Food festivals are in abundance this weekend so get your palate ready to get a taste at River North, Humboldt Park, and Lincoln Park.
Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St.
$5 gate donation
Taste of River North will showcase some of the best options from the city’s hottest dining scene with food from restaurants such as Kinzie Chophouse, Da Lobsta, Farmhouse, Taco Joint, Pranzi, and more. In addition to food, the festival will offer fun activities for children, kitchen demos, and morning yoga activities.
Humboldt Park, 2800 W. Division St.
Free admission with wine tastings for $10
As the name suggests, Latin American cuisine will be on the menu of this festival. Grab Mexican food from the savory Cemitas Puebla, Cuban food from mouthwatering La Havana Café, hearty Colombian food from Las Tablas Colombian Steakhouse, and even Spanish food from Black Bull. There will also be live music from bands including Angel d’Cuba, Chicago Samba, and Orquesta Leal. New this year, enjoy wine tastings and pairings.
July 21, 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m.
Green City Market, 1817 N. Clark St.
$125 for general admission
Green City Market is a great place to get fresh, local ingredients for your kitchen, but it’s even better when the city’s best chefs are cooking them for you. At Green City Market Chef BBQ over 100 top chefs will provide tasting portions of dishes made from ingredients available at the market. Regional breweries, wineries, and distilleries will also be providing samples.