Expect everything from Mexican masked wrestling to tamales and enchiladas at these Cinco de Mayo celebrations in suburban Chicago. For a complete calendar of events covering Chicago’s suburbs, visit Pioneer Local’s calendar.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration, noon May 1, Grayslake
Enjoy the cultural celebration of Mexico’s independence, filled with dancing, food and fun. James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St.
Lucha VaVoom: Cinco de Mayo Spectacular, 8:30 p.m. May 3, Chicago
Celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla at the festive event, which features Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque performances and comedy. Must be 18 or older. Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. $25-$65.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 11 a.m. May 4, La Grange
A Cinco de Mayo celebration follows the 9:30 a.m. service. Expect good food, games, and sing-a-long fun for the entire family. Visit emmanuel-lagrange.org for more information. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 203 S. Kensington Ave. Free.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 11 a.m. May 5, Chicago
Enjoy a fiesta platter of Mexican favorites, such as enchiladas, tamales, carne asada, frijoles, guacamole, salsa and chips, tres leches cake and a virgin slushy margarita. Mather’s, 7134 W. Higgins Ave. $7.20-$9.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, 11:30 a.m. May 5, Lombard
Celebrate Mexican heritage with related crafts and activities. For kids in preschool and kindergarten. Registration required. York Center Park District, 1609 S. Luther Ave. $10-$12.
Mundo Especial: Cinco de Mayo, 7 p.m. May 5, Mundelein
Celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. Participants will learn about the significance of the holiday and traditional dances, then make a festive craft. For kids ages 3 and up and an adult. Registration required. Fremont Public Library District, 1170 N. Midlothian Road. Free.
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