Taste of Chicago To-Go

July 7–11
Free Admission

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Taste of Chicago To-Go will return this summer with special events around the city — including pop-up cooking demonstrations, the return of the “Community Eats” community meals program, and other special events promoting Chicago’s amazing restaurant industry.


The Taste of Chicago is the nation's premier free-admission food festival showcasing the diversity of Chicago's dining scene, alongside a smorgasbord of cooking demonstrations, music concerts, art activations and family fun.

We are no longer accepting applications to participate in the 2021 Taste of Chicago To-Go. Please check back in with us later in the year to sign up for application information for next year.


Taste of Chicago To-Go Dining Guide

To-Go Dining Guide

Support your favorite local restaurants and food trucks.


Taste of Chicago To-Go Schedule

Taste of Chicago To-Go Schedule

A new and reimagined program presented in lieu of the Taste of Chicago festival in Grant Park, Taste of Chicago To-Go returns this summer with free food, music, and dance events across the city.


Pop-Up Performances (The Shades pictured)

Pop-Up Performances

Experience live, in-person performances by local musicians popping-up at eateries — to celebrate the Year of Chicago Music and support Chicago restaurants.


Community Eats

Community Eats

The Community Eats program encourages Taste of Chicago eateries to host a free, community meal between July 7 and 11 for local nonprofit organizations.


Press Room

Press Room

Request media credentials, download photos and videos – and view current news releases.

Stay Connected

Information and Resources

Admission is FREE

Grant Park
Jackson & Columbus
Chicago, IL 60602


Millennium Garages

Parking Details: Park near Grant Park and enjoy the nation's premier outdoor food festival, Taste of Chicago 2019! Garage locations are Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave., Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave., and Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage located at 5 S. Columbus Drive.

Packages: Check discounted parking rates and multi-day parking packs at www.millenniumgarages.com

Purchase Options: Pay at parking location or pre-pay online at www.millenniumgarages.com/rates/; call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service

Website Link: www.millenniumgarages.com

Public Transportation:


Take CTA to all Taste To-Go events

For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com. For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit www.ventrachicago.com.

Additional Information

Thank you to our longstanding event partners!

Goose Island Beer Company




Illinois Lottery


Lifeway Est. 1986


Chicago Tribune




Eli's Cheesecake

Shoreline Sightseeing

Stella Rosa


Chicago's Very Own WGN 9


Communications Direct


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