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Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles 2014

LA's Biggest Cinco de Mayo Events


Los Angeles has the largest Cinco de Mayo street fair in the world, as well as many smaller celebrations in individual neighborhoods. Here are some of the most accessible events.

This information was accurate at the time of publication. Please check with venues for the most current information.

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1. Fiesta Broadway

13th Annual McDonald's Fiesta Broadway
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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 27, 2014, 11 am - 6 pm
Where: Broadway from 1st to Olympic, Downtown Los Angeles
Cost: Free
Info: www.fiestabroadway.la
More: Fiesta Broadway Profile and Map

2. Cinco de Mayo at Olvera Street

Olvera Street - El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site
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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 3-5, 2014, 10 am - 10 pm,
Where: Olvera Street pedestrian zone at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 845 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles
Cost: Free
Metro: Red Line to Union Station
Info: (213) 289-4641, www.elpueblo.lacity.org

Virtual Walking Tour of Olvera Street

3. Grande Cinco De Mayo Block Party in West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood and Tortilla Republic are co-sponsoring the Grande Cinco De Mayo Block Party in West Hollywood on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The open air parking lot behind Tortilla Republic at 616 Robertson Boulevard (located on El Tovar Place) will be transformed into an outdoor Grande Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring food and live entertainment to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. Proceeds benefit Project Angel Food.

4. Museum of Latin American Art Cinco de Mayo Festival

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: Family Festival Sunday, May 4, 2014, noon - 4 pm
Where: 628 Alamitos Ave Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: Family Festival: Free
Parking: Free on site
Info: www.molaa.org

5. Cinco de Maya at LA Plaza

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at LA Plaza museum with free admission, crafts and music.
When: May 4, 2014
Where: LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N Main St , Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: Free
Metro: Red Line to Union Station
Info: lapca.org

LA Plaza Visitors Guide

6. Los Lobos' Cinco de Mayo Festival, With Ozomatli, at the Greek Theatre

Local radio station KCRW will host a Cinco de Mayo Concert with Los Lobos, Ozomatli and Mariachi El Bronx at the outdoor Greek Theatre on the Saturday before the 5th.
When: May 3, 2014, 6:30 pm
Where: The Greek Theatre, 2700 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027
Info and Tickets: Ticketmaster.com, Check Goldstar.com for discount tickets.

7. Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater

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 1-2, 2014, 8 pm (doors open at 7)
Where: The Mayan Theater, 1038 South Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Cost: $45
Info: http://luchavavoom.com Tickets

8. Cinco de Mayo in Santa Ana

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. Friday night is only carnival rides, with the rest of the festival starting on Saturday.
When: May 2-4, 2014, Friday 6-9 pm, Sat noon - 9, Sun noon - 8
Where: 4th Street in Downtown Santa Ana
Cost: Free
Info: www.vibrantsantaana.org

9. Cinco de Mayo at the Los Angeles Farmers Market

Enjoy Mexican food and drink specials and live entertainment during lunch and dinner at the LA Farmers Market.
When: 2014 TBA
Where: LA Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St,, Los Angeles, 90036
Cost: Free entertainment, food and drinks for purchase
Info: www.farmersmarketla.com

Guide to the Los Angeles Farmers Market

10. Cinci de Mayo Glow Club Crawl in Hollywood

This club and pub crawl through Hollywood with glow accessories comes in a variety of configurations and will run on both Friday and Saturday, May 2 & 3. Clubs vary, but Friday starts at Pig N Whistle and should include at least The Attic, Couture and Playhouse. Saturday starts at The Outpost and includes at least Couture, Cosmo & Lure. Other clubs may include AV, Ohm, Colony, Supperclub, and Sound. Get tickets and details for Friday and Saturday.

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