Mole De Mayo: A Family Event

April 2, 2018

Join in the celebration of mole, a sauce found in most Mexican households with fun, food and entertainment at Mole De Mayo.

Mole (pronounced Moe-le) is a traditional Mexican staple typically made of chili peppers, spices, nuts, chocolate, and various seasonings. The most classical mole version is a dark red or brown sauce which is generally served over various types of meats or enchiladas.

Mole De Mayo happens Friday, May 25th through Sunday, May 27th, 2018 in the heart of Chicago’s Mexican community, Pilsen (between 18th Street and Ashland and 18th Street and Blue Island).

This three-day event will include a Mole cook-off where local restaurant chefs will compete for one of two awards: Mole de Mayo’s Best Mole Award and the People’s Choice Award.

Along with the traditional mole puestos (booths), this outdoor festival features:

  • 3 stages of live musical entertainment
  • lucha libre (wrestling performances)
  • merchants and artisans
  • and mucho mole

Admission to this enjoyable family event is free. However, the event organizers suggest a donation of $5 for a single person and $10 for a family.