East LA Parade Participants
Interested in participating in the East LA Parade?
The East LA Parade features three types of entries: floats sponsored by a participating corporation or community organization, equestrian units, and marching bands. The only cars that appear in the East LA Parade are those that may carry the Grand Marshal, the Mayor of Los Angeles, the Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico President, and the Parade court. Many of the East LA Parade’s participating organizations have long histories and have made numerous appearances in the parade.
The East LA Parade’s elaborate floats have come a long way since the early days, and the Parade has stayed true to its traditions and culture. Each Mexican State Federation decorates its float according to the traditions of their states; dancers of all generations join along with a musical performance.
The East LA Parade’s musical legacy dates to 1947 Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico joined forces with the Mexican Consulate, local schools, and the only Hispanic Media outlets. Since then, hundreds of thousands of musicians from all over the world have made the famous march through the streets of East Los Angeles. The East LA Parade has welcomed high schools, colleges and universities, and Military bands. Past parades have featured various musicians, including marching bands, Banda de Guerra, brass and percussion bands, and Irish folk music.
Equestrian units remain an irreplaceable part of the East LA Parade. Each year, the East LA Parade features a wide variety of horse breeds that entertain spectators, each with its style and grace. Equestrian units offer a variety of unique skills and colorful costumes that tie into the culture of each Mexican State while continuing to honor its traditions.