THE DETROIT TACO FESTIVAL HAS SOLD OUT! TICKETS WILL *NOT* BE ON SALE AT THE GATE.

Detroit, Michigan

August 12, 2017

WEST RIVERFRONT PARK

12pm-6pm

Tickets on Sale June 1st!

Detroit RiverWalk Detroit, MI 48226

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How the Festival Works…

A General Admission ticket provides access to a collection of taco makers, restaurants, food trucks and others dishing out $2 tacos. Add bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda, and  it’s a taco fiesta! The entire festival works on a token system – so you will purchase tokens worth $2 each and use those as cash. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food (mostly desserts) as well. ATMs will be on site, but you can use a credit card if desired.

TICKET DESCRIPTIONS

GENERAL ADMISSION: $12

  • Entrance to The Taco Festival
  • Live entertainment ALL afternoon including live bands, Lucha Libre wrestling shows, hilarious eating contests, chili pepper-eating challenges, and the entertaining Tiny Taco Dog beauty pageant
  • Kids 12 and under are free

VIP PACKAGE: $50

  • Tokens for 10 tacos of your choosing throughout the festival
  • Tequila Expo access & wristband
  • Private VIP Bar
  • VIP Lounge & Seating
  • Upgraded private Restrooms
  • Kids 12 and under are free, with a paid adult ticket

TEQUILA EXPO: $20

The popular Tequila Expo offers guests the chance to sample a multitude of top-shelf tequilas. Purchase this add-on and receive with a wristband good for 10 samples of fine tequila. Tequila Expo passes must be purchased in conjunction with a GA ticket. We highly recommend purchasing these passes online – the Expo will sell out. Hours: 1pm-5pm.

Festival Rules / General Regulations

  • No dogs allowed (except Tiny Taco Dog Beauty Pageant participants and service dogs)
  • No lawn chairs or blankets
  • No wheelchair rental
  • No opened drink containers. Sealed water only.
  • Tokens can be purchased with credit card or cash at the gate and cash only inside. There will be ATMs inside and outside.

Parking

Parking is only limited to what you can find in the surrounding area. If you are ADA please let us know, we are working diligently on accommodations. Email us at thetacofestival@gmail.com

Here is what to do:

  1. Uber/Lyft/Taxi to the festival (we recommend this for our drinking friends anyway)
  2. Bike! We will have lots of bike parking available for you
  3. Take the people mover! Take the People Mover for just $.75 to the Joe Louis Arena stop, then walk a short mile west to the Taco festival Entrance! The People Mover operates from noon to 2am.

Entrance to the festival is on the East side of the park.

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Detroit RiverWalk Detroit, MI 48226

The Taco Festival Stage Schedule

12:00pm-12:45pm

Honeybabe

12:45pm-1:00pm

Chip Beard Winner Announcement

1:00pm-1:45pm

Honeybabe

1:45pm-2:00pm

Taco Attire Winner Announcement – Contest 1

2:00pm-2:15pm

Tiny Taco Dog Beauty Pageant

2:45pm-3:30pm

Bluewater Kings Band

Food Trucks

3:30pm-3:45pm

Taco Attire Winner Announcement- Contest 2

3:45pm-4:00pm

Taco Eating Contest

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Bluewater Kings Band

5:00pm-5:30pm

Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest

5:45pm-6:00pm

Detroit’s Best Tacos Awards Ceremony

Restaurants

  • 44 Burrito
  • Carnival Market
  • Crazy Gringo Mexican Cantina
  • Detroit Catering Company
  • El Nacimiento
  • Electric Plate Vegan Pop-up
  • Esto’s Garage
  • Honcho
  • Hot Taco Detroit
  • Huron Room
  • Inyo Restaurant and Lounge
  • Jose’s Tacos
  • MEX
  • Qdoba
  • Señor López Mexican Restaurant
  • Small Plates Detroit
  • Tijuana’s Mexican Kitchen
  • Trini’s Mexican Carry Out
  • Wok Asian Bistro

Food Trucks

  • Chef In A Box
  • El Taco Veloz
  • Fortune Cooking Food Truck
  • Frackin’ Hungry
  • Lazybones Smokehouse Mobile
  • Loncheria El Parian
  • Los Dos Amigos
  • Tacos El Rodeo
  • Steve’s World of Food

Dessert/Non-Alc Bev

  • A Serendipity Cakery
  • Beyond Juicery+Eatery Eastern Market
  • Cool Jacks Handcrafted Cookies + Ice Cream
  • Dr Nitro’s Dessert Lab
  • “On the Husk” Mexican Style Corn
  • Mangonadas Del Barrio

Market Vendors

  • Detroit Dog Rescue
  • Detroit 313

Want to Volunteer at the Festival?

Join the volunteer crew at the Detroit Taco Festival! We have opportunities in several areas of the festival including:

  • Merchandise Sales
  • Contest Check in
  • Judges Tent
  • Tequila Tasting Expo
  • Lucha Libre Wrestling
  • Setup / Cleanup

Want to Volunteer at the Festival?

Volunteers receive festival admission, a T-shirt, 2 complimentary tokens for tacos, and a fun time! You must be personable and 18+.

If you’re interested in volunteering please fill out our form (follow the link below) and we’ll contact you ASAP!