Pilsen Food Truck Social

Dates: Friday – Sunday, June 12-14, 2020 

Location: On 18th Street between Racine and Throop
Hours: Friday: 5PM-10PM; Saturday & Sunday 11AM-10PM
Attendance: 25,000
Demographics: Millennial and GenX  white collar, urban professionals.

• More than 25 Food Trucks
• More than 10 local restaurants.
• Variety of live music and DJ’s curated by Empty Bottle Productions, 606 Records
• Local artisans and merchandise vendors.


Rolling into Chicago’s Lower West Side the weekend of June 12-14  is the sixth annual Pilsen Food Truck Social. As its eponymous name suggests, food trucks are the centerpiece of this well attended neighborhood street fest. Food trucks are featured along with local restaurant and retail vendors. There is an optional $5 donation to attend and a percentage of the proceeds from the event benefit local non-profits.

In addition to the mobile eats and the feel-good charitable factor, other elements help put the “social” into Pilsen Food Truck Social.  Pilsen’s own Thalia Hall programs the live music stage in partnership with Empty Bottle Presents, promising a mix of relevant and cutting-edge live music and local performances. Pilsen’s own 606 Records also participates spinning tunes between sets. The main stage features an eclectic mix of local and touring bands and DJs of various musical genres.  

The neighborhood of Pilsen itself will be on showcase, with local artisans and retailers participating as vendors. Pilsen Food Truck Social also includes a good number of local restaurants along with the food trucks. 

Culture thrives in Pilsen, and Pilsen Food Truck Social patrons are invited to explore the heart of the community. Bold murals can be discovered in the most unexpected places — on the fronts of homes, along railway overpasses, and wrapped around train platforms. The artful vibe continues within storefront art galleries and studios. Pilsen Food Truck Social attendees are encouraged to spend the day, before, during or after the festival, discovering the diverse collection of galleries, vintage shops, independent coffee houses, art galleries, bodegas, panaderias, and restaurants throughout the neighborhood.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Target 25,000 young urban professionals, Millennials and Gen X via naming rights, on-site activation, sampling, sales, couponing, bounce-back, media logo inclusion, signage and more.

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