The Taste of Chicago started in 1980 when a group of food lovers petitioned the city to hold a food festival. It was to be on one day only, the Fourth of July, and it took up just three city blocks. They had a shoestring budget and a goal of getting a hundred thousand or so people to attend, but to everyone’s amazement, 250,000 people attended that year and the one day was such a success that its been a part of the city’s culture ever since.
In 1981 they moved the party to Grant Park, a sprawling green space that is now home to the annual event, held each July. Grant Park is central and easy to get to from all directions. The Taste of Chicago is a free event but now, instead of it only being a one day affair it takes up five full days and is full of entertainment, bands, kitchen demos, sit down dinners with famous chefs, singers, a street art gallery and of course the food. Lots and lots of food.
One million people took in the festival in 2016 making it the largest tourist attraction in the whole state. It’s a great time, if you happen to live in Chicago or in the near vicinity, but what if you live far enough from Chicago that you need to fly?
Never fear, for you can charter a jet to get you and your party there in style. Why would you fly commercial when you can beat the lines, beat the security screenings and have ample leg, elbow, head and shoulder room on a plane with just you and your buddies?
Charter jets are cheaper than you may think and give you the option of different cabin configurations. There is on board entertainment at your fingertips and a galley on most to prepare whatever your heart desires. Best of all you can go and come back on your schedule, not that of the major airlines so you have the freedom to do whatever you want. Want to stay for all five days of the festival? You can do that! Get all the fun in while you can in this great city but do it in style.
The Taste of Chicago is not only about food, it’s also about the city itself, its culture, its traditions and its great stories so what are you waiting for! Book that charter today!