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Go Metro to the East L.A. Mexican Independence Day Parade/ Festival September 13 and Save


Thursday September 03, 2009

Celebrate Mexico when you Go Metro to the nation's largest and longest-standing Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival on Sunday, September 13.

Metro will participate with a 60-foot articulated bus for the first time in this traditional Mexican celebration. The parade will take place through the streets of East Los Angeles. The parade will go along Cesar Chavez between Indiana Street and Mednik Avenue starting at 11 a.m. It ends at Belvedere Park with a street festival on Mednik. The parade will feature celebrities and elected officials including Flor Silvestre and Antonio Aguilar Jr., City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles County Supervisors Gloria Molina and Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Mexican Consul in Los Angeles Juan Marcos Gutierrez and City of Los Angeles Councilman José Huizar.

Families can enjoy live music from top Latin stars, food, and kids’ games and rides at the festival.

Getting to the parade is easy with Metro. There are several bus lines along the route such as 30, 68, 256, and 655. For customized route information go to the Trip Planner at or call 1 (800) COMMUTE. Metro will not only bring spectators to the parade and festival, it will save them money once they are there. Metro patrons who present a Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or Destination Discounts card in the “Kids World” area will receive $1 off for every $10 spent.