If you love tacos, then you won’t want to miss this annual fiesta. Attracting over 25,000 people, the Arizona Taco Festival is becoming a national draw with tangible economic impact to local businesses. Popular elements include: the chihuahua beauty pageant, lucha libre wrestling, tequila expo, and of course, over 100,000 $2 tacos!
This event remains the only taco contest sanctioned by the National Taco Association. NTA representatives oversee the competition, where $10,000 cash is at stake in this heated taco battle.
The Arizona BBQ Festival is more than smoked meat and smokin’ hot chicks – it’s the only place you can embrace your inner redneck and compete in our Redneck Games Arena, tossing toilet seats as horseshoes, bobbing for pig’s feat, or cheering on coyboys in the best mullet contest. A dozen country and cover bands, huge bars, and kid’s zone round out the fun.
Looking for something to do over the summer? Beer Palooza takes place inside an air-conditioned warehouse at WestWorld (home of Barrett-Jackson). Palooza features over 100 beers and an on-site beer store, so attendees could purchase their favorites after sampling. This year, it takes place on Father’s Day weekend – so if you and pops love craft brew, this event’s for you. Cover bands, games, and a giant chalk drawing zone make this warehouse feel more like a big adult kid’s zone.
For Street Eats, we work with Salt River Fields to liven-up their annual food truck festival. As the largest collection of food trucks in the southwest, this event is a two-day eating binge with tons to see and do around the festival grounds. Bands, cooking classes, huge kids zone, and fun eating contests are all part of the action. Come hungry, because this is the foodiest event we produce.
Voted “Best Drinking Festival” by azcentral.com, this indoors, Saturday-night party includes incredible entertainment (think circus performers, fire breathers, salsa bands, and live painting), educational seminars, and over 100 types of top-shelf tequila available to sample.