Location: Grant Park, Chicago Time: 11am-9pm Wednesday-Friday, 10am-9pm Saturday/Sunday Admission: FREE!! (Food tickets must be purchased inside park)
Today marks the opening of the 35th Annual Taste of Chicago in Grant Park. The feast will run for 5 days (July 8th-12th) and features local Chicago favorites from 60 different vendors, including 5 food trucks and 8 pop-up restaurants. Several special events, including a 3-course meal at Buckingham Fountain and seating to see Weezer (who his headlining tonight) must be purchased online in-advance. Other music acts that will be appearing include The Chieftains, Spoon, and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. This year’s vendors that will be participating at the event all 5 days include Billy Goat Tavern & Grill, Chicago’s Dog House, Kasia’s Deli, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Miller’s Pub, and Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs, among many others. So if you are in Chicago be sure to keep the Taste in mind for this weekend! A full list of vendors and entertainment acts can be found at the link below. Enjoy!
Location: Divison Street & Sacramento Avenue, Chicago When: Fri-Sun: September 12th-14th
Riot Fest begins today and the lineup is absolutely nuts. Chicago’s annual bash for the rockers is beginning to make big waves on a national level as one of the CHI’s highest anticipated street festivals. This year the madness reaches new heights with performances from Primus, Slayer, GWAR, Pussy Riot, Wu Tang Clan, The Cure, Weezer and hometown hero Show You Suck, just to name a few. Tickets are sure to sell out soon, so if you don’t have yours already; you need to get on that NOW. Even if you snooze on tickets, head up to Humboldt Park for what’s sure to be one of the best festivals of the year.