For one weekend out of the year, the hard work and creativity of restaurant owners and their chefs become center stage at the EQC Taste of Tacoma. Emerald Queen Casino's Taste of Tacoma is the Ultimate Family Picnic. 29 restaurant booths and over 20 food product companies will participate in the Taste providing a variety of ethnic cuisine as well as the all-American favorites.
Be sure to stop by the Taste Wine & Jazz Garden - an expanded wine-tasting event featuring over 10 wineries, live jazz performances and savory food in the most beautiful area at the Taste! The Taste Wine & Jazz Garden is located in the beautiful rose garden on the west boarder of the event grounds just behind the Comedy Club.
Entertainment is an essential part of EQC's Taste of Tacoma. With over 100 acts in all, there is always something for everyone's listening pleasure. There are six outdoor entertainment stages featuring all genres of music with local and national entertainment located all over the Taste grounds. If you're looking to laugh, visit the Comedy Club near the rose garden on the west side of the event grounds (must be 21)! Remember, as with entering the grounds, all entertainment at the Taste is free so bring a blanket and enjoy your stay!
About Festivals Inc.
Festivals Inc. has been a regional leader in the event industry for almost 30 years. The company has created, consulted and produced events around the country since its inception in 1982, experiencing incredible growth since that time. It all began when our CFO, Alan Silverman, created and produced the Bite of Seattle™ (still the company’s flagship event) in 1982. An estimated 75,000 people attended the first Bite and sampled culinary creations from 25 restaurants. The Bite now attracts over 450,000 people in three days and hosts over 60 restaurants, plus entertainment stages, cooking demonstrations and many other venues.
What started with the Bite of Seattle has branched out to over 30 events that the staff of Festivals Inc. has created, consulted and managed. With a permanent staff of seven and a network of experienced contractors that spans the region, Festivals Inc. has had a hand in many of the major events in the Seattle area (see list below) and has played a valuable role in shaping Washington State’s festival and event landscape.