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The Taste of Chicago is back, offering Chicago foodies a gourmet weekend in the city’s popular Grant Park.

The food festival returns from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 8-10 with more than 30 vendors and three stages featuring free shows, dance workshops, family activities, and more.

There will be no Taste tickets this year as all food vendors will accept cash or credit cards.

Chicagoans can enjoy iconic food, drinks, live music, DJs and dance lessons all weekend long.

See the full range below. More information can be found here.

July 8-10

12pm-8pm, Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain (Jackson & Columbus)

food vendors

  • Eli’s Cheesecake Company
  • Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
  • yum dum
  • The Only Ingredient Catering LLC
  • Tacos of choice
  • Tandoor Chariot House
  • Josephine’s southern cuisine
  • Pork chop
  • Churros Factory
  • Seoul Tacos
  • Mr. E Chef Catering LLC
  • Puffs of misfortune
  • Doom Street eats
  • Goat
  • The dog house of Chicago
  • Arun Thai Restaurant
  • Esperanza Kitchen Delights
  • Connie’s Pizza
  • BJ’s Market & Bakery
  • healthy stuff
  • Franco’s Ristorante
  • Harold’s Chicken
  • Don Paleta
  • Cynthia’s Gumbo Express Inc
  • Mrs. Tittle’s cupcakes
  • La Cocinita food truck
  • The Original Rainbow Cone
  • Whadda Jerk
  • Gulf of Haire Shrimps
  • Aunt Vee’s Kitchen
  • Mr. Quiles Mexican Cuisine
  • decadent flavor

Performances on the main stage

Friday July 8

Host and DJ: DJ Mike P

  • 5 p.m. – Shaylin B and John The Author, presented by Chicago Made
  • 6:00 p.m. – FRIEND
  • 7:15 p.m. – Nelly
Saturday July 9

DJ: Sandra Trevino

  • 5 p.m. – Vivian Garcia and Pinqy Ring, presented by Chicago Made
  • 6 p.m. – Girl K
  • 7:15 p.m. – Aterciopelados
Sunday July 10

DJ: Miss Alex White (White Mystery)

  • 5 p.m. – Rebecca Brunner and Marina City, presented by Chicago Made
  • 6 p.m. – local time
  • 7:15 p.m. – Truckers at the wheel

Chicago Summer Dance Schedule

July 8

  • 12 p.m.: Line Dancing, featuring the Cha-Cha Slide / Janelle E. Brown
  • 1 p.m.: Steppin’ / Shaun Ballentine
  • 2 p.m.: Polka Hop / Arletta Gromek
  • 3 p.m.: Footwork / Christopher “Mad Dog” Thomas
  • 12 p.m.-4 p.m.: Music by DJ Mwelwa

July 9th

  • 11.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: A dancing evening with a walkie-talkie! Presented by the Chicago Children’s Theater and the Q Brothers
  • 1:00 p.m.: Ballroom basics (for kids and families) / Dancing With Class
  • 2 p.m.: East Coast Swing / Can I have that dance
  • 3 p.m.: Merengue / Can I have this dance
  • 1-4 p.m.: Music by May I Have This Dance

July 10

  • 12 p.m.: Salsa / Mecca Dance Chicago
  • 1 p.m.: Kizomba / Shafeeha Monae
  • 2 p.m.: Bachata / Chicago Dance
  • 3 p.m.: Afrobeat / Stacy “Jukeboxx” Letrice
  • 12 p.m.-4 p.m.: Music by DJ Kimani Rashad

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