The Asian Festival in Albany Park took place on Lawrence Avenue between Kedzie and Kimball Avenue on June 14, 1981. The festival was a blend of Asian cultures enjoying the music, dance, food and vendors featuring Asian imports. A bouncy house entertained the kids sponsored by the City of Chicago while Mayor Jane Byrne was in office. Jane was the first female mayor of Chicago who lasted one term until Harold Washington was elected in 1983.
© Diane Alexander White PHOTOGRAPHY