A giant taco and a quebradita dance contest will flavor "Sabor a Mexico," the first Chamber of Commerce street fair scheduled to fill Downtown this week.
Organizers expect more than 100,000 visitors to the free three-day event that begins Friday along Pacific Boulevard between Gage and Florence avenues.
The fair will feature entertainment by Mexico- and Los Angeles-based bands, carnival rides for children and adults, and 130 arts, crafts and food booths. Mexican, Chinese, Argentine and Italian cuisine will be sold.
"This is a major retail event to stimulate the Downtown area and business district of Huntington Park," said Dante D'Eramo, chamber executive manager. "It's partly to celebrate that we have one of the largest shopping areas that have survived malls and the economic bad times."