celebrate the culture of the 1940s Mexican-American youth with a special event on Saturday, August 20th at the La Plaza de Culturas y Artes near historic Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.

Watch a screening of the 1981 Luis Valdez’ film Zoot Suit with members of the original cast present for a special introduction. Afterwards, enjoy live music, a pachuco dance contest, classic cars on display, and a fashion show of vintage dresses and zoot suits.

Event is free and open to the public. Starts at 5 PM. Visit the La Plaza website for more information.