From April 13 - 15th, 2018, Among the attractions of this major new festival will be the first-ever high end Modest Fashion show in North America, a Grand Bazaar of merchants & a Taste of Halal food
the first-ever Halal lifestyle festival in America, I Heart Halal™, will showcase the broad range of contemporary U.S. Halal from food to fashion, faith to family, at Chicago’s landmark Navy Pier, Festival Hall A, Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15, 2018. This new three-day festival will provide a welcoming space for anyone interested in Halal living -- good, healthy and wholesome—embraced by American Muslim consumers and now everyone can experience Halal living at this festival. Over 20,000 expected attendees will have the opportunity to eat, shop, and connect with Halal.
Among the attractions of this major new festival will be the first-ever high end Modest Fashion show in North America, headline celebrity entertainment, a Grand Bazaar of merchants, a Taste of Halal food hall, a Kids Zone, and a myriad of nationally-recognized expert-led cooking, beauty, and health & wellness demonstrations. The full festival program will be announced in March.
Expected to be an annual event, the inaugural I Heart Halal festival is produced by the Chicago-based not-for-profit Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA)® which, for more than 30 years, has been connecting Halal consumers in North America and around the world to everything that’s good - and to the businesses who make it. IFANCA’s clients include corporations such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, Organic Valley, Abbott Nutrition, and Saffron Road.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois is a proud partner of the I Heart Halal festival. Part of its core beliefs are to promote multiculturalism, build communities, and help ensure that everyone has a chance to be a meaningful part of the American landscape.
Added I Heart Halal Managing Directors Asma Ahad and Salman Chaudry, “Halal today is a movement, one that’s creating new markets in every sector as value-, style-, and health-conscious Muslims and non-Muslims alike look to align their spending with their beliefs. Major American brands are increasingly acknowledging the ‘Halal economy’ and we’re confident that festival goers will be amazed by the broad range of experts and opportunities now addressing their lifestyle.”