Kansas City Taco Festival

This event has been postponed until 2022, please CLICK HERE for more information.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
12pm-2pm (VIP Only), 2pm-8pm (Gen Adm, Premium, VIP)
Sunday, August 15, 2021
12pm-2pm (VIP Only), 2pm-6pm (Gen Adm, Premium, VIP)

About Taco Heaven.

The most anticipated food & entertainment festival of the year is taking place at KC Live! and the Power & Light District in Kansas City on Saturday & Sunday, August 14 & 15, 2021. Get ready for an action-packed weekend filled with a large variety of tacos, margaritas, games, and taco-themed fun, all while be entertained by live bands on stage, authentic Mariachi music, and other live entertainment. Come hungry - get ready for the Kansas City Taco Festival!

Over 75 varieties of tacos will be available, just $3 each. It's time for Taco Heaven! Inside the festival, you'll find over 20 of Kansas City's best restaurants, food trucks, and eateries serving up an amazing variety of mouth watering tacos & other related food items (mexican street corn, churritos, churros, tamales, nachos & more).

Ticket Options & Pricing

Early-Bird Price (current price)
$ 9 .95
Regular Price
Last-Chance Price

General Admission

  • Entrance into the Festival
  • Your 1st Drink Free (beer, margarita, water, or soda)
  • Access to cash margarita & full bars & tequila sampling, live bands & DJs, mariachi band, eating contests (see FAQ #7 below), and tons of fun with friends!
  • As always, kids 10 & under are FREE with a paying adult.
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Early-Bird Price (current price)
$ 29 .95
Regular Price
Last-Chance Price

Premium Admission

  • Everything included with General Admission, PLUS:
  • 5 Taco vouchers
  • Commemorative gift bag with bottle of hot sauce, giveaways, bragging rights, and more!
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Early-Bird Price (current price)
$ 49 .95
Regular Price
Last-Chance Price

VIP Admission

Limited Tix Available!

  • Everything included with General Admission, PLUS:
  • 2-hour Express Early Entry into the Festival (12-2pm)
  • 2-Hour Drink Party Package (12pm to 2pm - beer, call drinks, soda, and water)
  • 5 Taco vouchers
  • Exclusive VIP party area with private bathrooms and bars
  • Commemorative VIP gift bag with a bottle of hot sauce, shot glass, bragging rights, and more!
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All The Details...

The Kansas City Taco Festival is taking place at KC Live! on Saturday & Sunday, August 14 & 15, 2021! Please be prepared to enjoy...


  • 20+ Taco & Food Vendors
  • Live Bands on Stage, Authentic Mariachi Entertainment, and DJs
  • Multiple Margarita Bars
  • Giant Tequila Sampling Expo
  • Chili Pepper & Other Eating Contests
  • Kids Fun Zone & Activities (Bounce Houses, Face Painters, etc)
  • Mechanical Bull Riding in PBR
  • Giant Nacho Bar
  • Access to all areas of KC Live!
  • Fun Yard Games
  • Hotel Room Deal (see below)
  • & much more!


At the event, you'll find over 20 of Kansas City's best restaurants, food trucks & carts serving up an amazing variety of mouth watering tacos & related food items. All taco are $3 each. There will be bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, tequila flights, ice cold beer, water, soda & more. All food items will work on a voucher system - there will be various voucher stations throughout the festival & all vouchers will be used as cash. Additional vendors will be on hand to sell other food (mexican corn, churritos, churros, tamales, nachos, cotton candy, cakes, desserts, and more) as well. Multiple ATMs will be on site around the festival area.


The Kansas City Taco Festival is proud to partner this year with The Trauma Survivors Foundation! Check out this great cause today at www.thetraumasurvivorsfoundation.com.


Children 10 & under are FREE & do not need a ticket.


Have a restaurant or food truck or want to be a vendor or sponsor? Join the taco party! You can email us and we will get right back to you.

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket prices are subject to increase at any time - do not wait to buy tickets, these events often do sell out!



Festival Location

KC Live! | 13 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
Larger Map & Directions | Parking Deals | Get a Safe Ride - Uber Home   Hungry? Try Uber Eats!


Become a Vendor


Become a Sponsor

Want to Volunteer at the Kansas City Taco Festival?

Join the Kansas City Taco Festival crew!

We need help with setup (day before as well as the morning prior to the event) as well as assistance checking guests in at the gates. The ideal volunteer is outgoing, fun, and is a team-player. You will gain access into the event after your shift as well as 5 taco vouchers and a free drink ticket.

Interested? Please click the button below to contact us and we will get right back to you!

Become a Volunteer


AWESOME! Please click here to contact us and we will get right back to you!
Yes, kids 10 and under are free with a paying adult!
Sure thing! Please click here and fill out that quick form. We will get right back to you!
Tacos are on a voucher system. Each custom, hand-made taco is 1 or more vouchers (some larger tacos are more than 1 voucher). You can purchase taco vouchers at the event voucher stands.
All ticket purchases for the Taco Festival are final. We do not issue refunds for any reason, including inclement weather, if you cannot make it, etc.
Yes, this is a Rain or Shine indoor/outdoor event. Please plan accordingly and bring rain gear if it is going to rain - it does happen and we still get a sell-out crowd in the rain!
CLICK HERE to sign up for the eating contest in advance.

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