10th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival

Thank you to our sponsors! They are essential to our success every year.

Kaiser Permanente
RTF SPonsor


Includes concert entertainment, Lucha Libre, Kids Zone. Food and drink are not included but available from festival vendors.

  • Kids 12 and under are FREE

  • Students 13 – 17 – $10

  • Active military, veterans, seniors (55+) – $10

  • All others – $20


  • FREE parking in County Garage on 9th and Lemon

  • Orange Street garages may be charging $5 to $10

  • Street parking is FREE on Saturdays

    DO NOT PARK in the Maxi Foods Grocery Store lot – You will be towed.


  • 11 a.m. 

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.

Want to make a difference?

By attending the Riverside Tamale Festival, you will be able to help restore one of California's most historic adobes.

2022 Highlights

To see photos of some of the amazing time we had last year, click here