It’s Taco Tuesday. Let’s Taco’bout the Return of ArtsQuest’s Annual TacoFest at SteelStacks!

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Bethlehem, PA,  – ArtsQuest is excited to announce the return of TacoFest, in partnership with ABARTA Coca-Cola Beverages and Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection, taking place on Sunday, June 2, 2024, from 1 to 7 p.m., at the ArtsQuest campus at SteelStacks.

Get your Premium Access tickets now at for $15 (price increases to $20 starting May 28). Premium Access tickets allow early access to the event starting at noon (which means more tacos) and a 6-ounce bottle of TacoFest-branded Habanero hot sauce. It’s a day filled with tacos from throughout the Lehigh Valley, music, game shows, Margarita Madness, the Chihuahua Beauty Contest, fantastic food and drinks from a ton of vendors including our partner, Levy Restaurants at Mack Truck, Central Tap and Palette & Pour.

“TacoFest is such a fantastic event,” said Ryan Hill, Sr. Director of Programming. “It’s a lot of fun to plan and even more so to see everyone enjoying delicious food from a fantastic selection of vendors along with the games and contests taking place throughout the afternoon. It’ll be a perfect way to kick off summer in the Lehigh Valley!”

Additionally, you can participate in the annual Margarita Madness and find out which Lehigh Valley restaurant is voted ‘Best Margarita.’ Margarita Madness kicks off at 1 p.m. but you’ll enjoy early access to TacoFest at noon. Tickets for Margarita Madness start at $44 to $49 and the event takes place in the Musikfest Café. Each attendee will receive a 1oz. sample from each restaurant and get to vote for their favorite. Alcohol-free versions of margaritas will also be available from each participating restaurant. A complimentary tortilla chip bar with everything from guacamole, queso salsas to rice and beans will also be available.

Ay Chihuahua! The Chihuahua Beauty Contest is back! Held next to the Levitt Pavilion Stage, this feisty event will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are priced at $10 ($15 day of show). ArtsQuest Member tickets are $8.50 ($13.50 day of show). Strut your pup for the chance to have your dog win in one of the following categories: Gooddest Doggo, Most Huggable, Cutest Tail Wiggle and more. For each dog that wins, their owners will be awarded ArtsQuest tickets and merch! All Chihuahuas, mixes, Chihuahuas at heart and 25 lbs. or under are encouraged to participate! Please note, all dog owners must have a ticket to TacoFest in order for your furry friend to participate.

At this time, confirmed vendors include:


  • Cactus Blue*
  • JerseyRollz*
  • Orizaba Restaurant*
  • Uno Taqueria
  • 4 Raices Street Tacos
  • Castaneda’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Taco Town
  • Take-A-Taco*
  • Aqui Es…A Taste of Mexico
  • The Bayou
  • Castaneda’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Cousins Maine Lobster
  • Geaker’s Taco
  • Grubnight Food Truck
  • Gumpy’s BBQ
  • Holy Infancy Church
  • Oomie Zoomiez
  • Theos Gyros*
  • The Taste Smokers


  • Scoop-O-Dough
  • Fiesta Churros
  • Waffl’d

* Denotes that the vendor has at least one vegan option

For select discounted rates and presale opportunities become an ArtsQuest member or Circle donor today.

About ArtsQuest

ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, over 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.

Information provided to TVL by:
Bryn Keeney