We’re searching for “the best tamale in Raleigh!” Join us in a celebration of the Latino culture at our 2019 Raleigh Tamale Festival!
The event is open to public and admission is free! Enjoy these activities...
Authentic performances from local groups
Games and inflatables for the kids
Latin dance lessons
Local art exhibits
Informational and retail vendors
And of course, tamales!
Food truck and amateur tamale competitions
Food trucks and vendors with a wide variety of tamales to purchase representing many different Latin American countries!
This event is free with no ticket required, however, registration does help us plan for how many folks are attending and we can send you important event updates including inclement weather notices.
The event will be in Flowers Field. The best park entrances to use are Hunt Drive off of Western Boulevard or Blair Drive off of Centennial Parkway. The address of the field is roughly 2105 Umstead Drive for those who use GPS. Look for signs along Umstead Drive.
Parking is available in the four parking lots off of Umstead Drive. Due to the high volume of people and limited parking, please carpool if possible. Do not park in the grass – driving on tree roots damages the trees and we want to keep the 150 year old oaks around for as long as possible!
Food, Restrooms and Dogs
While we encourage you to enjoy the food trucks, you may also bring your own food and beverages. Beer and wine are permitted, but please be responsible! Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. There is no drinking water available at the park, and we only have port-a-johns available, so please come prepared. Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome, but please use your best judgement to determine if your pooch will enjoy the festival.
City of Raleigh - Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
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