Portland prepares for Cinco de Mayo

April 12, 2017 by  

The 33rd annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is taking place next month in Portland for three days. It is a presentation of the Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association.

Much of the entertainment at this festival will come directly from Guadalajara, which will include dance. There will also be entertainment from Ballet Folklorico Mexico en La Piel and Mariachi Guadalajara. Musical acts such as El Bajlo, Banda Koritas Musical, and Salvador Aquilar will also be performing.

There will be a midway with carnival rides and games, for which ride tickets cost 50 cents each and an unlimited pass is available for $50,which includes three games, a hot dog, popcorn, and a drink. Other activities will include amateur boxing tournaments and a naturalization ceremony. A children’s area will have arts and crafts, face painting, and other activities, some of which will come with an extra fee that will be donated to the Fundacion Faro de Alejandria.

There is also set to be an Artisan Village where artists will be selling their unique items, such as handmade jewelry, ceramics, prints, and clothing.

Portland stationery printing companies are often asked to provide items such as tickets to events such as this.

The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be held at Tom McCall Waterfront Park from May 5 to 7. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. To find out more about this upcoming event, visit the official website.