Chicago's Foodie Scene Worthy of the Biggest Food Festival
2012 Taste of Chicago
July 11 - 15, 2012
Grant Park in Chicago, IL
Food and music lovers rejoice! Taste of Chicago, the world's largest food festival, complemented by concerts featuring a variety of music. Restaurants show off their best; celebrity chefs offer three course experiences for small groups of diners, and events for all ages make the Taste of Chicago a downtown summer party you'll love. Concerts at the Petrillo Music Shell are your chance to see top artists for $25. The concert lineup this year includes Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Lindi Ortega, Chaka Kahn and Dierks Bentley.
What to Expect
If there's a city worthy of a food festival, it's Chicago, where unique variations of American favorites like hot dogs and pizza have become internationally famous. Taste of Chicago is the world's largest food festival, held in Grant Park. The event offers a plethora of food choices, with over seventy food vendors serving Chicago-style pizza, Chicago hot dogs, BBQ ribs, Polish sausages, cheesecakes, and a variety of regional and ethnic foods. This event attracts about 3.5 million people annually and is free and open to the public. Rides, fireworks, and a wide array of music make this event an annual favorite for locals and visitors.
Country music, Latin music, Celtic music, pop, alternative and more - a variety of concert options give you a chance to see headliners and up-and-comers alike at the Taste of Chicago. Chicago hosts several summer music festivals, including Lollapalooza and the Chicago Jazz Festival.
Accommodations in the City for Taste of Chicago
Make lodging reservations well in advance for the Taste of Chicago. With crowded streets, live entertainment, and a plethora of activities to participate in, book vacation rentals near public transportation for lodging with a local's-eye-view. Vacation rentals are your comfortable retreat at the end of a long, fun day, and you'll have a kitchen available. Spacious rentals offer comfort and plenty of room, the perfect choice when visiting Chicago.