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Festival de La Villita

Festival de La Villita

Date: Friday to Sunday; September 11-13
Time: Friday: 6pm to 11 pm | Saturday: 2pm to 10pm | Sunday: 2pm to 9pm
Location: Little Village, 26th and Kostner | Chicago
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Beneficiary: Little Village Chamber of Commerce

The largest celebration of Mexican heritage and culture in the Midwest takes place in the heart of Chicagos Little Village neighborhood. Celebrating its 26th year in 2015, Festival de La Villita (aka Little Village Festival) is a grand community gala that officially commemorates Mexico's independence from Spanish rule. It also celebrates the rich traditions of the Latino family.

Festival de La Villita offers something for every family member: entertainment, games for kids and adults, carnival rides and more. In addition, nearly 100 vendors offer a wide variety of arts, crafts and merchandise along with authentic cuisine and drink. Top local, regional and international musical acts perform, and popular stars from the worlds of soap operas and sports (plus TV/radio celebrities) make appearances which further build event excitement with the crowds.

On the last day (Sunday, September 13), Festival de La Villita becomes the end destination for the 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade which funnels into the festival and brings thousands more to this celebration of Hispanic culture.

Main Stage Entertainment
5:00 p.m. Deejay
6:00 p.m. Codigo 4
7:00 p.m. Grupo Sabo
8:00 p.m. Herencia Guerrerense
9:00 p.m. Jose Vega (con banda)

2:00 p.m. Ballet Folkorico Flor de Corazon
3:00 p.m. La Distancia de Oaxaca
4:00 p.m. Trueno de la Costa
5:00 p.m. Viento y Sol
6:00 p.m. Grupo Bien
7:00 p.m. Nuevos Invasores
8:00 p.m. Los Viejones
9:00 p.m. Alfredo Fernandez con La Ley del Norte

2:00 p.m. Ballet Folklorico Flor de Corazon
3:00 p.m. To be announced
4:00 p.m. El Mayor de la Sierra con Grupo Holandes del Norte
5:00 p.m. Tenango Band
6:00 p.m. Escuela de Rancho
7:00 p.m. Grupo el Tiempo
8:00 p.m. To be announced
9:00 p.m. Los Yumas de Zacatecas

Mexican Independence Day Parade
Little Village Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate the Annual 26th Street MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Sunday, September 13, 2015
12:00 p.m.

The Fiestas Patrias celebration illuminates the Mexican culture with a vibrant and colorful atmosphere. Corporations, businesses and government agencies participate in the parade demonstrating its great marketing mechanism. The annual parade attracts over 200,000 spectators and consumers who tune in for the television broadcast.

For more information, including how to participate, call the Chamber today at 773-521-5387.

Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunities
Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 773-584-6684 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Event Logistics
Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Veronica Carrillo at 773.584.6657.

Exhibitor Opportunities
Click here for more information and applications on how to exhibit at this event and others. If you have additional questions, please contact Rosilia Robinson or at 773.584.6642.

Event Sponsors
DirecTo Hispanic
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