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29th Annual Indio International Tamale Festival

29th Annual Indio International Tamale Festival

A Reimagined Indio International Tamale Festival returns to Downtown Indio December 4th & 5th, 2021

Text “TAMALE” to 888-760-0017
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The City of Indio, in partnership with CUSP Agency, is pleased to announce the 29th Annual Indio International Tamale Festival in Downtown Indio.

Over the first weekend of December, the reimagined festival, set for 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, and 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday, will bring in tens of thousands of food lovers, and hundreds of vendors.

Created in 1992, the Indio International Tamale Festival has become an annual celebration for foodies across Southern California and beyond. The rich heritage of the tamale, consistent community support and hardworking tamale makers have created a tremendous festival.

New for 2021, the City of Indio has partnered with experiential agency, CUSP, and its founding producer, Gopi Sangha, to elevate and enhance Tamale Festival through 2023. This partnership and joint-investment into the community experience will bring the festival a fresh creative vision spanning: branding, décor, musical bookings, food and beverage curation, attractions and more.

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These booking and production efforts draw on Sangha’s tenured experience producing and contributing to music festivals locally and nationally for over fifteen years including: Coachella, Stagecoach, Tachevah, Splash House and more. 

Over the first weekend of December, the reimagined festival, set for 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, and 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday, will bring in tens of thousands of food lovers, and hundreds of vendors.

Text “TAMALE” to 888-760-0017
For Updates

The talent of the region finds its stage at Tamale Festival. This year’s festival showcases some of the Coachella Valley’s rising stars in DannyLux, Giselle Woo & The Night Owls and Israel’s Arcade. Other musical highlights include La Sonora Dinamita, Tijuana Panthers, Banda Arkangel, The Red Pears, Thee Midniters and Sweet & Tender Hooligans, “the Ultimate Smiths & Morrissey Tribute Band.”

Text “TAMALE” to 888-760-0017
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Returning to the festival are everyone’s favorite carnival rides, providing hours of entertainment for the entire family. New this year is the Guinness Certified World’s Biggest Bounce House from Big Bounce America, an over 13,000 sq ft structure that towers at 32 ft tall. Featuring climbing towers, basketball hoops, slides, ball pits, confetti cannons and a DJ. Children and adults alike are invited to enjoy it.

Appearing for the first time at Tamale Festival is a stacked bill of luchador wrestling, featuring six matches per day of high-flying athletics. Enjoy the wrestling while sipping on a wide selection of gourmet micheladas curated by Michelada Rumble.

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Tamale Festival also features a 3,600 square foot roller rink with skates available for both adults and children. Alf Alpha’s Super Sonido Sistema brings the energy to the rink, delivering a skate party filled with music and dance.

Text “TAMALE” to 888-760-0017
For Updates

DETAILS

Date: December 4, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Cost: Free

Event Categories: Family, Festival, Food and Drink, Free Event, Live Entertainment, Live

FestWebsite: https://www.indiotamalefestival.com/

VENUE

Downtown Indio100 Civic Center Mall
Indio, CA 92201 United States+ Google Map

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