Date: Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, July 30
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
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Chicago’s sweet summer vibe will be in full swing when Taste of Lincoln Avenue, one of the Windy City’s most iconic (and pioneering) street fests, returns for its 34th fun-filled year to the heart of the Lincoln Park/DePaul neighborhood.

Stretching over several city blocks and side streets on the eponymous strip of Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrightwood, highlights include nearly 20 music acts on two stages, a stand-alone “Kids’ Carnival” area, plus plenty of food, libations and arts & crafts.

In total, the fest features more than 60 merchants, artists, community group and food/drink booths. The always-popular Kids’ Carnival, held from Noon-6:00 p.m. each afternoon on Altgeld between Lincoln and Halsted (free entrance from Halsted), features inflatables, art activities galore, pony rides, kiddie carnival rides and much more.

Get Social!

Fullerton Stage Entertainment

1:00pm - Dream Police
2:45pm - Abba Salute
4:15pm - Heart to Heartbreaker
6:00pm - Trippin Billies
8:00pm - Think Floyd
1:00pm - American English
3:30pm - The Who's Who
5:45pm - Journey Unauthorized
8:00pm - Led Zeppelin Experience

Wrightwood Stage Entertainment

1:00pm - School of Rock
2:30pm - The Doors of Chicago
4:15pm - To the 9's
6:15pm - Boy Band Review
8:15pm - 16 Candles
1:45pm - Chi Town Soul
4:00pm - RICO
6:00pm - Wedding Banned
8:00pm - Too White Crew

Kids' Carnival

Join us for the kids carnival at Taste of Lincoln Avenue! The activities take place on Altgeld Street, between Lincoln and Halsted (enter on Halsted Street). Join all the fun, including giant slide, arts & crafts, balloons, pony rides, 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.  Being held 2pm to 6pm each day, registrants will receive a souvenir tasting glass, 15 samples and a designated area with seating.  Samples from over 40 wines.

Tickets $30 on-site.

CLICK HERE to register!

Wines Available to Sample:

Columbia Crest

  • 14 Hands Merlot
  • Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon H3
  • Columbia Crest Chardonnay H3
  • Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut

Charles Smith Wines

  • Kung Fu Girl Riesling
  • Velvet Devil Merlot
  • Boom Boom Syrah
  • Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon

Matua Wines

  • Matua Sauvignon Blanc
  • Matua Pinot Noir
  • Matua Rose
  • 19 Crimes Shiraz

Chloe Wine Collection

  • Chloe Pinot Grigio
  • Chloe Prosecco
  • Chloe Pinot Noir
  • Chloe Red Blend

Save Me San Francisco

  • Bullet Picasso Sauvignon Blanc
  • Marry Me Rose
  • Hella Fine Merlot
  • Drops of Jupiter Red

Dreaming Tree

  • Dreaming Tree Chardonnay
  • Dreaming Tree Crushed Red Blend
  • Dreaming Tree Pinot Noir
  • Dreaming Tree Sauvignon Blanc

Shannon Ridge

  • Shannon Ridge Wrangler Red
  • Shannon Ridge Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shannon Ridge Petite Syrah
  • Shannon Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Whiskies On Lincoln – A Midwest Tasting Event


Join us for our first annual Whiskies on Lincoln tasting featuring spirits made right here in the Midwest! Whiskies made in Chicago and all over Illinois plus Whiskies from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin will be represented and many of the distillers will be in attendance!

In conjunction with The Taste of Lincoln this Whiskey event is hosted by Delilah’s - Chicago’s most infamous Whiskey drinking establishment. Recognized internationally for it’s spectacular selection of spirits, Delilah’s is proud to assemble the best distilleries in the Midwest for this unprecedented tasting of only regional Whiskies.

Some of the participating distilleries are:

The Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. (Illinois)

  • Knotter Rye Whiskey
  • Oldfangled Knotter 10yr Bourbon Whiskey

Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery (Iowa)

  • Iowa Bourbon Whiskey
  • Iowa Single Malt Whiskey

Chicago Distilling Company (Illinois)

  • Blind Tiger Bourbon Whiskey
  • Blind Tiger Rye Whiskey

Copper Fiddle Distillery (Illinois)

  • Bourbon Whiskey

FEW Spirits (Illinois)

  • Bourbon Whiskey
  • Rye Whiskey

Great Lakes Distillery (Wisconsin)

  • Kinnickinnic Whiskey

Journeyman Distillery (Michigan)

  • Featherbone Bourbon Whiskey
  • Last Feather Rye Whiskey

Henry & Sons (Wisconsin)

  • Bellefontaine Reserve Cognac Finished Bourbon
  • Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey

Rieger & Co. (Missouri)

  • Kansas City Whiskey
  • Monogram 5yr Whiskey

KOVAL Distillery (Illinois)

  • Bourbon Whiskey
  • Rye Whiskey

Mississippi River Distilling Company (Iowa)

  • Cody Road Bourbon Whiskey
  • Cody Road Rye Whiskey

New Holland Brewing (Michigan)

  • Beer Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
  • Charkoota Straight Malt Rye Whiskey

Oppidan Spirits (Illinois)

  • Malted Rye Whiskey
  • Solera Bourbon Whiskey

Quincy Street Distillery (Illinois)

  • North American Steamship Rye Whiskey
  • Bourbon Spring Bourbon Whiskey

Two James Spirits (Michigan)

  • Catcher’s Rye Whiskey
  • Riddle Peated Bourbon Whiskey

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (Illinois)

  • Farmcrafted Bourbon Whiskey
  • Farmcrafted Rye Whiskey

The cost is $20 in advance and on-site for 10 samples and there will be two sessions.

Saturday from 2-6pm and Sunday from 2-6pm.

How To Get There

Public transportation is recommended. Ride the Red or Brown Line "L" to Fullerton, exit and head East.


Public transportation is always recommended but if that's not possible, click here to view parking options in the area!

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To reserve your parking spot for this event, visit the Taste of Lincoln Avenue SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. You can also use SpotHero to park all over Chicago – learn more here.

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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 Veronica Carrillo at 773-584-6657.

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