ORLAND PARK, IL — Ready to head over to the Taste of Orland this weekend? We’ve got the scoop on who’s playing when and where, where you can find kids’ activities, and where you can park.
Now in its 19th year, the Taste of Orland Park showcases Orland Park eateries, community organizations and several bands throughout the weekend. Special events within the fest include a two-day Kids’ Zone, the annual Taste of Orland Park car show, themed trivia contests and live entertainment on two stages. New this year is a Battle of the Bands that includes a performance by the winner on the main stage on Sunday, August 7 at 6 pm
The Taste will be held at the Orland Park Village Center, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue, on Friday, August 5 from 5 pm to 11 pm; Saturday, August 6 from 1 pm to 11 pm and Sunday, August 7 from 1 pm to 9 pm Admission, parking and activities at the fest are all free. Participating restaurants will offer their signature dishes, beverages and desserts at individual food booths located throughout the complex.
Participating restaurants include 101 BBQ, Barraco’s Pizza, Beggars Pizza, The Brass Tap, Buona Beef, City BBQ, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Mo’s Chinese Kitchen, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Papa Joe’s Italian Restaurant, Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill, Pueblito, The Rainbow Cone, Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery and Tradycja Polish Fusion Cuisine.
The Kids’ Zone is a two-day event, from 1 to 4 pm Aug. 6 and 7 on the Village. All activities are free of charge.
Saturday’s happenings will also include a veterans’ tribute beginning at 7 pm
Free parking is available at a number of sites around the Village Center including the parking tower at 143rd Street and Ravinia Avenue.
Guests may bring one sealed water bottle per person. No other outside food or drink will be allowed into the event. Bags will be inspected at entrance locations. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets and reminded that no tables are allowed to be brought into the event site.
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