Taco time

Illustration by Hayley Doshay

A lot of popular foods already get their own festivals in Sacramento—Bacon Fest Sacramento, Sacramento Burger Battle and BerryFest, for example. After being postponed once already (it was originally supposed to happen in October of 2014), the inaugural Sacramento Taco Festival (www.sactacofest.com, www.facebook.com/sactacofest) will finally debut Saturday, June 20. Run by POP-9 Communications (which publishes SacLatino magazine, Vida de Oro magazine and The Del Paso News) the event offers tons of vendors selling tacos, of course—plus tons of other random entertainment events, including lucha libre wrestling, arts and crafts, the Grant Union High School drum line, taco eating competitions, a chihuahua beauty contest and live music from the Sweet Bones and Q-Vo. The block-party-style festival will shut down the streets on Del Paso Boulevard between El Camino Boulevard and Arden Way between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and it's hosted by Sacramento city councilman Allen Warren.