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Posted on: April 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] May 5-7, 2023 - 35th Annual Sunnyside Cinco de Mayo Festival


Press Release

Date:                           April 10, 2023

News Item(s):              Sunnyside’s 35th Cinco de Mayo Festival – May 5-7, 2023


The City of Sunnyside is excited to host the 35th Cinco de Mayo Festival May 5-7, 2023. With more than 100 vendors, dancing horses, live entertainment, traditional music and the most incredible food you’ve ever tasted, you don’t want to miss the biggest cultural celebration the Yakima Valley has to offer! 


We have established a partnership with La Familia to coordinate unique and exciting music and entertainment. We also have our annual parade, Charro Competition, a car show with Impalas Car Club, and Rainier Amusements bringing fun games, rides, and activities. All vendors that participated in last year’s event have been invited to return at no cost.


The Sunnyside Police Officers and other agencies will be onsite providing additional support and security to attendees. Drones will be used to monitor the event from above allowing our officers to have a better view of the entire area and identify any potential threats and respond quickly if needed.


This festival continues to inspire us to come together as a community and cherish the unique heritage that binds us. We appreciate the commitment and collaboration of those we have worked with in the past and are excited to build new relationships in the future. Let us continue to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Sunnyside and share the joy it brings to our community.


All 2022 vendors have been invited to return at no cost and need to complete THIS application.   and must upload a copy of their receipt from last year's booth fee.

Vendors in this year's festivities will have access to a 10' x 10' space downtown in either red, green, or black zones. Booth rentals are for the entire weekend, May 5-7, and are open to retail, food, and beverage vendors. Click here for application and more information.

Those with questions can contact Victoria Hernandez at (509) 836-6388.

Car Show

The Cinco de Mayo festival this year will include a car show, in partnership with Impalas Car Club, on Saturday, May 6 starting at noon. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with judging to start at 1 p.m. Awards will be presented at Centennial Square at 3 p.m.

Those with questions can reach out to Elizabeth Alba (English) 509-836-6300, Armando Reyes (Spanish) 509-930-5527, or Ross Aparicio (Spanish) 509-385-6405. Click here for application and more information.



The Cinco de Mayo parade will begin at noon on Sunday, May 7. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with judging at 11 a.m. Parade entries must be received by Friday, April 21 in order to be judged.

Parade categories include royalty float, organization, commercial, bands & drill team, children ages 0-12, vehicles, and horses. 

Those with questions can call Elizabeth Alba (English) 509-836-6300, or Victoria Hernandez (Spanish) 509-836-6388. Click here for application and more information.

Ileana Martinez, Sunnyside Sun

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