June 11, 18, and 25, 2022
July 8 – 10, 2022
Free admission • Grant Park and citywide

Taste of Chicago has been a summer staple for more than 40 years. This year, the annual foodie extravaganza will bring both neighborhood pop-up events and the return of the iconic lakefront festival in Grant Park.

In June, Taste of Chicago will pop-up across three Chicago neighborhoods — Austin, Little Village and Pullman — with free-admission events featuring local food, live music, and dance lessons. In July, a bite-sized version of the classic food festival will take over Grant Park with dozens of Chicago’s favorite dining experiences and top live music performances.

Check out the full schedule, music line-up, and vendor list for Taste of Chicago 2022.

Taste of Chicago schedule

This year, Taste of Chicago will feature pop-up neighborhood events in June and a bite-sized version of the classic lakefront experience in July.

Taste of Chicago restaurants

This year’s vendors will dish out not just tastes of Chicago classics — like hot dogs, pizza, cheesecake — but also bites that represent the international influences tied to the city’s history as a melting pot of cultures. A few highlights include:

  • Whadda Jerk
  • The Original Rainbow Cone
  • Don Paleta
  • Mr. Quiles Mexican Food
  • Haire’s Gulf Shrimp
  • Robinson’s No.1 Ribs
  • Churro Factory
  • Mr E Chef Catering
  • Doom Street Eats
  • Chicago’s Doghouse
  • Eli’s Cheesecake Company
  • Arun’s Thai Restaurant
  • Tandoor Char House
  • Porkchop
  • Connie’s Pizza

Check out the full restaurant line-up at Grant Park and beyond.

Taste of Chicago concerts

Each year, Taste of Chicago also presents a diverse mix of national and international artists at nightly concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell. Grab a free spot in the lawn or the outdoor amphitheater and enjoy a show under the stars. Check out this year’s line-up in Grant Park and beyond.

Friday, July 8

  • Shayln B and John The Author
  • AMI
  • Nelly

Saturday, July 9

  • Vivian Garcia and Pinqy Ring
  • Girl K
  • Aterciopelados

Sunday, July 10

  • Rebecca Brunner and Marina City
  • Local H
  • Drive-By Truckers

Check out the live music schedule at the Taste of Chicago events in Austin,Pullman, and Little Village.

Chicago SummerDance at Taste of Chicago

Celebrate summer and the Year of Chicago Dance with live music, dancing, and more in Grant Park. Each day will cover a variety of dance styles, including several Chicago-born genres.

Friday, July 8

  • Line dancing, featuring the Cha-Cha Slide / Janelle E. Brown
  • Steppin’ / Shaun Ballentine
  • Polka Hop / Arletta Gromek
  • Footwork / Christopher “Mad Dog” Thomas

Saturday, July 9 

  • A Walkie Talkie Dancey Party! Presented by Chicago Children’s Theatre & The Q Brothers
  • Ballroom basics (for kids and families) / Dancing With Class
  • East Coast swing / May I Have This Dance
  • Merengue / May I Have This Dance

Sunday, July 10

  • Salsa / La Mecca Dance Chicago
  • Kizomba / Shafeeha Monae
  • Bachata / Chicago Dance
  • Afrobeat / Stacy “Jukeboxx” Letrice

A family at Taste of Chicago food festival

Taste of Chicago

Getting to Grant Park

Street closures: The following streets will be closed during the Taste of Chicago:

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

Public transportation: Visit www.transitchicago.com 

Parking: Park right near the action at Millennium Garages

Biking: Bike parking is available on the perimeter of Grant and Millennium Parks.

Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St.