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The 3rd annual Norfolk Taco Festival, Norfolk's most anticipated food & entertainment festival of the year, is taking over Waterside District on Saturday & Sunday, September 11 & 12, 2021!  Get ready for an action-packed day filled with a variety of tacos, margaritas, delicious indulgences, live music & entertainment and tons of taco themed activities! Come hungry and get ready for the Norfolk Taco Festival!


🌮 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 & Taco Eating Contests
🌮 Kids Fun Zone (Carnival Games, face painters, games, bounce houses, etc)
🌮 Mechanical Bull Riding in PBR
🌮 Giant Queso & Nacho Bar + Churro Station
🌮 Axe Throwing Area
🌮 Access to restaurants & bars inside Waterside District
🌮 Baggo Area
🌮 Fun Yard & Tailgate Games
🌮 ALL AGES! (kids 10 & under are FREE)
🌮 Discount Hotel Room Deals (book now)
🌮 and much more!


GENERAL ADMISSION (Pre-Sale & Limited) 1PM – 8PM
- Entry into festival
- 1st drink FREE

VIP PACKAGE (Pre-Sale & Limited) 12PM – 8PM

- 2 Hour VIP early access (12pm)
- 4 Drink Tickets
- 5 Taco Vouchers
- Exclusive VIP Area
- Commemorative gift bag with bottle of hot sauce, custom shot glass, giveaways & bragging rights


At the event, you’ll find over 20 of the area's best restaurants & food purveyors dishing out a variety of unlimited $3 tacos (sold separately). There will be bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, tequilas, ice cold beer, water, soda & more.

All food, alcohol (not including tequila expo) & non alcoholic related items will work on a voucher system – so you will purchase vouchers at ticket stations and use those as cash. Additional vendors will be on hand to sell other food (cotton candy, cakes, desserts etc) as well. ATMs will be on site, cash sales only at voucher stations.

Fun for the whole family! There will be face painters, bounce houses, piñata smashing contests, carnival games & more.  Children 10 & under are FREE & do not need a ticket.

Bring your dancing shoes and expect to hear the sounds of traditional rock, authentic mariachi bands live on stage with dance troupe performances, the best local DJ's and more!

Have a restaurant, food truck or vendor inquiry?  Click "Contact Organizer" at the top of this page or call (888) 827-8340.

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 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.

For the safety of all on property & in accordance with local guidelines, our team members will be wearing facial coverings and we recommend our guests do the same when they are not eating or drinking. With increased safety and hygiene measures in place, we will have hand sanitizing stations available, limited overall event capacity & social distancing in place that is in accordance with CDC guidelines & local ordinances. Temperature checks will be administered at the door & ask individuals that have a fever or COVID-19 symptoms please stay home.


All tickets purchased for The Norfolk Taco Festival are final. WE REPEAT, ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. THERE SHALL BE NO TICKET REFUNDS AND/OR TICKET EXCHANGES FOR FUTURE DATES OR EVENTS. All tickets are delivered via tracked delivery email. This is a "Rain / Snow / Heat or Shine" indoor/outdoor event. Ticket prices are subject to change and increase at any time. If you have issues with your order, please contact the organizer at the link above.

In the event of a cancellation of this event, for reasons that include, but may not limited to, situations outside of our control, governmental acts, acts of God, riots, production delays, hazardous conditions, strikes, natural disasters, local emergencies, health crisis, pandemic, inclement weather of any type, or inaccessibility or unavailability of the Venue, we may, in our sole and absolute discretion elect to either, (a) issue you a full or partial refund, (b) postpone the Event for a future date, (c) offer you something to "make good" on your purchase, and/or (d) any combination of (a), (b), and/or (c).

At all times prior to the event, we reserve all rights to cancel or postpone the Event or to change times and dates of the Event, or other event details without prior notice to purchaser or ticket holder. Cancellation of the event may take place either prior to the start of the event or at any time while the event is taking place. Delayed venue gate openings and/or the inability to access any parts of the venue or event due to federal, state, municipal or other code regulations, our policies, emergency and/or partial or complete event shutdown or evacuation, performance or event delays, inclement weather, and potentially hazardous conditions for attendees, volunteers, or staff, purchaser or ticket holder shall not be entitled to any type of refund or future credit. Again, under no circumstances shall you be entitled to any type of refund or exchange. If we elect to issue a refund, which is in our sole and absolute discretion, the purchaser shall be refunded an amount up to the face value of the ticket(s) only. If we elect to reschedule the event for a future date or provide any other sort of compensation, either monetary or other tangible items of value, or a combination of both, purchaser shall not be entitled to any amount of refund or future credit. Under no circumstances shall Purchaser be entitled to a refund of any shipping, handling, ticketing, or other processing or service fees.  These terms are subject to change at any time.

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333 Waterside Dr
Norfolk, VA 23510

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