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 Festival & Cinco De Mayo, May 5, 2022, 6-10 p.m. North Plaza Park. Best Taco Contest, Taco Eating Contest, Beer Garden, Live Entertainment with Melao, Miriam Baca, La Chambita & Laisha V. Dog Beauty Pageant has some "ruff" competition! Location: Main Street & Plaza Park

SAN DIEGO: Tequila and Tacos Music Festival April 30-May 1, 2022,  Sat 1-9 p.m. & Sun 12.-6 p.m. Entertainment includes Vanilla Ice and Bone Thugs-N Harmony. All ages welcome but 21+ to drink. $25-50,

SAN DIEGO: SoCal Taco Fest May 14, 2022, 12-10 p.m.
at Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway  San Diego, CA. Event includes Chihuahua Races and Beauty Pageant and Lucha Libre Wrestling. Entertainment: High Tide Society, DJ Hurricane Andrew, 40oz To Freedom (Sublime Tribute), FlashPants (80s Awesomeness), The Purple Madness (Prince Tribute), Treach of by Naughty By Nature, Ana Barbara, Grupo Caņaveral, Los Amigos Invisibles, La Sonora Dinamita con Vilma Diaz, La Sonora Dinamita, Los Sleepwalkers, Guillerma Von Son, Kimba Light, DJ Josexxx Josexxx, Familia Loteria, J Viejo Lowbo, Wa-Kushma,  and DJ Niayuku. $60-120,

MARYSVILLE: Yuba Sutter 3rd Annual Taco Festival May 14, 2022 Tacos Beer Garden Kid Zone Taco Eating Contest Chihuahua Beauty Pageant Car Show and much more!

PALMDALE: Antelope Valley Taco Festival June 11-12, 2022, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Pontcitlan Square
38315 9th Street East
Palmdale, California 93550
The festival features tacos, beer & music with local musical entertainment, Juan Gabriel imitator, Selena Imitator, unique taco makers, beer, and many great activities.

VENTURA: Tequila and Tacos Music Festival July 9-10, 2022,  Sat 1-9 p.m. & Sun 12.-6 p.m. Held at Ventura County Fairgrounds, Surfer's Point $10-60,

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Taco Festival October 9, 2022, 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.

ATASCADERO: Taco Day on Traffic Way, now a Tamale Festival January 15, 2022

RIVERSIDE: IE Taco Festival no current info 2022
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 no current info 2022
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.  

FULLERTON: Taco Festival no current info, 2022  
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 no current info 2022
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, |

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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