Event Information

One of the city’s largest and most popular summer celebrations, the Taste of Lincoln Avenue celebrated its BIG 30th in 2013! We are excited to have even more good times in 2016!

This iconic event sprawls over six city blocks on a major artery in the heart of Lincoln Park where high incomes meet the vibrant DePaul University population. Once home to Chicagos original club scene, today the neighborhood is home to many of the citys acclaimed theaters and music venues as well as top restaurants.

Taste of Lincoln Avenue began as a small neighborhood fundraiser and has grown to become the second largest street festival in the region. The event features more than 250 vendors and more than 30 music acts on four stages. Every music genre is represented: from blues and country to rock and folk.

Another up-and-coming Taste of Lincoln Avenue highlight is the Lill Street Craft Fair, a juried art event featuring unique DIY and handmade art.

There’s also a wildly popular one-block Kids’ Carnival area with live entertainment, art and crafts activities, carnival style games, face painting and much more!

TOLA Panoramic - Click to view enlarged!

TOLA Panoramic – Click to view enlarged!

Where is the festival located?

The Taste of Lincoln Avenue goes up Lincoln Avenue between Fullerton and Wrightwood, with main entrances at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue, Fullerton Avenue, and Halsted Street as well as the intersection at Lincoln Avenue, Wrightwood Avenue, and Sheffield Avenue. View the Google maps below for reference. The festival is conveniently located just off the Fullerton CTA Red, Brown and Purple lines as well as near the #8 Halsted and #74 Fullerton buses.

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