‘Taco & Tequila Festival’ is coming to Jacksonville in May

This is not a drill!

It's the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Taco and tequila lovers, rejoice!

Get ready, because “Jacksonville Taco & Tequila Festival” is officially a thing!

The event, held Sunday, May 2, from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., will reside under the Fuller Warren Bridge at the Northbank Riverwalk Artist Square (same location as the Riverside Arts Market).

The event is described as a “culinary experience and fundraiser featuring Mexican cuisine from over 10 restaurants and food trucks, as well as tequila stations, craft margaritas, local makers, games, live music, and more!”

It’s going to be the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration!

A limited amount of General Admission Experience tickets as well as VIP Sip & Savor Passes will be available for purchase but are expected to sell out due to limited capacity.

The festival is a fundraiser for The Wagoner Foundation, Chemo Noir, Fur Sisters, The Jacksonville Jaycees, and several other Jacksonville nonprofits.

General Admission Experience Tickets: $15 NOW | $30 DAY OF (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

  • ONE complimentary beer, craft cocktail or margarita
  • A wristband for access to purchase food and drink from all participating restaurants and beverage stations.
  • Souvenir Face Mask

VIP Sip & Savor Passes: $65 NOW | $95 DAY OF (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

  • Access to the private VIP Experience Area
  • Sample a flight of top shelf tequilas
  • Sample craft cocktails & margaritas
  • Taste & vote on ALL the tacos from participating restaurants
  • Private restrooms & seating areas
  • Souvenir Face Mask + Cup
  • + more

Capacity in this area will be limited & there will be two sampling time frames: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Please make sure when purchasing to double check your time slot)

Click here for more information. Our mouths are watering already! Mark your calendar!

For other questions or if you’re interested in volunteering or being a sponsor or vendor, please email JaxTacoFest@Gmail.com

About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a communication degree.