East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival 2019
The Parade is one of the largest and longest-running Mexican Independence Day Parades in the country. A theme is chosen yearly to reflect the past, present, and future of the Hispanic Community. The Mexican Federations participation along with the community is a huge impact in our Parade, due to their elaborated floats, costumes and live music representing different Mexican states.
The parade starts at 10:00 am sharp. The 1 1/2-mile East LA Parade route begins at the corner of Cesar Chavez Ave. and Mednik Ave. The parade travels north on Cesar Chavez, it goes in front of ABC Chanel 7 and Univision Television Network Live Recording then turns east onto Gage Ave. The parade participants turn south onto 1st returning to the Grand Festival on Mednik and 1st.
For 74 years, nearly 20,000+ people from East Los Angeles and surrounding communities line up along iconic Cesar Chavez Blvd. to watch school bands, equestrian units, folkloric groups, floats, and dignitaries celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
The Comité Mexicano Cívico Patriótico (CMCP) is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles. They have been producing and organizing this parade since 1946. The Comité is committed to the preservation of the Mexican culture through educational and cultural events, which bring the Community together.
Location: LA, CA
Address: E 3rd St, East Los Angeles, California 90022, USA
Venue: Belvedere Park Duck Pond
Ages: All Ages