The festival’s organizers confirmed yesterday that the festival will be “postponed” indefinitely due to damage of Hurricane Ida to the venue, Lafreniere Park. They sent a heartfelt message through their social media saying:
“After two weeks without power, we were finally able to get home today to asses the damage at Lafreniere Park. Unfortunately, there was extensive damage to the stage and festival grounds, and we are forced one again to postpone Top Taco. While this is obviously the bad news, the good news is that our restaurants and sponsors are still supportive of doing the festival this year. I wish I had a date and location confirmed, but until we get the go ahead from Lafreniere, that is not possible. We are shooting for October or early November. The festival is ready to go. Just need a space to do it. Until then, we are asking for just a few more weeks of patience. We’ve all been through a lot, but we need to see this through for both the Please Foundation and for all of you who so desperately want one night of normalcy. We haven’t given up yet and neither should you”.
We we’ll keep you posted about the new dates!
The most delicious festival is here!
You can never eat too many tacos, and New Orleanians know it! This is why top restaurants, taquerias, and bars come together to compete for the title of Top Taco Champion every year.
The Top Taco Festival will take place on September 23 at Lafreniere Park. You’ll be able to taste different types of tacos, tequila, cocktails, and drinks from eateries across the Big Easy while enjoying live music performances, interactive activities, and more.
The profits will benefit the PLEASE Foundation, which provides mentoring and leadership training to at-risk students in NOLA.
You’ll be able to vote for your favorites to crown four categories of awards:
Top Creative Taco
Top Traditional Taco
Top Creative Cocktail
Top Taco Tickets
General admission – $75
Includes: taco, tequila tastings, soft drinks, cocktails, live music performances. Entry time at 7:00 pm
First tasting ticket – $95
Includes: Taco, tequila tastings, soft drinks, cocktails, live music performances, early entry at 6:00 pm
VIP Ticket – $125
Includes everything in the First tasting ticket plus access to a VIP Lounge with exclusive tacos and cocktails.
When: 🗓September 23, 2021
Where: 📍 Lafreniere Park
Featured image by Xavier Crook.