2020 Salsa Festival feat. Salsapalooza! 3.7.2020 noon - 8 p.m. Hosted by the City of Maricopa


Avoid parking fees by taking advantage of one of four complimentary shuttle stops with six shuttles in continuous service from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Prepaid Parking

Prepaid parking is available now through MARCH 6 at Copper Sky Multigenerational Center member services desk (44345 W. MLK Blvd. Maricopa, AZ 85138).

Onsite Parking

After March 6, $10 only onsite parking is available (parking is limited, cash and card accepted).

Membership Has Its Rewards!

Copper Sky Annual Members can enjoy picking up a complimentary parking pass from member services desk now through MARCH 6, one of many benefits you get for being an annual member.

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Sat., March 7, 2020, noon - 8 p.m.

Copper Sky Regional Park

44345 W. MLK Blvd. Maricopa, AZ 85138

Click stops below to view directions

Complimentary shuttle service runs from from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. with stops at:

Maricopa Wells Middle School 45725 W. Honeycutt Ave. Maricopa, AZ 85139

Maricopa High School 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave. Maricopa, AZ 85139

Maricopa Elementary School 18150 N. Alterra Pkwy. Maricopa, AZ 85139

Saddleback Elementary School 18600 N. Porter Rd. Maricopa, AZ 85138


Salsa tasting, carnival games for children young and old, over 100 vendors, Beer Garden, and did we mention, the first-ever Salsapalooza ....?

Salsa Contest and Tasting Kick Off At Noon!

Grab a $1 salsa kit and a bottle of water and come sample over 24 salsa entries! Salsa tasting is available from noon until approximately 4 p.m. or while supplies last.

This year, we're honored to have a diverse panel of judges, including President and Owner of My Nana's Best Tasting Tortilla Chips Ms. Josie Ippolito and "Coyote Joe" Daignault - cookbook author and host of the Emmy Award-winning show, The Sonoran Grill.

Josie Ippolito, President and Owner of My Nana's Best Tasting Tortilla Chips/La Canasta Tortillas

A huge gracias to title sponsor of the 16th Annual Salsa Festival, My Nana's Best Tasting Tortilla Chips for making the event possible!

Noon - 2:30 p.m.

When you're not sampling salsas, take advantage of playing lawn games like cornhole, volleyball and and giant Jenga! The younger ones can participate and win prizes in a number of free kid-friendly games as well, and dance with our interactive DJ.

At the event, make sure you visit one of the over 100 vendors, including 18 food trucks and a beer garden sponsored by Maricopa's own Native New Yorker!

1 p.m. Hot Wings Eating Contest

Do you have the speed, agility and finger-licking prowess to take on a pile of wings? Then hit the main stage at 1 p.m. for an opportunity to prove yourself with a hot wings eating contest sponsored by Maricopa's Native New Yorker!

FREE CONCERT! 2:30 - 8 p.m.
NOTE: popup tents and high chairs are not permitted on lawn. You are welcome to bring low beach chairs and picnic blankets.

2:30 P.M. Supernatural - A Santana Tribute

Our first-ever Salsapalooza is a can't-miss experience! We begin at 2:30 p.m. with Supernatural, Arizona's answer to Santana.

4 p.m. Announcement of Salsa Contest Winners!

Join us at the main stage as we distribute some huge checks for some big winners!

4:30 p.m. Karla Perez as Selena: The Show

We're really excited about this performance! Karla Perez as Selena: The Show is widely regarded as the NUMBER ONE SELENA artist in the U.S. and Mexico! The L.A. Times even agrees she is the best!

Be there as she performs a loving and respectful tribute to the great Selena Quintanella.

6:30 p.m. Metalachi

Recommended for audiences 13 and up

Finally, heavy metal drum roll please....help us welcome the world's first AND only heavy metal mariachi band to Maricopa for the Salsapalooza finale! Metalachi has performed to sold out audiences around the world and even got an across the board, "si" from their judges when they auditioned for America's Got Talent back in '15.

MTVOnline calls the band a "groundbreaking act" and the Huffington Post proclaims that Metalachi, "pushes both metal rock and mariachi barriers". Their performances sell out nationwide but only in Maricopa can you see them for free in this truly epic Salsapalooza lineup.



Victor Moreno, Holly Fain, City of Maricopa staff