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Festival de La Villita

Festival de La Villita

Date: Friday to Sunday; September 12-14
Time: Friday: 6pm to 11 pm | Saturday: 2pm to 11pm | Sunday: 2pm to 11pm
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 25th year in 2014, 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 14), 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
6:00 p.m. La Fe de Tierra Caliente
7:00 p.m. La Monarkia
8:00 p.m. Makarena
9:00 p.m. Kandente Show

2:00 p.m. Deejay music
3:00 p.m. Chinelos
4:00 p.m. Los Temibles
5:00 p.m. Lorenzo Vega y Banda Karembe
6:00 p.m. Banda Artillero
7:00 p.m. La Migra
8:00 p.m. Daniel Elbittar (actor/singer)
8:30 p.m. Leslie Mendoza (from La Voz Kids)
9:00 p.m. Alfredo Fernandez

2:00 p.m. Deejay music
3:00 p.m. Chinelos
4:00 p.m. Los Super Catz
5:00 p.m. Pasteles Verdes
6:00 p.m. La Obra
7:00 p.m. Los Cadetes de Linares
8:00 p.m. Afirmativo H

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

Sunday, September 14, 2014
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 Crini McCarthy at 773.584.6615.

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.

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