Since 1998 the Ecuadorian community in Los Angeles has been celebrating their Independence Day. The festival includes Ecuadorian cuisine, Ecuadorian arts and crafts, musical groups, folklore customs, free health screenings, carnival games, and information provided by all type of exhibitors. Location: El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles COST: Free SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument Call: 213-485-8372, calleolvera.com
XXVII Festival Guelaguetza ORO August 3, 2019
The Guelaguetza Festival is an annual indigenous cultural event in Oaxaca, Mexico that has also taken place in Los Angeles for the past 27 years. The event centers on traditional dancing and costumes and includes parades with indigenous walking bands, native food, and statewide artisanal crafts.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: 3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles
SPONSOR: Guelaguetza ORO Festival
Call: 310-869-4738, guelaguetzaoro.com
The largest Mexican Independence Day Festival in Los Angeles at the birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street. The largest Mexican Independence Day Festival in Los Angeles
birthplace of Los Angeles, Olvera Street.
SITE: Olvera Street Plaza, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles
SPONSOR: All Access Entertainment
Call: 310-914-0015, allacess.la
Latin American Heritage Celebration
This colorful spectacle showcases Mariachi bands, folk ensembles and music from Mexico, Cuba, Central, and South America.
SITE: Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St., 4th Floor Auditorium,
Downtown Los Angeles
COST: Free, Donations Accepted
SPONSOR: Angelus Plaza
Call: 213-623-4352 x317, angelusplaza.org
Hispanics in the Civil War 1864
This year the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum will be recognizing the Native California Cavalry, four companies of men, almost all of Hispanic heritage, who volunteered to protect their state during the Civil War. All served for varying amounts of time at the Drum Barracks military post starting in 1864. WHEN: September 20, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. SITE: Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, 1052 Banning Blvd., Wilmington COST: Free SPONSOR: Drum Barracks Civil War Museum Call: 310-548-7509, drumbarracks.org Moompetam: Native American Festival 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its 10th annual Moompetam Festival, featuring traditional music, dance, cultural craft demonstrations, storytelling, and educational programs. The festival will celebrate California's indigenous maritime cultures, including the Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseņo, and Kumeyaay. SITE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach Call: 562-590-3100, aquariumofpacific.org
Taste of Tamale Food Festival
More than 15,000 Latinos from different countries and 5,000 people from other nationalities will taste a full variety of Tamales (a holiday tradition) provided by food vendors and restaurants of the Los Angeles area. They will also enjoy arts and crafts, musical groups, cooking books, free health screenings, services, and information provided by all type of exhibitors.
SITE: El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza,
SPONSOR: El Pueblo Historical Monument
INFO: 213-485-8372, www.calleolvera.com