Slow & Low: Chicago Lowrider Festival
October 15 @ 10:00am - 8:00pmPrice of entry TBD
After a four-year hiatus, the Lowrider Festival is back and taking over Navy Pier. The festival last took place in 2018 and the pandemic put a hold on organizing efforts for a few years. The event is sure to have hundreds of customized cars, motorcycles, and bicycles, as well as music, food, art, and entertainment. Going on more than a decade now, the festival celebrates the ingenuity and creativity of Mexican-Americans and highlights the importance of lowriders in culture, history, and even politics. As the festival’s website notes, “during the Chicano Movement in the 1970s, lowriders took on a more formalized political function. Car clubs, which were forming, began offering community services, like fundraising for the United Farm Workers labor union and hosting health initiatives.” Those who want to display their vehicles at the festival can sign up to be exhibitors for a small price through the website, and vendors can apply for booth space too. Festival organizers are working on determining an appropriate admission fee at this time.