Choose from Three Options
- $15 for salsa-festival entry for two (up to a $30 value)
- $29 for salsa-festival entry for four (up to a $60 value)
- $42 for salsa-festival entry for six (up to a $90 value)
The festival takes place on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park. Children younger than 12 who are accompanied by an adult get free admission.
My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge
Every year, more than 100 amateur and professional cooks prepare fresh salsas for My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge. Proceeds from the daylong salsa competition and festival benefit the Arizona Hemophilia Association, which aims to enhance the life of sufferers and advocate for bleeding disorders. Now in its 30th year, the fest brings in more than 20,000 people annually. In addition to the salsa challenge, the Patron Margarita Mix-Off, which takes place from 12:30–3:30 p.m., challenges local bartenders to compete for the title of Best Margarita and a $500 cash prize. Outside of competitions, margaritas and cold beers wash down unlimited chips and salsa, and the rhythms of live bands keep crowds chewing in unison. Parents can accompany their children into a fun zone with multiple bounce houses, interactive games, and a bungee run.