Pilsen Food Truck Social 2018
Saturday & Sunday, June 9th & 10th 11am-9pm
18th Street between Racine and Throop in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood
$5.00 Optional Donation
The eclectic Pilsen community will be on full display when the PilsenFood Truck Social rolls ont o 18th street, June 9th and 10th . Situated in the heart of one of Chicago’s most historic, yet newest, destination neighborhoods, the annual festival of food, art
and music has grown with each passing year. Now in its 4th season, the Pilsen Food Truck Social 2018 edition aims to be an even bigger reflection of the vibrant local culture.
This year, over 25 food trucks and local restaurants will dish out mobile delicacies, live music programmed by the legendary Thalia Hall will play continuously on stage, and dozens of local artisans, retailers, and non-profits will participate as vendors and exhibitors.
In addition to a curated selection of food trucks, a number of Pilsen-based restaurants and vendors will also participate in the event.
A $20 Sampler Ticket allows fest-goers to stroll around and try six (6) sample-sized portions from any participating food truck or restaurant onsite (all food will be available for regular individual cash purchase too). Sponsored by Tecate, Pilsen Food
Truck Social 2018 will also feature a great variety of cold drinks for purchase, including Tecate, Tecate Light, Heineken, Dos Equis lager, Strongbow Cider, Punch House Margarita Punch,Prairie Organic Vodka & Lemonade (Prairie will also be providing FREE samples on-site for 21+ / one per consumer), delicious fruity sangria, and Boxed Water.
As its eponymous name suggests, food is the centerpiece at this neighborhood street fest, but the attractions don’t end there. Non-stop music on the main stage will blend fun with cutting-edge, while the iconic local record store, 606 Records, keeps the cool beats spinning between sets.
Culture thrives in Pilsen and the rest of Chicago is invited to discover it at Pilsen Food Truck Social. The family-friendly fest includes lots of kids-centric games and cultural entertainment. Attendees can also spend the day – before, during or after the fest – exploring the diverse collection of shops, bodegas, panaderias and ethnic restaurants dotted throughout the historic neighborhood.
Percentage of proceeds benefit the Illinois Food Truck & Trailer Owners Association, St. Procopius Church soup kitchen and food pantry, ArtReach Chicago, and Chicago Dia De Los Ninos Parade Dream Scholarship fund.
Optional Donation & Entrance Gates:
The $5 suggested donation is optional. During the event hours, all persons entering the festival site must enter through our entrance gate areas and our gate staff and local volunteers will suggest the donation, however it is not required to enter. For the safety and security of our event site, all persons will be subject to security bag checks at the entrance areas. Please be patient and understanding if you have to wait in line, we are trying to ensure the safety of all patrons.
2018 Food Truck Line Up:*
Auntie Vee’s Cupcakes Desserts & Pastries
Aztec Daves food truck
Beavers Coffee & Donuts
Boo Coo Roux
Bop Bar Truck
Carnivale Food Truck
Da Lobsta Food Truck
Fresh Off the Grill
La Patrona Food truck
Lawrence’s Fish & Shrimp
The Cajun Connoisseur Food Truck and Catering
The Lifeway Kefir Shop
and more TBA
Azul 18 Restaurant
Dia De Los Tamales
Doom Street Eats
Honky Tonk BBQ
La Cebollita Grill
Papa Luke’s Gravy Balls
*All Food Trucks & Restaurants are pending special event permits, participant list is subject to change.
2018 Live Music Line Up will Feature:
Sonorama – Chicago-based DJ collective anchored by vintage Latin sounds
Cordoba– Chicago quintet that combines soulful vocals and explosive improvisation
Bunny – Chicago-based band that walks the bleary line between dream pop and bedroom rock
Rai – Chicago-based Latin rock band known for precise harmonies and engrossing live acts
Fanita Banana – Chicago-based DJ that mixes Latin American electronic cuts on vinyl
And More! Full Live Music Line Up TBA
Live music is booked by Empty Bottle Presents.
PLUS 606 Records will also be spinning cool beats all weekend.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 9th & 10th 11am-9pm