The first Taste of Chicago was held for just one day back in July of 1980 and has traditionally been held in Grant Park. Well this year the big food fest will remain in Grant Park after talks of it moving to Navy Pier, but it will be in September instead of July.
Why? Because there is a big NASCAR event coming to town! Yes, cars will be speeding down Lake Shore Drive in July and that event kinda nudged Taste right out the way. Apparently there is a big windfall of money for the city because why move a traditional event such as Taste where people come from all around the world to get a taste of Chicago?
Well the new date for Taste this year will be Sept. 8-10. I guess we have to adapt to change because the Taste of Chicago that most of have come to love and enjoy is flipping the script just a little bit.