The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. So what better way to celebrate it than with food, friends and margaritas!
Olvera Street Festivites
A traditional celebration with mariachis, folklorico dancers, piñatas and other activities for the kids at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site on Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles.
When: May 4-5, 2013, Saturday noon- 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm,
Where: Olvera Street pedestrian zone at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 845 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles
Metro: Red Line to Union Station
Info: (213) 289-4641, www.elpueblo.lacity.org
Grande Cinco De Mayo Block Party in West Hollywood
The City of West Hollywood and Tortilla Republic are co-sponsoring the Grande Cinco De Mayo Block Party in West Hollywood on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The open air parking lot behind Tortilla Republic at 616 Robertson Boulevard (located on El Tovar Place) will be transformed into an outdoor Grande Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring food and live entertainment to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. Proceeds benefit Project Angel Food.
Cinco de Mayo at the Farmer’s Market
Enjoy Mexican food and drink specials and live entertainment during lunch and dinner at theLA Farmers Market.
When: May 5, 2013, all day
Where: LA Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St,, Los Angeles, 90036
Cost: Free entertainment, food and drinks for purchase