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Cinco De Mayo Fun

Portland’s legendary waterfront celebration returns

4/28/2015, 3:27 p.m.
The 31st annual Cinco De Mayo Festival opens Saturday at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Mariachi bands and the folkloric Mexican dancers will be staging their annual performances throughout the weekend.

The 31st annual Cinco De Mayo Festival opens Saturday at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

The celebration presented by the Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association has been recognized as one of Oregon’s best heritage and cultural events. It serves as a major fundraiser for the group’s charitable activities and will include authentic food, live entertainment, carnival rides, and dozens of unique events and competitions, including a Miss Cinco de Mayo beauty pageant.

A Day of the Dead exhibit along with a world record attempt for the most sombreros worn at once will also be featured. This year’s festivities will also include a tequila and beer cantina for adults, a traditional Lucha Libra masked wrestlers competition, and a live butterfly exhibit.

The festival will be open May 2, 3, and 5 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The festival is closed on Monday, May 4.