The Taste returns for five days in Grant Park for a massive foodie fair complete with live music and activities for the entire family. Popular features include a three-course fine dining experience prepared by a notable Chicago Chef at Celebrity Chef du Jour, Pop-up Restaurants, food trucks and more.
Take your standard (read: awesome) Chicago summerfest, add some
serious burger business, and subtract, or at least dial down, the
swarming crowds of twenty-somethings that can take over some
of Lakeview's streetfests, and you've got Roscoe Village's summer
crown jewel. It's a bit lower-key and friendlier for small feet and
Festival features food, entertainment, kids' play area, polka
parade and pierogi eating contest.
This one is worth the drive. You'll be rewarded by fun facts
(strawberries are the only fruit with its seeds on the outside!),
games and, of course, more strawberries than you'll know what to do
Three day festival featuring live music, carnival, food vendors
and kid zone. This year's headliners are Sammy Hagar,
Thompson Square, Brett Eldredge, Eric Paslay and Dan + Shay.
Includes Cosley Run for the Animals 5k/10k, arts and
crafts, food vendors, carnival rides, children's games, live
entertainment, beer garden and market place business
Fest features a BBQ contest with several rib vendors, food
ranging from ribs and hot dogs to salads, snacks, desserts and
drinks, two live music stages, special events, and fireworks.
Family area features carnival rides, inflatables, circus tricks,
magic show, face painting, petting zoo and live
Features 250-plus vendors, food and nearly 40 acts on five music
stages. Every music genre is represented: from blues and country to
rock and folk. Afternoons feature a stand-alone (free) "kids'
carnival" on Altgeld (with art activities, pony rides and more),
and the "Lill Street Craft Fair" showcasing handmade and DIY
Enjoy cuisine from River North restaurants, merchants, artists, music and a Kids' Zone with family entertainment, a newly renovated playground, dancing, face painters, stilt walkers, balloon artists and various demos from local schools and organizations. This year there will also be a new educational element under a large big top tent with interactive games provided by Lurie and Kohl's.