MEXICAN Revolution CELEBRATION 2012November 20. Ballet Folklorico, Music, Artesanía, Street Theater, Children’s interactive workshop. (TENTATIVE).
VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE CELEBRATION 2012December 16th Christmas Eve, December 24th
Nine night procession depicting the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is portrayed with Christmas carols in English and Spanish. Children’s piñata breaking and live entertainment each evening. Complimentary champurrado and pan dulce.
LAS POSADAS Friday, December 16th Saturday, December 24th
Nine night procession depicting the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem is portrayed with Christmas carols in English and Spanish. Children’s piñata breaking and live entertainment each evening.
LOS TRES REYES 2013January 6th A celebration of the Epiphany of the Magi (visit of the Three Kings) with music and a procession on Olvera Street followed by a colorful theatrical production in the Plaza.
FIESTA DE LA CANDELARIA 2013February 2nd Traditional blessing of elaborately dressed icons in the culmination of the Christmas season. Music and prizes.
MARDI GRAS CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS - 2013- “Fat Tuesday” before Ash Wednesday. February 12, 9am 2 pm Olvera Street style Children’s Carnival with singing and dancing, a festive parade, crowning of “Little King and Queen,” mask making workshops and piñata breaking .
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS 2013 Saturday before Easter Sunday. March 30 This centuries-old tradition of blessing the animals for the benefits they provide mankind, has been celebrated in the Plaza since 1930. All pets welcome. Live Entertainment. Petting zoo and free pony rides.
OLVERA STREET ANNVERSARY CELEBRATION April 20, 2013 and Nuestra Tierra Conference Celebrating the reopening of Olvera Street as a Mexican Marketplace in 1930. It is the oldest street in Los Angeles and home of the Avila Adobe, the oldest adobe in Los Angeles0.
FIESTA DE LAS FLORES 2013 and Music Festival June 15, 2013. The entire Monument, including the colorful Olvera Street Mexican Marketplace is decorated to create scenes from Los Angeles’ historic past. Various areas provide opportunities for both amateur and professional photographers alike. Local professional & amateur musicians provide entertainment. June 16,2012.