RAVINIA CELEBRATES MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE, MUSIC FOOD AND CULTURE
WITH THIRD ANNUAL FIESTA RAVINIA STARRING LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE
Ravinia will close out its 2018 festival season by hosting its third annual Fiesta Ravinia to celebrate Mexican Independence Day with the music, culture, dance, food, and arts associated with our neighbor to the South, on Sunday, Sept. 16. Family-friendly vents will be scheduled throughout the day, beginning at 1 p.m., culminating with the headlining concert on the Pavilion stage by the legendary Norteno band Los Tigres del Norte and Mariachi Flor de Toloache. Either a Pavilion or Lawn ticket to this mainstage concert gains access to all events all day.
Hot on the heels of the super-successful Port Clinton Arts Festival, Highland Park’s own Amdur Productions is assembling an array of Mexican and Mexican American artists to show off their works, and many objects of fine and practical arts will be for sale in the Santa Fe Tent.
Chicago comedian Joey Villagomez, who says he wouldn’t exactly say that comedy saved his life—he gives that credit to his two daughters—but his passion for writing comedy about growing up on Chicago’s South Side has helped to reconcile his own hardscrabble story—will tale tales of family life in the Lawn Bar.
Chicago’s own Lucha Libre will erect a giant ring on the north lawn for Mexican wresting, complete with masks and costumes.
The daylong festival will also feature dancing demonstrations by the Chicago Folklorico Dance Company and a variety of youthful mariachi groups. Mexican-themed cuisine will be available at stations around the park. Such organizations as Kohl Children’s Museum and Chicago Botanic Garden will help lead children through arts and crafts projects.
For tickets and information, visit Ravinia.org.