Information of Events
45th Annual Corona Cinco de Mayo
Parade and Fiesta
Saturday, May 7, 2016
(Rain date – Saturday, May 14, 2016)
Contestants must be between the ages of 16–20 and living in Corona, Norco, or Eastvale. Money raised by the contestants through the sale of raffle tickets, sponsorships, etc., will be used for future scholarship awards.
The contestant who raises the most monies will be crowned Queen of the parade and fiesta during a special coronation dance held on TBA. The Queen, 1st and 2nd Runner-ups will receive a trophy, sash and a bouquet of flowers. The Queen will receive a $300 cash prize. This is a great opportunity for young ladies to build their self-confidence and give back to the community. If you are interested, an orientation meeting will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Corona Library, High Desert Room. If you have any questions, contact Regina Medina at (951) 256-6684. Download the application
Proceeds that are raised from the Queen Contest and various other fundraising events are used to award scholarships to high school seniors graduating from the Corona-Norco Unified School District. The Committee is in partnership with the Riverside Community Foundation who oversees the distribution of the scholarships to the recipient’s choice of college. Applications are available at all high schools within the Corona-Norco Unified School District. If you have any questions, contact your school counselor or call Grace Bosquez at (951) 279-8904. Download the application
We invite all local youth groups, church groups, dance groups, businesses, equestrians, and car clubs to participate in this colorful and enjoyable parade for the whole family. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of Sixth and Merrill Streets, heads east on Sixth Street, and ends at the Corona City Park (Rimpau Ave). If you have any questions, contact David Brambila at (714) 502-4316. Download the application
Businesses and non-profit organizations are welcome to participate in the fiesta by having a booth. Advertise your business or organization by selling your product or providing information about your business or organization. The fiesta begins at the conclusion of the parade (normally around 11:00 a.m.) and ends at 4:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day. If you have any questions, contact Robert Brambila at (951) 314-9450. Download the application
If you need community service hours, we can use your help. The following are areas where you may volunteer:
Parade staging – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Parade Route – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fiesta set-up – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Fiesta tear-down – 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you have any questions, contact David Brambila (714) 502-4316.