Mexican Independence Day Parade

Dates: September 13-15,2024
Location: Grant Park, downtown Chicago
Hours: Fri: 5PM-10PM; Sat: 1PM-10PM; Sunday 1PM-9PM
Demographics: Mexican American families, Millennials

  • Top name, international music headliners.
  • Two stages.
  •  Minimum of 60 artists, merchandise and authentic food vendors.
  •  Elaborate kids area with games, activities and small rides.
  •  El Grito celebration on Sunday.


Presented by the US Hispanic Association in partnership with the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District, the Mexican Independence Day Festival is a big, elaborate cultural showcase for the city’s large and cohesive Mexican community.  Features include big name international entertainment and continuous music on the Petrillo Bandshell, a wide variety of authentic Mexican food vendors and restaurants, a shopping area filled with authentic merchandise and of course, a kids area with games, small rides and activities. On Sunday, an El Grito Celebration rounds out this festival experience.

This all makes for a truly huge and joyous celebration, backed by the City and by a festival committee that reads like a who’s who of important Mexican Chicagoans.

Sponsorship Opportunity

The Mexican Independence Day sponsor benefits menu offers sponsors a variety of ways to elevate, showcase and connect your brand to Chicago’s Mexican Community in a relaxed, friendly, beautiful setting.

The Sponsor Benefits Menu includes but is not limited to:

  • Naming Rights to the event and event attractions.
  • Logo inclusion in digital and print ads; collateral.
  • Message inclusion in e-blasts sent to opt in data base of 60,000+.
  • PR Inclusion.
  • Signage.
  • Stage Signage.
  • Exclusive on-site sales. 
  • On-site activation with varying footprint sizes ranging from 75’X40’ to 10’X10’.
  • VIP live welcomes on various stages .
  • Use of marks and logos.

Events & Venues

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January Events

There are no events listed for this month.

February Events

Randolph Street Market

March Events

St Paddys Day Run

May Events

American Brain Tumor Walk
The Lucky 13
Do Division
Southwest Half Marathon
San Diego Taco Fest
Randolph Street Market
Taste of Mexico
Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
Sheffield Music Festival
Lincoln Park Greek Fest

November Events

Polish Independence 10K Run/Walk
Randolph Street Market

Year Round Opportunities

Norine Smyth

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