Thousands attend 'Fiesta del Sol' in Pilsen

August 3, 2008 4:45:06 PM PDT
Weather conditions in the Chicago area were near perfect for one of the city's neighborhood festivals.Thousands came out for this year's Fiesta del Sol, the annual Pilsen neighborhood fundraiser.

The event started off as a block party in 1972 but has evolved into a three-day arts, culture and entertainment festival.

Fiesta del Sol is an alcohol and tobacco-free event and was scheduled to run until 10 p.m. Sunday.