When you visit Santa Cruz, CA you can’t miss the action at San Lorenzo Park. The annual Tequila, Taco and Music Festival comes to town and it looks to be amazing, as always. This very popular event takes place every summer in August for two jam-packed, fun-filled weekend days.
Come For The Food, Stay For The Fun
If you love street tacos (and who doesn’t?) get ready to indulge in the delicious gourmet fare offered up at this feast for your taste buds. Indulge in an asada taco on a homemade corn tortilla topped with some pico de gallo and asada fries on the side. Or go crazy and try some habanero apricot salsa with chips. Just make sure you’ve got something to drink!
You’ll find that the choices are endless. There are plenty of food trucks to satisfy your every craving for Mexican delights.
Clink and Drink Up
Do you love the taste of tequila on a beautiful, sunny day?
Then you might want to be sure to attend both days of this awesome festival.
Come on Saturday and you can partake in a “Tequila Experience.” This specialty ticket lets you sample 6 half-ounce glassfuls of top-shelf tequila in a souvenir tasting glass you get to keep.
If margaritas are your thing, keep in mind that Sunday is Mas Margaritas Day at the festival. There are many iterations of award-winning margaritas just waiting to be sipped along with those mouth-watering tacos and other food offerings available at the fair.
Sure, this festival is for tequila lovers, but if you enjoy craft beer or fresh lemonade, you’re fully covered, there, too.
Cool Down With Tone Loc
There are music performances going on all day throughout the weekend. After all, a festival’s no fun without some music to bring it all together.
You and your crew won’t be drinking those Sunday margaritas without grooving to some live music from famous rap artist Tone-Loc. Move your body to this performer’s hit songs, like “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina” in San Lorenzo Park.
This Festival Is a Popular One!
It’s bound to get a bit crowded at times, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance.
If you’re in Santa Cruz from out of town, this event should be at the top of your must-do list.
Hotels near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are a short drive away from San Lorenzo Park. One hotel that is close to both the boardwalk and the park is the Hyatt Place Santa Cruz. You’re just a two-minute drive to the festival and five minutes to the boardwalk from the Hyatt Place Santa Cruz. This perfect location places you within access to the beach, the Broadway Playhouse Theatre and a wide array of eateries and shops.
The Hotel Solares is also located near the boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz. Its pet-friendly rules and relaxed atmosphere with a pool and spa make it an archetypal Santa Cruz environment. With recently renovated rooms and a funky, modern design, it’s a fun place to stay.
Dates and Times: August 24th & 25th, 2019, 11:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Where: San Lorenzo Park in Downtown Santa Cruz
Tickets: For General Admission entry to the Festival, it’s $10 per person.
Children under 12 are free.
(Note that food and drinks are not included with General Admission.)
Purchase a Saturday only Tequila Experience ticket: $40
Enjoy samples from 11:30-3:30 p.m.
Take a quick drive or bike ride from your Hyatt Place Santa Cruz hotel or simply walk 7 minutes to San Lorenzo Park to enjoy this annual festival.
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