Date: Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29
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 35th 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 addition, adults have options to sign up for ticketed afternoon wine and/or whiskey tastings in tented areas. With the purchase of a tasting pass they can either sample up to 15 wine varietals or 10 expertly-curated whiskies.

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 - Six to Midnight
2:30pm - Generation
4:30pm - Abba Salute
6:30pm - Linda Clifford
8:30pm - Martha Davis & The Motels
1:00pm - Minor Characters
2:30pm - Steelism
4:00pm - Cash Box Kings
6:30pm - The Way Down Wanderers
8:30pm - Rayland Baxter


Wrightwood Stage Entertainment

1:00pm - The Claudettes
2:30pm - Guy King
4:30pm - Terisa Griffin
6:30pm - Sam Trump
8:15pm - JC Brooks
1:45pm - To the 9's
4:00pm - Wedding Banned
6:00pm - Rod Tuffcurls
8:00pm - 16 Candles

Kids' Carnival

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, pony rides, face painting, game, puppets and a great entertainment stage for kids of all ages!

Wine Tasting

Eventbrite - 2018 - Taste of Lincoln Avenue 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.  Samples from over 40 wines.

Sessions Times:
Saturday:  1pm to 4pm AND 5pm to 8pm
Sunday: 1pm to 4pm

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

Whiskies On Lincoln – A Midwest Tasting Event

Eventbrite - 2018 Delilah's Chicago Presents - Taste of Lincoln Avenue Whiskey Tasting


  • $30 in advance as VIP with 14 tastings plus one cocktail.  PLUS, half hour early entry!
  • $30 day of tickets include 12 tastings, no cocktail and no early entry.

Wrightwood Neighbors Association and Delilah's Chicago Presents
The Taste of Lincoln Avenue annual Whiskies on Lincoln tasting featuring hand crafted spirits made right in the Midwest!   This unique opportunity connects you with distillers and their representatives whose  Whiskies are made in Chicago and all over Illinois plus from the adjacent states of Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.  Representatives and many of the distillers will be in attendance each day at the event during session hours.

Saturday sessions from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.on Saturday and Sunday, July 28th and 29th.

By far one of Chicago’s largest and most popular summer celebrations, the Taste of Lincoln Avenue will be celebrating its 35th year in 2018! This iconic event sprawls over six city blocks on a major artery in the heart of Lincoln Park where this popular neighborhood meets the vibrant DePaul University population. Once home to Chicago’s original club scene, today the neighborhood boasts many of the city’s most acclaimed theaters, music venues and restaurants. Taste of Lincoln Avenue began as a small neighborhood fundraiser and has grown to become the one of the largest street festival in the city. It features food, a wide variety of cultural and ethnic restaurants,  daily wine tasting sessions, a Chocolate Tasting, retail merchants and 20-plus music acts on two stages.

Other major attractions: Interactive displays and a popular one-block "Kids' Carnival" area with entertainment, art activities,  a petting zoo and much more.

The tasting includes 14 tastings!

In conjunction with the Taste of Lincoln and the Wrightwood Neighbors Association, 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 include:

  • Blaum Brothers
  • Chicago Distilling
  • Copperfiddle
  • Cedar Ridge
  • FEW
  • Great Lakes
  • Journeyman
  • J. Rieger
  • Koval
  • Mississippi River
  • New Holland
  • Oppidan
  • Quincy Street
  • Two James
  • Whiskey Acres

-Event will take place rain or shine

-Only those ages 21 and older will be allowed within the tasting grounds

How To Get There

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

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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 Special Events Management at 773-868-3010.

Vendor Opportunities

Scroll down to apply online (be sure to choose the correct form!).  Applying online is an easy and convenient way to participate in this event.  Paper applications are available at the very end.

Paper Applications:
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