July 8, 2015 - July 12, 2015
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We are serious about food in Chicago. Be prepared to get your grub on at the 35th Annual Taste of Chicago, the world's largest outdoor food festival, in Grant Park! For five days, live music, children's activities and upwards of 3 million visitors makes this event the hottest party in the city.
Be sure to come hungry as Taste of Chicago features several thousand servings of our city's favorites! Your taste buds will go wild sampling more than 200 different menu items from a variety of cuisines like American, Indian, Italian, French, Chinese, Irish, African and more. Take your pick served up by five-day restaurants, pop-up restaurants and food trucks!
Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour
As the City of Chicago continues to demonstrate a robust culinary community of noted chefs, the city's premier food festival continues its efforts to highlight these food masters as Taste of Chicago once again features the Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour. The dining experience offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy a sit-down, three-course meal in an air-conditioned and decorated dining pavilion
Petrillo Music Shell Headliners
Bud Light Stage Headliners
Food For Thought
Food For Thought at the 35th Annual Taste of Chicago is a NEW podcast area featuring live shows with celebrity guests, chefs and famous Chicagoans. With three to four podcasts daily, each show recording will offer audience seating so Taste-goers can enjoy listening to insightful discussions around Chicago's culinary and cultural life.
In The Kitchen with Mariano's
Enjoy a full menu of chef demonstrations by noted chefs and many others.
Fashion Focus Chicago Maker Market
The popular Fashion Focus Chicago Maker Market returns to Taste of Chicago featuring 28 Chicago designers and boutiques selling art and current season apparel and accessories for men, women and children. New this year, Fashion Focus Chicago Maker Market will host summer season runway shows in association with Latino Fashion Week and African Fashion Week Chicago featuring mega fashion blogger Afrobella. Children may also create their own Paper Doll inspired by designs created by local designers Kate Pankoke of Project Runway and Anna Hovet.
Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events