The Windy City is full of entertainment. No matter what hobbies, food, or music you enjoy, there is something here for everyone. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your weekend, check out these two outstanding festivals taking place in Chicago the weekend of September 8th and 9th.
The Throwback Music Festival
The Throwback Music Festival is exactly what it sounds like and so much more. Enjoy live music that includes many of our throwback favorites, such as Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, and Fleetwood Mac as well as bands performing swing, jazz, and big band tunes. There is sure to be something to please every ear.
This festival isn’t just about the music though. There are many other activities to enjoy, such as the antique car show and the Miss Throwback Pin-Up contest. Your fur-babies don’t have to miss the fun, either! Bring Fido along to the Throwback Pawstival, a costume competition for dogs. Dress your dog up in era costumes from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s, and walk in the pet parade. There are even prizes for the best costume from each decade! The Throwback Music Festival will also be hosting a 9/11 Memorial ceremony to remember and honor First Responders.
There will be a multitude of events and activities, such as games, arts and crafts, and face painting. And—as with any good festival—there will also be a wide variety of food and drink options, so come hungry and ready for fun because you and your friends are in for a great time.
Fiestas Patrias – Festival De La Villita
Who can say no to tacos? No one. Especially when those tacos can be found at one of the biggest celebrations of Mexican culture in the Midwest, Festival De La Villita.
Coinciding with the celebration of Mexican independence from Spanish rule in 1810, this festival celebrates independence and everything that is beautiful about Mexican culture. In its 29th year, this festival offers everything you would look for in a great celebration.
With live music from local bands, you can dance the night away. Or, if you don’t feel like dancing, you can enjoy carnival rides, games, and much more. And let’s not forget the food! With a variety of ethnic foods from local restaurants and eateries, you are sure to find something delectable!
Festival De La Villita is also the end location for Chicago’s famous Mexican Independence Day Parade. Celebrating its 49th year, the parade is a sight that is not to be missed. The Mexican Independence Day Parade is one of Chicago’s biggest parades and draws tens of thousands of people into the city every year. While at the Festival De La Villita, you’ll have the chance to experience an incredible show with live music, including mariachi bands, dancing, and breathtaking floats created by local businesses, schools, and other community groups. So bring friends and family and enjoy a heartfelt celebration of a rich and beautiful culture.
Whether you are looking for some retro music, authentic Mexican food, or anything in between, Chicago has the event for you. Experience something new and exciting this weekend. Experience Chicago!Back to all posts