6th Year Anniversary in 2020
Bantu Fest is the Most Anticipated FAMILY Festival, and the Biggest Multi-Cultural Event of the Year in Chicago. A one of a kind festival that promotes Cultural Exchange ~ Bridging the Gap! Bringing together over 90,000 People from over 30 different Countries & Demographics to Celebrate DIVERSITY, UNITY & LOVE.
A Taste of Different Countries such as: South Africa, Haiti, Belize, Jamaica, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Mexico, Brazil, Puerto Rico, USA, Liberia, Senegal, Dominican Republic and more.
The 2 Day Event features: Food from over 30 different countries, Live Bands, Out-Standing Artists from over 15 nations, Drum & Dance, Children Play & Learning activities, DJs, Fashion Shows, Vendors, Arts, Villages Show-casing each featured country, and more.
Venue: Midway Plaisance (near the University of Chicago)
Bantu Fest is produced by: Bantu Incorporated NFP, a non-profit organization with a 501(C)3 dedicated to assist low-income families, youth, children and homeless people. Visit our website here:
Bantu Fest on the City of Chicago's website (2019):
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PARKING & SHUTTLES
Parking is free all around the festival grounds. Pick-up and Droff-off are suggested to be on the corner of 61st and Ellis.
ACTIVITIES IN THE PARK
One of our main areas at Bantu Fest is our Children Village. The village consists of activities such as: Face Painting, Children Drum Classes, Dance Classes, Children Learning Activities and Bouncy House
KEEP OUR PARK GREEN & CLEAN
At Bantu Fest, we do our best to keep our environment clean; which is one of the main reasons why we recycle. Our team thrives to keep the park clean and we encourage our guests to do the same.