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Tacos Tamales Festival

Bring the family to the Chicago Tacos Tamales Festival July 20-22 outdoors at 16th Street and Peoria and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The Tacos Tamales Festival will offer you the best and most authentic Tacos y Tamales Chicago has to offer! Enjoy a variety of tamales from several regions of Latin America plus wonderful handmade tortillas from authentic Mexican chefs! There will be local art installations, Latin music and dance performances, arts and entertainment, a Modelo beer garden, and much more!

Enjoy authentic Latin music (performers to be announced) on stages and in the streets. There will be activities for kids, Mexican souvenirs and much more!

An event within the event, the tequila tasting at Tacos Tamales Festival will feature brands highlighting a wide variety of tequilas. Patrons will be educated about the process and history of this Mexican favorite! A ticket entitles you to 15 tequila samples, authentic snacks, a souvenir shot glass and one Modelo beer. The Tequila Tasting requires a separate ticket.

The historic Pilsen neighborhood, minutes west of Chicago’s Loop, is rich in art and historic architecture. A portion of the Tacos Tamales Festival proceeds will benefit the community and local community groups. Walk amid the famous 16th Street murals, an authentic depiction of Latin mural art.

Make your Tacos Tamales Festival experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.