Featured graphic for Lakewood's Pan Am Fiesta. Pan Am Fiesta graphic courtesy of the City of Lakewood.

Lakewood’s Pan Am Fiesta returns to Mayfair Park

The Pan American Fiesta returns to Mayfair Park with its classic mix of rides, attractions, food and music, combined with Lakewood traditions on Thursday, May 5 through Sunday, May 8.

Fiesta hours

Thursday: 5 to 9 p.m.
$2 rides!

Friday: 5 to 10 p.m.
Live entertainment, rides, games, concessions, food!

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cultural performances, craft show, rides, games, concessions, food, live entertainment!

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rides, games and concessions only.

See the full schedule of activities and performances.

What to expect at the Fiesta

Live music! On Friday night, watch the colorful folklorico dancers of Latinas Art Foundation at 5:30 p.m., then listen and dance to Susie Hansen Latin Band from 7 to 9 p.m.

On Saturday night, Suave the Band plays Latin Jazz, followed by the Selena Tribute Band.

Food! On Friday evening and all day Saturday, community group-hosted food booths and food trucks will sell pizza, tacos, burgers, sandwiches, loaded fries, and more.

Food trucks include Pepe’s Red Tacos (birria red tacos), Savage Tacos (specialty tacos and burritos), YuYo Brothers (burgers and fries) and Salt N Pepper (sandwich melts and loaded fries). Mister Coolee Ice Cream Truck, Snow Pebbles Shaved Ice and Manna Kettle Korn will offer their specialty soft-serve ice cream, shaved ice and snacks.

Exhilarating attractions…and lots of carnival rides for young kids up through teens and adults. See information below on special ticket bargains.

Arts and crafts show on Saturday. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., browse the more than 50 arts and crafts dealers offering handmade clothing, accessories, jewelry, home decor and specialty items for all ages.

Also on Saturday, kids can enjoy free hands-on fun at the Children’s Cultural Booth, featuring arts and crafts from across the Americas.

See performances by the Mayfair High School Choir and the Hoku Mae’ole Polynesian Dancers.

Tradition. Lakewood’s Pan Am Fiesta is the nation’s only community-wide celebration of Pan American culture.

The Fiesta is Lakewood’s longest-running community event, dating back to the mid-1940s. Learn about its history.

And it’s a great way for Lakewood residents to take part in one of the city’s traditions.

Tickets

Discount presale tickets

Save money by buying tickets early at City Hall through Wednesday, May 4:

10 tickets for $35 (each ticket is good for any one ride on Friday, Saturday or Sunday).

This is a good deal, especially for rides that would require multiple tickets if purchased at the Fiesta.

Pre-sale Promotional Wristband for $35 – Get unlimited rides on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For details, call 562-866-9771, extension 2408

Event-day ticket prices

Thursday – $2 rides from 5 to 9 p.m.

Fri/Sat/Sun – Tickets are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $45 for 50 tickets.

(NOTE: With these tickets, the number of tickets required for each ride will vary.)

Promotional Wristband for $40 – unlimited rides on Sunday from 11 a.m.to 9 p.m.

The article above was released by the City of Lakewood.