Los Angeles Latino American Heritage Month is a celebration of Latino Americans in the United States. For over three decades, the City of Los Angeles has held a series of events throughout the month to highlight the significant contributions that Latinos have made to the City’s past, present, and future. More information and free public events shared shortly.
THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES AND COUNCILWOMAN MONICA RODRIGUEZ PRESENT
A FREE Arts & Music festival on the steps of City Hall and kickoff to Los Angeles’ Latino Heritage Month!
El Grito is Los Angeles’ free public festival highlighting our vibrant Latino community as well as showcasing the immense contributions Latinos have made to the City’s culture, history, and economy. Featuring internationally renowned Latino artists and entertainers, tasty food trucks, a reggaeton silent disco, and a one-of-a-kind crafts fair of over 60 vendors – El Grito is a high-energy all-ages celebration of Latinidad in LA.
At 9PM catch a re-enactment of “El Grito,” the historical Cry of Dolores and ringing of the bell at City Hall! Performed by the City of Los Angeles and the Consul General of Mexico, this commemorative act highlights the original call to arms pronounced by Miguel Hidalgo in 1810 that launched the Mexican War for Independence.
Featured Performances by
Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Ángeles
El Conjunto Nueva Ola (ECNO)
+ A Crafts Festival featuring one-of-a-kind items from local Latinx vendors and artists, curated by Molcajete Dominguero! Over 60 vendors and artists will sell clothing, jewelry, paper goods, and Latinx inspired items. Complete list of vendors TBA soon.
+ Reggaeton Silent Disco
¡EL GRITO! ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
5PM – 10:30PM
FREE & ALL-AGES
200 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Latino Heritage Month and the El Grito Festival is presented by the City of Los Angeles and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez in partnership with Comité Civico Patriotico, Molcajete Dominguero, Wells Fargo, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Southern California Gas Company, Comcast | NBCUniversal, Galpin Motors, Aguila Real Tequila and Champion City.
About Latino American Heritage Month
Los Angeles Latino American Heritage Month is a celebration of Latino Americans in the United States. For over three decades, the City of Los Angeles has held a series of events throughout the month to highlight the significant contributions that Latinos have made to the City’s past, present, and future.