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Oct. 19, 2022 | Largest gathering to celebrate lowrider heritage, custom car culture, self-expression

Navy Pier Hosts Slow&Low: Chicago Lowrider Festival

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CHICAGO — Navy Pier proudly welcomes Slow&Low: Chicago Lowrider Festival Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 10 am – 8pm.

This fall, during Hispanic Heritage Month, these custom cars will take over 170,000 square feet of exhibition space in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. This is the largest gathering celebrating Lowrider culture, community, and art in Chicago. 

The festival has grown into a community-wide celebration of Lowrider heritage and identity. Unlike a competitive or dealer car show, Slow&Low is a curated exhibition that explores and presents Lowrider culture as an original form of American folk and contemporary art.

There will be more than 250 customized cars, dozens of bicycles, and motorcycles.  Attendees can enjoy a curated presentation of local entertainment, music, food, and art.

The roots of lowriding trace back to the 1940s when car culture began taking hold across America. This was especially true in southern California, where families began purchasing cars to adapt to the expanding cities of the new, post-war urban landscape. The movement grew across the nation and has a strong presents still in Chicago.

Note: All artists and dates are subject to change.

Follow these links for b-roll and photos of Slow&Low.

Click here to access Navy Pier’s press kit, including b-roll, photos, media parking map and logo.

About Navy Pier

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier’s 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2022, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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