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Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Festival

  • On Southport between Addison and Roscoe 3500 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL, 60657 United States (map)

With its eclectic mix of stores, boutiques and restaurants, the Southport Corridor is arguably one of the hottest commercial strips in Chicago.

This September it gets even more sizzling when the glorious taco is again in the spotlight as the tortilla-wrapped fave is celebrated at this annual food and music happening. Back for its seventh flavor-filled year in 2019, it’s also a celebration of seasonal beers as well as the start of autumn.

Whether one prefers their shells filled with traditional chicken, steak, chorizo and beef, or stuffed with imaginative ingredients such as mushrooms, seafood, goat and duck, this fall fest is a wildly popular fixture to the Windy City’s food scene. More than a dozen local eateries challenge themselves to make the tastiest tacos.

The fest also features special beer and taco pairings, two music stages, crowd-pleasing Mexican wrestlers, activities for kids, and visitors can text vote for Chicago’s “Best Taco.”

A $10 suggested donation benefits the Friends of Lakeview.


Roscoe Stage

11:00am - Man Cub
12:30pm - Avantist
2:00pm - Koncreto Norteno Band
3:30pm - To the 9's
5:30pm - Stache
8:00pm - Big Suit

Addison Stage

11:00am - Romancoke
12:30pm - Two Ton Jack
2:00pm - Mariachi Los Viajeros
3:30pm - Latin Band
6:30pm - Run Forrest Run
8:30pm - Queen Explosion

Earlier Event: September 15
Chicago Bourbon and Barbecue Festival
Later Event: September 21
Hyde Park Jazz Festival