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 2022, Taste of Chicago hosted pop-ups 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 took over Grant Park with dozens of Chicago’s favorite dining experiences and top live music performances.

Taste of Chicago schedule

Check back for next year’s full schedule.

Taste of Chicago restaurants

Each year, food 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 from 2022 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

Taste of Chicago concerts

Each year, Taste of Chicago also presents a diverse mix of national and international artists at nightly concerts. Grab a spot at the Main Stage near Buckingham Fountain and enjoy a show under the stars. Stay tuned for the full schedule.

Chicago SummerDance at Taste of Chicago

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

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 

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.