2023 TASTE OF RIVER NORTH – July 28 and 29


We’re back with our 19th Annual
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Taste of River North™, Wine on Wells Tasting & Dog Parade
Live music including Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella and children’s play area

The ultimate foodie fest, Taste of River North™ allows attendees to sample the best of everything trendy River North has to offer – and in one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods. Located in a new location this year, at 627 N. Wells (on Wells from Superior to Ontario). The event will take place on Friday, July 28 from 5 to 10 pm and Saturday, July 29 from 11 am to 10 pm.

Visitors will enjoy two days of great River North restaurants, artists, local merchants, and a family fun area – along with some of Chicago’s most impressive architectural views while Chicago’s best party bands rock the place.  Ten River North restaurants serving up their delicious fare for you to taste including Lure Fishbar, Moe’s Cantina, No Vacancy, Tree House Chicago, Chick-fil-A, Hubbard Inn, Bar Goa, Fogo de Chao, Avli, Ground Up Coffee and Pistores Pizza & Pastry.

In addition, on Friday, July 28 from 6-9pm the fest will host “Wine on Wells” Wine Tasting. For $20, visitors can try eight samples of international wines. Register here

Lastly, on Saturday, July 29 at 11 am, bring your furry friend to the main stage for the first ever dog parade. Register here for free to participate for a chance to win prizes.  Registration is limited to 100 dogs, but viewing is open to everyone!

Music acts include:

5:00 – House Music
6:00 – Big Suit (Talking Heads Tribute)
8:00 – Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press

11:30am – School of Rock
1:00pm – IPOP
3:30pm – Hello Weekend
6:00pm – Simply Elton
8:30pm – Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella

** Bow Wow Wow’s Annabella is the singer behind that 80s song “I Want Candy“

Hosted by River North Residents Association (RNRA).  Proceeds support River North Residents Association’s neighborhood advocacy and charitable activities.  A $10 donation is suggested. East Bank Club is the presenting sponsor.

For more information, please visit https://www.tasteofrivernorth.com/

Taste Crowd

For nearly 20 years, RNRA has hosted a riverfront festival to showcase all that our amazing neighborhood has to offer. Over the years, this signature event has grown from a small block party into one of the city's most popular summertime traditions, attracting more than 25,000 attendees and featuring the great food, live music, and unique art that River North is famous for.


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