City of Los Angeles Heritage Month Celebrations

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month (LGBT HM): June 2024

The first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Heritage Month (LGBT HM) Celebration in LA began in 2011.


Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI HM): May  2024

The first Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration in LA began when DCA produced the first Calendar and Cultural Guide in 2004.


African American Heritage Month (AAHM): February 2024

The first African American Heritage Month (AAHM) Celebration in LA began in 1949 when Mayor Fletcher Bowron issued the first proclamation calling for all citizens to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans. In 1959, the opening ceremony was moved to City Hall. In 1976, the entire month of February was officially declared African American History Month in LA. Every Mayor since then has recognized the month, especially the late Mayor Tom Bradley.


Native American Heritage Month (NAHM): November 2023

November is Native American Heritage Month! Celebrate and honor our Native American communities.


Latino Heritage Month (LHM): September 2023

September is Latino Heritage Month! This year our Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide will feature many events across the region that celebrate and honor our Latino communities.


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