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Taste of Chicago 2019

I love The Taste of Chicago!

English: Taste of Chicago


July 10  14, 2019

Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St.
Free admission (ticket purchase required for food)
Wednesday – Friday: 11a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Demonstrations at the Taste Kitchen

The Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen on Buckingham Fountain Plaza dishes up a full menu of cooking demonstrations by local and national chefs including Chef Mary Nguyen of Saigon Sisters, Chef Martial Noguier of Bistronomic, Chef Michael Sheerin of Taureaux Tavern, and Chef Giancarlo Valera of Tanta Chicago.  Each day of the cooking demos will feature a different culinary theme:

Wednesday, July 10: Best Lists will highlight award-winning chefs, restaurants, and dishes that have been featured on various “best of” lists.
Thursday, July 11: City Streets will feature chefs and restaurants from the many notable or historic city streets across Chicago.
Friday, July 12: Healthy Eating will spotlight delicious dishes that are also healthy, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian.
Saturday, July 13: Spicy Hot will star a variety of cuisines that bring the heat.
Sunday, July 14: Mac N Cheese Smackdown is a fun-and-friendly showcase of chefs battling it out for mac and cheese supremacy.


Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park

The Bean

The Annual Taste of Chicago lakefront extravaganza is a food Festival that highlights Chicago’s Vibrant Foodie Culture!!

Attend a festival that lets you try of some of the best Chicago restaurants.

This year, 82 restaurants will participate in Taste of Chicago; there will be 24 pop-up spots and 17 food trucks.


Location: Grant Park (between Lake Shore Drive, Monroe Street, Michigan Avenue and Balbo Drive)

Tickets: Admission is free. General admission seating for performances at the Petrillo Music Shell range in price from $18 to $50 (lawn seating in Butler Field is free). Performances at the Goose Island Stage are free.

Food and beverage tickets can be purchased in strips of 14 for $10 (includes $3 charge for Taste amenities). Cost in number of tickets for menu items differs. There are smaller “Taste of” items available from most vendors for 3 to 6 tickets each.

For more information visit www.tasteofchicago.us

Millennium Park


Taste of Randolf Street in Chicago

Taste of Chicago 2019 music lineup:

For Tickets go to tasteofchicago.us.
For all Petrillo concerts, general seating starts at $18 and lawn seating is free. The Bud Light Stage will feature five days of free programming.

Free concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell

Taste of Chicago will also present a diverse mix of national and international artists at nightly concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell along with a daily schedule of local artists at the Goose Island Stage. Check out the star-studded lineup:

Wednesday, July 10: Sunflower Bean, Courtney Barnett
Thursday, July 11: Cultura Profética, Bomba Estéreo
Friday, July 12: Taylor Bennett, De La Soul
Saturday, July 13: Joywave, lovelytheband, The Strumbellas
Sunday, July 14: Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, India.Arie

Grab a free seat in the lawn or buy tickets for a seat. Other entertainment options throughout the festival include:

  • The Goose Island Stage will offer five days of free performances by Chicago’s best up-and-coming and established artists.
  •  The new Theatre Garden will showcase local theatre groups with performances by the world renowned Second City, Porchlight Musical Theatre and other sketch and improv groups.
  • Chicago’s very own Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club will present The Mermaid Diva Show on the west side of Buckingham Fountain each day at 3 p.m.
  • Chicago SummerDance, the largest annual outdoor live music and dancing series in the United States, will be offering free dance lessons in a variety of style at Buckingham Fountain Plaza each day of the festival from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Join the new silent disco happening daily at the fountain from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After getting a set of headphones, participants dance along to tunes from one of two DJs spinning different genres.
  • Families and kids will enjoy the Taste of Chicago Playground located on the west side of Columbus Drive. Back this year is the Ferris Wheel along with an array of inflatables for kids. Tickets for rides will be available for purchase on site.

Click on this link for the full Music Lineup:


Since I live in Chicago, I always go to the annual Taste of Chicago in Grant Park. I have been doing this for too many years to mention. I love the food, the music and the cooking demonstrations.

The Taste of Chicago is our family tradition. Every summer since 1980, Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park on the city’s magnificent lakefront has been home to the world’s largest food festival.

When my sons were babies, I brought them to the Taste of Chicago in their double stroller. Now that my older son is married, he can go to the Taste of Chicago with his children.

Art at Taste of Randolf Street

Art in Chicago

Pop-Up Restaurants


Click on this link for the full food line-up:


Check out the FOOD TRUCKS

Chicago Food Trucks

Chicago Food Trucks

Take a Stroll through Millennium Park


Then Walk over to the Michigan Avenue Bridge

Historic Chicago Bridge Relief on Michigan Avenue


















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