Latin American Parade & Festival in Long BeachLatin food from various countries, art exhibits, vendor booths, salsa dance performances and lessons, live music and exhibitions for the whole family.
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 CeremoniesThe City of Los Angeles will honor the contributions of The DREAMers with the Spirit of Los Angeles Award, Los Lobos with the Hope of Los Angeles, and Landscape Architect Mia Lehrer with the Dream of Los Angeles. Arts and crafts for the kids and refreshments will also be available on the City Hall South Lawn.
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.The annual celebration of Mexican Independence Day includes live music, dancing, carnival games and rides and exhibit booths.
When: Sept 15-16, 2012, 10 am - 10 pm
Where: Olvera Street Plaza, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Downtown LA
Metro: Red Line to Union Station
Mexican Independence Parade in East LAStreet parade at 9 am followed by a street festival on Mednik between Cesar E. Chavez and First from 11am-6pm. When: Sept 16, 2012 (date to be confirmed)
Where: Along Cesar Chavez Ave from Lorena to Mednik in East Los Angeles
Fiesta Patrias in Santa Ana200,000 people show up to this street party on 4th Street in the heart of Santa Ana with top Latin performers.
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 FestivalThe Aquarium’s festival celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month and features dance & music performances, bilingual environmental programs, arts & crafts, and more.
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