2013 Taste of Champaign Urbana
Friday June 21, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 22, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, June 23, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Feel the excitement!
Discover the fun that awaits you at the 43rd Annual Taste of Champaign-Urbana, the Champaign Park District’s premiere festival of the summer! Located in West Side Park in Champaign, Illinois, this festival is fun for the whole family and benefits a great cause, the Champaign Park District’s Youth Scholarship Fund which provides opportunities for youth who are unable to participate in recreational programs because of economic hardship.
Throw him a bone,
leave Fido at home!
In accordance with Ordinance #494,
dogs and other domestic animals
will not be allowed at Taste.
Please leave your pets at home.
Hear something great!
We’ve also got a feast for your ears! Taste of C-U offers free concerts from some of the best bands around with a sweet sound to meet everyone’s taste. Local and regional entertainers from throughout the Midwest will cook up something great for the whole family on our two exciting music stages.
See the sights!
Several artists and crafters will showcase their work in West Side Park this weekend. Check out the unique and creative sights that await you and shop for pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and crafts. Also, make sure to stop by our Demonstration area to view artists at work as they demonstrate their craft!
Grab your tickets and go!
Tickets are sold in sheets of 4 for $5. Tickets can be bought using cash, credit, or debit. Once you buy your tickets, there’s no need for cash since tickets are good for all food and activities throughout the event.
Ticket sales end 30 minutes prior to the event closing each day.
Street parking is available throughout downtown Champaign, including the parking garage located at Hill and Neil St. Handicap accessible parking is located at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church (100 N. Park St.at State St.). Please note that State and Elm Streets will be closed for the event.
It IS Easy Being Green!
Please help us promote a healthy environment for all guests and our planet. We’ve made a conscious effort to be more “green” by using recycled paper for our tickets and materials, providing recycling bins throughout the park, and encouraging vendors to be green. Do your part by recycling, keeping our parks clean, and riding your bike to the event! As our thanks for riding your bike, you will receive a coupon for a free beverage at one of our Pepsi tents! A bike corral is located in the southeast corner of the park, so bring your lock. Please avoid riding bikes through the festival and refrain from smoking in the entertainment areas.
Interested in volunteering at one of our events? Click here to find out more information!