California Festivals


California Fiestas Patrias Festivals and Celebrations

Celebrate California's Hispanic heritage with a Mexican Independence Day El Grito and Fiestas Patrias. The Spanish phrase Fiestas Patrias means Patriotic Holidays.

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Fiestas Patrias September  Sept. 7-10, 2023 at Anaheim Marketplace Anaheim Blvd & Cerritos  Free admission for under age 12 years,
Kickoff on Sept. 7, 2023 includes Fiestas Patrias
Thurs. & Fri. 5-11p | Sat. 2-11p | Sun. 1-11p
Anaheim Fiestas Patrias Anaheim Marketplace Anaheim Blvd & Cerritos Rides, Games, live music, Food vendors, Retail Vendors. Attendance: 20,000
Lineup: El Internacional Grupo La Migra, Lorenzo Mendez, Jessie Morales, Cadetes de Linares, Sentencia2 de Tijuana, Victor Guerrero, Liderazgo

SANTA FE SPRINGS: Fiestas Patrias September 8, 2023, 6-11:30 p.m.
Los Nietos Park
11143 Charlesworth Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA
FREE Entertainment and Activities! Bands, Authentic Mexican Gourmet Food Trucks! Mariachi music, Folklorico dancing, arts and crafts, game booths and a beer garden hosted by the Santa Fe Springs Firefighters Association. The Mexican Consulate and the Santa Fe Springs City Council lead a traditional grito to ring in the day of independence.

EAST LOS ANGELES: Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival September 10, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Parade 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Parade route: E. Cesar Chávez Blvd. starting at Mednik St. and ending at Gage Ave.
Free, |
Parade: 100,000 people along Cesar Chavez Blvd. watch school bands, equestrian units, folkloric groups, floats, and dignitaries, celebrating Mexican Independence Day. The Parade is one of the largest and longest-running Mexican Independence Day Parades with elaborate floats, costumes, and live music representing different Mexican states.
Parade lineup: Grand Marshal Mark Consuelos, Senorita Fiestas Patrias Friday Maya Mejia, Miss Grand Mexico International Mariana Macias, Nitzia Chama, Huarachin y Huarachon, Godmother Maria Elena Serrano
Festival celebration: at Belvedere Park, Mednik & First, with music performances, entertainment, attractions, food vendors, merchandise, interactive displays and fun. Annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival, the biggest and the longest such running parade in United States founded in 1931. 
Music lineup: Olvera Brothers, Bianca, Bartolano 'El Mexicano', Chris Burr, DJ MisFit, Jorge Vazquez, Rosie La Incomparable, Michoacana, Monumental de America, Feather Flowers

SANTA ROSA: Fiesta De Independencia September 10, 2023, 1-7 p.m.
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa, CA
Free admission,
Enjoy authentic food, music, games, and activities for the entire family. Organized by LBC's Latino Advisory Council, this free, family-friendly, campus-wide festival celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexico's Independence. Performances include incredible headline entertainment from student bands  Mariachi Cantares de mi Tierra and Mariachi Luna Naranja, Ballet Folklórico Ireri, and other local favorites. Carnival games, face painting, a jumpy house, piñatas, and more

KELSEYVILLE: Dia de la Independencia! September 10, 2023, 1-10 p.m.
Main Street, Main St, Kelseyville, CA
Performance from Los Amigos Dancing Horses. Great music, great food, kids' activities including jump houses, face painting, and piñatas! Come in traditional Mexican attire/costume and you could win a great prize! Free to the public!Independencia is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the  cry of independence on September 16, 1810. Free,

MORENO VALLEY: El Grito Celebration Friday, September 15, 2023, 6-10 p.m.
Civic Center Amphitheater
14075 Frederick Street
Moreno Valley, CA
Produced by the City of Moreno Valley in partnership with Moreno Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - In celebration of Mexico's battle cry for independence, El Grito is a gathering of families and friends to enjoy time together with music, dancing, Ballet Foklorico, mariachi, vendors, youth fun zone, free entertainment, great food, and children’s activities. Bring your lawn chairs.

