Grito Fest Chicago


Friday, September 13, 2024 | 4pm to 10pm
Saturday, September 14, 2024 | 11am to 10pm
Sunday, September 15, 2024 | 11am to 10pm


Chicago’s Grito Fest happens on Friday – Sunday, September 13th – 15th. This festival marks a watershed for the city and for its massive Mexican community. It’s the first time that downtown Chicago hosts this iconic Mexican Independence Day celebration. The event takes place in Chicago’s Grant Park .

Presented by the US Hispanic Association in partnership with the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District, Grito Fest Chicago is a big, elaborate cultural showcase for the city’s large and cohesive Mexican community. Features include big name international entertainment and continuous music on the Petrillo Bandshell, a wide variety of authentic Mexican food vendors and restaurants, a shopping area filled with authentic merchandise and of course, a kids area with games, small rides and activities. On Sunday, an El Grito Celebration rounds out this festival experience.,

This all makes for a truly huge and joyous celebration, backed by the City and by a festival committee that reads like a who’s who of important Mexican Chicagoans.

We have teamed up with Eventeny to make your exhibitor registration easier than ever! Please note that you will have to create a new profile and register on this new platform if you haven’t done so yet.

Vending Applications 

At this time we are not accepting any Food Vendor applications.

We do not provide guaranteed exclusivity to any participant/exhibitor or category. We work on a first come first serve basis when approving vendors. We would highly recommend everyone apply as early as possible. Do not wait until the last minute as sometimes the event will be completely booked and applications will close earlier than the deadline.

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.


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