Mariachi bands, ballet folklorico dancers, kids’ activities, a taco-eating contest and an outdoor market celebrating Mexico’s food and art will be highlights at the ninth annual Hayward Mariachi Festival.
The Mariachi Festival is fun for the whole family! Don’t forget your lawn chair and blanket!
This event is built around music with featured performers: Mariachi Mexicanisimo, Mariachi Tapatio, and Mariachi Juvenil de Hayward. Also performing will be the Grupo Folklorico Tlapalli dancers. Celebrity announcers will introduce each group.
The free family-friendly event is hosted by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Roundtable, the City of Hayward, and the Downtown Business Improvement Area.
In addition to the music, activities for kids will include face painting, Dia de los Muertos mask-coloring, and paper flower making. There will be a taco-eating contest sponsored by Jorge Espinosa and his team at El Taquito Restaurant #2.
Specialty beverages to be served include margaritas, sangria and Mexican beer.