Brazil Fest Chicago
August 23, 24, & 25
Friday 5pm to 10 pm | Saturday Noon to 10:00 pm | Sunday Noon to 10:00 pm
Now in its second year, this Brazilian culture festival aims to be a Midwestern counterpart to Brazilian Day in New York, which has become a traditional event with attendance in the hundreds of thousands.
Our festival is scheduled to take place in the heart of Logan Square – a trendy, multicultural neighborhood that is home to a growing number of professionals and young families.
The festival aims to educate and entertain by sharing Brazil’s diversity and the richness of its culture through food, music, dance, folk art, and other art forms.
The organizing committee includes representatives from The Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago, Chicagoano.com, and civic and cultural organizations such as Chicago Samba, Brazilian Mothers of Illinois, Partners of Americas, and the Latino Cultural Center.
We will feature local Brazilian and Brazilian-American groups performing a wide variety of music ranging from samba and MPB to rock and hip-hop. We are also making arrangements to bring some artists from Brazil to Chicago: The Choro group Chorando as Pitangas, the rapper Criolo, and the Velha Guarda da Mangueira samba school.
We will feature professional dance groups as well as samba and Zumba instructors to engage with the audience.
We will feature Capoeira, maculêlê and drumming performances.
Professionals dancers in authentic Carnaval costumes will lead Carnaval parades for adults and children.
Activities for kids
Children’s activities will include games, costume making, face painting, percussion instrument making, and soccer instruction.
Brazilian food booths will allow local restaurants to sell their goods and promote their business.
Other activities under discussion include a fashions show and an art exhibit.
And more …(subject to change)