Taste of Chicago Grant Park

Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 10

11am–9pm

Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain (Jackson & Columbus)

FREE Admission

Cash or Credit card are accepted by all food vendors, No food tickets will be sold

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After two years, Taste of Chicago proudly returns to Grant Park with three days of incredible food, music and activities around the iconic Buckingham Fountain. In addition to the more than 30 food vendors, guests can enjoy a designated beer hall, wine tent and cocktail lounge in Grant Park.

Each day brings a diverse mix of crowd-pleasing concerts including Nelly, Local H, Drive-By Truckers and more. Chicago Made, a DCASE initiative that supports local talent, presents top emerging artists as openers for the Taste Main Stage. Free admission to all concerts this year! As part of Taste, Chicago SummerDance turns Buckingham Fountain Plaza into a dance party with free dance lessons and live music. Music and SummerDance schedules listed below.

For street performer information, download the Street Performer Instructions and Street Performers Layout.

For more information, visit our Plan Your Visit page


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Taste of Chicago in Grant Park Food Vendors

Buckingham Fountain Vendors

  • 1 - Eli’s Cheesecake Company
  • 2 - Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
  • 3 - Yum Dum
  • 4 - The Sole Ingredient Catering LLC
  • 5 - Prime Tacos
  • 6 - Tandoor Char House
  • 7 - Josephine's Southern Cooking
  • 8 - Porkchop
  • 9 - Churro Factory
  • 10 - Seoul Taco
  • 11 - Mr. E Chef Catering LLC
  • 12 - Puffs of Doom
  • 13 - Doom Street Eats
  • 14 - Billy Goat
  • 15 - Chicago’s Dog House
  • 16 - Arun’s Thai Restaurant
  • 17 - Esperanza Kitchen Delights
  • 18 - Connie’s Pizza
  • 19 - BJ’s Market & Bakery
  • 20 - Healthy Substance
  • 21 - Franco’s Ristorante

Food Trucks on Columbus Drive - North of Ida B. Wells Drive

  • A - Harold's Chicken
  • B - Don Paleta
  • C - Cynthia's Gumbo Express Inc
  • D - Ms. Tittle's Cupcakes
  • E - La Cocinita Food Truck

Food Trucks on Columbus Drive - South of Ida B. Wells Drive

  • G - Whadda Jerk
  • H - Haire's Gulf Shrimp
  • I - Auntie Vee's Kitchen
  • J - Mr. Quiles Mexican Food
  • K - Decadent Flavor

 

Food & Beverage Experiences

Daily, 11am-8:45pm

Beer Hall & Wine Garden

Serving more than 20 beers and an array of wine varietals

Cocktail Lounge

Offering specialty mixed drinks & mixology demos

 

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Taste Main Stage Schedule

Free Admission, no tickets will be sold, no seating.

(schedule is subject to change)

Friday, July 8

Host and DJ for the evening: DJ Mike P

  • 5pm - Shaylin B and John The Author, presented by Chicago Made
  • 6pm - AMI
  • 7:15pm - Nelly

 

Saturday, July 9

DJ for the evening: Sandra Treviño

  • 5pm - Vivian Garcia and Pinqy Ring, presented by Chicago Made
  • 6pm - Girl K
  • 7:15pm - Aterciopelados

 

Sunday, July 10

DJ for the evening: Miss Alex White (White Mystery)

  • 5pm - Rebecca Brunner and Marina City, presented by Chicago Made
  • 6pm - Local H
  • 7:15pm - Drive-By Truckers

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Goose Island Stage Schedule

Free Admission, no tickets will be sold, no seating.

(schedule is subject to change)

Friday, July 8

  • 11am-12:30pm - DJ Janesita
                               Featured Marching Band: Bandwith Chicago
  • 12:30-2:15pm - DJ Ayana Contreras
  • 2:15-4pm - DJ Jill Hopkins
  • 4-5pm - Happy Hour Karaoke with The People's Stage
  • 5-6pm - Stroll Exhibition, hosted by Lizzie G with DJ Breathlezz
  • 6-8:30pm - Trqpiteca

 

Saturday, July 9

  • 10:45am-2pm - DJ Johnny Jones Lingo Chicago
                                Featured Marching Band: Lane Tech Varsity Band
  • 12:30-2pm - Eli's Cheesecake Birthday Celebration
  • 2-3:30pm - DJ Lady D
  • 3:30-4:30pm - Happy Hour Karaoke with The People's Stage
  • 4:30-6:30pm - Sadie Woods
  • 6:30-8:30pm - DJ Mike P

 

Sunday, July 10

  • 10:45am-12:15pm - DJ Chuck Wren
                                     Featured Marching Band: Lakeside Pride Marching Band
  • 12:15-2pm - DJ Machede
  • 2-3:30pm - DJ Selah Say
  • 3:30-4:30pm - Happy Hour Karaoke with The People's Stage
  • 4:30-6:30pm - Duane Powell
  • 6:30-8:30pm - Jamal Smallz

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Chicago SummerDance Schedule

(schedule is subject to change)

Friday, July 8

SummerDance kicks off Taste with four dance styles born in Chicago! Guest emcee Jennifer Billock, author of Here Are 4 Dance Styles Born In Chicago To Mark The ‘Year Of Chicago Dance’” (Block Club Chicago)

  • 12pm - Line Dancing, featuring the Cha-Cha Slide / Janelle E. Brown
  • 1pm - Steppin’ / Shaun Ballentine
  • 2pm - Polka Hop / Arletta Gromek
  • 3pm - Footwork / Christopher “Mad Dog” Thomas
  • 12-4pm - Music by DJ Mwelwa

 

Saturday, July 9

  • 11:30am–1pm - A Walkie Talkie Dancey Party! Presented by Chicago Children’s Theatre & The Q Brothers
  • 1pm - Ballroom Basics (for kids and families) / Dancing With Class
  • 2pm - East Coast Swing / May I Have This Dance
  • 3pm - Merengue / May I Have This Dance
  • 1–4pm - Music by May I Have This Dance

 

Sunday, July 10

  • 12pm - Salsa / La Mecca Dance Chicago
  • 1pm - Kizomba / Shafeeha Monae
  • 2pm - Bachata / Chicago Dance
  • 3pm - Afrobeat / Stacy “Jukeboxx” Letrice
  • 12-4pm - Music by DJ Kimani Rashad

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John Deere X Chicago Experience

Daily, 11am-7pm

Featuring:

  • The company’s work in agriculture, construction, and now Chicago.
  • John Deere 360° Theatre
  • Illinois Augmented Reality
  • Community Tables and Seating Area
  • 245G Excavator Pizza Cutter Photo Op (Chicago’s largest pizza cutter!)
  • 8R Tractor Display

NBC Chicago Family Village

Daily, 11am-9pm

Featuring kid-friendly activities and entertainment

 

 

Chicago Children’s Theatre & The Q Brothers

Special family show and more


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Community Partner EventsChicken wrap

 

Garfield Park Community Eats
The Hatchery Chicago, 135 N. Kedzie Ave.

Saturday July 2, 2022, 12–4pm

The Hatchery Chicago is partnering with Taste of Chicago once more for this year’s Garfield Park Community Eats. Visit the West Side on Saturday, July 2 from 12–4pm for live music and free food from some of Chicago’s most innovative emerging brands.

The Hatchery Chicago is a non-profit food and beverage incubator in Chicago’s West Side dedicated to helping local entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses. The Hatchery was developed as a joint venture of two Chicago non-profits, Allies for Community Business and Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC), to economically develop the west side of Chicago. More details at https://thehatcherychicago.org/event/garfield_park_community_eats/.