Celebrate one of the world’s simplest, yet most delicious foods — the taco — during Tacofest 2017 on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Eleven Utah restaurants and food trucks that excel at this Mexican specialty will gather outside the Mexican Civic Center in Salt Lake City for this daylong event. There will be music, children’s activities and competition for the best tacos.

Historians believe the taco first appeared around A.D. 1500 near the silver mines in Mexico. Through the centuries it has evolved, becoming a favorite dish from fast-food eateries to gourmet restaurants.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Meals on Wheels.

When • Saturday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where • Mexican Civic Center, 155 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City

Admission • $5 for adults; free for children under 12; includes one ticket for giveaways; bring your wallets to buy tacos and drinks