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26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade 2011

Little Village Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate the Annual 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade
Sunday, September 11, 2011
12:00 p.m.

Chicago’s Hispanic community will celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain—and South-of-the-Border culture—at the 22nd annual Festival de La Vilita (Little Village Festival) at 2600 S. Kostner in the Little Village neighborhood.

Attracting thousands—and wildly popular with families and children—the three-day event is the Midwest’s premier outdoor gala of Mexican culture. Admission is free.

Among the more than 100 vendors will be neighborhood restaurants serving up authentic Mexican cuisine. There will also be music as well as artisans and entertainment for kids. In addition, there will be appearances by TV and radio personalities.

And for those who want to strut their stuff, there is a dance pavilion featuring lessons in traditional and regional Mexican dancing as well as deejays.

On Sunday, the festival is the end location of the 26th Street Parade, Chicago’s second largest parade and one of the largest celebrations of Hispanic culture in the U.S. That parade starts at Albany (3100 W) at Noon on Sunday and proceeds west on 26th Street to Kostner.

A portion of festival proceeds benefit the Little Village Chamber of Commerce.

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