What’s Going On at the Taste of Chicago Today? (July 10, 2021)

Though many of Chicago’s favorite street and music festivals are primed to return to the city this summer, not all of them will look the same. Perhaps no more evident of that is the reimagined Taste of Chicago festival that began this week in a pop-up or to-go type rendition of the most iconic food festival in the world.

Each day we’ll deliver the events around-the-city schedule so you know what you need to do in order to experience this new-look version of the Taste of Chicago! Day one was a massive success by all accounts! To take advantage of Saturday’s festivities, check out the round up below.


Taste of ChicagoSaturday, July 10

  • 10am–2pm, Pop-Up Taste: a “Taste of the West Side” at food business incubator The Hatchery (135 N. Kedzie Ave.) — presented with the Garfield Park Neighborhood Market and offering live entertainment, cooking demos and innovative local food businesses and entrepreneurs.

10:30am: “I Am Community” art installation

  • 10am–4pm, Pop-Up Taste: Eli’s Cheesecake and Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs — Taste of Chicago’s tastiest team and long-time Taste of Chicago “booth neighbors” — have once again partnered to create a one-day food and music event at Eli’s Cheesecake Company (6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr. at the intersection of Forest Preserve / Montrose / Normandy). Eli’s Cheesecake will be offering its Taste favorites, like Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers and Turtle CheesecakeRobinson’s Barbecue Truck will be cooking up its famous boneless rib sandwich, rib tips and more.

Don’t miss the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences mobile farm stand with Chicago-grown produce, honey and crafts. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Chicago High School for Agriculture High School Scholarship Fund.

  • 1–8pm, Pop-Up Taste: Join us in the West Englewood community (6300 S. Wood St.) to purchase delicious food from local eateries and relax in a dining tent while enjoying a stellar line-up of local DJs, musicians and dancers — plus kids activities.

Taste of Chicago To-Go food vendors and food trucks

Chicago’s Doghouse
Exquisite 501
The Flavored Jamaican
Healthy Substance
Ms. Tittles Cupcakes
Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
Tatas Tacos
Whadda Jerk

1–7:45pm: Beer garden


Live performances by local musicians — celebrating the 2021 Year of Chicago Music hosted by DJ Mike P with special guest DJ Jamal Smallz

Bianca Shaw
Chanelle Tru
Freddie J. McGee
The Future Kingz
Latin Street Music & Dancing
Matt B.
Mercedes Inez

Kids activities: 17’ Wacky Dual Lane Slide, Pop-A-Shot Baskets, Ring Toss, Social Photo Booth, Tic-Tac Toe, Giant Connect Four and Giant JENGA.


For more information on the Taste of Chicago, visit the city’s website at chicago.gov. For more information on the entirety of Chicago’s festival schedule this month, check out our round up of both festivals and concerts going on throughout the city this month.

If you missed it, here’s what went on Wednesday and Thursday and Friday of this week at the Taste of Chicago.


Featured Image Credit: Goose Island Taproom on Facebook