10th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival
Thank you to our sponsors! They are essential to our success every year.
Come join us
The Riverside Tamale Festival is a great opportunity to experience the talent of our region. From bands, dancers, musicians and Lucha Libre, this festival is an annual highlight for attendees throughout the region! What could be better than enjoying delicious tamales while supporting local businesses? We hope to see you there!
Riverside Trujillo Adobe
Take a step back in time and help us preserve this 161-year old landmark!
The Riverside Tamale Festival is the signature event of the Spanish Town Heritage Foundation, a California public benefit nonprofit corporation and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The festival provides Riverside residents a unique cultural experience showcasing the city’s rich Latino heritage.
The Festival is a vehicle for organizers to journey toward the vision of the preservation of the Trujillo Adobe, Riverside Landmark #130, Riverside County Landmark #009, a California site of historical significance #75, and NOW a certified site on the National Park Service’s GIS app! In 2022, $10.4 million was allocated from the California State budget to BEGIN the preservation process thanks to the efforts of Senator Richard Roth and Assemblyman Jose Medina! Join us y celebramos juntos (celebrate together) this amazing accomplishment and the 10th anniversary of the Festival!
The Riverside Tamale Festival attracts tourists from all over Southern California and the entire Southwest so take advantage of this event, voted Best Downtown Riverside event in 2022.