Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the event?

The Guadalupe Celebration will take place on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The event will begin at 3:00 PM and is scheduled to conclude at 6:30 PM. Doors to the Coliseum will open at 12:30 PM and it is highly encouraged that you arrive between 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, as traffic may be a problem.

Is there parking available?

Limited parking will be available at the Coliseum. There will be a parking fee which will be set by the State of California and Exposition Park.

Is there parking for buses?

Buses will be able to park at the Coliseum. There will be a parking fee which will be set by the State of California and Exposition Park. In order to reserve enough spaces for buses, please indicate how many buses you will be sending when you order your tickets online. Parking lots will open at 9:00 AM.

Who will be there? / What can I expect at the Guadalupe Celebration?

The Guadalupe Celebration will be a historic international celebration featuring prayer, music, and speakers in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Scheduled to perform at the event are: Mexican superstar Pedro Fernández, Eurovision winner Dana Scallon, and Catholic recording artist Danielle Rose. Scheduled to speak at the event are: the Arch­bishop of Los Angeles, Most Rev. Jose Goméz, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus Carl Anderson, and Postulator for the Cause for Canonization of St. Juan Diego, Msgr. Eduardo Chávez.

Can I buy refreshments at the event and/or will I be able to bring my own?

Refreshments will be available for purchase at the event. Due to contractual obligations with the Coliseum and their vendors, attendees will not be allowed to bring their own food and drinks. We are still in talks with the Coliseum to see if attendees can bring sealed bottles of waters.

Will there be Mass?

Mass will not be celebrated at the Guadalupe Celebration. You are encouraged to attend Mass at your parish on Saturday evening. Mass will also be available on Sunday morning at 10:30 in English and 12:00 noon in Spanish at St. Vincent's on Adams and Figeruoa OR at 10:30 AM in Spanish or 12:00 noon in Spanish at St. Agnes on Adams and Vermont.

Who is organizing the event?

The event is being organized by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Knights of Columbus.

Will Archbishop Gomez be there?


Is this the first Guadalupe Celebration?

The Guadalupe Celebration is the second event of this kind put on by the Knights of Columbus. In 2009, following the first ever International Marian Congress on Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Knights of Columbus hosted the Guadalupe Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.

Do I have to be Catholic to attend?

Our Lady of Guadalupe is mother to us all. The Guadalupe Celebration is a Catholic event, but all interested are encouraged and invited to attend.

Isn’t it going to be really hot out?

Average temperatures and weather records indicate that the temperature on August 5th is likely to be in the mid 80s. In any event, be sure to come prepared for hot weather and stay hydrated!