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Everything you need to know about Taste of Chicago 2023

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

Emma Krupp
Jeffy Mai
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Emma Krupp
Jeffy Mai

The Taste of Chicago returns this year—but at a later date than usual. The annual food and music festival is now being held in September, partly due to the NASCAR Chicago Street Race, which took place downtown during first weekend of July. Just like last year, the Taste of Chicago was preceded by a series of day-long fests throughout the summer (at Humboldt Park, Pullman Park and Marquette Park) before heading to Grant Park for the three-day main event. As usual, you can expect plenty of food, live music and performances. Curious about what else you need to know? Take a look through our guide to the Taste of Chicago 2023. 

When is the Taste of Chicago 2023?

The Taste of Chicago returns September 8–10.

Where is the Taste of Chicago 2023?

The main Taste of Chicago fest is in Grant Park near Buckingham Fountain.

What is the Taste of Chicago 2023?

Historically, a lineup of local restaurants and food vendors set up booths in Grant Park and offer a variety of dishes to purchase. The Taste of Chicago also usually books a robust lineup of concerts, with free entry to all shows in 2023.

Who is at the Taste of Chicago 2023?

This year's list of participating restaurants includes the Original Rainbow Cone, Yvolina’s Tamales, Tacotlan, Seoul Taco, Arun’s Thai Restaurant, Sapori Trattoria and Eli’s Cheesecake, plus food trucks like Soul & Smoke and Harold's Chicken.

The entertainment schedule will feature singer-songwriter Lupita Infante, mariachi group Mariachi Sirenas, Dominican-American hip hop group Proyecto Uno, Chicago-based band Whitney and the Masters of the Mic: Hip Hop 50 tour.

How much does it cost to get into Taste of Chicago 2023? 

Entry to all Taste of Chicago events is free. Food is available for purchase using cash or credit. 

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