16th Street & Peoria (Just West of Halsted)
Pilsen – Chicago, IL

Modelo USA, Frida Kahlo Community Organization, and Green Curtain Events are proud to present the 4th Annual Tacos y Tamales Festival! This is a street affair based off a traditional Mexican market known as the Tianguis; where authenticity is at the forefront for our food, drink, music, shopping, & more.

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

• Tequila Tasting (4 Sessions Available) CLICK FOR TICKETS

• $5 Suggested Donation benefiting local community organizations in Pilsen

• Pets are allowed, but not encouraged. This is a high traffic event.

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.

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.


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.

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Tacos y Tamales Festival will be held at 16th and Peoria St. in Pilsen.


For Vendor & General Questions:  Jack@greencurtainevents.com // 312.579.3635

For Sponsorship:  Jim@greencurtainevents.com // 312.286.2479