Taste of Des Plaines offers food and fun through Saturday

  • Des Plaines resident Gig Brzezinski tries out the corn Friday during the first dat of the Taste of Des Plaines festival in downtown Des Plaines.

      Des Plaines resident Gig Brzezinski tries out the corn Friday during the first dat of the Taste of Des Plaines festival in downtown Des Plaines. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Arlene Arellano sings while One Hott Mess musicians play cover tunes Friday night at the Taste of Des Plaines.

      Arlene Arellano sings while One Hott Mess musicians play cover tunes Friday night at the Taste of Des Plaines. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Charcoal Delights chef Evencio Vallavares cooks hot dogs and hamburgers Friday at the Taste of Des Plaines in downtown.

      Charcoal Delights chef Evencio Vallavares cooks hot dogs and hamburgers Friday at the Taste of Des Plaines in downtown. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • Jamie Martin of Batavia entertains kids with her Miss Jamie's Farm program Friday evening at the Taste of Des Plaines street festival.

      Jamie Martin of Batavia entertains kids with her Miss Jamie's Farm program Friday evening at the Taste of Des Plaines street festival. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

  • The Taste of Des Plaines street festival offers a variety of food choices from local restaurants through Saturday night.

      The Taste of Des Plaines street festival offers a variety of food choices from local restaurants through Saturday night. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 6/17/2022 8:42 PM

The Taste of Des Plaines kicked off Friday night offering fun for all ages this Father's Day weekend. The two-day event, which was canceled the past two years due to the pandemic, is being held at Library Plaza in downtown Des Plaines near the Metra station. The fest includes two stages of live entertainment, inflatable games and activities, rock climbing wall, beer tents and local food vendors. Admission is free.

On Saturday, the Des Plaines Public Library is hosting a Teen Summer Concert with two bands: Post Office Winter and Third Step on the Moon on the main stage. How Rude, Hillbilly Rockstarz and Hello Weekend perform after the teen concert. The World Stage will have a mix of entertainment including martial arts, dancers, gymnastics and polka music. Artist Andrew Vickers will be creating chalk art from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday sponsored by the Des Plaines Art Council. Food vendors are offering a variety of items including hamburgers, hot dogs, roasted corn, pop-tarts, pizza, tacos, pierogies and pork sliders. The Taste of Des Plaines runs from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

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