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Taste Of Chicago A Festival Where You Can Have Food And Fun!

If the Taste of Chicago is fastly approaching or the days of this event have passed. It’s Okay! Because the Taste of Chicago happens every year for a series of days at Grant Park.

The Chicago festivals duration is in early July. So if this food event has already passed then you can plan for it for the next year.

The Taste has occurred every year since 1980. This Food festival is a very popular event. It features a host of different varieties of food from many of Chicago’s popular restaurants.

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Whatever kind of delicious Chicago Foods and creations you have a taste for it’s at the Taste!

You just simply purchase food tickets from a booth of choice and you get to buy your food at one of the 59 restaurants that will be represented there.

Tickets for the Taste of Chicago (© to the Taste and it’s entertainment is free!

The delicious variety of food is what you have to pay for.

This great event happens every year in Chicago Grant Park.

Not only is this a food venue event for the many food inquiring Chicagoans but it a music festival venue.

When you come to this event, you better be ready to dance, laugh, eat and have a good time!

There is plenty of socialization and the enjoyment of life going on here! So just be prepared.

Every year the Taste brings in live bands and talented and famous musical entertainers. You will enjoy many concerts in Chicago here.

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Some of the variety of music include Latin music, Gospel, Celtic, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country and International music.

Are you a dancer? Do you enjoy a variety of music?

Then don’t worry. The music will cause you to dance, be happy, celebrate and have a good time!

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Come here hungry because your appetite will be satisfied.

Enjoy your family. Enjoy your kids! It’s good wholesome fun!

This year the Taste has games, along with arts and crafts at the Family Pavilion. Bring your loved ones and enjoy family time.

There is also ample shaded seating at the Humana Senior Pavilion.

Every year it seems to grow more and more. The food seems to get tastier and tastier.

At nighttime from Grant Parks you can see the Fireworks from Navy Pier on fireworks night. Fireworks Display Over Water (© is another event where it’s recommended you take public transportation.

The Chicago public transportation is equipped to handle large crowds of people with buses and trains leaving every few minutes.

This event attracts thousands of people every year and is very crowded especially when it’s time to go home.

Also an annual Humana Race to Taste, which is a 5K Run/2-Mile Walk, is held every year.

The course will take you through Chicago’s beautiful Grant Park and lakefront.

FREE ADMISSION DAILYNorth/South between Monroe Avenue and Balbo Drive, East/West between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

Event: Wednesday, July 10 – Sunday, July 14 2013 from 11:00 a.m. -sunset daily

Admission and events free, with food and drinks purchased via ‘Taste Tickets’ only. Tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8.

Street Closings: Columbus from Monroe to Roosevelt, Jackson from Michigan to Lake Shore Drive, Congress from Michigan to Columbus

Getting there: CTA bus lines #145 or #151 to Monroe/Michigan stop, or Loop Red and Blue line subway stops to Monroe Harbor.

Taste of Chicago LOCATION: Grant Park Michigan Ave. & Congress Dr. Chicago IL 60604