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Fiesta Broadway expected to draw thousands downtown

April 29, 2012 | 10:33 am

Fiesta Broadway, Los Angeles’ yearly celebration of Latino culture and music, is expected to fill downtown streets Sunday with tens of thousands of revelers in what is billed at the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The 23rd  annual festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature the usual array of food stands, flashy exhibitor booths and live musical performances, headlined this year by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar, according to organizers.

The free event will take place on Broadway between Temple and 5th streets, with main stages centered around 1st and Broadway.

Broadway between Temple and 3rd streets will be closed throughout the afternoon and early evening. Portions of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th streets between Spring and Hills streets will also be closed.

Festivities unfold under clears skies with temperatures expected to reach the mid-80s downtown.

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