Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier outdoor food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining community. The delicious array of food served at Taste of Chicago is complemented by music and exciting activities for the entire family. 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.
Chicago has always been known fo its great food - from hundreds of ethnic neighborhood favorites to James Beard award-winning eateries. Most recently, Chicago has emerged as the country's top destination for cutting-edge restaurants, with many internationally acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs making Chicago their home.
Located along Chicago's lakefront at Grant Park, Taste is a FREE admission festival that offers delicious culinary choices representing the best of Chicago's restaurant community along with entertainment for both "foodies" and music lovers.
30 - 40 of Chicago's best and favorite restaurants cooking up the best the city has to offer
Cooking demonstrations from the country's hottest chefs throughout the day
Expanded Craft Beer Tent and Wine Garden
Family Village focusing on food related activities and entertainment
Diverse musical talent from across the country and our own hometown
*** Dates are subject to change. ***
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to promoting and supporting Chicago’s arts and culture sector. This includes, but is not limited to: fostering the development of Chicago’s nonprofit arts sector, independent working artists, and for-profit arts businesses; presenting high-quality, free or low-fee cultural programs accessible to residents and visitors; and marketing the City’s cultural assets to local, regional, and global audiences. DCASE produces nearly 2,000 public programs, events and support services annually, generating millions in economic benefits for the City of Chicago.