Pilsen Taco Fest is dedicated to creating a space in our community that celebrates art, diversity and culture.


Our Mission

Founded by Mateo Zapata and Fernando Nieto, two young local entrepreneurs raised in Pilsen - we set out to create a space that celebrates the importance of diversity and rich culture in our community. Pilsen Taco Fest, is a free admission event open to all-ages organized by Inner City Culture - a non profit organization that focuses curating events in order to directly provide resources for inner city youth. In 2018, Inner City Culture will be donating proceeds from Pilsen Taco Fest to high school students from the community. 

Pilsen Taco Fest is an event that supports our community and also brings together people from all over the city to check out local stand-up comedians, musical performers, artisans and TACOS!  

We’d like to thank all of the 20,000 attendees that came out to support our event last summer and look forward to curating another celebration this year.
— Mateo Zapata, Inner City Culture


  • Authentic Taqueria Restaurants
  • Local Food Vendors & Merchants
  • Community Organizations
  • Live Bands & Musicians 
  • Stand-up Comedians
  • Disc Jockeys