06 Sep 76th Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival in East Los Angeles
Organizing Committee ‘Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico’ Celebrates 91 years of service
Sunday, September 18, 2022
After a pause due to the pandemic, the longest-running and largest parade of its kind in the country resturns to East Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 10:00 am At the same time, the organizing committee, the Mexican Patriotic Civic Committee of the city of Los Angeles will celebrate 91 years of its foundation.
This year’s Grand Marshal Fernando Valenzuela is an extraordinary athlete with a forty-year successful career in professional baseball and responsible for the fan craze “Fernandomania” in the 1980s.
This year the festival will have two themes. The first theme of the festival is called United for Strong Physical and Mental Health, with the intention of raising awareness in the community on how to prevent lethal infections and how to support mentally unstable people, thus avoiding mass homicides.
Festival’s Special guests:
- Guillermo Alayón – Special Guest recognized worldwide as a designer who highlights the name of Mexico in his exhibitions
Mario Aguilar – Special Guest recognized for being a Latin comedian, daring and with great charisma
Jesús Ortiz Paz – Special Guest recognized for being a Mexican corrido singer and social media influencer. He has achieved great success as part of the musical group “Fuerza Regida”
- Alison Sanchez – Señorita Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas
The parade will travel along E. Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, starting at Mednik Avenue and ending at Record Avenue. The celebration will continue between E. César E. Chávez Avenue and First Street along Mednik Avenue where there will be music, entertainment, attractions, and fun for the whole family. We hope to see you there!
About the Mexican Civic Patriotic Committee:
The Patriotic Civic Mexican Committee is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation of Mexican culture and traditions. Its mission is to promote and celebrate the heritage of Mexicans in Los Angeles.
Since its creation in 1931, the Patriotic Civic Mexican Committee has been one of the pillars of the Los Angeles Mexican American community and has made it a priority each year to organize the Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival in East Los Angeles. Thanks to their hard work, the parade is now considered a cheerful celebration to unite the Latino community, it estimates the participation of 1,500 people and each year attendance exceeds expectations.
Among other activities and in addition to the parade, the committee organizes other annual events such as: “El Grito de Independencia” on the steps of Los Angeles City Council building and the “Señorita Fiestas Patrias Mexicanas” pageant.
Hilda Solís, Los Angeles County Supervisor – District 1
Kevin De León, Los Angeles Councilman – District 14
Marcela Celorio, Ambassador and Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles
ABC7, Univision, Altamed, ATT, and Delta Airlines-Aeroméxico.