Festival de la Villita
Chicago, Ill. (773) 868-3010
Cost: Free admission, carnival rides extra
Hours: 6-11 p.m. Sept. 6 (carnival only); noon-11 p.m. Sept. 7-8, 2013
Community cultural event celebrates Mexico's independence from Spanish rule. Highlights include food, music, carnival rides and kids' entertainment. On Sunday, the festival is the end location of the 26th Street Parade, one of the largest celebrations of Hispanic culture in the Midwest.
September 6, 2013 - September 8, 2013