Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles

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Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration of Mexican culture and heritage that takes place across the U.S. and regionally in Mexico, where it's known in the state of Puebla as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (“The Day of the Battle of Puebla”). Cinco de Mayo is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over the much larger, better-armed French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The U.S. celebration of Cinco de Mayo originated in Mexican-American communities of the American West, Southwest and Northwest. Read on for our guide to Cinco de Mayo festivities throughout Los Angeles.

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628 Alamitos Ave.
90802 Long Beach, CA
125 Paseo de la Plaza
90012 Los Angeles, CA
Free
1360 Vine St
90028-8140 Los Angeles, CA
Moderate
445 S. Figueroa St.
90071 Los Angeles, CA
Moderate
2700 N. Vermont Ave.
90027 Los Angeles, CA
107 East 6th Street
90014 Los Angeles, CA
317 S. Broadway
90013 Los Angeles, CA
Free
Grand Park
90012 Los Angeles, CA
7360 Beverly Bl.
90036 Los Angeles, CA
Moderate
616 N. Robertson Blvd.
90069 West Hollywood, CA
Moderate