2018 Taste of Lincoln Avenue celebrates musically “Tributepalooza” a tribute to the best Tribute bands in the nation. Other major attractions: Interactive displays, Chocolate Tasting, Wine Tasting, a Midwest Whiskey Tasting, a popular one-block “Kids’ Area” with entertainment, art activities, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more.
Taste of Lincoln Chocolate Tasting:
NEW in 2018: Chocolate Fest! Delightfully sinful! The non-profit For the Love of Chocolate Foundation (www.fortheloveofchocolatefoundation.org) will team up with the Wrightwood Neighbors Association to present the inaugural Chocolate Fest at Taste of Lincoln Avenue.
Held in a tented area, the fest’s main event will be afternoon tastings where visitors (with the purchase of a daily pass) can sample up to 10 yummy treats including brownies, truffles, bonbons, double chocolate chip cookies and coffee and toffee candies. Other cacao confections will also be sold at Chocolate Fest.
Taste of Lincoln Wine Tasting:
Join us for sips and sights at this year’s Taste of Lincoln Avenue wine tasting. Registrants will receive a souvenir tasting glass, 12 samples and a designated area with seating. Samples from over 40 wines.
Saturday: 1-4pm and 5-8pm
Whiskies On Lincoln – A Midwest Tasting Event:
Join us for the second annual Whiskies on Lincoln tasting featuring spirits made right here in the Midwest! Whiskies made in Chicago and all over Illinois plus Whiskies from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin will be represented and many of the distillers will be in attendance!
In conjunction with The Taste of Lincoln this Whiskey event is hosted by Delilah’s – Chicago’s most infamous Whiskey drinking establishment. Recognized internationally for it’s spectacular selection of spirits, Delilah’s is proud to assemble the best distilleries in the Midwest for this unprecedented tasting of only regional Whiskies.
Saturday: 1-4pm and 5-8pm
Taste of Lincoln Ave Kids Area:
2018 NEW LOCATION! Kids Area is on Montana from Sheffield to Lincoln Avenue
The Kids’ Area at the Taste of Lincoln Avenue is a block-long fest within the street festival that provides fun for families with children toddler age to elementary age. From noon to six on Saturday and Sunday, kids can enjoy a range of activities that include inflatable slides or jumpy houses, face painting, games (and prizes!) and much more. There is also a stage full of live kid-friendly entertainment where a variety of acts – from singers, to magicians, to puppeteers – perform all afternoon long.
Entry to the Kids Area is free, and tickets can be purchased to play games, arts and crafts and activities.
The Kids’ Area at the Taste of Lincoln Avenue is the largest free admission Lincoln Park event for kids in the neighborhood. Bring the kids and prepare for a fun afternoon! Admission to the Kids’ area is free from Sheffield street only, if you decide to go through the other entrances, a donation will be requested.
By supporting the Kids’ Area you can feel great about helping out lots of people in the Wrightwood Community, as funds raised at the event benefit our neighborhoods schools, after-school programs and outreach and educational efforts throughout the neighborhood.
Date: Saturday, July 28, Sunday, July 29, 12-10pm
For the full guide including vendors and after parties visit: Taste of Lincoln Ave.