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Naperville Sister Cities Foundation to host Hispanic Heritage Festival


The Naperville Sister Cities Foundation will host its third Hispanic Heritage Festival from 5-9PM on Sat., Sept. 16 in downtown Naperville, to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.

The foundation partners with Nitra, Slovakia; Patzcuaro, Mexico; and Cancun, Mexico, to facilitate cultural, business, and educational understanding between Naperville residents and those cities.

Special events that will occur throughout the downtown area include Hispanic activities at Nichols Library, the Riverwalk Art Festival and a Taco Crawl on September 19. Live Hispanic genre music will be provided in Central Park. Unique food and drinks will be available for purchase.

The Commission together with the Foundation worked tirelessly to find unique cultural music by Mariachi Gavilanes, plus food and events designed to be fun for all ages.

This year offers a little twist with Andy Warhol Art at the event and a downtown taco crawl on September 19 to finish the experience. For more info, visit downtownnaperville.com/events/taco-crawl.

The Foundation will add more activities leading up to the event. For a full list of activities, along with times and locations, plus volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.napervillehispanicfest.com.

About: The Naperville Sister Cities Foundation is a nonprofit committed to connecting Naperville and its citizens other communities around the world. The Sister City Program was initiated 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 inclusivity and diversity through cultural, education, and business exchange between Naperville and its Sister Cities.

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