26th Annual “Festival de La Villita”


[dropcap]C[/dropcap]hicago’s Mexican community will again celebrate the country’s independence from Spain (in September of 1810) at the 26th annual Festival de La Villita (Little Village Festival).

The fest will be held Friday-Sunday, Sept. 11-13, at 2600 S. Kostner (26th Street and Kostner) in the Little Village neighborhood.

Popular with families and children, Festival de La Villita is one of the Midwest’s best-known celebrations of Mexican culture and heritage.
Hours are: Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., and 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

Among the nearly 25 vendors will be neighborhood restaurants serving up authentic South-of-the-Border cuisine. There will also be music (lineup to be announced) and carnival rides (additional costs), arts & crafts, and appearances by TV and radio personalities. (Note: Carnival rides open on Thursday evening.)

On Sunday, the festival will end with the 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade. The parade—celebrating its 46th year in 2015—kicks off at noon at Albany (3100 W) and proceeds west on 26th Street to Kostner (4500 W).

A portion of festival proceeds benefit the community programs and services of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce.

For future updates, please call 773-868-3010 or visit www.ChicagoEvents.com.

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