2021 Mariachi FestivalHayward City Hall Plaza Add to Calendar
Mariachi bands, a taco-eating contest and an outdoor market celebrating Mexico’s food and art will be highlights at the 11th annual Hayward Mariachi Festival from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at City Hall Plaza, 777 B St.
The free family-friendly event is hosted by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Roundtable, the City of Hayward, and the Downtown Hayward Improvement Association. Guests should bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The event highlight is built around music. This year’s featured performers are Mariachi Mexicanisimo de Raymundo Coronado, Hayward. Additional performers will be announced soon.
In a break from tradition, this year’s event will not include school groups, but the hope is that they can return for the event in 2022. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.
There will be a taco-eating contest sponsored by Jorge Espinosa and his team at El Taquito Restaurant Dos. Specialty beverages to be served include margaritas, sangria and Mexican beer courtesy of Anheuser Busch.
Sponsorships are still available for businesses and organizations at $500 and $1,000. Additional sponsors currently include AC Transit, Kaiser Permanente, Lincoln Landing, PG&E, Quick Quack Car Wash, and St. Rose Hospital.