We are only about two weeks away from one of the local favorites of the summer. Tacos y Tamales fest is set to kick off July 21-23 in Pilsen and we have everything you need to know to get ready for the sights, sounds, and flavors of this vibrant festival.


July 21-23. Yeah yeah, I said that above but I’ll remind you again and add in some hours of operation.

Friday, July 21st – 5pm to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday, July 22 & 23 – 12pm to 10pm


Pilsen, baby. Entrances at the corner of S. Peoria St. & W. 16th St. Here’s a map if you need more assistance.


The Goods

Beyond the authentic tacos, tamales, and other popular Mexican cuisine, this festival features three-days of live music, DJs, dance performances, Art Alley, shopping, an ice-cold beer portfolio by Modelo, margaritas, micheladas & more. We know what you want is the food vendor lineup and the “who’s singing the bops on stage” lineup. Don’t worry, we got you.


Your Musical Enchantment for the Weekend

6:30-8pm – Calaveras LD
8:30-10pm – Rico

12-1:30pm – Mariachi Oro y Plata
1:30-2:30pm – Collaborative Institute of Cultural Arts
8:30-10pm – RDA: Revolution de Amor – A Mana Tribute


12-1:30pm – Symple
2-3:30pm – Edward Carpio
6:30-8pm – Sonora Dinamita
8:30-10pm – Orquesta Tributo a Juan Gabriel & Selena

All Weekend Long — Bad Dance DJs


What You’re Getting

The Best (and most authentic) Tacos y Tamales Chicago has to offer
Wide Variety of Tamales from several regions of Latin America
Handmade Tortillas
Local Art Installations
Merchant Vendors
Authentic Mexican Chefs
Strong Presence of Latin Music and Dance Performances
Amazing Arts & Entertainment
Beer Garden featuring Modelo’s portfolio of products
Suggested Donation benefiting local community organizations in Pilsen
Pets are allowed, but not encouraged. This is a high traffic event.

Follow the Facebook event to stay up to date on everything Tacos y Tamales fest. For additional questions or inquiries on sponsorships or ticketing for future Tacos y Tamales festivals check out Green Curtain Events and their full range of events this festival season.

Images Credit: Green Curtain Events


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