LOS ANGELES: El Grito Arts & Music Festival September 15, 2023, 5-11 p.m.
City Hall, Spring Street steps and Grand Park
200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, Ca
The City of Los Angeles presents El Grito, a free Arts & Music festival on the steps of City Hall and kickoff to Los Angeles' Latino Heritage Month. Food trucks, Mercado, Silent Disco, Resources
Also at Gloria Molina Grand Park 5-11 p.m. El Grito will feature a concert with live performances by Banda Machos, Las Colibrí, Las Cafeteras, and Banda Las Angelinas. This annual tradition includes Los Angeles leaders joining the Consul General of Mexico to reenact the historic Cry of Dolores and ring of the bell, commemorating the call to arms pronounced by Miguel Hidalgo in 1810, launching the Mexican War for Independence.

SACRAMENTO: Grito de Dolores September 15, 2023, 5-9 p.m.
West Steps, State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814
Gather watch the balcony of the State Capitol, as community leaders in chorus perform El Grito de Dolores! Admission to the Grito event is free to the public. You and your friends will enjoy the many booth and table exhibits, artifacts, food, musical and artistic presentations and a meaningful international experience.  Presented by Mexican Cultural Center of Northern California. Free,

SAN JOSE: El Grito September 15, 2023, 4 p.m.
San Jose City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA
Bring family and friends to enjoy THE SHOUT 2023 in celebration of Mexico's independence. Free event and open to the public. We're waiting for you this September 15th with Music, Folk Dancing, Mariachi, Northern Group and Band! Come and join the shout  Viva Mexico! 

BAKERSFIELD: El Grito de Dolores Friday, September 15, 2023, 6 p.m.
Downtown Bakersfield
1415 Truxtun Ave., Liberty Bell or call 661-633-5495
Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Mexican Independence Day Celebration

WALNUT PARK: Fiestas Patrias de Plaza La Alameda September 16, 2023, 4-9 p.m. at Plaza La Alameda. Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with mariachi, balet folklórico, live music, food, shopping, full bar & mucho más! Location: 2140 Florence Avenue Walnut Park, CA. Free to the public; VIP $71.21 on

NAPA: Mexican Independence Day September 16, 2023, 4-7 p.m. at Napa Senior Center. Celebrate with a fiesta, an unforgettable evening filled with vibrant colors, traditional music, and mouthwatering Mexican cuisine!  $10,

COMPTON: Mexican Independence Fiestas Patrias September 16, 2023, 12-6 p.m. at  Gonzales Park. Celebrate the history, culture, and independence of Mexico through music, ballet folklorico dance performances, artwork and traditional cuisine! Bring your family to experience El Grito and other highlights of Mexican Heritage! Presented by Office of Mayor Emma Sharif with Compton Latino Chamber of Commerce. Location: 1101 West Cressey Street, Compton, California

SAN DIEGO: Old Town Fiestas Patrias September 16, 2023, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Old Town San Diego Fiestas Patrias
Old Town State Historic Park
San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Mission Valley and Old Town
A festival to commemorate Mexico's independence from Spain and the beginning of the main period of significance for Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Activities will focus on the rich and diverse Mexican heritage that was vital in the development of San Diego and California. Music, dancing, games, and activities for the entire family. Stage with performers. Contests. Parade. Relay Races, Loteria, Horses, Pinatas, Cascarones.

PASADENA: 25th Annual Latino Heritage Parade and Festival 'Reaching for the Stars' Saturday, September 16, 2023, 10 a.m-4 p.m.
City Hall, Centennial Square
100 N. Garfield Ave.
Pasadena, CA
 Latino Heritage Parade 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Starts at the intersection of N. Los Robles Ave. and Buckeye St. then heads south on Los Robles Ave. ending at City Hall.  Sponsored by the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Latino Heritage Committee. For all ages.  

CALEXICO: 2023 Mexican Independence Day and Mariachi Sin Fronteras Festival September 16, 2023, 7-11 p.m. at San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus.  Mariachi Sin Fronteras festival musical guests are Grupo Norteno Corona, Mariachi Aurora de Calexico, Mariachi Amanecer with a special dance performance by Folkloric Sunshine de El Centro; and el Grito de Independencia  Food and beer will be on sale as well as arts and crafts businesses.   Location: 720 Heber Ave, Calexico, CA. Free to the community,

