The 66th Annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade returns this Sunday, September 9 and will run all through E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. until Gage Ave. The celebration will continue at the Belvedere Park with music, entertainment, food vendors and fun for the entire family. Channel 7 and ABC and Univision will air the event. This year’s grand Marshall is Mexican singer Graciela Beltran.
The street parade will begin at 9 am followed by a street festival on Mednik between Cesar E. Chavez and First from 11am-6pm.
When: Sept 9, 2012
Where: Along Cesar Chavez Ave from Lorena to Mednik in East Los Angeles
Other Latino Heritage Month celebrations taking place in Los Angeles are the following:
Latin American Parade & Festival in Long Beach
When: Sat Sept 8, 2012, parade at 3 pm, festival 3-9 pm
Where: Parade begins at 6th and Pine Ave in Downtown Long Beach and ends with festival at 1st and Elm.
City of Los Angeles 2012 Latino Heritage Month Opening Ceremonies
When: Wednesday, Sept 12, 2012, 10 am to noon
Where: LA City Hall South Lawn, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA
Info: www.facebook.com/HeritageLA, (213) 202-5500
Fiestas Patrias California on Olvera Street at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
When: Sept 15-16, 2012, 10 am – 10 pm
Where: Olvera Street Plaza, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Downtown LA
Fiesta Patrias in Santa Ana
When: Sept 15-16, 2012, 11 am – 10 pm, parade 4 pm Sunday
Where: 4th Street from Broadway to Minter, Santa Ana, CA
Aquarium of the Pacific Baja Splash Cultural Festival
When: Sat-Sun Sept 29-30, 2012 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: $25.95 Adult, $22.95 Senior (62+), $14.95 Child (3-11)
Info: www.aquariumofpacific.org, (562) 590-3100