Date: Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28
Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: N. Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton & Wrightwood
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Address: 2500 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago Illinois
Beneficiary: Wrightwood Neighbors Association

In a city of street fests, one would be hard-pressed to find one more iconic than Taste of Lincoln Avenue.

It’s legendary for many reasons. Celebrating its 36th year in 2019, it’s easily one of the city’s oldest summer happenings Another is its sheer size. The fest sprawls over several city blocks in the heart of the vibrant Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood.

And like a fine wine it has aged well (and expanded) over the years. It offers lots of fun things beyond its 100 food, arts/crafts and other vendors. These include:

  • Two stages of great music featuring both national and regional acts.
  • For families there’s the wildly popular (and free entry) “Kids’ Carnival” area open each afternoon that features entertainment, art activities, pony rides, kiddie rides and more.
  • For adults there’s the popular Wine, Whiskey & Tequila Tastings. Ticketed tasting sessions are held several times over the weekend.

The bottomline? When it comes enjoying summer in the Windy City, Taste of Lincoln Avenue should be at the top of everyone’s list!

Get Social!

Fullerton Stage Entertainment

Noon - DJ
2:00pm - Edward & Graham
3:30pm - Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery
5:00pm - The Way Down Wanderers
6:50pm - Horseshoes & Handgrenades
8:40pm - Lucky Boys Confusion
2:00pm - The Hoodie Life
3:15pm - Friday Pilots Club
4:30pm - The Orphan, The Poet
6:10pm - Kashmir
7:55pm - Think Floyd

Altgeld Stage Entertainment

3:00pm - To The Nines 2 sets!
6:15pm - Murley
8:00pm - Bruce in the USA
3:00pm - Hello Weekend 2 sets!
6:15pm - Rod Tuffcurls
8:15pm - 16 Candles

Kids' Carnival presented Sterling Bay

Open Noon to 6pm Daily!  Join us for the kids carnival at Taste of Lincoln Avenue! The activities take place on Montana, between Lincoln and Sheffield. Join all the fun, including giant slide, arts & crafts, balloons,  face painting, game, puppets and a great entertainment stage for kids of all ages!

Wine Tasting


Join us for sips and sights at this year's Taste of Lincoln Avenue wine tasting. Registrants will receive a souvenir tasting glass, 12 samples and a designated area with seating. Sample from over 40 wines!

Session Times:
Saturday, July 27th
1pm to 4pm AND 5pm to 8pm

$25 in advance
$30 on-site (if available)

Whiskies On Lincoln – A Midwest Tasting Event


The Taste of Lincoln Avenue annual Whiskies on Lincoln presented by Delilah's Chicago tasting featuring hand-crafted spirits made right in the Midwest! This unique opportunity connects you with distillers and their representatives.

Session Times:
Saturday, July 27th

1pm to 4pm AND 5pm to 8pm

$30 in advance (12 samples and a Jack Daniel's mixed drink included)
$35 on-site (12 tastings)

Tequila Tasting


Join us for sips and sights at this year's Taste of Lincoln Avenue tequila tasting presented by Broken English. Registrants will receive a souvenir tasting glass, 12 samples, and a designated seating area. Sample from over 20 tequilas!

Session Times:

Sunday, July 28th

  • Early Session - 1pm to 4pm
  • Late Session - 5pm to 8pm


  • $30 in advance (12 samples and a free Jack Daniel's mixed drink!)
  • $35 on-site (12 samples)

*** Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter. All sales are final. Admission and tickets are DAY AND SESSION SPECIFIC, and are non-refundable or transferable. Tickets may not be shared. Unused tickets may not be returned. ***

What We're Sampling:
El Tesoro™
A traditional tequila, crafted with time-honored methods that have been passed down through generations of jimadores and distillers.
Origin: Jalisco, Mexico
Introduced: 1937
Types being sampled:

  • Blanco
  • Reposado
  • Añejo

Hornitos Blue Agave Tequila
From creating Reposado before it was even a word, to revolutionizing the agave cooking process, to standing up to the Mexican government and setting new standards for tequila. Since then, it has become our tradition to break tradition, all in the name of bettering tequila.
Origin: Jalisco, Mexico
Introduced: 1950

Sauza Agua Fuerte™
Sauza Agua Fuerte™ is a Ready-to-Drink, Spiked Sparkling Water that’s made with Sauza® Silver Tequila, natural fruit essence, and no artificial sweeteners for a slightly sweet, refreshing cocktail. Available in Lime, Grapefruit, Mango and Pineapple.
Origin: Jalisco, Mexico
Introduced: 2018

  • Multiple flavors available for sampling

Tequila El Nacimiento
Tequila El Nacimiento gets its unique taste by using the finest Blue Weber Agave, grown in the rich volcanic hills outside the small town of El Nacimiento in the vicinity of Arandas, Jalisco, by the able hands of the Quiroz Family, who've been cultivating these lands for generations. the agave is grown following strict organic protocols ensuring that the plants retain their full flavor and natural features.
Origin: Jalisco, Mexico
Types being sampled:

  • Blanco
  • Reposado
  • Añejo

Tequila Gran Dovejo
Gran Dovejo is a small-batch, traditionally crafted, premium tequila. Made from 100% of the finest, single-estate, blue agave grown in the highlands of Jalisco. Gran Dovejo is Master Crafted by world renowned Master Distiller Mr. Leopoldo Solis Tinoco.
Origin: Jalisco, Mexico
Types being sampled:

  • Blanco
  • Reposado
  • Añejo

La Luna Mezcal
La Luna Mezcal expresses a light floral nose with a hint of citrus blossom and vanilla. The body is well balanced and flavorful with a deft touch of wood and an Earthy smoke finish you will savor. Mixes exceptionally well with tropical fruit and citrus flavors or enjoy neat or on the rocks.
Origin: Etucuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
Introduced: 1910

About the Beneficiary: Wrightwood Neighbors Association

The Wrightwood Neighbors Association (WNA) is constantly involved in many issues that directly impact life in the community. WNA works with aldermen and City agencies to help provide residents with the services possible, and to make sure that Wrightwood remains a nice place to work, live and play.

Marketing & Sponsorship 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.

Still Have Questions?

Still have questions regarding event logistics? Please contact Special Events Management at 773-868-3010.

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