July 9, 2014 - July 13, 2014
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We are serious about food in Chicago. Be prepared to get your grub on at the 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.
Showcasing Chicago's diverse culinary scene, Taste goers are guaranteed an endless variety of dining options to suit every palate from five-day restaurants. New restaurants for 2014 include:
Pop-Up Restaurants will be serving up delicious food for only one or two days during Taste. They include:
Feel like a local and enjoy bites from some of our city's top food trucks. Trucks include:
Pure Leaf Celebrity Chef du Jour
This dining experience offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy a sit-down, three- or four-course meal in an air-conditioned and decorated dining pavilion. This year's menu of celebrity chefs is:
In the Kitchen with Mariano's
New this year, Taste is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mariano's to bring their culinary expertise to the popular cooking demonstration area, In the Kitchen with Mariano's, and as a five-day restaurant. As Mariano's continues its expansion in the Chicago market delivering the highest distinctive products, unequaled service and hospitality, this must-visit Taste destination is sure to leave customers embracing the Mariano's philosophy of Shop Well, Eat Well, Live Well.
At night, head to the Petrillo Music Shell for a concert!
Bud Light Stage Line-Up
Enjoy the sounds of top local talent from up-and-coming as well as established Chicago artists for free at the Bud Light Stage daily from 12 - 7:45 p.m.
- Wednesday: "Musical Variety Day" - Rhythm Revolution (World Music), Sara Masterson (Singer/Songwriter), K.W.O.E. (Hip Hop), RedEye Rock-n-Vote Winner, The Autumn Defense
- Thursday: "Rock & Pop" - Paper Arrows, The Locals, Pet Lions, Marrow, Harrison Hudson
- Friday: "Blues & Soul" - Marvin Smith, The Right Now, Toronzo Cannon, Dave Weld, Stan Mosley
- Saturday: "Dance" - Frankie Vega, Ruben Alvarez and Sun Sounds, Andre Hatchett, Pyro Fighter, Gemini Club
- Sunday: "Country/Americana" - JA Cohen, Stone & Snow, The Blind Staggers, Todd Kessler & the New Folk, Logan Mize
Fleet Feet Sports presents the Kids' Dash on Saturday, July 12 in Butler Field. For the third year in a row, kids of all ages can get a taste of victory when they sign up for one of the Fleet Feet Sports Kids' Dashes. There are structured races by age and distance as well as an open 50-yard dash in which kids can race the clock (or their friends and family) in a head-to-head sprint, as many times as they like. FREE registration on-site. Registration includes bib number, T-shirt and medal (while supplies last).
Made in Chicago Market
The new Made in Chicago Market will be the perfect place for fashion enthusiasts and bargain shoppers to shop the assortment of affordable apparel and accessories by Chicago designers and independent boutiques. With 20 participants, 12 are new vendors offering styles for men, women, and children to Taste of Chicago attendees.
Photo credit: City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events