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Día del Niño

17th Annual Día del Niño Family Festival

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Día del Niño

Día del Niño (Day of the Child) is a national holiday in Mexico, a day when families celebrate their children. As the Mexican population in the U.S. has grown more and more Día del Niño celebrations have sprung up across the country. The largest of these celebrations is presented by the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) each April in Chicago.

We are inviting you to the 17th Annual Día del Niño Family Festival.

Saturday April 13, 2013

UIC Forum

725 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago

11am – 3pm

As in previous years, the day’s festivities will kick off with the Día del Niño Family 2.1 mile Health Walk from the Museum (1852 W. 19th Street) to the UIC Forum.

Registration takes place at 8:30am and the walk takes off at 10:00am.

Chicago largest free family health and wellness celebration

Día del Niño Family Festival a free, all-day art, culture, health, nutrition, and fitness festival at the UIC Forum. This year’s festival will include: live performances, art activities, health & fitness, games, and much more in spite of promoting a healthier lifestyle for the entire family.  Highlights will include:

  • More than 8,000 people from the Chicago metro area and beyond are expected to attend the festival. This includes attendees from 66 zip codes. The largest audiences typically come from Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards, West Englewood, Logan Square, Archer Heights, and Cicero. We even had visitors come from as far as Kenosha and Milwaukee, Wisconsin!
  • A broad range of health free screenings: Each year, free health screenings are provided on site, including diabetes, asthma, and dental exams, blood pressure and BMI screenings. On average 3 out of 10 attendees receive valuable health services.
  • Nutrition, physical fitness and interactive games are offered, along with many giveaways. These include dance, hopscotch, obstacle courses, running, soccer, basketball and baseball, all with the aim of promoting exercise!
  • 2.1 mile Health Walk! Each year participants begin their day with a 2.1 mile health walk. The Health Walk begins at the Museum, accompanied by music, health-promotion chants, and a lively environment making its way to the UIC Forum. All participants will receive souvenir T-shirts and giveaways!
  • Hands-on Art Activities are provided by Chicago cultural organizations. Activities are designed to engage young minds into the world of art, culture, and healthy lifestyles.
  • The Performance Stage keeps the crowd excited and energized throughout the day. With acts that include music and dance, participants are engaged and are maintained clapping their hands