Postponed Indefinitely 


Due to government recommendations and the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Carlos Vieira Foundation’s 2nd Annual San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival is postponed indefinitely. This event was due to take place on April 18, 2020 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Portuguese people and honor their contributions to the San Joaquin Valley and the state of California. This festival was meant to be held as a fundraiser for the Carlos Vieira Foundation’s Race for Autism campaign.

For those who have pre-purchased tickets and are interested in a refund, please request a refund from your purchasing source. Otherwise, any funds will go towards helping children with autism in central California. For updates regarding the San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival, please follow Carlos Vieira Foundation on Facebook (@CVFoundation) and Instagram (@CarlosVieiraFoundation).


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Portuguese Parade
  • Portuguese Parade

    Join us for the opening parade!


Rides
  • Carnival Rides

    Fun for the family, carnival rides galore!


Bloodless Bullfight
  • Bloodless Bullfight Demo

    Be entertained with authentic Portuguese activities like bloodless bullfight demonstrations!


Portuguese Food
  • Portuguese Food Vendors

    Check out the amazing spread of authentic Portuguese Cuisine!



Entertainment

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Jose Malhoa
  • Jose Malhoa

    José Malhoa is one of the most well-known Portuguese folk/pimba singers who reached fame with his first hit song called "24 Rosas".


Ana Malhoa
  • Ana Malhoa

    Ana Malhoa is a Portuguese/Spanish singer/songwriter, TV host, actress, and businesswoman. She started her career performing with her father, Jose Malhoa, releasing seven extended plays with him. In 2000, she released her first studio album, and since then, she is the best selling pop artist in Portugal.


Portuguese Kids
  • Portuguese Kids

    The Portuguese Kids will be coming back to perform on the 51FIFTY Stage and give us a new show! The Portuguese Kids take ethnic comedy to new heights with their live shows highlighting the funnier side of growing up Portuguese.


Chico Avila
  • Chico Avila

    Singer/songwriter Chico Avila captivates diverse audiences with his natural talent and wide range of musical styles. Chico is a producer and entertainer as well who has performed all over the world for live audiences. He sings much of his music in his native Portuguese language. His dynamic shows highlight the Portuguese culture and music and take audiences on a soulful and emotional journey.


Taylor Amarante
  • Taylor Amarante

    Taylor Amarante is a Portuguese-American stand-up comedian from Santa Clara, CA. Taylor has spent the last 5 years touring throughout California, the East Coast, and Canada alongside talented comedians like Mike Rita and the Portuguese Kids. The son of Azorean immigrants (from São Jorge), Taylor's comedy focuses on being raised in the United States by a family of, you guessed it, crazy Portuguese people! In 2017, Taylor was selected as the opening act at the International Portuguese Music Awards in Massachusetts, and in 2019, he became the first Portuguese-American comedian to headline at the famed San Jose Improv theatre.


Alcides Machado
  • Alcides Machado

    Alcides immigrated to the United States from São Jorge, Azores, Portugal and has dedicated years to writing and producing for himself and other artists. In 2003, he received his first gold record. Alcides loves music, and the public is his source of energy!


Generations
  • Generations

    The Generations band are a local Portuguese-American band who performs a variety of popular and classic music!



Presenting Sponsor

Our Presenting Sponor, PFSA offers financial services to protect members and their families and provides cultural, social, educational and charitable activities.

PFSA has the largest membership and the financially strongest Portuguese Fraternal Benefit Society in the Nation. The PFSA Home Office is located in Modesto, CA and the Society is licensed to transact business in California, Nevada and Rhode Island and has 67 fraternal councils (local subordinate chapters). They are proud of the dreams and vision of their forefathers and continue to honor their vision by succeeding and meeting the challenges of the XXI century with dignity and pride.


Volunteer Now!

We are always looking for amazing people to join our organization and volunteer their time.  From events all over to simple fundraisers, we always have a need for more volunteers.