5th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival (4/22/17)

Welcome to the 5th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival! On Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10AM – 7PM, Riverside’s White Park will be resplendent with delicious food, outstanding entertainment, cultural shopping, and family connections. We hope you will join us in celebration of family, culture and history.

Spanish Town Heritage Foundation is proud to present the annual Riverside Tamale Festival as a learning opportunity to share the story of Lorenzo Trujillo and the 10 original families who walked from Abiquiu, New Mexico across the Old Spanish Trail in 1842 to settle in this area and form the twin communities of Agua Mansa and La Placita de los Trujillos along the Santa Ana River in today’s Colton and Riverside, CA when the western border of the United States was the Louisiana Purchase.

The Trujillo Family Adobe built in 1842, rebuilt in 1862 after the flood decimated the twin communities, remains today as City of Riverside Landmark #130, Riverside County Landmark #009, and a California site of Historical significance, celebrates 155 years of family and community in 2017.


Main Stage (Gazebo)

  • Ballet Folklorico Dancers
  • Susie Hanson Latin Band
  • Ballet Folklorico de Riverside
  • BB Wolfe Band
  • Ballet Folklorico Sones de Mi Tierra
  • Felipe Orozco y Mariachi Azteca
  • Jimmy Imperial Band
  • T Lopez and Mariachi Juvenil
  • DW3 Band
  • Ballet Folklorico Leyenda

Community Stage

  • Riverside School for the Arts Youth Group
  • Los Romeros Duo
  • Ballet Folklorico Tierra Flor y Canto
  • ILKA Band
  • Ballet Folklorico Tonantzin
  • J. Boykin – Saxaphonist
  • Dylan Carbon and the Experience Band
  • Ballet Folklorico XHANAT

***Plus Tamales, kids fun, vendors, and food carts

Date: April 22, 2017

Time: 10AM – 7PM

Location: White Park   3885 Market Street  Riverside, CA  92501

Cost: $10/ticket for ages 12 and over