EVENT: 17th Annual Cuban Music Festival/Presencia Cubana en L.A.
DATE: Third Sunday in May @ 12 noon to 7 PM (2009 through 2011)
LOCATION: Jose Martí Plaza in Echo Park • Los Angeles, California
ATTENDANCE: 30,000 attendees (adults and families)
TYPE: Community festival
VENDORS: 30 booths (arts & crafts, nonprofit, food)
Held annually since 1994, this Cuban community festival is L.A.’s only major celebration of music and food. It features a food court with Cuban specialties, one performance stage and a community dance floor, backstage area for performers and sponsors, activities for seniors (dominoes, cubilete), children’s storytelling and art activities, and vendor booths.