Taste of River North is a Chicago food festival that showcases three days of music and food from River North's finest retailers and eateries. This food event happens at Ward Park, Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24.
Taste of River North celebrates its 15th anniversary this summer, transforming Ward Park into a three-day Chicago food festival that celebrates the flavors of this distinctive neighborhood's unique restaurants, along with live entertainment all weekend long.
Welcoming 50,000 visitors a year to the lush green settings of Ward Park, Taste of River North starts with tasting portions of signature dishes from a collection of great Chicago restaurants. This year's food lineup includes favorites like the Kerryman, Pranzi, the Motel Bar, Blackfinn Ameripub, Farmhouse, Kinzie Chophouse and Sholado.
As for entertainment, you'll find music all day long, including sets from tribute acts, party bands and local up-and-comers. The entertainment lineup offers more than just music. There's also morning yoga sessions, kitchen demonstrations and kitchen demos. Since this is a summertime Chicago event, you'll want to keep cool and refreshed with a Goose Island beer.
Taste of River North happens at Ward Park Friday through Sunday, July 22 through 24. A $5 donation is suggested for admission. Downtown hotel accommodations for Taste of River North are available at Holiday Inn Mart Plaza.