Press Release

For Immediate Release 


Event Date: May 2nd, 2015


Providence Hospital and Cinco de Mayo Festival Try to Break World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Sombreros



Portland Oregon, April 15, 2015 ( - Providence Hospital is announcing their goal to set a World Record for Largest Gathering of People Wearing Sombreros (which they will try their hardest to get it into the Guinness Book of World Records).


The world record attempt is sponsored by Providence Hospital and will take place on Saturday, May 2nd at 5:30 pm in the food court area of the Cinco De Mayo Fiesta, Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Naito Parkway, Portland, OR. They hope to smash their previous record of 1008 Sombreros by having at least 1025 amigos out on the Waterfront donning the traditional headgear donated by Providence Hospital.


If you are interested in participating you will need to go down to The Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Saturday, May 2 before 5:30pm.  They will provide the sombreros. You need to be ready and able to stand in the food court (roped off area) for 10 minutes while they take pictures and video tape the event (10 minutes starts after all 1025 people get their hats and move into the shoot, this will take about 15 minutes. Everyone must be all in one area for 10 minutes for them to try and get in the Guinness worlds record books!


Admission: Adults 13 years and older: $8.00; Child 6 years to 12 years: $4.00; Seniors 62 years and older: $4.00; Children 6 years and under free. Compliments of Pacific North West Regional Council of Carpenters.


The media are encouraged to come and film/take pictures. 


Full Event Information:, Phone: (503) 761-0015


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See Related Release:

Portland Guadalajara Sister City Association Presents Cinco de Mayo Festival by the Portland Development Commission, Portland, OR


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