Happy Labor Day 09/03

Gwadloup International Day of Chicago
This year, the French West Indian Island of Guadeloupe (pronounced Gwadloup in Antillean Creole) will be a special guest at the 23rd African Festival of the Arts.
For the first time, festival attendees will be given a rare opportunity to discover and experience the Guadeloupean culture, tradition and heritage in a very special and intimate way. It is a world-premiere and a unique event that will stamp Guadeloupe’s distinctive cultural footprint in the celebrated multicultural heritage of Chicago. Stop by the Gwadloup Pavilion and enjoy the exotic and wonderful Caribbean Arts and Entertainment from the island of Guadeloupe.
Washington Park- 5110 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago

African Festival of the Arts-Chicago (August 31- September 3rd)
Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive demonstrations, vibrant drumming, historical artifacts, colorful and rich fabrics, informative health and wellness workshops, as well as fascinating entertainment. AFA also boasts a food court rich in delectable and authentic African-cuisine. Experience exotic fare from the diverse cultures of Africa including Egusi from Nigeria; Wolof rice from Senegal; Jerk chicken, goat-meat and fish from the Caribbean; and other spicy, appetizing dishes from across the African Diaspora. And don’t miss out on the distinct Cajun and Soul foods from the different corners of the world.
Washington Park- 5110 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago

32nd Annual Taste of Polonia Aug 31 to Sept 3
Polish Food Favorites: polska kielbasa, pierogi, potato pancakes and Polish Beer, Inflatable’s, Arcade Games, “Big Nick’s Casino” and the Festival Market Place.
Copernicus Center Lawrence and Milwaukee Ave

HotOn1salsa Labor Day Tropical Party w/Dj Double O
Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha-Cha-Cha and Cumbias.
Patron’s Hacienda 9pm – 2am $5
316 W. Erie St., Chicago, Illinois


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