Sep 6 - 8, 2024 |

Taste of Chicago

Sept. 6 – 8, 2024
Free admission • Grant Park and citywide

Taste of Chicago has been a foodie staple for more than 40 years. This year, the annual food and music extravaganza will include the return of the iconic lakefront festival, alongside neighborhood pop-up events throughout the summer.

In September, the classic food festival will take over Grant Park with more than 35 of Chicago’s favorite food vendors, live music performances, community dance lessons, a karaoke competition, and so much more.

Taste of Chicago schedule

Taste of Chicago 2024 will take place Friday, Sept. 6 – Sunday, Sept. 8. Check back for the full 2024 schedule.

Taste of Chicago restaurants

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

The Taste of Chicago food vendor line-up has included local favorites like:

    • 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

The Taste of Chicago line-up also includes an array of local food trucks, plus a designated beer hall, wine garden, and cocktail lounge featuring enhanced offerings alongside the new frozen adult beverage station.

Taste of Chicago concerts

Alongside a mouth-watering selection of local restaurants, the Taste of Chicago schedule also includes a diverse mix of national and international artists at free nightly concerts. Grab a spot at the Main Stage and dance the night away under the stars.

Here’s the 2023 Taste of Chicago Main Stage line-up, check back for the full 2024 line-up.

Friday, Sept. 8

  • 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. 9

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

Sunday, July 10

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

Things to do at Taste of Chicago

Chicago SummerDance
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.

Other Taste of Chicago events

  • Chicago Sings Karaoke Stage
  • Made in Chicago: Food Trivia
  • Lifeway Foods Family Village
  • Eli’s Cheesecake Birthday Celebration

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.


Grant Park
337 E. Randolph St.

Category: Food & Wine