Chicago’s Cinco de Mayo Festival

Posted on  May 1, 2013

Enjoy a festive celebration of South-of-the-Border culture that’s enjoyed worldwide—Cinco de Mayo!



Come celebrate one of the biggest Mexican festivals in the Midwest with tons of food, music dancing and more at the Chicago’s fourth annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, taking place this weekend, May 3rd through May 5th.


Held in the heart of Chicago’s Mexican community, the Little Village neighborhood, the Cinco de Mayo Festival commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of the Puebla on May 5, 1862. The festivities will include plenty of live music, authentic Mexican food, arts and crafts, dancing and much more! Take a look at the entertainment schedule that’s lined up (provided by



6:00 PM – Group Ideal

7:00 PM – La Fe de Tierra Caliente

8:00 PM – La Chispa del Sabor

9:00 PM – Corcel

10:00 PM – Tenango Band con Lorenzo



12:00 PM – TBD

1:00 PM – DJ Music

2:00 PM – DJ Music

3:00 PM – Lorenzo Vega

4:00 PM – La FORTaleza

5:00 PM – Veloz

6:00 PM – Adikto

7:00 PM – Nueva Acapulco Tropical

8:00 PM – Erasmo

9:00 PM – Alex Villarreal



1:00 PM – DJ Music

2:00 PM – Tamborazo Chacalozo

3:00 PM – TBC

4:00 PM – Artillero

5:00 PM – Jefes del Rancho

6:00 PM – Kazzadorez

7:00 PM – Chicago Express

8:00 PM – Nadia con Mariachi

9:00 PM – Paloma Carrasco

9:30 PM – Estilo Especial


It’s multicultural and family friendly! This three-day celebration in Chicago is guaranteed fun for all!


The Cinco de Mayo Festival is presented by the Little Village Chamber of Commerce.




Dates: Friday-Sunday, May 3-5

Location: Little Village 26th St. and Kostner Ave., Chicago, IL 60623

Hours: Friday 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. & Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.




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