Fiesta Back of the Yards 2011 | Photo gallery
It's not just a street fest, it's a fiesta. The Fiesta Back of the Yards has been running for more than 20 years, and long before that Chicago's Free Fair was held in the neighborhood. The 47th Street area fest is heavy on Mexican-American and Latino culture with mariachi bands, chile eating contests and vibrant dance performances all in the family-friendly mix. If you missed it this year, flip through the photo gallery, then mark your calendar for 2012.