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Noon to 10pm Daily

16th Street & Peoria (With Entrance just west of Halsted)
Pilsen – Chicago, IL

Green Curtain Events is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Tacos y Tamales Festival – a street affair based off a traditional Mexican market known as the Tianguis.

A Tianguis is an open air market or bazaar that is traditionally held on certain market days in a town or city neighborhood in Mexico and Central America. This bazaar tradition has its roots embedded well into the pre-Hispanic period of Latin American and continues, in many cases, essentially unchanged into the present day. The Tacos y Tamales Festival will feature the best and most authentic cuisine of Latin America, in a form that is both popular and familiar to the masses, Tacos and Tamales.

Festival goers will be immersed into the sights and smells of the Tianguis with local vendors selling their food, artwork, wares and an array of other items. The performance stage will feature live music throughout the weekend with traditional acts during the day, mince dance performances, and some higher energy Latin rock music into the night.

Taco's and Tamales Festival - What to Expect

• 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
• $5 Suggested Donation benefiting the Frida Kahlo Community Organization

Taco's and Tamales Festival - The Music

From traditional mariachis, song & dance, to the very best of Latin pop rock… the entertainment elements of the Tacos y Tamales Festival will be second to none. Patrons can expect a full weekend lineup on performance stage and into the streets where the music is as authentic as the food, culture, and pulse of the fest itself.

2017 Entertainment will feature the following:

Enrique Calderon y Su Orquesta, RICO, Sonora Dinamita, IDILIO, and RDA (Revolucion de Amor).  Plus Tribute Acts performing the hits by Maná, Santana, and Selena! 

Taco's and Tamales Festivale - The Food

In a culture where authenticity matters, the Tacos y Tamales Festival is sure to deliver on both the quality and quantity of our ethnic food selection. Patrons can indulge in a unique arena of tastes and smells guaranteed to satisfy all your desires.

2017 Vendor Lineup to include some of the following:

Don Pedro Carnitas, Taqueria Los Comales, Cemitas Puebla, Dia De Los Tamales, Aztec Dave’s, Yvolina’s Tamales, Decolores, El Patron Food Trucks, and Churro Factory!

About Taco's and Tamales Festivale

Pilsen is only a few minutes away from the center of Chicago by bus or train. This working-class neighborhood is thick with riches in art and historic architecture, and occupied by a community that’s fiercely proud of where they live. The Tacos y Tamales Festival aims to give back to the community in which it is hosted; as a portion of the proceeds will benefit local community groups as well as preservation projects inhabiting Pilsen’s everyday lifestyle.

16th Street Murals

 The Tacos y Tamales Festival will take place in the shadows of the 16th street murals. Local, as well as National and International artists have their works displayed on these walls. The giant paintings make for a very beautiful and unique backdrop for the event. They are truly a sight to behold.


For Vendor & General Questions:  Jack@greencurtainevents.com // 815.354.2068

For Sponsorship:  Jim@greencurtainevents.com // 312.286.2479

Interested in becoming a Food or Retail Vendor? Jack@greencurtainevents.com // 815.354.2068

Fest Entrance at 16th & Peoria