People’s Choice Salsa Queen Competition & Kick Off Party
Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive, Yuma, AZ 85364
Admission: $1 per person (includes free chips and over a dozen salsa tastings)
Tunes & Tacos Festival
Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: Desert Sun Stadium/ Ray Kroc Baseball Complex, Ave. A & 35th Street
Admission: $1 per person, per entry
(Admission includes free carnival and concert.)
The Tunes & Tacos Festival is Yuma’s largest event drawing more than 15,000 people! This two-day festival features our Salsa Queen competition with people's choice tastings, local chef’s competing for the title of Yuma’s Taco King, amazing live entertainment, competitive eating contests, our KidsZone with games, inflatables, rides and fun activities. Attendees can also browse our local business and craft vendors, enjoy amazing fair style food, and cool down with a refreshing beverage. Complimentary tequila tasting provided by local purveyors will be available inside the Taco Festival Cerveza Garden. No tents, coolers or outside food or drinks allowed.
Activities for the Whole Family!
Join us to get this party started!! The pre-event People’s Choice Salsa Queen Competition & Kickoff Party will be held Friday evening, April 13, 2018 inside the Yuma Civic Center. It starts at 6:00 pm and voting is from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Local artists will have their festive art pieces on display to set the fiesta atmosphere, a local dance company will offer free Salsa dance lessons , and a special live concert performance by PALOMA will entertain. Food & Drinks available for purchase. Admission is $1.00 kids 3 and under free.
Admission to the Tunes & Tacos Festival is $1.00 per person at the gate. This gives everyone access to all fields including all day live music CONCERT, unlimited carnival rides, attractions, bounce houses, community performances, contests and more!
Food & Drinks
TACOTOPIA! Enjoy spicy and refreshing offerings from local purveyors of food. Carne asada, chicken, pork, and seafood tacos, empanadas, spicy barbecue, fresh roasted corn, and fair food galore – it’s all on the menu! Plus frosty margaritas, ice cold beer, water and soft drinks to cool down! More than 50 vendors!
Enjoy traditional Mexican performances and other local performance groups as they take center stage on the Taco Festival Community Stage.
Enjoy a full-day of live music featuring an exciting line-up of local artists and a headliner that you won’t want to miss! Bring your chairs and blankets to enjoy the show from 11am-11pm inside the Stadium.
Bring the kiddos to the TWO FREE (Yes! FREE!) KidsZones to play on a variety of bouncers, inflatables, and carnival rides. They can get their face painted, have a ball hitting piñatas filled with candy, and enjoy unlimited play time and rides during festival hours.
NEW THIS YEAR!
$50 VIP All Access Tickets! LIMITED, ONLINE ONLY* Purchase VIP all access tickets! Includes backstage access, meet & greet with the headlining act, free TACOS, complimentary beverages, indoor restrooms, and front stage VIP seating.
AGAIN THIS YEAR! – Yumamom.com Facebook voting
People’s Choice TACO! Via Facebook, festival attendee’s will be encouraged to taste and vote for Yuma’s BEST TACO from the finalist.
AGAIN THIS YEAR! – Bill Alexander Car Sale
Snag a great deal at the Tunes & Tacos Festival Car Sale! Dealers will be on site showcasing the newest makes and models!
The Tunes & Tacos Festival is the most exciting place to shop in Yuma! The Vendor Village features gourmet salsas & sauces, boutique clothing, hand crafted jewelry, garden art, hats, sunglasses, souvenirs, home décor, cultural crafts, sponsor giveaways, and much more. More than 20 exhibitors!
On the Community Stage enter to win cash and prizes by participating in one of the fantastic competitive eating contests!
FRIDAY NIGHT SALSA QUEEN ENTERTAINMENT
Download a copy of the festival map here.