30 Mar 34th Annual Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Coming 2018
Oregon’s Largest Multicultural Festival!
Enjoy live entertainment, authentic food, carnival rides, family fun, and much more!
The Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association (PGSCA) presents the 34th annual Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, May 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2018 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 11am and 11pm daily with special attractions and featured performances each day.
The Fiesta admission includes top entertainment that 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. The festival grounds will be filled with authentic flavors of Jalisco, Mexico and other regional specialties. Over 20 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 the artisans who have traveled all the way from Guadalajara, Mexico.
The popular Plaza de Ninos has been expanded and will provide families and kids with fun cultural crafts, games, activities, and free face painting. New this year, 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 Tiranos Del Norte and Jesus Navarro y Su Banda Arkangel R 15, Naturalization Ceremony, Rip City Boxing, a Premier Tequila Tasting Experience, and our Lotería/Bingo Game Booth with over great prizes to win!
Admission is $10 for adults and kids 13 and over; $7 for kids 6-12, and $7 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 2018 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.