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Performers at Mexicofest at Navy Pier

Apr. 20, 2023 | Over 30 Mexican artisans and performers will take over Navy Pier May 5-7

Navy Pier Celebrates Mexican Culture with Mexico Fest

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CHICAGO — Navy Pier, in partnership with the General Consulate of Mexico in Chicago and the Government of Jalisco, is excited to announce Mexico Fest, which will take place May 5-7. Navy Pier will host over 30 artisan vendors from Mexico to form a “mercadito” (marketplace), free performances by Mexican musicians and dancers and exciting workshops for children.

Tentative schedule as follows:

Friday, May 5
Location: Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion
4pm-4:30pm – Opening Remarks from Navy Pier, General Consulate of Mexico in Chicago and Government of Jalisco
4:30-5pm – Ballet Folklorico Sones Mexicanos
5pm-6pm – Mariachi Cuatro Vientos

Saturday, May 6
Location: Culture Corner
1pm-2pm – Ballet Folklorico Mitotiani
2pm-4pm – “Puro Jalisco” Children’s Workshop by Patricia Dominguez
3pm-4pm – Mariachi Estrellas de Chicago
4pm-5pm – Mando De Jalisco

Sunday, May 7
Location: Culture Corner
1pm-2pm – Balie Folklorico Infinity
2pm-3pm – Isabella Mota
3pm-4pm – Generacion Especial
4pm-5pm – La Reserva

Note: All activities, times and dates are subject to change.


Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is the top nonprofit tourism destination in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and typically welcoming nearly 9 million annual guests. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016 with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2021, Navy Pier continued to usher in its second century with ongoing Pier-wide redevelopment efforts—including Sable, a 223-room Hilton hotel, new restaurants and partnerships, and thrilling additions to Pier Park. The Pier is also proud to continue providing free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a mission-driven 501(c)(3) organization, in support of the organization’s post-pandemic revival and free public programming. For more information, visit



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