2018 Entertainment Applications Available August 1, 2018.


The Indio International Tamale Festival is loaded with excitement. Visitors delight in scrumptious tamales, endless alternative food options, shopping, and all-day entertainment.

Festival fans like to relax while enjoying a variety of dancing shows including traditional Folklorico dancing and line dancing as well as Cheer Groups.

Visitors can enjoy live music on five stages, new to the Festival… two Community Stages for more opportunities to view local talent!

Entertainment Schedule – 2017

Pinata Stage Schedule – Saturday

Pinata Stage Schedule – Sunday

2017 Attractions


Parade-10am Saturday

Live Music

Live Entertainment

Beer Gardens

Interactive Art Garden

Tamale Eating Contest, Best Tamale Contest and NEW!  Best Tamale Flavored by Tabasco(R) Sauce Contest!

Car Show-All Day Saturday

Kiddie Land

Two Community Stages


Entertainment Application 2018 – Available August 1, 2018 

Car Show Rules 2017

2017 Car Show Awards 

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2017 Best Tamale Awards

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2017 Best Tamale Flavored by Tabasco® Sauce 

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