Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day

Together with Telemundo Chicago, the Chicago Auto Show is designating Friday, Feb.15 as Hispanic Heritage Day, in recognition of the rising market of Latino car buyers. 

Dating back to 2007, the Chicago Auto Show has partnered with Telemundo to present Hispanic Day. This year, a vast schedule of events are planned to showcase the vibrancy of the Hispanic culture. A schedule of this year’s events is listed below:

  • 12-3PM DJ “LALOKERA”
  • 3PM SWING EL CARIBE - Dance and music covers a wide range from all Latino America rhythms. Salsa, cumbia, merengue, etc.
  • 5PM CHINELOS - Chinelos are a kind of traditional costumed dancer which is popular in the Mexican state of Morelos, parts of the State of Mexico and the Federal District of Mexico City, especially the boroughs of Milpa Alta and Xochimilco. The tradition arose from the blending of indigenous and Catholic traditions, most notably Carnival, with its permission to be masked and to mock.
  • 5:30PM BALLET FOLKLORICO DANCERS - Folk dance of Mexico (ballet folklórico) covers a wide range of Mexican dance forms”
  • 6-PM Picture taking and autograph signing with the LOCAL NEWS TEAM:   (TBC)

All of these events take place on the main stage in the North Hall next to Nissan. For a complete listing of events, visit our Events page.