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Calendar
Our schedule of events
A yearly summary of the festivities held at Olvera celebrating many events.

Historic Sights
Avila Adobe
Avila adobe, the oldest adobe house in Los Angeles.

Links
A list of recommended websites, blogs and videos to explore Olvera.
Olvera Street Merchant's Traditional Events Since 1930
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Calendar of Events
- DIA DE LOS MUERTOS - Mid October through November 2nd - Children's workshops: mid October – November 2. Novenario: Pre-Columbian procession and blessing. October 25th through November 2nd. Complimentary Champurrado and pan de muertos Community Altars: beautifully decorated altars. Fiesta de Muertos: Live Entertainment.

- VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE CELEBRATION - December 11 & 12 - Celebrating the Virgen de Guadalupe's appearance to native Mexican St. Juan Diego in 1531. Overnight vigil December 11/12. Community, school , and professional groups performing in her honor.

- LAS POSADAS - December 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.

- LOS TRES REYES - January 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 - February 2nd - Traditional blessing of elaborately dressed icons in the culmination of the Christmas season. Music and prizes.

- MARDI GRAS CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS - "Fat Tuesday" before Ash Wednesday. 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 - April 4, 2015 - Saturday before Easter Sunday. 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.

- OLVERA STREET 85th ANNVERSARY CELEBRATION and Nuestra Tierra Conference - April 25 , 2015 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 Angeles. Partner with us as we link histories of indigenous cultures with sustainable environmental philosophies and social responsibilities.

Additional Traditional Events scheduled through out the year.

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..October 16 - November 3..


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..July 4..


..September 15 & 16..


..December 11 & 12..

..December 16 - 24..

Additional Traditional Events scheduled through out the year.

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Featured Vendor
W10 - Casa California
Imported woodwork from the state of Oaxaca, and colorful Piñatas adorn our shop.

Picture in Focus

A mariachi group playing at Calle Olvera's 75th Anniversary celebration.

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