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Eli's Cheesecake is serving a chocolate-dipped birthday cake cheesecake at the Taste of Chicago.
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Everything you need to know about Taste of Chicago 2020

Taste of Chicago brings five days of delicious food and live music to Grant Park

Zach Long
Morgan Olsen
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Zach Long
Morgan Olsen

Every summer, the Taste of Chicago gathers some of the best restaurants in Chicago for a massive five-day food festival. The annual event takes over Grant Park and brings with it an onslaught of free concerts from the likes of Courtney Barnett and De La Soul. Prepare for five days of deep dish pizza, hot dogs and even hotter tunes with our guide to Taste of Chicago.

When is the Taste of Chicago 2020?

The Taste of Chicago takes over Grant Park from July 8 to 12, 2020. Hours are 11am–9pm Wednesday through Friday and 10am–9pm on Saturday and Sunday.

What is the Taste of Chicago?

Each summer, a lineup of local restaurants and food vendors set up booths in Grant Park for a free festival, offering samples of their most popular dishes. The festival has its own currency—guests purchase tickets at the gate, which can be spent on food and drinks. The Taste of Chicago also books a robust lineup of concerts; this year's headliners are Courtney Barnett, De La Soul, India.Arie, Bomba Estéreo and The Strumbellas. Lawn admission to concerts is free, while pavilion seating is ticketed.

Where is the Taste of Chicago?

Taste of Chicago is held in Grant Park every year, with vendors lining the streets. To get there, take any train into the Loop and walk east to the park. By car, take I-90 E/I-94 E into the Loop and use the Millennium Park parking garages located 5 S Columbus Dr, 25 N Michigan Ave and 325 S Michigan Ave.

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