The Mariachi Festival is fun for the whole family! Don’t forget your lawn chair and blanket!
Mariachi bands, a taco-eating contest and an outdoor market celebrating Mexico’s food and art will be highlights at the 11th annual Hayward Mariachi Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at City Hall Plaza, 777 B St.
The free family-friendly event is hosted by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Roundtable, the City of Hayward, the Downtown Hayward Improvement Association and multiple sponsors. Guests should bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The event highlight is built around music. This year’s featured performers are Mariachi Mexicanisimo de Raymundo Coronado, Hayward; Mariachi Mi Terra Linda; and soloist Juan Reyes.
In a break from tradition, this year’s event will not include school groups, but the hope is that they can return for the event in 2022. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Sponsorships are still available for businesses and organizations at $500 and $1,000. Additional sponsors currently include AC Transit, Kaiser Permanente, Lincoln Landing, PG&E, Quick Quack Car Wash, St. Rose Hospital and Waste Management of Alameda County.