General Admission: $49

    August 17, 2024 | 12pm-10pm | Waterfront Park

    1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

SoCal Taco Fest is BACK and it's BIGGER and BETTER than ever!



    SoCal Taco Fest RETURNS to WATERFRONT PARK for the 9th year in a row!
  • 20 top taco shops
  • Massive Real Del Valle's Margarita Cantina with all-day DJs
  • Micheladas, Cocktails & Beer
  • Lucha Libre all star wrestling presented by Gelato's Mountain Spring Water
  • Chihuahua races & Beauty Pageant presented by Harrah's Resort SoCal
  • Harrah's Resort SoCal Main stage performances by Vanilla Ice, Smash Mouth, Los Amigos Invisibles, and Fast Times.
  • The Barrio stage will feature Rossi Rock & Sebby O.G., Rising Star, DJ Niayuku, Familia Lotería, Mariachi Diamante, and Ballet Folclórico.
  • Karaoke Stage
  • 9 years strong—accept nothing less than the original premier taco experience.
    SoCal Taco Fest SELLS OUT every year, don’t miss out!

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Ticket prices will go up soon!


SoCal Taco Fest Main Stage

Main stage performances by Vanilla Ice, Smash Mouth, Los Amigos Invisibles, and Fast Times. Artist performance times subject to change. More to be announced.

  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      August 17, 2024
      12:00 pm
    • Event
      Xavier The X-Man® DJ Set
    • Description
      When Xavier The X-Man steps out from behind the mic to DJ live, it's like he brings the whole community together with nothing but good beats and great vibes.
    • Date
      August 17, 2024
      1:25 pm
    • Event
      Rising Star
    • Description
      Rising Star delivers dynamic performances blending powerful vocals, skillful guitar, funky bass, and tight rhythms across diverse genres, captivating audiences with their energetic style.
    • Date
      August 17, 2024
      5:45 pm
    • Event
      Los Amigos Invisibles
    • Description
      Los Amigos Invisibles, known for their unique blend of funk, disco, and Latin rhythms, are a Venezuelan band that turns every performance into an electrifying dance party.
    • Date
      August 17, 2024
      7:15 pm
    • Event
      Smash Mouth
    • Description
      Smash Mouth, the iconic band known for their catchy pop-rock hits like "All Star" and "Walkin' on the Sun," embodies the fun and irreverent spirit of late '90s and early 2000s music.
    • Date
      August 17, 2024
      8:45 pm
    • Event
      Vanilla Ice
    • Description
      Vanilla Ice rocketed to fame with "Ice Ice Baby," becoming the poster boy for early '90s hip-hop with his catchy tunes and unforgettable hairstyle.



All attendees of the SoCal TACO FEST must be at least 21 years old.
IDs will be checked upon entrance at the gate where tickets are scanned.
SoCal Taco Fest is a CASHLESS event. We accept Apple Pay, Credit & Debit Cards for food or beverage purchases.



By entering the event grounds, you expressly assume all risk and danger of personal injury and all other hazards, which include, but are not limited to, property damage arising from or related in any way to the SoCal TACO FEST, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event
• Attendees and belongings are subject to search
• All forms of smoking are strictly prohibited (including but not limited to marijuana, cigarettes, e-cigs & vapes)
• By entering the event grounds, you willingly give your permission for the SoCal TACO FEST to capture your image via video and photography for its unrestricted use in all forms of media / marketing
• Moshing, crowd surfing and stage diving are prohibited
• Nudity and or exposed body parts is prohibited under California County Code 32.1002
• Unless otherwise stated below, food and beverage is not included with the price of admission.
• There are NO REFUNDS for any reason whatsoever on tickets purchased to the SoCAL TACO FEST.
• SoCal TACO FEST will take place rain or shine

• One sealed bottle of water (16oz or less)
• Prescribed medication (in a container with matching ID to be checked at entry)
• Cell phones
• Non-professional cameras
• Bags/Clutches that follow our Clear Bag Policy
• Blankets/towels
• Sunscreen

• Infants or toddlers (or anyone under 21 years old) are not allowed to enter
• Outside food or drink (medical exception w/doctors note and matching ID)
• Any bags that don’t follow our Clear Bag Policy
• Cans, coolers, bottles, glass of any kind, backpacks
• Pets (guide/service dogs OK)
• Drugs and drug paraphernalia
• Audio recording devices, professional photo/video cameras
• Weapons, firearms, pocket knives, Fireworks or explosives
• Skateboards, motorized vehicles, bicycles
• Drones
• Umbrellas
• CamelBaks/bladders
• Lawn Chairs
• Laser pointers
• Selfie sticks
• Chalk, markers, sharpies
• Stickers, flyers, solicitations
• Megaphones
• Signage
• Noisemakers
• Flags
• Drums/Percussion Instruments


All persons and bags are subject to search. Clear tote bags (including handbags/purses) that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” will be admitted inside after inspection. One-gallon clear plastic freezer or storage bags are also permitted. Small clutch bags or wallets that do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5 “, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the venue along with one of the clear bag options (clear tote or storage bag). Oversized bags (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, laptop bags, etc.) are prohibited. SoCal Taco Fest does not provide a general area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings. For a list of other prohibited items, see RULES.

  • testimonial“ The best and biggest Taco Festival in Southern California; go hungry and get ready to dance & party all day and night! ” - Xavier The X-Man, Magic 92.5
  • testimonial“Tacos, margaritas, music and fun all in one place with a bunch of friends makes for a great day!” - Kristi Jagger, Magic 92.5 Mornings
  • testimonial“The best tacos in San Diego with the best view in San Diego at the beautiful Waterfront Park” - Mark Jagger, Magic 92.5 Mornings
  • testimonial“Me and tacos have a love affair, and there’s no better venue to do what I love most—eat tacos—than SoCal Taco Fest. This event is a can’t miss.” - R Dub!, Magic 92.5



SoCal Taco Fest is an ADA compliant event. For questions, please email