By Contributor | KVTU.com
The 2nd annual San Jose Taco Festival will be filled with tastings, art, and performances. Held in History Park on Senter Road not far from the San Jose Municipal Stadium, the festival will offer a curated selection of over 35 of the best food trucks from all over the Bay Area serving their best rendition of a taco. All plates will be $5 or less. Short rib tacos, nacho tacos, Vietnamese shrimp tacos, and even ice cream tacos is just a sample of the day’s menu. Tacos in the competition will be voted on by attendees. Finalists will be judged by a celebrity panel and prizes will be awarded based on quality and presentation.
The onsite Firehouse building will be converted into a VIP area with all you can eat tacos and open bar. While food is the main attraction, various entertainment options will be provided for the crowd. The Concert in the Park music program will bring a variety of live acts throughout the day including noted Latin hip-hop act Raul Y Mexia.
There will be a kids area near the stables with pinatas, balloon artists, and face painters. The event will also offer the high-flying live entertainment of Mexican-style Luche Libre wrestling with a full wrestling ring staging matches throughout the festival. A selection of two dozen art, jewelry, clothing vendors and community partners will also have a presence at the event. The taco festival will also play host to the second annual US Air Accordion Championship (USAAC) competition. For more information on the festival, please visit their official website.
San Jose Taco Festival
Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. $10-$150 (children 11 and under free)