Chicago’s Largest Outdoor Food Festival: Taste of Chicago


For over four decades, the Windy City has been impressing foodies and igniting musical spirits with its beloved Taste of Chicago festival. This year, the delicious extravaganza returns with a bang, promising another iconic lakefront festival. It will take over Grant Park from September 8th to the 10th, offering more than just scrumptious food. From live music performances and community dance lessons to karaoke competitions, this event is for all the senses. 

Taste of Chicago Schedule: A Weekend of Delight

The festival gates will swing open from 12pm to 8pm each day, ensuring ample time for foodies and music enthusiasts to savor the offerings.

Year after year, Taste of Chicago captivates the hearts and palates of attendees by serving up not only iconic Windy City classics like hot dogs, pizza, and cheesecake but also a diverse array of bites reflecting the city’s rich culture. The 2023 Taste of Chicago food vendor lineup is nothing short of fabulous:

A Cook at Taste of Chicago
  • Cumin Club Indian Kitchen 
  • Sapori Trattoria 
  • Arun’s Thai Restaurant 
  • The Original Rainbow Cone 
  • Healthy Substance Kitchen 
  • LC Pho Restaurant 
  • Yum Dum 
  • Churro Factory (Xurro) 
  • African Food Palace 

As if that weren’t enough, the event will feature 15 local food trucks, a designated beer hall, a wine garden, and a cocktail lounge with enhanced offerings. And for those seeking a frosty escape from the summer heat, there’s even a new frozen adult beverage station to keep you cool!

Taste of Chicago Concerts: Groove Under the Stars 

Aside from the expected dishes, Taste of Chicago boasts a lineup of national and international artists who will grace the Main Stage, providing free nightly concerts! So, once you’ve savored your plate, you can dance the night away under the starlit Chicago sky.

A Group Navigating Taste of Chicago

Here’s the 2023 Taste of Chicago Main Stage Line-up:

 Friday, Sept. 8th

  • DJ for the evening: Selah Say
  • Slique Jay Adams and Mamii, presented by Chicago Made
  • Meagan McNeal
  • Masters of the Mic: Hip Hop 50 featuring Doug E. Fresh, EPMD, KRS-One, and Slick Rick

 Saturday, Sept. 9th

  • DJ for the evening: DJ Janesita
  • ÉSSO, presented by Chicago Made
  • Lupita Infante with Mariachi Sirenas
  • Proyecto Uno

 Sunday, September 10th 

  • DJ for the evening: DJ Mike P
  • Nola Adé and Cloud Farmers, presented by Chicago Made
  • White Mystery
  • Whitney

Chicago SummerDance at Taste of Chicago 

As the summer sun bathes Grant Park in its golden glow, Taste of Chicago takes the festivities to another level with Chicago SummerDance, celebrating the city’s dance community. Each day offers an array of dance styles, including several born right here in Chicago!

 Explore the Chicago SummerDances Schedule at Taste of Chicago 2023: 

 Friday, Sept. 8 

  • Line Dancing / Fre2Dance
  • Peruvian Folk Dance / Center of Peruvian Arts
  • Balboa (Swing) / Desiree Roffers
  • Reggaeton / Latin Street
  • DJ and Open Dancing

 Saturday, Sept. 9 

  • Salsa / Latin Rhythms
  • Country Two-Step / Second City Country Dance Association
  • Zouk / Urbanity Dance Chicago
  • DJ and Open Dancing

 Sunday, July 10 

  • Steppin’ / Majestic Gents
  • Eastern European Folk Dance / Ethnic Dance Chicago
  • Bollywood / Meher Dance Company
  • Bachata / Desueño Dance
  • DJ and Open Dancing

So, whether you’re a food aficionado, a music enthusiast, a dance lover, or simply someone looking for a memorable time in the heart of Chicago, Taste of Chicago 2023 promises an experience that will leave you craving more. Mark your calendar, bring your appetite, and get ready to experience the Windy City like never before! For more information, click here.

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