La Placita is back for another season of food, fun and culture
Summer is all about parties, especially in our neighborhood. This weekend, one of our favorite celebrations of culture makes its return to Clark-Fulton.
Starting this Saturday, June 9, La Placita is back for a fourth season. The free, family-friendly event starts at 1:00 p.m. and runs all day.
If you’ve never been before, you’re missing out. The series of open air pop up markets – La Placita is “the market” in Spanish – turns the area around the corner of Clark Avenue and West 25th Street into an outdoor shopping and entertainment experience. Grab a bite to eat from amazing local cooks, shop at stalls from neighborhood artists and vendors and dance the night away to a series of local musicians.
As fun as it is, La Placita is more than just a party. It’s a celebration of the neighborhood’s vibrant Latino history and culture. What’s more, it’s a chance to support small businesses – most of which are owned by neighborhood residents – as they work to establish a lasting presence in the community. It may not seem like you’re contributing the future of the Clark-Fulton neighborhood by coming out for empanadas and live entertainment, but that’s exactly what’s happening. It’s all part of La Villa Hispana, a community-driven effort to revitalize and strengthen our neighborhood.
La Placita will take place throughout the summer, with dates already set for July and August. Stay up-to-date with La Placita on Facebook.