Participants gather in Maywood for last year’s Zacatecano Fest. | Submitted photo
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
The popular Zacatecano Fest, the annual cultural celebration hosted by the nonprofit Federation of United Clubs from Zacatecas (Illinois), will return to Maywood on Sunday, July 16.
This is the third year the event will be held in Maywood. As with years past, the festivities will take place at Veterans Memorial Park, located on Oak Street between 5th Ave. and 1st Ave.
According to village registration documents filled out by the fest’s planners, the event will take place on Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
The focus of the annual event, according to its organizers, is to “increase unity and harmony in the community, contribute to the cultural development; preservation of family traditions, roots and history by offering cultural trips and participants to our state of Zacatecas in Mexico.”
The organizers anticipate around 2,000 participants at this year’s fest. VFP