What’s Going on at the Taste of Chicago Today? (July 8, 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 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 Thursday’s festivities, check out the round up below.


Taste of ChicagoThursday, July 8

  • 12–7pm, Pop-Up Taste: food, House music and more at Austin Town Hall City Market (5610 W. Lake St.)

Taste of Chicago To-Go food vendors and food trucks — plus Chicago City Market vendors (Forty Acres selling fresh produce and others)

Carolyn’s Krisps
Doom Street Eats
Mary Jane Café
Ms. Tittles Cupcakes
Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
Tatas Tacos
Yum Dum

House City — part of a new, 10-part series of free events popping up in the neighborhoods that helped create the House music genre over 35 years ago


• 3–4pm: DJ Slick Rick da Master

• 4–5pm: DJ Traxman x HouseofWurkz


• 5–6pm: DJ Deeon

• 6–7pm: Dance Down featuring Silent Threat, Bringing Out Talent, Aggression, Final Alert, Geek Skquad, Dance Force and DJ Corey


Free DIY terrarium workshop from Get Growing Foundation’s Plant Truck Chicago, a mobile plant boutique bringing greenery to the lives of Chicagoans, especially in under-served communities.

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.


Featured Image Credit: Taste of Chicago on Facebook