2018 Salsa Festival
Pershing Square in Downtown LA. July 7th & 8th, 2018
The Salsa Festival is coming to Pershing Square in Downtown LA this Summer! Spend the weekend of July 7th & 8th, 2018 living it up with us with a fun, cultural event. What will you find at the Salsa Festival? Fun for the entire family! You’ll find tons of delicious salsas to sample in the Salsa Tasting Tent, along with local food vendors offering up their best selections throughout the Festival. Live music, dancing, and Beer & Margarita Bar making the Salsa Fest the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon- spice up your weekend!
532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
July 7th & 8th, 2018
( 12 PM – 8 PM ) both days
Parking available at Pershing Square
Metro: Ride the red line toward downtown Los Angeles and exit Pershing Square (5th Street)
The Salsa Festival is a ticketed event. All attendees must have a ticket to enter.
Did you know that salsa is the #1 condiment in the United States? Our love for the good stuff starts way back in 1807, when the first hot sauce, made with cayenne peppers, was bottled and sold in Massachusetts. Over the past 200 hundred years, Americans have grown to love the condiment, with the market really exploding in the 1980’s, where salsa sales grew 79%. Ever since then, the United States has loved all different variations of salsa- from roasted tomatillos to chunky, hot pico de gallo.
Ever wondered how many different kinds of salsas there are? Here’s a breakdown of a few that you’ll taste at the Salsa Festival:
- Salsa Roja – “Red sauce” is used as a condiment in Mexican and Southwestern cuisines, and is usually made up of cooked tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, garlic, and fresh cilantro.
- Pico de gallo – “Rooster’s beak” is made with raw tomatoes, lime juice, chiles, onions, cilantro, and many other chopped raw ingredients, depending on the variation.
- Salsa Verde – “Green sauce” is usually made with cooked tomatillos.
- Salsa Negra – “Black sauce” is a Mexican sauce made from dried chiles, oil and garlic.
- Salsa Taquera – “Taco sauce” is made with tomatillos and morita chilis.
- Salsa Ranchera – “Ranch-style sauce” is made with roasted tomatoes, an assortment of chiles and spices and is typically served warm. Salsa ranchera tends to have a thicker, richer quality.
- Salsa Brava – “Wild sauce” is a milder spiced sauce made up of tomatoes, garlic, onion, vinegar, and paprika. It is often found served with potato wedges and to make dishes such as patatas bravas, a staple in tapas bars.
- Mole – A Mexican sauce made from chiles with a mixture of spices, chocolate, almonds, and other ingredients. Mole’s can vary widely in color and taste, depending on the cook.
Be sure to visit the Salsa Tasting Tent to try a wide assortment of different and delicious salsas!