Taste of Chicago — Plan Your Visit

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Date, Location & Hours

  • Date: July 8–12, 2020
  • Grant Park (Jackson Blvd. & Columbus Dr.) Chicago, IL 60602
  • Hours: Wednesday–Friday: 11am–9pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10am–9pm
  • Ticket sales end at 8:30pm
  • Alcohol sales end at 8:45pm





Entrance into the festival is FREE admission.




Getting There

The following streets will be closed during the Taste of Chicago through Monday, July 13 at 4pm:

  • Columbus, from Monroe to Balbo and from Balbo to Roosevelt (Balbo remains open to traffic)
  • Jackson, from Michigan to Lake Shore Drive
  • Congress, from Columbus to Congress Parkway semi-circle


Public Transportation

For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com

If you are driving, park directly under the action at Millennium Garages. Visit www.millenniumgarages.com for details.

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 dcase@cityofchicago.org. A minimum of 72 hours advance notice is required.

Each Taste of Chicago booth has an accessible counterOnce on-site if you have an accessibility question please go to the Concert & Oasis Ticket booth at the northeast corner of Jackson & Columbus.
Each Taste of Chicago booth has an accessible counter.

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?

  • The mainstage concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell have American Sign Language interpretation.
    • To request interpretation for other activities and areas at Taste of Chicago please send a request to dcase@cityofchicago.org. Advance notice is required and 2 weeks’ notice is recommended.


  • Accessible seating & companion seating tickets for the mainstage concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell can be purchased online or on site at the Concert & Oasis Ticket booth at the northeast corner of Jackson & Columbus.
    • Accessible & companion seating tickets are limited to 4 tickets per concert per purchase.
    • Guests with low/no vision are encouraged to request accessible seating near the stage when they purchase tickets.



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

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 Rosa), wines and specialty drinks. For a complete list of beverages, visit our beverages page.

Beverage purchases can be made with Taste tickets or credit cards.




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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

Medical attention is available at the First Aid Trailer located south of Congress and west of Columbus.




Hotel Reservations

Plan to stay overnight, visit Choose Chicago to book a hotel room.





1. What items are prohibited from being brought onto festival grounds?

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • BBQ Grills (Open Flames)
  • Fireworks or Explosives
  • Illegal Substances & Weapons
  • Large Coolers or Bags
  • Pop-up Tents/Canopies
  • Beach/Picnic Umbrellas
  • Flag Poles
  • All Pets (except Service Animals)

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, stroller and blanket into the festival? Yes, but folding chairs and strollers 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 312.745.2394 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.


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