Annual fiesta returns to heat up Portland

April 24, 2018 by  

The 34th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is taking place in Portland next month for three days. The event is a presentation of the Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association.

The festival will have activities that are sure to appeal to the entire family. There will be carnival rides and games, authentic food, and special festival drinks. The Fiesta Family Zone will have face painting, hands-on crafts activities, and educational demonstrations.

Entertainment will be provided by groups such as the Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara and the Ballet Folklorico Mexico en Piel. Musical performers will also include Tiranos Del Norte.

Guests can try tequila tasting, they can play Loteria (Mexican bingo), watch some amateur boxing matches, or take in the Reptile Rescue exhibit. They can also shop at the Artisan Village, which is set to feature some artisans from Guadalahara and Jalisco, Mexico. Items likely to be offered for sale will include clothing and works of art.

This event attracts thousands of people each year and Portland printing services companies are often asked to help advertise it in the community.

The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be held at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park from May 4 to 6 from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM each day. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and children. Call 503-232-7550 for the most current information.