Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Lincoln Park (Stockton Drive & LaSalle)
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Address: 1700 N Stockton Dr.
Chicago IL
Beneficiary: Chicago Canine Rescue
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It’s a tasty combination! Stuffed tortillas and the juices of the blue agave plant (better known to distilled spirits aficionados as tequila) will be taking the spotlight at this June’s ALL-NEW Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest.

And adding to the fest’s cool food and cocktail vibe will be its can’t-beat location at the south end of scenic Lincoln Park only a week before the official start of summer.

Both traditional and exotic ingredient-stuffed tortillas will be smartly paired with tequila-infused cocktails ranging from the classic margarita to the trendy grapefruit-flavored Paloma, zesty Sangre Maria, and ginger and berry-infused El Diablo.

The fest will also feature margarita flights and tastings, mixologists and live bands and DJs.

This is a 21+ event. Your ticket includes one complimentary margarita.

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General Admission

Eventbrite - Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest

General Admission + 1 Margarita - $10.00
Designated Driver - $10.00

This is a 21+ event.  Please read the frequently asked questions for more details.

Tequila Tasting

Eventbrite - Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest

General Admission + 1 Margarita + Tequila Tasting - $40.00

Session Time:
3pm to 6pm


Noon - Mariachi Los Viajeros
1:30pm - The Hat Guys
3:30pm - Alan King of The Chosen Few
4:55pm - Johnny Russler and The Beach Bum Band
6:15pm - XONIC//AYOO
8:00pm - RDGLDGRN

Exclusive Steel Drum Performance by Kent Arnsbarger in the Tequila Tasting tent!

Taco Vendors

More to come!

Aztec Daves Food Truck
Aztec Daves, an authentic (and popular) Mexican food truck that launched in 2015, is family run and dishes out affordable favorites (tacos, burritos and tortas) with a modern twist with ingredients passed down from their grandmother.

Casa Yari
This cozy café in west Logan Square/Humboldt Park offers Latin fusion fare that includes grilled meats, mofongo and vegetarian plates and, of course, tacos.

Taquizas El Poblanito
This Chicagoland eatery earns praise for its Mexican street foods that include pork, steak, chicken and fish tacos

About the Beneficiary: Chicago Canine Rescue

Ever wonder what happens to shelter dogs that are not perfect, are considered too young, too old, too sick or who have special needs? Traditionally, these animals were automatically euthanized at area shelters. However, today, Chicago Canine Rescue Foundation exists to give many of these animals a second chance, too! CCRF was founded in 2001 to help find permanent, loving homes for homeless dogs in our city. CCRF has saved the lives of over 6,000 dogs, cats, kittens (yes, we have started helping a few felines each year, too!) and puppies. CCRF assists the animals that are the MOST vulnerable in our city – the dogs and cats that are slated for euthanasia because they are too old, too young, too injured, have disabilities, or have simply been overlooked for too long by potential adopters at other shelters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a general admission ticket to experience a tasting session?
Yes, all guests must purchase a general admission ticket with their tasting session ticket to gain admission into the festival.

Do I get to pick the flavor of the included margarita?

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Public transportation. Uber/Lyft//Taxi Drop off zone. Designated Drivers. Walking/Biking distance from North Avenue Beach and Lincoln Park Zoo.

What can I NOT bring into the event?

  • Alcoholic or outside beverages. 2 unopened water bottles are allowed per person.
  • Bags larger than a standard drawstring bag or small backpack (14"x18"). All bags will be searched upon entry.
  • Bicycles, Skateboards, skates (roller or in-line), scooters or hover boards
  • Cans, bottles or other beverage containers
  • Confetti
  • Drones / Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Fireworks or any other incendiary device
  • Grills
  • Illegal substances of any kind
  • Laser pens and pointers
  • Noise-making devices (ie/horns, whistles, etc.)
  • Selfie-Sticks
  • Tents/Canopies
  • Totem poles made with hard material to display banners or flags
  • Wagons
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate by venue management

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Questions regarding accesibility or tickets please contact 773-584-6600.

What's the refund policy?
No refunds will be issued for this event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Guests must bring a printed or mobile ticket with them to the gate.

Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunities

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

Vendor Opportunities

We are now accepting vendor applications for Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest

To start a new application or edit an existing application you've already started, click on the link below for the type of vendor application:

Application Links

If you've applied to multiple events, you can access your RegisterOne vendor profile here.