A celebration of South-of-the-border culture that’s enjoyed worldwide, Cinco de Mayo (or “5th of May”) commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This, and Mexican Independence Day (celebrated in September in the Little Village neighborhood’s “Festival de La Villita”), are two of the biggest celebrations of Mexican culture in the Midwest. In the case of Cinco de Mayo, it has become a global festivity.
This inaugural three-day festival will feature plenty of live music, food, arts & crafts, activities for families and children and much more. Little Village’s Cinco de Mayo Festival celebrates Hispanic families and community with a joyous flair!
May 6, 2011 – May 8, 2011
The 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo Festival will feature plenty of live music, food, arts & crafts, activities for families and children and much more. For more information, please visit Explore Chicago.
Fri., May 6: 6 – 11 pm; Sat., May 7 & Sun., May 8: 2 – 11 pm
26th St. & S. Kostner Ave.
2600 S. Kostner Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
For additional information please visit www.chicagoevents.com