Jul 19, 2019 | 4:00 PM | Friday

Fri Jul 19, 4:00 PM - Sun Jul 21, 12:00 PM
4438 W. Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60639

Community: Logan Square

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EL Gran Festival Colombiano celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Independence of Colombia at Kelvyn Park located 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave. Hermosa, Chicago, Friday, July 19, 2019, Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21,2019.

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“El Gran Festival Colombiano/Colombian Fest once again will host the official Colombian July 20th Independence Day Celebration with the whole community along with Consulate, Local officials. “El Gran Festival Colombiano" program features an array of well-known and highly respected traditional groups from Colombia and International Artists along with Chicago’s best tropical groups; groups along with our community outreach partners will be hosting musical workshops for the community and kids as apart of the community fair program. The fest and newly formed non-profit organization ICLC will be honoring the following artists at this year’s festival: For their 40 years as Colombia’s best Salsa Band; Grupo Niche this achievement award will be presented to Founder/composer Jairo Varela (1949-2012). Living legend and master accordionist and singer Lisandro Meza and Alex Manga will be honored.
Godfather of Merengue: Johnny Ventura with his full 20 piece band direct from the D.R. Mano a Mano Vallenato with Lucho Morales (Valledupar) and Jimmy Mazzeo (Barranquilla) y su Fiesta Vallenata. Many more artists to be added.
“El Gran Festival Colombiano"features the best Latin Food Joints, Rancho Mateo, Rica Arepa, Fruta D La Vida, Morena's ,La Bomba Restaurant, El Campeon Pina Colada, many more.
The annual Gran Parade with full carnival costumes, from Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Mexico all dancing, marching thru the crowd at the fest to Cumbia!
Fun and entertainment for the whole family, kids activities and dog friendly fest.

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