Taco & Tequila Festival

Dates: June 14-15, 2019
Location: Jackson Park
Hours: 1PM-9PM daily
Attendance: 20,000
Demographics:College educated, upscale Millennials and GenX

• At least twelve of Chicago's top taco chefs/ restaurants offering their signature tacos.
• Small batch tequila tasting sessions (extra ticket) from Tequila Pavilions.
• Mixologists demonstrating newest tequila cocktail recipes.
• Continuous DJ music.
• Alternative food and beer vendors.
• Best Taco voting contest.


One of the world's greatest food and beverage pairings takes the spotlight on June 14-15 at the Chicago Taco & Tequila Festival.

Three elements combine to put the Chicago Taco & Tequila Festival on the unofficial list of favorite food events in the Midwest: the gorgeous venue, the wide selection of high quality tacos from favorite Chicago chefs... and the perfect companion to all of this: tequila!

The event takes place in Chicago's beautiful, historic Jackson Park, future home of the Obama Presidential Library. At least twelve of Chicago's favorite taco chefs participate, each offering their signature tacos. This opens up the menu playing field to include everything from traditional to more imaginative riffs on this beloved finger food.

Three Pavilions offer small batch tequila tastings for an extra $15 ticket. But the tastings aren't all. Tequila is consumed in many forms including the popular Margarita and Paloma cocktails. Mixologists demonstrate the latest, hottest tequila cocktails from the event's Mixology Stage.

This fully ticketed event also features music from local DJ's, alternative food stalls, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Visitors pay $15 to enter and an extra $15. For the Small Batch Tequila Tastings.