Pilsen Food Truck Social 2019
Friday, June 7th 5pm-10pm
Saturday & Sunday, June 8th & 9th 11am-10pm
on 18th Street between Racine and Throop in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood
$5.00 Optional Donation
Rolling into Chicago’s Lower West Side the weekend of June 7th-9th 2019 is the fourth annual Pilsen Food Truck Social. As its eponymous name suggests, food trucks are the centerpiece of this well attended neighborhood street fest. Over 25 food trucks are featured along with local restaurant and retail vendors. There is an optional $5 donation to attend and a percentage of the proceeds from the event benefit Pilsen’s St. Procopius Church soup kitchen and food bank, and the Chicago Dia de los Niños scholarship fund.
In addition to the mobile eats and the feel good charitable factor, other elements help put the “social” into Pilsen Food Truck Social. Pilsen’s own Thalia Hall programs the live music stage, promising a mix of relevant and cutting edge live music and local performances. In past years the event has featured youth bands from the Chicago Mariachi Project, and dancers and musicians from Academy of Mexican Dance and Music. The main stage also features an eclectic mix of local and touring bands and DJs of various musical genres. Headliners in the past have included Sonoroma, Helado Negro, Escort, Dos Santos and more.
The neighborhood of Pilsen itself will be on showcase, with dozens of local artisans and retailers participating as vendors, plus local restaurants including Azul 18, Dusek’s, Churro Factory, La Cebollita Grill, Honky Tonk BBQ, and Dia De LosTamales. Culture thrives in Pilsen and Food Truck Social patrons are invited to explore the heart of the community. Bold murals can be discovered in the most unexpected places — on the fronts of homes, along railway overpasses, and wrapped around train platforms. The artful vibe continues within storefront art galleries and studios.
Pilsen is an eclectic neighborhood that pulses with Hispanic heritage and an artistic youthful spirit. Pilsen Food Truck Social attendees can spend the day, before, during or after the festival, discovering the diverse collection of offbeat vintage shops, independent coffee houses, art galleries, bodegas, panaderias and restaurants throughout the neighborhood
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