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Taste of Chicago, 2009
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There’s food for everybody’s taste at the annual Taste of Chicago where you’ll find more thanTaste of Chicago logo 300 menu items at over 70 restaurants.


Plenty of free entertainment is available to amuse you before, during and after your dining experience. Music from internationally known talent such as Stevie Wonder and Bonnie Raitt is at the Petrillo Music Shell. See cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs such as Art Smith.

The Family Village offers activities, entertainment and amusement rides just for kids. Be sure to take advantage of fun and fit things to do at Taste Sports! including days devoted to our Chicago teams.

Local musicians take centerstage at the Taste Stage located at the south end of Taste and international fare performs at the Buckingham Fountain where you’ll also find a market selling wares from around the world.

Jun 26, 2009 - Jul 5, 2009 

11 am - 9 pm; Friday, July 3, 11 am - 9:30 pm; Sunday, July 5, 11 am - 6 pm

Grant Park
Jackson Blvd. & Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL 60604

FREE Admission into the festival grounds.
FREE Admission to see the concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell.

Food & Beverage Tickets
Food and beverages are sold by tickets only. Tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8 at the festival, which includes a $2 surcharge that contributes to event amenities including clean up, security and recycling.

Each vendor has the food prices posted on their booth. More than 200 different food items are available at the event, with no food item costing more than 10 tickets “Taste of” portions (smaller offerings of one of the restaurants menu items) are available for 1-4 tickets.

Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted at the ticket booths. Positive I.D. is required when making a credit card purchase.

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Accessible seating area at mainstage and other accommodations are available as well. Accessible counters at food booths. Large print brochures and TTYs available on site.

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