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Sunday, August 10

ECUADORIAN Festival & Parade

Placita Olvera

Main St. & Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

10:00am to 6:00pm

Taste of ECUADORIAN Cuisine.
Since 1999 the Ecuadorian community in Los Angeles has been celebrating their Independence Day and this year once again they will celebrate their Fiestas Patrias (1809-2014) with activities (July 18th - August 10th).

The 16th Annual Parade starts at 11:00am on Broadway & 7th St. going north on Broadway until 1st St. then Main St. ending at Placita Olvera (Festival area). The parade will have Car clubs, Dance Groups, Drill Teams, convertibles, Motorcycles, 24 Beauty Queens and various Businesses.

At the Festival (free entrance to the public) more than 10,000 Ecuadorians, 2,500 Latinos in general and 2,500 people from other nationalities will enjoy a full menu of Ecuadorian Cuisine dishes.

There are several Ecuadorian dishes that are typical to the various regions in the country.
From the mountainous regions people prefer meat served with rice, corn and potatoes. HORNADO (potatoes served with roasted pig & hominy, LLAPINGACHOS (a pan seared potato ball). FRITADA, HUMITAS, TAMALES, LOMO SALTADO & CHURRASCO.

From the coast people prefer fish, beans, plantains and seafood. CEVICHE (fish, shrimp, etc.) marinated in lime juice, YUCA BREAD, ENCEBOLLADO (marinade chunks of fish, onions & spices), PATACONES (unripe plantains fried, mashed up & then refried), SECO DE CHIVO (a stew made from goat).

A variety of fresh fruit are available: Granadilla, Passion fruit, Naranjilla, Bananas, Tree Tomato, Etc.

Attendants will also enjoy Ecuadorian Crafts, Ecuadorian Musical groups, Ecuadorian Folklore customs, Commercial Products, free ruffle to win 2 airline tickets to Ecuador, Carnival Games, Marketing & Promotions by all type of exhibitor companies.

For more information, please call (818) 734-2701 e-mail: [email protected]

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Friday, August 15

World Firefighters Games 2014

Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles, CA 90015

8:00am to 10:00pm

Register now for the 2014 Los Angeles Firefighters Games, August 15-24!
It’s the world’s biggest celebration for firefighters and global emergency responders.
The World Firefighters Games, held around the world since 1990, is being held in Downtown Los Angeles from August 15-24, 2014.
This multi-sport and entertainment extravaganza is your chance to network with colleagues, firefighters and their families from around the world at an event which is specifically designed to raise the international profile of the fantastic work the emergency responders do, improve health and fitness within the services, and celebrate the global firefighting community.
For more information, please visit http://www.cvent.com/events/world-firefighters-games-los-angeles-2014/ev...

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Saturday, September 20

Walk to End Lupus Now™

Exposition Park

700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, 90037

7:30am to 12:00pm

Be part of the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now™ event in Los Angeles and help us take steps to raise money for lupus research and education programs while increasing awareness of lupus and rallying public support for those who suffer from it. Walk to End Lupus Now™ events provide all people affected by lupus the opportunity to come together for one unified purpose- to end lupus.

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Wednesday, December 31