Annual Taste of Jalisco Festival to Begin Friday in Cathedral City

Connor Forbes
Connor Forbes
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Taste of Jalisco Car Show will be held on Sunday.

Taste of Jalisco Festival

CATHEDRAL CITY (CNS) – The eighth annual Taste of Jalisco Festival, featuring a carnival, music, food trucks and tequila tasting, will get underway Friday in Cathedral City.

The event will be held until Sunday in downtown Cathedral City, 68600 East Palm Canyon Drive, according to festival organizers.

The event will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday with a raising of flags by Cathedral City Mayor Mark Carnavale, live entertainment from Outlaw Marachi, and the opening of the artisan market and carnival. Additionally, a tequila garden will be available for attendees who are 21 years old or older and a tequila tasting competition will get underway at 7 p.m.

Attendees can also head over to the neighboring Agua Caliente Casino at 9 p.m. the first night for an after-party with a performance from Nacho Bustillos and a full mariachi band. On Sunday, a free car show with more than 40 cars and trucks will be held there from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Partnering with Soundskilz and the city of Cathedral City, we are honored to host two of the festival’s events here at the Cathedral City Terraza and play a part in bringing our community together,” casino Senior Vice President and General Manager Todd Berendji said in a statement. “Delicious food, a fabulous car show, margaritas, Taco Flights, and an unforgettable after party, make this a must for everyone’s calendar.”

The weekend will feature live wrestling and tribute performances from Dreaming of You Selena and Carlos Santana Savor the Band, according to festival organizers. Both days are set to get underway at noon with the carnival starting an hour afterward, but Saturday is set to end at 11 p.m. and the festival will close out at 9 p.m. Sunday.

The annual celebration honors the sister city relationship between Cathedral City and Tequila, Jalisco, located in Mexico.

Parking for the carnival is free, but admission starts at $4 per person with other activities priced at varying additional fees. More information can be found at

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