BENEFITTING LATINO COMMUNITIES
Olvera Street welcomes back families when HEALTHFEST L.A.! taking over the historical plaza on Sunday, September 19 for a full day of fun, activities and entertainment. From event producers who brought the biggest street festival (Fiesta Broadway) to Los Angeles, comes a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration like no other. Families are invited to this free, one-day event, designed to get Latino L.A. healthy again while celebrating Hispanic heritage, culture and tradition.
L.A.’s traditional and hugely popular Hispanic Heritage Month celebration has always taken place at the birthplace of the city and the cultural heart of Latino L.A. - El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, popularly known as Olvera Street. Council District 14, City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles are proud to welcome back Angelenos for another amazing celebration, which has been re-imagined to address the health concerns affecting the Latino community. Festivities will begin at noon and will end at 6pm. Event-goers will enjoy music, food, games and shopping, all at the birthplace of Latino L.A. HEALTHFEST L.A! is not just another health fair, it’s a celebration of life,
“Following eighteen challenging months battling one of the largest global health threats in over a century, events like HEALTHFEST L.A! are crucial to the County’s efforts to disseminate information on health resources that can help our most impacted Latinx residents navigate their everyday health needs,” said Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair, Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District.
The City of Angels is on a mission to help heal those most affected by the global pandemic, particularly Latino families. Through education, explanation and vaccination, HEALTHFEST L.A! aims to provide essential resources and services to one of the most vulnerable communities in Los Angeles. Kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month, HEALTHFEST L.A! celebrates Latino culture, heritage and tradition by inviting the Latino community to the historic Placita Olvera where exhibitors will share important information about keeping families safe, healthy and informed.
HEALTHFEST L.A! has partnered with a variety of health and financial service providers to offer attendees much-needed assistance to help them recover from any hardship they may have experienced due to the pandemic. Participating exhibitors include L.A. Department of Mental Health, White Memorial Hospital, South Central Clinics, AIDS Health Foundation/LOUD (Latino Outreach and Understanding Division), L.A. Care, Kaiser Permanente, Remitly, Inspire Covid Study, City National Bank, AT&T, U.S. Army, Tampico, T-Mobile and La Raza FM, among others. Bilingual representatives will be available to speak with the public and answer any questions they may have.
On-site services being provided include:
-Health screenings and testing
-Education about Covid safety, prevention and recovery
-Economic aid and recovery resources
Keeping the Latino community healthy and safe while having fun is the goal and HEALTHFEST L.A! This family-friendly, free event is open to the public and all ages are welcome to attend. HEALTHFEST L.A! will not require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test. However, to ensure everyone's safety, HEALTHFEST L.A! will be following the Los Angeles County Department of Health’s most recent public health order.