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.
Long Beach, CA 90802
1038 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Free
1360 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028-8140
Moderate
445 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Moderate
2700 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
107 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Free
Grand Park
Los Angeles, CA 90012
7360 Beverly Bl.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Moderate