Hundreds attend East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade

EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Hundreds of people are attending the 71st annual East Los Angeles Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival on Sunday.

The event's motto this year is "celebrating the year of Mexico in Los Angeles" and will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The parade is starting from Cesar E. Chavez and Mednik avenues and is ending at Cesar E. Chavez and Gage avenues, where there will be food, music and games for attendees.

Celebrities such as professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya and singer Mariano Barba are joining hundreds of revelers at the celebration, the nation's largest and oldest Hispanic parade.

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera Espinosa is being crowned as this year's Grand Marshal, and ABC7's own Marc Brown has been chosen as the "parade godfather."

ABC7 is broadcasting the parade from 10 a.m. to noon during a special edition of Vista L.A., where Jovana Lara and Danny Romero will bring you all the sights and sounds of the celebration as it rolls down the heart of East L.A.
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