SANTA ANA: Fiestas Santa Ana September 16-17, 2023. Hours: September 16, 12-11 p.m. | September 17, 12-10 p.m.
 Flower Street between Civic Center Drive and Santa Ana Boulevard
Celebrate local Hispanic and Latino communities at Santa Ana’s very own Fiestas Patrias! Taking place on Flower Street between Civic Center Drive and Santa Ana Boulevard, this event celebrates the independence of various Latin American countries by commemorating the very people whom reside within our city. The FREE family-friendly event and open to all residents and non-residents.
Street fair and vendors
Live music entertainment
Food and a beer garden
Carnival rides
Cultural exhibitors and more
Performances ranging from cumbias, banda, regional, pop, and R&B 
Saturday, September 16, 2023
A.B. Quintanilla III y Los Kumbia All Starz
Texas Kumbia All Starz
Marilyn Odessa
Sunday, September 17, 2023
Banda Los Sebastianes De Saúl Plata
Graciela Beltran 
Parade  Sunday, September 17, 2023 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Parade starting location will be on Main Street and Washington Street , continuing towards Civic Center Drive. Parade will then turn right on Civic Center Drive and end at Ross Street near the event stage.
Hispanic Heritage: Past to Present. It will feature additional countries who also celebrate their independence all throughout Latin America.
Ceremonia  El Grito De Independencia September 17, 2023 7:00pm the City of Santa Ana with the Consulate of Mexico will host on the festival's main stage. Mexico's official El Grito Ceremony is on September 15 and honors the traditional call to arms on the eve of Mexican Independence Day. It is a synchronized call that dates back to 1810 and celebrates the anniversary of the fight for Mexican Independence.
Flower Street & Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA

LOS ANGELES: Fiestas Patrias California September 17, 2023, 12-6 p.m.
Plaza Kiosko, Olvera Street Plaza and  El Pueblo Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, Ca
The City of Los Angeles hosts Fiestas Patrias California in an exciting festival return to historic Olvera Street Plaza, the Official birthplace of Los Angeles. On Saturday and Sunday all the unforgettable rhythms of Mariachi music will be played on the festival's main stage in front of hundreds of thousands. (

REDWOOD CITY: Fiestas Patrias A Celebration of Many Latin Countries and Mexican Independence  September 17, 2023, 3-8 p.m. at Courthouse Square. 3:00PM Casa Circulo Cultural 3:30PM Mariachi San Carlos 4:30p Gabriela Sepulveda 5:30p Ballet Folklorico Mexico Vivo 6:00PM Flag Ceremony by Consul General de Mexico 6:30p La Nueva Raza Obrera Rain or Shine, under the tent Courthouse Square will be transformed into a festive, beautiful, and fun setting in celebration of this important patriotic holiday in the Mexican culture. Enjoy live music and entertainment, authentic Mexican food, arts and crafts vendors, and there will be a traditional Flag Ceremony conducted by Consul General de Mexico. The Square will be filled with colorful and glamorous Ballet Folklorico dancing, live Mariachi music, kids area, and a live musical performance by La Nueva Raza Obrera. This is a FREE community celebration. Location: 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, CA. Free,

COACHELLA: Coachella Fiestas Patrias September 17, 2023, 3-10 p.m.
City of Coachella hosts Fiestas Patrias in Rancho Las Flores Park, Avenue 48, Coachella, CA
Live music and entertainment, local food vendors and kids activities at one of Coachella's newest and most popular parks just blocks away from Martin Van Buren Elementary School.

ALHAMBRA: Fiesta Alhambra September 17, 2023
 Latino Heritage Festival, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
100 S. 2nd St.
Alhambra, CA
City of Alhambra  Latino Heritage Festival  at the Farmers Market on Second Street between Main and Commonwealth includes Latino cultural demonstrations, Community Ofrenda, Hispanic influenced food, live music, folkloric dancing, and  craft vendors.

INGLEWOOD: Hispanic Heritage Festival September 23, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Live entertainment, Aztec and Ballet Folklorico dancers, a Classic Car Show and Vendor Booths. Entertainment Location: Inglewood City Hall and Civic Center North Plaza, Regent Street from La Brea to Fir. Free,

WOODSIDE: Hispanic Heritage Weekend September 23-24, 2023
86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062


Past events

CARSON: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration September 14, 2019, 12-4 p.m. at Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson Street. Features Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band concert, food vendors, kids zone and more. Free,

SAN FRANCISCO: El Grito Mexican Independence Celebration

KING CITY: King City El Grito  Salinas Valley Fairgrounds 625 Division St. 

FRESNO: Fulton Mall Fiestas Patrias

WILMINGTON: Wilmington Fiestas Patrias Celebration El Grito Ceremony

LONG BEACH: Latino Heritage Festival

SAN BERNARDINO Fiestas Patrias

PICO RIVERA Fiestas Patrias Festival

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