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Press Release: Oregon’s Largest Multicultural Festival 36th Annual Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Returns 2023

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Posted: March 5, 2023

36th Annual Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Returns 2023

Portland, Ore.-Oregon’s Largest Multicultural Festival is back. The Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association (PGSCA) and Treadway Events presents the 36th annual Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on May 5th, 6th & 7th, 2023, at the beautiful Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon. 

The bilingual event will be open between 11 am and 11 pm daily with special attractions and featured performances. Top entertainment includes the internationally acclaimed Mariachi Ciudad de Guadalajara, direct from the city of Guadalajara, to Oregon’s very own Ballet Folklórico México en La Piel.

Tom McCall Waterfront Park will be filled with delicious food, drinks, and desserts, from over 30 vendors serving authentic Mexican flavors and other regional specialties. 

Peruse authentic, unique crafts in the Guadalajara Artisan Village! Explore handcrafted artworks and artifacts in the open-air market, take advantage of opportunities to meet with the artisans who have traveled from Guadalajara and 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. 

The Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is a celebration of different cultures and the community that brings us all together. This year, our sponsors were each asked to bring something more to the Fiesta than just themselves. Each was asked to bring an event element that highlights and serves our local Latino community making this Cinco de Mayo a true community celebration! 

Other highlights include: Family Fun Carnival, headlining musicians, Student Assembly on Friday, Naturalization Ceremony, Rip City Boxing, a Premier Tequila Tasting Experience, and our Lotería/Bingo Game Booth with

great prizes to win! Admission purchased online is $10 for adults and kids 13 and over; $8 for kids 6-12 and $10 for seniors over 62. Kids 5 and under enter free! 

About Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association 

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. For more information, visit

About Treadway Events: Treadway Events is a full-service event management agency based in Portland, OR. Helping nonprofit organizations, individuals, and Fortune 500 companies in Oregon, Washington and beyond deliver unmissable live event experiences. Treadway produces and owns various annual themed events in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, visit