The highly anticipated Taco and Tequila Festival is coming to Downtown Long Beach on Saturday, July 8, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. offering a day filled with vibrant flavors, lively music, and a festive atmosphere. This year’s event holds special significance as it coincides with the 200th anniversary of Jalisco as a free and sovereign state in Mexico. The festival will pay homage to Jalisco’s historical milestone while celebrating the beloved taco and tequila culture that has captivated people worldwide.
Jalisco, the birthplace of tequila, has played a significant role in shaping the agave-based spirits industry, producing an astonishing 90 percent of all agave in Mexico. With a large population of Jalisciences residing outside of Jalisco, Los Angeles County serves as the ideal location for this collaboration and provides the perfect setting to commemorate the bicentennial.
The Taco and Tequila Festival promises a sensory journey for attendees, tempting their taste buds with an extensive selection of tacos crafted by talented chefs and local restaurants. From traditional favorites to innovative creations, these mouthwatering delicacies will showcase the diversity and artistry of Mexican cuisine. To complement your tacos, a range of premium tequilas and tequila-based cocktails will be served by skilled mixologists who understand the nuances of this revered spirit.
While savoring the culinary delights, guests will be serenaded by live music and get the chance to watch wrestlers fight in the ring lucha libre style. The festival’s diverse lineup of mariachi bands, energetic Latin music performers, and luchadors will have everyone celebrating the vibrant spirit of Mexico.
More than just a celebration of food and drink, the Taco and Tequila Festival provides a true cultural experience that pays homage to the heritage and traditions of Jalisco. Attendees will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in various activities and demonstrations that provide insights into the art of tequila and the historical significance of Jalisco’s bicentennial.
Anticipation is high for this year’s festival, which is expected to attract taco and tequila enthusiasts, foodies, music lovers, and individuals seeking an authentic celebration of Mexican culture. The heart of Downtown Long Beach will be transformed into a vibrant hub of excitement, flavor, and merriment, making the event a highlight of the summer.
Taco and Tequila Festival is free to attend to those who register before June 15 through LB Taco and Tequila Fest 2023 (ticketspice.com) After June 15, tickets will cost $20 per person.