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What you need to know


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What you need to know

  • What is the East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade?

The East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade is the oldest and largest Hispanic parade in the country: The 76th Annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade, presented by Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico, is to be held Sunday, September 10th, 2023, On Cesar Chavez Blvd. down to Gage Ave. starting at 10:00 am followed by a Fun Day Festival full of entertainment and surprises!

  • Who is allowed to attend East LA Parade?

It is a family-oriented event where you can learn about many Mexican states' Cultures, enjoy traditional food, listen to cultural music, appreciate beautiful traditional dances, and interact with many fun exhibitors.

  • Is there a cost to go to the event? 

The East LA Parade it’s free and open to the public.

  • When’s the next Event, and where does it take place? 

The East LA Parade & Festival is Sunday, September 18th, 2022, starting at 10:00 am on Cesar Chavez Blvd. and traveling to Gage Ave. Fun Day Festival starts 11 am- 5 pm on Mednik between Cesar Chavez Blvd and 1st St.

  • What types of companies exhibit at the Event?

All companies exhibiting at East LA Parade & Festival either sell or distribute product information.

  • How many people attend East LA Parade & Festival each year?

Over 20,000 parade-goers and families throughout the day.

  • How do I get to the East LA Parade?

The easiest way to get to the East L.A. Parade is to travel to the East LA Civic Center Station, which is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of 3rd Street and Mednik Avenue in East Los Angeles, California. The Gold Line serves the station.

  • Where do I park?

You may park in the civic center parking for FREE or street parking where is available. Please make sure you don’t get a ticket or get tows away; the cost will be at your expense.

  • How can I request information and join? 

Please get in touch by submitting your information on the contact page. Please also “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to get updated event information.

  • Can I exhibit at the Event? How can I go about exhibiting? 

Yes, you can; please submit your information on the contact page.

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