Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for "Fifth of May", commemorates Mexico's triumph over French forces in Puebla, Mexico in 1862. Celebrated in both Mexico and the United States, this holiday has become much more popular than the Mexican Independence Day in September. Take part in unique celebrations and special events while you're in Los Angeles, and experience the rich Mexican culture rooted in Southern California.
The 26th annual Fiesta Broadway will take place April 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stroll through the streets of downtown LA. for the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world, including the country's largest Hispanic market. Grab a bite to eat, shop, and wander around gorgeous Grand Park at City Hall. Find out more information about exhibitors and entertainment at http://fiestabroadway.la/fiesta-facts.
A bit closer to the holiday, make your way to Olvera Street for a full weekend of traditional dance, music, and cuisine May 2-3, 2015. The family-friendly fun will take place 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. both days. Olvera Street is a vibrant, tree-lined Mexican Marketplace home to street vendors, cafes, restaurants, and unique shops. Listen to the mariachi bands, savor an authentic taquito, and admire the moves of folkloric dancers. During Cinco de Mayo, visitors come from all over to join the full-out fiesta.
Wedged between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, book your stay at Élan Hotel for contemporary comfort, chic boutique style, and a premier address in the heart of LA. Learn more about the rich Mexican history of Olvera Street, and plan your exciting spring getaway at http://www.olvera-street.com/About-Us/about-us.html.