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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.



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Grant Park (Download Map)
Jackson & Columbus
Chicago, IL 60602


  • 11am-9pm: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
  • 10am-9pm: Saturday & Sunday

FREE Admission


Millennium Garages

Parking Details: Park right below the action! Garage locations are Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5 S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave.

$35 parking/Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage (regular rates apply at Grant Park North & Grant Park South Garages)

Purchase Options: Pay at parking location; call 312.616.0600

Website: www.millenniumgarages.com

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For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com.


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Taste of Chicago Press Room

Taste of Chicago Press Room

Information on how to apply for media credentials.

Taste of Chicago History

History of Taste of Chicago

Read more about the annual festival that brings over one million visitors to Grant Park every summer.


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July 6-10, 2016 • Grant Park • FREE Admission



Taste of Chicago Daily Schedule

A daily schedule of what's happening at the Taste of Chicago!


Five-day Restaurants

Five-day Restaurants

Taste-goers are guaranteed an endless variety of dining options.


Food Trucks

Food Trucks

This year's six new food trucks are: Auntie Vee's, Da Lobsta, Firecakes Donuts, The Happy Lobster Truck, La Jefa and La Patrona.


Bud Light Stage

Bud Light Stage

The popular Bud Light Stage will offer five days of top performances from up-and-coming as well as established Chicago artists.


Eli's Cheesecake Birthday Celebration

Eli's Cheesecake Birthday Celebration

On July 9, Eli’s Cheesecake celebrates their own 36th birthday at the Taste.


Humana Healthier ChoicesHumana Healthier Choices

The Humana Healthier Choices food items will be identified with a new logo for 2016 that can be found on the menu boards at participating restaurant booths.


Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information when planning your visit to the Taste.


Pop-Up Restaurants

Pop-Up Restaurants

This year's festival includes eleven new Pop-up restaurants.


Petrillo Music Shell Concerts (The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley pictured)

Petrillo Music Shell Concerts

This year's lineup includes The Roots, KONGOS, The Decemberists, Billy IdolThe Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley (pictured) and more.


Celebrity Chef du Jour

Celebrity Chef du Jour

The dining experience offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy a sit-down, three-course meal in an air-conditioned and decorated dining pavilion for only $45 per person.


Lifeway Taste Kitchen Chef Demonstrations

Lifeway Taste Kitchen Chef Demonstrations

Enjoy a full menu of chef demonstrations by local and national chefs.


Food For Thought Culinary Podcasts

Food For Thought Culinary Podcasts

Satisfy your appetite for interesting conversation and listen as many of your favorite podcasts are recorded. Highlights include Dan Pashman of The Sporkful.


Taste of Chicago Map

Taste of Chicago Map

Download the 2016 festival map.




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