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What is Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo Nightlife Events
A mile-long street fair with music, games and vendor booths in downtown LA. The date moves around between late April and early May.
When: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 11 am - 6 pm
Where: Broadway from 1st to Olympic, Downtown Los Angeles
More: Fiesta Broadway Profile and Map
A traditional celebration with mariachis, folklorico dancers, piñatas and other activities for the kids at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site on Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles.
When: May 4-5, 2013, Saturday noon- 7 pm, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm,
Where: Olvera Street pedestrian zone at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 845 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles
Metro: Red Line to Union Station
Info: (213) 289-4641, www.elpueblo.lacity.org
The largest Mexican-American community in Orange County celebrates with two-days of festivities including carnival rides, games, music, dance and lots of food on historic 4th Street in downtown Santa Ana.
When: May 4-5, 2013, Saturday - Sunday noon - 10 pm
Where: 4th Street in Downtown Santa Ana
The Museum of Latin American Art is celebrating Cinco de Mayo on May 4 with a ticketed craft beer tasting event with live mariachi music. Sunday is Cinco de Mayo Family Festival on Target Free Sunday with art workshops, live music and dancing, and museum tours.
When: Beer Tasting Saturday, May 4, 2013, 7 pm; Family Festival Sunday, May 5, 2013, noon - 4 pm
Where: 628 Alamitos Ave Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: Beer Tasting, $25-$35; Family Festival: Free
Parking: Free on site
Live Mexican music and dancing, arts booths and food will highlight this street party in the San Gabriel Valley.
When: May 5, 2013, noon-9 pm (hours to be confirmed)
Where: Colorado and Myrtle Ave in Old Town Monrovia
Enjoy Mexican food and drink specials and live entertainment during lunch and dinner at the LA Farmers Market.
When: May 5, 2013, all day
Where: LA Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St,, Los Angeles, 90036
Cost: Free entertainment, food and drinks for purchase
A crazy Mexican combination of acrobatic masked wrestlers, burlesque, striptease and comedy. The touring show is stopping in Los Angeles for just one night on Cinco de Mayo.
When: May 5, 2013, 8 pm (doors open at 7)
Where: The Mayan Theater, 1038 South Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Info: http://luchavavoom.com Tickets
9. Cinco de Mayo at L.A. Live
L.A. Live's Cinco de Mayo celebration has been toned down this year with the mariachis moving indoors to the Mixing Room at the JW Marriott. The party on Sunday is also going on at Rosa Mexicano.
When: May 4-5, 2013, 3pm and on
Where: Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Metro: Red Line to Pico Station