Taste of Chicago > Plan Your Visit
Entrance into the festival is FREE admission.
The following streets will be closed during the Taste of Chicago through Monday, July 16 at 4pm:
Bike parking is available on the perimeter of Grant and Millennium Parks. Visit the Chicago Bicycle Program for maps, safety, and other information.
To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact DCASE at email@example.com. A minimum of 72 hours advance notice is required.
Taste of Chicago does not have a wheelchair or scooter rental.
Where is the transportation drop off and pick up located? For Paratransit and vehicles transporting people with disabilities, the drop off and pick up location is at the southeast corner of Monroe and Columbus.
Where can I park? Accessible parking is available in Millennium Garages (5 S. Columbus Drive) please visit: Millennium Park Garages for details & pre-purchase parking discounts.
What materials are provided to people with disabilities who come to the Taste of Chicago?
An accessible unit will be placed on each end of the porta-potty rows. There will a hand washing station with a foot and hand pump across from one of the accessible units.
Food & Beverage
5-day Food & Pop-Up Vendors will have accessible counters. Not all food trucks have accessible counters.
Food and beverage tickets are sold in strips of 14 tickets for $10 (includes $3 charge for Taste amenities). Ticket sales end at 8:30pm.
Full food portions run 10-12 tickets and smaller "Taste of” portions are available at each food vendor for 3-6 tickets.
Ticket sales end at 8:30pm.
Beverage tents are located throughout the event and feature Pepsi soft drinks, over 20 types of beers (including Goose Island, Budweiser and Stella Artois), wines and specialty drinks.
Beverage purchases can be made with Taste tickets or credit cards.
Taste is a cultural experience for all your senses!
Make sure to stop at the Artist Garden, dance the SummerDance stage, catch March of the Puppets, watch Chicago Film Archive videos on the Petrillo Music Shell stage and more.
Download the Taste of Chicago app for maps, event times, and to create your custom Taste experience plan.
Feel like having a premium Taste of Chicago experience? Treat yourself to the Taste Oasis where you can rest in an air conditioned lounge, try Taste Bites from Washburn Culinary Academy students, grab a cold water, and more. The Taste Oasis is a great spot to hang out before or after a Petrillo Music Shell Concert. Get tickets on the Taste Oasis page.
Need help? Lost? Injured? Witness criminal activity?
Look up and call 9-1-1 and give the letter/number on the pole nearest your location. "Pole Markers" attached to the light poles around Grant Park will help first-responders locate you quickly.
Medical attention is available at the First Aid Trailer located south of Congress and west of Columbus.
Plan to stay overnight, visit Choose Chicago to book a hotel room.
1. What items are prohibited from being brought onto festival grounds?
Failure to comply with the above may result in entry being denied. All containers will be subject to search. Bicycles may not be ridden on festival grounds.
2. Can I bring a folding chair and blanket into the festival? Yes, but folding chairs are not allowed in the seating area of the Petrillo Music Shell.
3. Can I leave during a concert at the Petrillo Music Shell to use the restrooms and then return to the concert? Yes, restrooms are provided in the area the concerts take place.
4. Is there a lost and found at the festival? Lost and Found is on-site at the event. Call 312.745.2809 to inquire about your lost items.
5. Can I bring a tent into the festival? Personal tents and canopies are NOT allowed at any lakefront event.
6. Can I bring my dog with me into the festival? No. For your dog's protection and for the public's safety, all dogs (except service animals) are restricted from the festivals and you will be asked to leave the festival with your dog. (This policy is supported by the Anti-Cruelty Society.)
7. Is there an admission fee to get into the festival grounds? No.