Food & Drinks Events in Chicago

Culinary Arts, Potluck Gatherings And Food Festivals In Chicago

If you are a food stylist, food blogger, gourmet chef, caffeine junkie or just a keen foodie, you definitely are more worried about your salad being finely chopped than your appearance. To keep up with your food cravings there are these street food fairs, wine tasting events and food festivals in Chicago. For all the foodies who are avid learners; there are cooking workshops, baking workshops, cake making classes in Chicago and a lot more. You can also explore various food truck festivals happening in the Chicago.

Content your taste buds with sumptuous food. Craving for food already? Explore some amazing food events in Chicago.

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Date Event Venue
04 May 2024 May The Horse Be With You Bar Crawl The Walk In, Chicago
25 Apr 2024 NFL Draft Watch Party The Old Plank, Chicago
05 May 2024 Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Caf Con Leche with Live Mariachi Margaritas & More Cafe Con Leche, Chicago
23 Apr 2024 Boozy Poetry Reading and Book Signing The Walk In, Chicago
30 Apr 2024 Anniversary Happy Hour with Surly Brewing The Harding Tavern, Chicago
18 May 2024 Taste of AAPI and Business Expo Jewel-Osco, Chicago
10 May 2024 Mothers Day Partea 3520 S Morgan St suite 231, Chicago
23 Apr 2024 Silver Oak Wine Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
09 May 2024 2024 Lincoln Park Uncorked An Armitage Halsted Wine Stroll Centre Physical Therapy, Chicago
24 Apr 2024 Pub Trivia at The Hideout The Hideout, Chicago

Food & Drink Events in Chicago

Chicago, the third most populous city of the United States, located on Lake Michigan, in the state of Illinois, is a land of over 400 festivals. Especially, during summer, Chicago experiences a tourist footfall of more than 300,000. However, for the hardcore foodie, Chicago is a land of mouthwatering dishes and vintage drinks. Tourists from near and far flock together every year to relish delicious cuisines and beverages of the various food festivals in Chicago especially the Chicago food truck festival, beer tasting events, baking workshops, Gourmet Festival and much more. 


Gorge on your favourites at Food festivals in Chicago

One of the most notable food festivals in Chicago has to be the Chicago food truck festival where renowned mobile eateries from all over the city gather in South Loop to serve finger licking delicacies. The menu includes not only commonplace pizza, burgers and tacos but also modern polish cuisine like the pierogi and some rare flavours like lobster rolls. The Chicago food truck Festival is most befittingly, the largest international food truck festival. The Lincoln Park Greek Fest gives you a taste of genuine Greek food with live music and dance for company. Dishes like gyros, baklava and hummus top the menu. Wingout Chicago is all about wings which happen to be a Chicago speciaiity. Honey BBQs to mango habañero, nothing is missed by the wings lover who visits this festival. 

Chicago food festival is incomplete without the Taste of Chicago which is the world’s largest food festival taking place in Grant Park since 1980. This event features famous food trucks, famed restaurants and special appearances by top chefs along with live music by big celebrities. Admission to this festival is free and open to all age groups.  Among various food events in Chicago, the 6 Corner BBQ Fest is the perfect one for meat lovers. With ribs, pork and beef to savour, play area for kids and cool music to cheer, this fest sums up a perfect getaway for the weekend. And now for the hot dog cravings, Chicago presents the Dog Days of Summer, the ultimate hot dog festival accompanied by live music and beer. A great place to chill out with family and friends, this festival brings together some of the best hot dog restaurants like the Hot Doug’s.   


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The most popular beverage in Chicago being beer, it is inevitable to mention some of the famous beer events in Chicago. Chicago Gourmet is the best wine and high-end food festival of Chicago which should not be missed at any cost. Celebrity chefs share their world-famous recipes and interact with the crowd. This is accompanied by a wine and cocktail tasting ceremony where new drinks are unveiled each year by top sommeliers. Cider Summit Chicago is one of the largest cider festivals which flaunts more than 150 ciders to choose from. This event also features a cider cocktail lounge. The Chicago Wine Fest is an annual event that brings forth over 35 wines to taste from all over the world paired with cheese. This event also stars a dozen fun contests throughout.  The Christmas & Winter Beer Festival at Delilah's is titled as the most extensive beer tasting event. With more than 100 varieties from around the globe and various vintages of each, even beer nerds cannot ask for more. Such is the diversity of food and drink events in Chicago that foodies of all kinds may return home with empty pockets but never with empty bellies!

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