Do Yourself a Favor and Head to Tacos y Tamales Festival This July

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