Press release

LOS ANGELES, CA –  Yesterday, on September 15, from 5 pm to 11 pm, the City of Los Angeles and El Grito Madrina, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, hosted the 81st Annual El Grito on the historic steps of Los Angeles City Hall and Gloria Molina Grand Park, welcoming a record-breaking 10,000+ attendees.

Annually, El Grito’s tradition includes Los Angeles leaders joining the Consul General of Mexico to reenact the historic Cry of Dolores and ring of the bell, commemorating the call to arms pronounced by Miguel Hidalgo in 1810, launching the Mexican War for Independence.

This year, El Grito featured a concert with live performances by Banda Machos, Las Colibrí, Las Cafeteras, and Banda Las Angelinas. Participants also enjoyed a variety of food trucks, vendors curated by the Goddess Mercado, resources, and a silent disco.

“It was my greatest honor to be la Madrina for this year’s El Grito. As the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants, I was honored to showcase the very best of our community and our culture. This year, our theme was SOMOS LA because our greatest strength is our diversity, as we are ONE LA. Our diversity is the key to our foundation, and Los Angeles is a city that has always and will always welcome immigrants with open arms and a caring heart. While El Grito was a celebration, it also serves as a reminder that there is still a lot of work to be done for our communities, and we must continue to fight, empower, and strengthen our most vulnerable communities. When we are united, we are unstoppable,” said Councilwoman Rodriguez.


Event Hashtags: #ElGritoLA #ElGrito2023 #SomosLA #WeAreOneLA

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About Councilwoman Rodriguez

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez serves as the Chair of the Public Safety Committee and represents the 7th Council District in the Northeast San Fernando Valley which includes the neighborhoods of Sylmar, Mission Hills, Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Sunland, Tujunga, North Hills, Shadow Hills, and La Tuna Canyon. For more information, visit: