Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day; it’s not even “Mexico Day.” It’s the celebration of a Mexican victory over France (Battle of Puebla, 1862) in a war that Mexico lost in 1864, but then they could win with the help of the United States in 1867.

More popular in the U.S. than in Mexico...

Cinco de Mayo has become associated with celebrating Mexican-American culture, celebrations that began in California in 1863. Throughout the years, this day has gained nationwide popularity beyond those of Mexican-American heritage thanks to advertising campaigns by food and drink companies.

Celebrations in Mexico

The commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades or battle reenactments. The city of Puebla marks the event with various festivals and reenactments of the battle.

For many Mexicans, however, this day is like any other. It’s not a federal holiday, so offices, banks, and stores remain open.


Although everyone loves tacos, tortillas, beers, and margaritas, Cinco de Mayo’s official dish is Mole Poblano.

Live a Cultural Experience with us

At Latin Street, we understand Cinco de Mayo’s cultural significance and are committed to celebrating the holiday respectfully and authentically. Our services honor the rich heritage of Latin culture while providing a fun and festive atmosphere for our clients and their guests.

what we offer

Mariachis Latin Street


Our Culture

Our skilled musicians have mastered the art of playing traditional Mexican instruments. They will fill the air with the lively sounds of trumpets, violins, guitars, and more.

Group Dance Lessons

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Our Specialty

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the steps of Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, and Bachata. It’s the perfect way to get everyone up and dancing together.

Folkloric Performance Latin Street


Our Heritage

Our Folkloric Dancers, dressed in colorful traditional costumes, will dazzle you with their intricate footwork and graceful movements. Or our Salsa & Bachata performers will light up your event.

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Our Happiness

The best DJs in Chicago specialize in Latin music. We can bring the stage, the sound, the band, and the DJ. You can bring the people.


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Your place

We are in Chicago (Illinois), and most of our clients are in the Chicago area, Chicago suburbs, and Indiana.
We can go to your office, your headquarters or your house.

But if you need us, we can go to any place in the United States, bringing the party to you.


our studio

We are centrally located in South Loop, Chicago:
Two min. away from the I-90 Highway
Five min. away from Lake Shore Drive

Events for up to 400 people. 4400 square feet of fun. Free parking lot.

Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

Contact us today to learn more about our unique pricing options for businesses looking to make the most of this festive holiday.


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