||La Placita Olvera is located right across the street from Union Station and one block from Chinatown.
Itís the host of many beautiful traditions held by our Latin Community. Olvera Street is the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles in 1781. El Pueblo Historic Monument is a traditional Mexican style plaza area with shop for handcrafted Mexican souvenirs. On weekends you can enjoy outdoor entertainment by strolling bolero musicians and folkloric dancing.
Since 1999 the Ecuadorian community in Los Angeles has been celebrating their Independence Day and this year they will celebrate their Fiestas Patrias (1809-2012) with activities (July 21st - August 12th)
The 14th Annual Parade starts at 11:00am on Broadway & 8th St. going north on Broadway until Temple St. then Main St. ending at La Placita Olvera. The parade will have Car clubs, Dance Groups, Drill Teams, convertibles, Motorcycles, 24 Beauty Queens and various Businesses.
More than 10,000 Ecuadorians & 2,500 Latinos from other countries will celebrate at La Placita Olvera with Ecuadorian Food, Ecuadorian Arts & Crafts, Ecuadorian musical groups, Commercial Products, free health screenings, lots of free gifts, Carnival Games and a variety of products, services and information provided by all type of exhibitors.
Event is organized by: Comite Civico Ecuatoriano-Los Angeles