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About the Event
ENJOY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, AUTHENTIC FOOD, CARNIVAL RIDES, FAMILY FUN, AND MUCH MORE!
The Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association (PGSCA) presents the 36th annual Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on May 5th, 6th & 7th, 2022, at the beautiful Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon. Portland’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is the largest multicultural festival in the state of Oregon. This bilingual event will be open between 11 am and 11 pm daily with special attractions and featured performances each day.
Top entertainment ranges from the internationally-acclaimed Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara, direct from the city of Guadalajara to Oregon’s very own Ballet Folklórico México en La Piel. This year we will also have ten, local Mariachi students performing onstage with the world-famous Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara on Saturday night.
The festival grounds will be filled with authentic Mexican flavors, and other regional specialties. Over 30 vendors will be serving delicious food, snacks, and desserts.
Peruse authentic, unique crafts in the Guadalajara Artisan Village! While you explore handcrafted artworks and artifacts in the open-air market, take advantage of opportunities to meet with artisans who have traveled from Guadalajara to Tonala, Mexico.
The Fiesta will have an expansion of the popular “Plaza de Niño’s” and will provide families and kids with fun cultural crafts, games, activities, and free face painting. Oregon’s International Reptile Rescue exhibit will bring a tent full of hands-on education with a variety of critters, focusing on those from Mexico – iguanas, tortoises, tarantulas, and even a Gila monster.
Other highlights include Family Fun Carnival, Headlining Musicians, Naturalization Ceremony, Rip City Boxing, a Premier Tequila Tasting Experience, and our Lotería/Bingo Game Booth with great prizes to win!
When purchasing tickets online, admission is $10 for adults and kids 13 and over, $8 for kids 6-12, and $10 for seniors over 62. Kids 6 and under enter free!
The PGSCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and strengthening partnerships and fostering goodwill between the City of Portland, Oregon, and the City of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, since 1983. The 2023 Cinco De Mayo Festival is the primary fundraiser for the PGSCA’s grassroots and community initiatives, including the promotion of arts and culture, humanitarian assistance, youth education, economic development, and fostering cross-cultural understanding between the two cities.