Family-friendly Pan Am Fiesta returns

Published on January 26, 2024

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The Pan American Fiesta is returning to Mayfair Park in Lakewood with its classic mix of new attractions combined with Lakewood traditions.

Looking for a family-friendly mix of amusement rides, live music with dancing, crafts for sale, and food trucks? Then, mark your calendar for the Mother’s Day weekend of Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 12.

Here are some of the features of the 2024 Pan Am Fiesta:

  • Food trucks and food booths, with creative and popular menus.
  • Exhilarating attractions…and lots of carnival rides (for young kids all the way up to teens and adults). Thursday night is $3 ride night!
  • Live music on Friday and Saturday night!
  • Traditional flag presentation ceremony of the United States and all countries of the Americas.
  • Children’s cultural booth and Pan Am Fiesta historical display.
  • Arts and crafts vendors offering unique gifts.

Discount carnival ride credits will be on sale at City Hall Monday, April 29 through Wednesday, May 8 during regular business hours. Pre-sale tickets will be available for purchase online.

Pan Am Fiesta schedule

Watch for the full entertainment schedule to be posted soon! 

Thursday, May 9:  Family Ride Night - Discounted $3 carnival rides from 5 to 9 p.m.

Friday, May 10: Open 5 to 10 p.m. with food, carnival rides, and entertainment.

Saturday, May 11: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with food, carnival rides, craft show, cultural booths, historical display and entertainment.

Sunday, May 12:  Carnival rides all day from 12 to 9 p.m.

*Wristbands for rides and game booth credits at the Pan Am Fiesta can be purchased at the automated kiosk located in the amusement ride area.  The kiosk accepts credit and debit cards.  There is a $3 surcharge fee per new wristband purchased at the kiosk.  There is not an additional surcharge fee assessed to reload additional ride and/or game credits onto the wristband.

Some rides have no single riders and age requirements. All rides with requirements will have signs posted.

Free shuttle service on Saturday, May 11

On Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. a free shuttle runs every 15 minutes from Lakewood City Hall (Clark/Del Amo) east parking lot to the Pan Am Fiesta entrance.