Welcome to the Naperville Hispanic Festival

The Naperville Sister Cities is hosting our second annual Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 17th. There will be a South of the Border Marketplace, Taste of Latin America, and music in Central Park from 5pm to 9pm. Other events will be held downtown including a scavenger hunt with a chance to win a $50 downtown Naperville gift card, bilingual story time, and art projects, Loteria, cooking classes, and more. Participating downtown stores are also featuring special events and food specials. 

Join us in Central Park on September 17th from 5pm to 9pm for our main event!
 
Special events will occur throughout the downtown area and include: 
 
Time Location Event Description
Sept 9 5:30pm - 8:30pm Sullivan's Steakhouse
Jose Valdez Duo 
Sept 12 to Sept 15 2:30pm - 6:30pm Nichols Library Papel picado craft / scavenger hunt
Sept 15 6:00pm - 9:00pm Liam Brex (Ask Aunt V)
Sept 16 7:00pm Treasures Naperville
Loteria
Sept 16 7:00pm Pinot Palette Thank God, It's Frida
Sept 16 6:00pm - 9:00pm Liam Brex (Ask Aunt V)
Sept 17 11:00am - 11:30am Nichols Library Bi Lingual Storytime
Sept 17 11:30am and 3:00pm Pottery Bayou Skull Painting Class
Sept 17 10:00am - 12:00pm
Liam Brex (Ask Aunt V)
Family Cooking Class
Sept 17 11:00am - 1:00pm
Anderson's Bookstore
Alebrijes Coloring Time
Sept 17 11:00am - 3:00pm
Top Fashion
Pop Up Marketplace
Sept 17 10:00am - 4:00pm
Nichols Library
Papel picado craft / scavenger hunt
Sept 17 11:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Naperville Scavenger Hunt (win $50 gift card)
Sept 17 11:00am - 12:00am Participating Restaurants Food and Beverage Special
Sept 17 5:00pm - 9:00pm Central Park Music, Food, and Marketplace
Sept 17 9:00pm - 12:00am Potter's Place
After Party
Sept 18 11:00am - 4:00pm Riverwalk Fine Art Fair
Painting with Pinot's Palette
Sept 30 TBD
Sweetwater Coffee and Tea
Coffee Experience
 
The Naperville Sister Cities Foundation is a nonprofit committed to connecting Naperville and its citizens to the global community. The Sister City Program was initiated on a global scale in 1956 as a creative force for international cooperation and goodwill through community action. Naperville’s participation in the program started in 1993 as the Naperville Sister Cities Commission, and the Naperville Sister Cities Foundation was formed in 1999. The foundation sponsors programs designed to foster cultural and commercial exchange between Naperville and its sister cities in Nitra, Slovakia and Patzcuaro and Cancun, Mexico.
 
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