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.
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
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:
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.
Click on this link for the full food line-up:
Check out the FOOD TRUCKS
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