Cinco de Mayo Festivities in Southern California

Photo: Cinco de Mayo at the Rose Bowl

From bustling street fairs to community parades, Southern California boasts a variety of family-friendly events that capture the spirit of Cinco de Mayo. This festive occasion, rooted in Mexican culture and history, offers a wonderful opportunity for families to come together, enjoy delicious food, lively music, and colorful traditions.

 


 

2024 Cinco de Mayo Events in Southern California

 

Fiesta Broadway
Sunday, April 28, 2024
Downtown LA (Broadway)
FREE

Listen to live music and entertainment and watch lucha libre wrestling. Enjoy Latin food and culture, vendors, and kids play zone.

 

Cinco de Mayo Family Day
Sunday, April 28, 2024
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles
FREE
A day filled with entertainment from Ani and DJ Sol, Ballet Folklórico Flor de Mayo. Take part in pot painting, bandera making, chile poblano planting, and enjoy food from Tamales Veracruz y Más for sale.

 

Anaheim 5 de Mayo Fiesta
May 2-5, 2024

La Palma Park
FREE
The Anaheim 5 de Mayo Fiesta is the organization’s oldest continual celebration. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music, dance performances, carnival rides, games, and lots of delicious foods.

 

Cinco De Mayo Mercado
Friday, May 3, 2024
320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel 91776

FREE
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with music and entertainment, foods, crafts and kid’s activities! There will be a free photo booth and other fun activities and giveaways.

 

Mariachi Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Harry Bridges Park (next to The Queen Mary), Long Beach
FREE
Join the City of Long Beach for the first annual Mariachi Festival. Celebrate Latino culture through cultural activations, musicians, cultural performers, businesses, plus kids fun zone.

 

Rancho Days Fiesta
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
FREE
Explore the rich history of Orange County’s rancho era through hands-on activities, crafts, music, and dance. Activities and performances include folklorico dancing, ranching activities, piñata breaking, horse riding and roping demos, and explore historic buildings.

 

Cinco de Mayo
Saturday, May 4, 2024
The Rose Bowl
FREE
Enjoy Pasadena’s rich Latino culture and traditions through music, sports, art, and film. Enjoy a fun marketplace, movie screening of Coco and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

 

Cinco de Mayo Parade & Festivities
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Mas Fukai Park – Gardena
FREE
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fun parade, food, entertainment, and festivities!

 

Cinco de Mayo Parade & Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Oakwood Park, Venice
FREE
A culturally rich, festive event featuring a parade followed by a street festival. Watch Aztec dancers, Charro, and more live entertainment. See classic cars, lowriders and enjoy authentic Mexican food, Mariachi, face painting, raffles, piñatas, games, and much more.

 

Cinco de Mayo
May 4-5, 2024
Citadel Outlets, Los Angeles
FREE
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with folklorico performances and delicious foods available for purchase.

 

Cinco de Mayo Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Downtown Downey
FREE
Join Downtown Downey for a night with delicious food, live DJ, mariachi, craft vendors, festive floral photo booth, and live cultural festivities.

 

Cinco de Mayo
Sunday, May 5, 2024
Bowers Museum
FREE
Watch live performances by Los Cuates, Relampago Del Cielo Ballet Folklorico, and Mariachi Anacatlan. Enjoy free face painting, art projects including mini piñatas and clay animalitos, and sample pan dulce.

 

Cinco de Mayo
Sunday, May 5, 2024
Steelcraft Garden Grove
FREE
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food, local vendors, live music, folklorico performance, and more. Bring your friends and family and take your photos on a festive Cinco de Mayo backdrop.

 

 

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