70th annual East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade kicks off Sunday

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The nation's largest and oldest Latino parade winds through the streets of East Los Angeles this weekend.

WATCH LIVE: East L.A. Mexican Independence Day Parade

The 70th annual East L.A. Mexican Independence Day Parade, hosted by Danny Romero and Jovana Lara, begins at Mednik Avenue and rolls down Cesar Chavez Avenue, right through the heart of East L.A., and then runs all the way to Gage Avenue.

This year's grand marshal is producer, singer and actor Fernando Allende. The parade festival will be right around the corner from where the parade starts, along Mednik Avenue from Cesar Chavez Avenue to 1st Street. The festival will feature all kinds of fun, food and entertainment.

ABC7's live coverage begins Sunday at 10 a.m. during a special edition of Vista L.A.