Carson Daly: ¡Olé! Celebrate Mexican Independence Day In SoCal!

It’s Independence Day for all our friends south of the border, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t party rockin’ it up right here in the good old U.S.A.!

The gringos reading this right now might think that Cinco de Mayo is the big holiday, but on this date back in 1810, the Mexicans won their freedom from Spanish rule.

There’s plenty of celebrations going down this weekend and we’ve compiled a handy dandy list so you know where it’s gonna be crackin’!

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Fiestas Patrias on Olvera Street

There will be plenty to do this weekend in the oldest part of downtown Los Angeles.

The celebration includes live music, dancing, carnival games, rides, and exhibit booths!

When: September 17-18, 10am-10pm

Where: Olvera Street Plaza, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

Cost: Free

Info: www.elpueblo.lacity.org

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Photo by Luis Acosta // AFP for Getty Images

Fiestas Patrias in Santa Ana

Usually, more than 250,000 people attend this massive street party.

The event features 2 live entertainment stages for performances from local and international artists and ballet folklorico groups.

When: September 17-18, 11am-10pm, parade at 4pm on Sunday

Where: 4th Street from Broadway to Minter, Santa Ana, CA

Cost: Free

Info: www.santaanafiestaspatrias.com

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Photo by Luis Acosta // AFP for Getty Images

Mexican Independence Day Celebration

The SouthBay Pavillion Mall has lined up a ton of great acts to celebrate, including Latino Comedian of the Year Rudy Moreno, the Mariachi Divas, y mucho más!

When: September 17, 12 noon

Where: SouthBay Pavillion, 20700 Avalon Blvd. Carson, CA 90746

Info: www.southbaypavillion.com

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Photo by Joe Raedle // Getty Images

Mucho Libre

If you’re in the mood to dance, this is the place to be!

The MUCHO DJs will spinning the best Cumbia, Pop En Español, Electro Pop, Latin Indie, Baile Funk and Merengue music that’s bound to get you moving!

18+ only.

When: September 17, 9pm-2am

Where: The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Cost: $10 cover with canned food donation

Info: www.attheecho.com

  • How are you celebrating your Mexican Independence Day this weekend? Tell us all about your plans in the comments!

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