Dr AJ Chandler Park (Downtown Chandler)
is for taco lovers
It all started in a Chandler parking lot. Eight years ago, a Mexican Independence Day Fiesta was born. With a focus on creating a fun and flavorful cultural celebration for loyal guests of the now closed, El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina of Chandler, the festival drew just over 200 guests out for tacos, entertainment and good times. In the three years that followed, the event grew in leaps and bounds, the name changed to Rockin’ Taco Street Fest – the public had spoken: more tacos, more beer, more fun times.
By year four, the festivities had outgrown the small parking lot space at Gilbert & Germann Rd. As we headed into year five, it was time to find a new permanent location for one of Arizona’s fastest growing festivals. Dr. AJ Chandler Park in Downtown Chandler was the perfect location with its large event space located right in the heart of downtown. The extra space to spread out meant more people, more taco restaurants, more entertainment, games and activities. As we gear up for our 10th annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest, we’re looking forward to a massive celebration with more of everything, including smiles, community and of course, the best tacos in Arizona.
Billed as the “world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band,” Metalachi performs Mariachi versions of classic metal songs such as “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” from Guns N’ Roses, “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi, “Man In The Box” from Alice In Chains, “The Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin, “Cemetery Gates” from Pantera and many more.
While they play their sets using traditional mariachi instruments, their stage show and presence is more along the lines of KISS and Rob Zombie, as they blend music and humor with outlandish costumes and stage personalities.
Luche Libre is fun entertainment for the whole family from tiny tots to their grandparents, Lucha Libre consists mainly of very acrobatic high flying and fast paced masked wrestlers called "Luchadores" facing each other in a battle of "Good vs. Bad" or "Tenicos vs Rudos".
12:00pm – DJ Sombrero
1:45pm – The Walkens Set #1
3:15pm – DJ Sombrero
4:00pm – The Walkens Set #2
5:30pm - Taco eating competition
5:45pm – DJ Sombrero
6:15pm – Hot pepper eating contest
6:30pm – DJ Sombrero
7:00pm – Metalachi
8:30pm – Top Taco winner announced
8:35pm – DJ Sombrero
BELL BANK COMMUNITY RING
LUCHE LIBRE SCHEDULE
2:00pm – Match #1
2:15pm – Photo op and autographs
3:00pm – Match #2
3:15pm – Photo op and autographs
4:00pm – Match #3
4:15pm – Photo op and autographs
5:00pm – Match #4
5:15pm – Photo op and autographs
6:00pm – Match #5
6:30pm – Photo op and autographs