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Taste of Chicago
Taste of Chicago
Fast Facts

Where: Grant Park

When: Friday September 6 – Sunday, September 8, 2024

Admission: Admission and events are free, with food and drinks purchased onsite with cash or credit card.

Subway: Chicago Transit

Water Taxis: Shoreline


This September, watch for an all-new and delicious edition of Taste of Chicago scheduled from Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8, 2024.

At Chicago's end-of-summer blowout you can enjoy tastes from more than 35 of Chicago’s favorite food vendors, live music performances, community dance lessons, a karaoke competition, and LOTS more.

Just up ahead, check out the main Taste of Chicago schedule as it becomes available including times and dates of music acts, and a list of Chicago restaurants and food vendors participating this year.

Have fun!

2024 Taste of Chicago schedule

LIke last year, along with restaurant fare and other food vendors, a variety of food trucks will be on hand for more tasty offerings PLUS free performances by music artists across three stages in Grant Park.

Chicago SummerDance will also offer free dance lessons in footwork, salsa, East Coast Swing and line dancing from 12-4pm. All skill levels welcome!

Meanwhile, keep it here for the complete schedule when it is announced over the summer.

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Taste of Chicago features gourmet dishes, street fare food, kids' activities, and music performances.

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All about Taste of Chicago

It was a casual affair that lasted only a day when it was first launched In 1980 by a group of Chicago restaurateurs. It has since grown to become the nation's largest outdoor food festival drawing almost 4 million people each year.

Taste of Chicago (locally known as "The Taste") traditionally happens over a long weekend in early July -- as the city gears up to welcome visitors from metro Chicago, around the U.S., and worldwide.

The big attraction? The food, of course! Chicago-style pizza and hot dogs as well polish sausage and dozens of other ethnic specialties are the star of the show as dozens of restaurants from around Chicagoland offer up hundreds of their menu's best dishes to an appreciative audience.

Admission is free to Taste of Chicago, although food is available to purchase.

Getting There

Getting to Grant Park by car is problematic (though not impossible, with nearby parking available), but the summer crush makes Chicago transit the far more attractive option.

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
Grant Park is also served by buses 3, 4, 6, J14, 20, 56, 60, 124, 146, 147, 151, 157

Hotels most convenient to the festival are the Hilton Chicago (720 South Michigan Avenue) and the Chicago Essex Inn (800 S Michigan Avenue).

With the sights, smells and general delights associated with festival, Taste of Chicago has grown to become one of Chicago's biggest events of the year, and if you're in town it definitely should be at the top of your must-do list!



More about Taste of Chicago around the Web:

Taste of Chicago 2024
- Check out official information from Chicago's city site including this year's schedule, photos, maps & directions, parking information, history and fun facts.

Taste of Chicago - Time Out Chicago - What's hot at Taste of Chicago, plus how to get there, parking information and related Chicago travel resources.

Taste of Chicago - Wikipedia - Detailed overview with fun facts and historical details, popular vendors and entertainment with related references and resources, photos.



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