This June, guests visiting the more than 2,000 animals and enjoying the beautiful landscapes spread over 216 acres at Brookfield Zoo. This fun-filled four-day event invites guests of all ages and backgrounds to join in the festivities at the zoo’s East Mall to sample authentic Hispanic food and refreshments and to enjoy local bands and dancers representing South and Central America, and the Caribbean as well as artists and artisans. Roaming animals native to those regions will add an up-close-and-personal highlight to the festivities.
Each weekend during ¡Viva la Fiesta!, the zoo’s East Mall will be filled with live music from a talented lineup of local artists, including:
Saturday, June 7
Dance performance by ProjectFIT 11:00 a.m.
Dance lessons by Latin Street Dance Academy 11:30 a.m.
Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta (genre: cumbia from Colombia) 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Vagando Band (genre: international pop/world music dance) 1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Johnny Blas Afro Libre Orchestra (genre: Latin funk/jazz) 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.