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The bustling streets of Downtown Chandler will once again be alive with flavor and rhythm as the 12th Annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest takes over Dr. AJ Chandler Park on Saturday, Sept. 23. This isn’t just another festival; it’s a celebration of food, culture, and community, showcasing the versatility of the humble taco.

Over 20 local restaurants and food trucks will be serving up their creative takes on this beloved dish. Whether you’re a taco traditionalist or someone who loves culinary innovation, there’s something for everyone. And what’s a taco without a drink to complement it? Festivalgoers can quench their thirst with a range of beverages from fresh fruit frescas to cervezas, handcrafted margaritas, and micheladas.

But the Rockin’ Taco Street Fest is more than just a food fest. The event promises high-energy live entertainment with the headlining act the Red Not Chili Peppers, a renowned tribute band channeling the funk rock essence of the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers. Attendees can expect a nostalgic musical journey, replicating chart-topping successes from the Chili Peppers’ expansive catalog.

Adding to the vibrant atmosphere, Luche Libre Wrestling will give attendees an adrenaline-pumping spectacle. Those with a competitive streak (and a robust palate) can test their limits in the Hot Chili Pepper & Taco Eating Competitions. And for those who prefer their entertainment with a touch of tradition, mariachi performances will provide the perfect melodic backdrop.

Younger attendees aren’t forgotten either. The Little Amigos play area ensures kids will have just as much fun as the adults. For those seeking a wild ride, the Mechanical Taco promises thrills. Meanwhile, aficionados of crafted beverages can head to the Margarita & Michelada Master Tent.
Admission tickets grant entry to this gastronomic and cultural extravaganza, but attendees should note that food and beverages are separate unless specified in particular ticket packages.

The Rockin’ Taco Street Fest is set to be an unforgettable experience, blending the flavors and sounds that make Chandler such a vibrant community hub. Whether you come for the tacos, the tunes, or the wrestling, one thing’s for sure: this isn’t your average festival. For more information, visit