THE GREATEST FESTIVAL EVER
“HONOR THE TACO”
¡Que Bueno! Taco Fest is an annual festival highlighting the taco and creative culture of our city. At its core, ¡Que Bueno! Taco Fest is a food festival focused on tacos plus Mexican art and culture. However, the festival has a greater purpose. ¡Que Bueno! Taco Fest was created to be a signature event for Corpus Christi and The Ritz Theatre. Proceeds from the event go to restore the historic Ritz and fund the Artist Nurturing Program, developed to support local artists encouraging them to stay in Corpus Christi and thrive here. The festival takes place downtown to elevate our downtown and bring more citizens into the heart of our city.
what’s happening at
¡Que Bueno! Taco Festival?
Hold onto your stretchy taco lovin’ pants, here’s a quick list of what’s happening:
CHIHUAHUA BEAUTY CONTEST
LA TIENDA MARKET
TACO POETRY SLAM
LOTS OF TACOS
The development of The Ritz Theatre is about serving and nurturing our creative culture. Because ¡Que Bueno! Taco Fest’s end goal is to support The Ritz and our artists, we built many experiences into the fabric of the festival to highlight and support our rich creative community.
THE TACO MOVEMENT
There’s a good reason tacos are on every corner. Corpus Christi has spearheaded the taco movement, getting recognized as having some of the best tacos in Texas. Tex-Mex is our own brand of food culture, merging rich, Mexican influences with modern Texas flavor. Just like Texas, Tex-Mex is a melting pot of food culture. ¡Que Bueno! Taco Fest will feature the best of the best tacos along with all the sides you know and love that go along with tacos and Mexican culture.
We bring amazing tacos to the public in one place to get your vote for Best Taco in Texas! Each attendee will vote on “best taco” while a distinguished panel of judges and VIPs will vote on other foodie categories:
- Best overall
- Best meat, seafood and veggie tacos
- Best breakfast taco
- Best dessert taco
- Most creative taco
- Best salsa and best tortilla
Tacos build community. We take visitors to get tacos. We bring tacos as peace offerings. What better way to highlight our friendly culture than through tacos? This festival will feature so many of the great things that make Corpus Christi what it is.
Tacos are a HUGE part of our culture and that is exactly what you’ll see our ¡Que Bueno! Taco Festival.
Tacos are FUN! Tacos can be hilarious. Tacos make the party. ¡Que Bueno! Taco Fest will feature amazing entertainment with one main stage on site and more entertainment in the site venues:
Tropicoso is a Cumbia dance party with tropical, Latin vibes featuring live bands and global bass DJs and producers from around the globe. El Dusty hosts this famous dance party ¡Que Bueno! Style with entertainment for everybody.
Our CC Songwriters will be highlighted (with special guests) plus members of Chica’s Rock Music Camp in venues within the site. Venues include House of Rock and Rockits Whiskey Bar as well as our VIP area in The Bay Jewel.
¡Que Bueno! Taco Fest was created to raise funds to elevate the creative culture in Corpus Christi through The Ritz Theatre revival and the programming being developed. Because of this connection, it was only proper that art be a main component of the festival. Tacos and Mexican heritage provide a flavorful theme on which to draw, and we highlight these themes in every inch of the festival.