White Park / 3885 Market St / Riverside, CA 92501 Info@RivTamaleFest.com (951) 235-3586

Program Schedule


The Riverside Tamale Festival–April 21, 2018 from 11:00am to 7:00pm–featuring these outstanding entertainers!! Food and Retail Vendors, Children’s Activities, Car Show, and two beer gardens.

Click here for a full list of vendors.  RTF Vendor 2018

Eventbrite Ticket Sales will close on Thursday.  After that tickets will only be available on the day off the event – $20 Admission.

Eventbrite - Altura Credit Union Presents ~ 6th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival

Gazebo Stage                                                                

  • Ballet Folklorico Mi Lindo Mexico 11:00 AM
  • Leyenda Dance Company  12:00 PM
  • BB Wolfe  1:00 PM
  • IEHP Zumba Dance Demonstration 2:00 PM
  • Jimmy Imperial Band    2:45 PM
  • Ballet Folklorico de Riverside   4:00 PM
  • Ballet Folklorico Grupo Neiya   5:00 PM

Market Street Stage

Tamale Festival VIP Experience


VIP Entry for the Festival

  • Entrance to the Festival though VIP gate!  ($30 value)

Entry into the VIP Tamale Tasting Room   (at appointed entry times)

  • Enjoy tamale tastes from Festival vendors!  ($20 value)
  • Vote for your favorite tamale in the People’s Choice selection for the Riverside Tamale Festivals BEST TAMALE!   (Priceless)

Custom Riverside Tamale Festival Canvas Tote Bag ($15 value)


One complimentary Beer or Margarita ticket  ($10 value)

$75 value for only $50! 









PARK AND STREET FAIRE beer gardens featuring……..PLUS Margaritas!


Park Kids Zone–Ninos Chicos


Make A Pinata sun catcher!
Create your own corn husk doll!


Learn how to make papel picado!
STORY TIMES:  12:00 noon, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM

Local Authors reading their works to the children!  Reading list to be announced soon!


       Market Street Kids Zone–Ninos Grandes

Lithograph printmaking with Riverside Art Museum
Kreepy Kreature Pets!
Tessie Cleveland Video Game Truck!!!







Bloggers Platica Patio

Outside Dining Area featuring……
La Cocina de Lety!    12:30 PM                         Abuela’s Kitchen  2:30 PM
You Tube Blogger Lety Zavala sharing and cooking her favorite recipes with you!
Blogger Sylvia Salas Sanchez and her Abuela share how to make memories in your kitchen!










Blogger -Denise creator of Pearmama, a lifestyle blog for women!


Artist Cynthia Huerta will be unveiling a special art piece just for the Riverside Tamale Festival!

Cynthia Huerta is a mixed media artist that has been showing, collaborating, and servicing the many Inland Empire communities for over 12 years. She explores and works in diverse mediums including: painting, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and woodburning. In 2005, she began her love affair with art at Division 9 Gallery, where she was mentored by the director/owner Cosme Cordova. In October of 2016 to January 2017, Cynthia was the Artist in Residence for the Community Altar Project at Riverside Art Museum, she served as the Coordinator of La Catrina Pageant for Riverside’s Annual Day of the Dead from 2014-2016, in 2017 she served as the host and coordinator for the Community Stage for Riverside’s Annual Day of the Dead, she is a member of the Elemental Sisterhood Collective, and a working and teaching artist in downtown Riverside.



After the gates are closed, join us at La Casa Ortega Restaurant & Bar 1690 Spruce St, Riverside, CA 92507, Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7 pm