Taste of Chicago 2011
Taste of Chicago 2011 will run June 24, 2010 – July 3, 2011 in Grant Park. The Taste of Chicago is the worlds largest Food Festival and probably the biggest summer event in Chicago.
You can usually get Taste of Chicago Discount Tickets at your local Dominic’s Grocery Store during the week preceeding The Taste of Chicago. This is a good way to save a few bucks on the otherwise overpriced food samples.
It’s my personal recommendation that you try your best to avoid the large crowds at The Taste of Chicago. I suggest going mid-week or early in the day, when the crowds are not quite as insane. On the weekends, you are literally pressed up against thousands of other smelly / sweaty people, in 90+ degree heat, being pushed over and wishing that you had just stayed home. Get there early.
If you are going to make the pilgrimage to Taste of Chicago, I suggest going to see one of the musical acts. The seating filed around the music shell provides a slight break from the overwhelming crowds. I also suggest avoiding the fireworks at all costs.
Please Note: The 2011 Taste of Chicago Fireworks has changed from recent years.