Taylor Street is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Chicago. The corridor was a hub for Italian immigrants to settle and establish their families from the late 1800s to the 1950s, and it would become Chicago’s official Little Italy.
Little Italy Festa-Taylor Street celebrates the history of Italians’ cultural ascent in the Windy City, and above all, it honors the traditions, heritage and sense of community that has been handed down through the generations.
The 4-day event, which draws in tens of thousands of people, runs through this Sunday.
Explore the traditions, heritage and Feast below:
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I love the expression on the face of child singing sensation, Sophie Fatu @sophiefatu (5 years old) performing Frank Sinatra songs at Chicago’s Little Italy Festa last night. Sophie achieved fame this summer as a breakout star on America’s Got Talent and numerous other television appearances. Big things ahead for this sweet little girl who received a standing ovation from the large festival crowd last night. #sophiefatu #agt #americasgottalent #littleitalyfesta #sophie #chicago