Update: 2012 Cinco de Mayo details here!
Join tens of thousands this weekend at Waterfront Park between the Hawthorne and Morrison bridges to celebrate the Mexican army’s 1862 defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla:
It’s the 27th annual Portland Cinco de Mayo festival!
Sponsored by the non-profit Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association, enjoy the rides, music and dance, food and more from Wednesday, el Cinco de Mayo, through Sunday (. . . um, el Ocho de Mayo).
This year’s festival also features Lucha Libre bouts on Saturday and Sunday, with “El Oriental”, “Hysteria”, “Mascarita Dorada”, “Mini-Alebrije”, California: “El Gato”, “Mega Boy” visiting from Mexico City and six wrestlers from Oregon.
And per tradition there will be a fireworks demonstration at 10pm on Friday.
Festival hours are 11am to 11pm. Admission is $6 if you’re 13 or older, $3 for those 6 to 12, $4 for seniors (62 and over), and kids under 6 get in free. Visit the Cinco De Mayo website for entertainment schedule, special deals, and other event details.
Cinco De Mayo Carnival from Andrew Curtis on Vimeo.
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