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Taste of Jalisco Festival
February 3, 2023 @ 11:00 am - February 5, 2023 @ 10:00 pm
Celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of the state of Jalisco, Mexico at the 7th Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival. This annual celebration honors the 26-year sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco (Mexico) through culture, cuisine, music, and fashion. Admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
The weekend includes a family-friendly carnival, artisan craft vendor market, tequila tastings, authentic Mexican cuisine, a car show, and daily entertainment. Festivities kick off Friday, February 3 beginning at 4 p.m. and features the raising of the flags, a proclamation reading from Cathedral City Mayor Rita Lamb, followed by live entertainment and the opening of the carnival and tequila tasting garden.
In addition to a giant Ferris wheel offering views of the entire city and surrounding area, the three-day carnival also will feature rides, amusements, and games for all ages on the festival lawn in front of City Hall. The weekend will also include a car show for auto enthusiasts with an amazing line up of high end and unique, custom created vehicles. Admission to the car show is included with $10 purchase to the Fiesta Zone. Admission to the vendor market and carnival are free; Tickets for rides and games are additional fees with pre-sale tickets available through February 2.
Attendees also will enjoy assorted crafts from a variety of artisans and a mix of gourmet food trucks. Those 21 and older can enjoy the full bar and tequila garden located inside the Fiesta Zone which features a high-end cocktail experience including tequila tastings. Admission to the Fiesta Zone is $10 each day and includes access to food trucks, beer garden, tequila bar, car show, lawn games, and live entertainment.
A highlight of the weekend will be entertainment from the Jalisco Community Stage featuring local and regional musical groups and live acts celebrating Mexican art and culture. The lineup includes multiple folklorico dance troupes; Las Tias, Dreaming of You (Selena tribute), Outlaw Mariachi, Corazon de Mana (Mana tribute) and a Saturday night headline performance by Grupo Control.