Norfolk Taco Festival

Saturday & Sunday, September 11 & 12, 2021
12pm-2pm (VIP Only), 2pm-8pm (Gen Adm + VIP)

About Taco Heaven.

The most anticipated food & entertainment festival of the year is taking place at Waterside District in Norfolk on Saturday & Sunday, September 11 & 12, 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 Norfolk 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 Virginia's best restaurants, food trucks, and eateries serving up an amazing variety of mouth watering tacos & other related food items (mexican corn, churritos, churros, tamales, nachos & more).

Ticket Options & Pricing

Early-Bird Price (current)
$ 9 99
Regular Price
Last-Chance Price

General Admission

  • Entrance into the Festival
  • First Drink Included (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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Pre-Sale Price (current)
$ 49 99
Early-Bird Price
Regular Price

VIP Admission

Limited Tix Available!

  • Everything included with General Admission, PLUS:
  • 2-hour Express Early Entry into the Festival (12-2pm)
  • 4 Drink Tickets (margaritas, 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 3rd Annual Norfolk Taco Festival is taking place at Waterside District on Saturday & Sunday, September 11 & 12, 2021! Please be prepared to enjoy...


  • 20+ Taco & Food Vendors (over 60 styles of tacos & food items)
  • Live Bands on Stage, Authentic Mariachi Entertainment, and DJs
  • Multiple Margarita Bars
  • Tequila Sampling Expo
  • Hot Chili Pepper & Other Eating Contests
  • Carnival Games & Kids Activities (Face Painters, Balloon Twisters etc)
  • Mechanical Bull Riding in PBR
  • Giant Queso & Nacho Bar + Churro Station
  • Axe Throwing Area
  • Access to restaurants & bars inside Waterside District
  • Fun Yard & Tailgate Games + Baggo
  • ALL AGES! (kids 10 & under are FREE)
  • Hotel Room Deal (see below)
  • & much more!


At the event, you'll find over 20 of Virginia'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. Voucher stations are cash-only.


The Norfolk Taco Festival is proud to partner this year with The Trauma Survivors Foundation! Check out this great cause today at


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


We would love your help! Please see below for more information and to contact us.


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!


OFFICIAL HOTEL PARTNER - Norfolk Hilton at The Main


Stay The Night - Make it a Weekend!
Enjoy the Norfolk Taco Festival Responsibly at Norfolk's Newest Destination
Rooftop Bar - Beautiful Rooms - Amazing Location
For super-special discounted hotel rooms that are ACROSS THE STREET from Waterside District for Friday or Saturday nights, please CLICK HERE or calling (757) 763-6200 and be sure to use Group Code "Taco Fest" to lock in DISCOUNTED special rate.
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Festival Location

Waterside District | 113 Waterside Dr, Norfolk, VA 23510
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 Norfolk Taco Festival?

Join the Norfolk 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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