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El Festival de Mariachi
El Festival de Mariachi
MEDIA ADVISORY - Second Annual El Festival de Mariachi Returns to Ron Tonkin Field on September 24, 2023 (Photo) - 09/18/23

Second Annual El Festival de Mariachi Returns to Ron Tonkin Field on September 24, 2023

Unitus Community Credit Union’s signature event celebrates Hispanic and Latino culture through music, dance, and food

Portland, Ore., September 18, 2023 – Unitus Community Credit Union will once again host El Festival de Mariachi at Hillsboro’s Ron Tonkin Field this Sunday, September 24. This free, family-friendly event is open to the public and runs from noon until 6:00 p.m.

Bigger and better than last year, El Festival de Mariachi will feature three student-led bands from Portland State University, Hillsboro High School, and Forest Grove High School. Mariachi México en la Piel will headline the event, taking the stage at 5:00 p.m. More than 40 local vendors will offer arts, crafts, jewelry, and authentic cultural attire. Food vendors will line the concourse and a kids’ zone will be located on the field.

Media is invited to attend, but must coordinate with Marketing Communications Specialist, Autumn Foster, 503-805-1717. 

Story Ideas

There are several story angles for your coverage, including:

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with this event
  • How small, Hispanic-owned businesses are making things work during these difficult economic times
  • The Hillsboro Hops have been partners in this event, donating stadium usage and staff; if the team were to leave town because they cannot finance a new stadium, events like this will not be possible
  • How attendees are passing on their culture to the next generations with events like this
  • How Unitus is supporting the Western Farm Workers Association through t-shirt sales and collecting donations
  • It may be one of the last nice weather weekends of the year, why not do your tv weather hits live at the event?


The event is truly a reflection of Hispanic and Latino cultures. Vibrant costumes and traditional attire will be seen everywhere from the stage to the crowd. The engaging performances leave the crowd wanting more, you’ll hear from six musical acts and be treated to a dance from Ballet Folklorico. You can review some of the visuals from last year’s event here.

Interview Opportunities

Unitus President and CEO, Steven Stapp, can be made available for interviews. He can explain why Unitus hosts this even each year, what this cultural celebration means to the community, and how it’s important to have a venue like this for safe, family-friendly events.

Attached Media Files: El Festival de Mariachi
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