California Tamale Festivals


California Taco Festivals

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Tacos are a composed of folded or rolled tortillas usually made from corn or flour filled with meat, lettuce, tomatoes and topped with salsa. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, cheese, beans, and garnishes such as avocado, guacamole, salsa, chili pepper, cilantro, onions, and lime juice.

Taco Festivals

BRAWLEY: Taco Showdown April 4, 2020, 5-9 p.m. North Plaza Park. Best Taco Contest, Taco Eating Contest, Beer Garden, Live Entertainment, Lucha Libre.

SAN DIEGO: Tequila and Tacos Music Festival April 25-26, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

SANTA CLARITA: Tequila and Tacos Music Festival May 30-31, 2020

SAN DIEGO: SoCal Taco Fest May 16, 2020, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Waterfront Park 1600 Pacific Highway  San Diego, CA
$30-up, age 21+ only, | tacos

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Taco Festival October 4, 2020, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
The Boulevard (Del Paso)
1600 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Tacos, continuous entertainment, eating contests, professional wrestling and Northern California's Chihuahua Beauty Contest.

PALMDALE: Antelope Valley Taco Festival June 13, 2020
Pontcitlan Square
38315 9th Street East
Palmdale, California 93550

VENTURA: Tequila and Tacos Music Festival July 11-12, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Downtown Ventura

SANTA CRUZ: Tequila and Tacos Music Festival August  2019 | No info 2020
Saturday Tequila Sampling $40, Saturday Tasting 11am-3pm. Location: San Lorenzo Park Santa Cruz, CA. $10-60

FULLERTON: Taco Festival August 17, 2019, 5 p.m.  
Free admission for this Downtown Museum Plaza event. Take your pick from a variety of tacos for purchase from local non-profits and restaurants all volunteering to support the Fullerton Sister City Association and the Fullerton Museum Center, 301 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton, CA. Admission is free. Call (714) 738-6545 | 

LOS ANGELES: L.A. Taco Fest August 19, 2019, 12-8 p.m.
Bringing together the tastiest taco vendors that Los Angeles has to offer, the festival will feature musicians and professional artists, community based organizations, food vendors, businesses and more, with all proceeds going toward ending youth homelessness in LA. Grand Park 200 N Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA. Free admission, |

ATASCADERO: Taco Day on Traffic Way November 14, 2020, 1-4 p.m. Music, Prizes and Family Fun awaits! Bring your wallet to purchase tacos from the variety of taco vendors PLUS vote for your favorite taco! Come hungry!

RIVERSIDE: IE Taco Festival October 19, 2019, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 
White Park
3936 Chestnut St
Riverside, CA 92501
Taco lovers unite! at the annual Taco Festival featuring live entertainment, a Beer and Wine Garden, Kids Zone, taco makers and more. Admission fee charge. Tacos and foods sold separately by vendors appearing at event. Entertainment includes Carlos Mencia, Baby Bash, Franki J, Ally Brooke from Fifth Harmony, Brown Boy, The Como La Flor Selena Tribute Band

COACHELLA: Tacos, Tequila & Chavelas October 19, 2019, 4-8 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park
1515 6th St
Coachella, CA 9223
$20 taco tasting, $25 add handcrafted Coachavela,
Chamber  (760) 347-0676
City of Coachella, in partnership with the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce Third Annual Tacos, Tequila & Chavelas Festival features a live DJ, mechanical bull rides, roping and corn hole games, food booths and aguas frescas! More than a dozen taco vendors compete for Best of Festival title.  

Taco Trivia

  • Taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico.
  • Taco Bell is 11th largest food chain in the world based on number of locations
  • Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine, California serves more than 2 billion customers each year at 7,000 restaurants,
  • Taco Bell founded March 21, 1962 in Downey, California
  • Del Taco is 88th largest food chain in world
  • Del Taco corporate headquarters is Lake Forest, CA
  • Del Taco has 550 restaurants
  • Del Taco was founded September 16, 1964, Yermo, California

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