Taco and Tequila Fest coming back to Grand Rapids
Festival returns to LMCU Ballpark after canceling event due to COVID in 2020
Grand Rapids is bringing back the Taco and Tequila festival to LMCU ballpark on May 7, 2022. The previous event was canceled in 2020 due to COVID 19 restrictions with a scaled back private event later that fall. The previous event sold out after only two weeks of ticket sales and the 2022 version sold out just as fast!
The event will be hosted by Outlier Events and the West Michigan Whitecaps. Outlier Events also hosts a number of other popular events across the country including Donut and Beer Fest, and Michigan’s Mac and Cheese Festival.
The event is a celebration of Michigan’s best tacos, tequila and all things tasty. Taco & Tequila Fest will feature Mexican cuisine sampling, unique tequila selections from around the world and decadent mixed drinks from local vendors along with international beer and dessert sampling. The event also brings in mariachi bands, games and other entertainment elements to the ballpark.
Outlier Events are hosting the festival in partnership with the West Michigan Whitecaps and the Whitecaps Community Foundation, to bring exciting and safe events to the community for both local residents and out of town visitors to enjoy.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring this event back to this community. This event has sold out every year, but we were blown away by how Grand Rapids responded in 2020. We can’t wait to finally bring this fest to life this May.” said festival founder Brian Colopy.
While guests explore the countless food and beverage options, there will also be live music, yard games, inflatables, and of course, Lucha Libre Wrestling. Through a People’s Choice vote, attendees will crown the best taco vendor at the event.
All ages are welcome to attend Taco & Tequila Fest, and children 3 and under have free admission with an adult. Ticket options include a $53 VIP admission with 1 hour early entry in addition to 5 taco samples and 10 tequila or mixed drink samples and a $38 general admission option with 3 taco samples and 5 tequila or mixed drink samples of your choosing. For the kids and designated drivers, a $28 “Just the Tacos” option is available with 3 taco samples along with soda/water. Tickets for Taco & Tequila are SOLD OUT.