Pilsen Food Truck Social 2018

Saturday & Sunday, June 9th & 10th 11am-9pm
on 18th Street between Racine and Throop in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood
$5.00 Optional Donation


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The eclectic Pilsen community will be on full display when the PilsenFood Truck Social rolls ont o 18th street, June 9th and 10th . Situated in the heart of one of Chicago’s most historic, yet newest, destination neighborhoods, the annual festival of food, art
and music has grown with each passing year. Now in its 4th season, the Pilsen Food Truck Social 2018 edition aims to be an even bigger reflection of the vibrant local culture.


This year, over 25 food trucks and local restaurants will dish out mobile delicacies, live music programmed by the legendary Thalia Hall will play continuously on stage, and dozens of local artisans, retailers, and non-profits will participate as vendors and exhibitors.

In addition to a curated selection of food trucks, a number of Pilsen-based restaurants and vendors will also participate in the event.


A $20 Sampler Ticket allows fest-goers to stroll around and try six (6) sample-sized portions from  any participating food truck or restaurant onsite (all food will be available for regular individual cash purchase too). Sponsored by Tecate, Pilsen Food
Truck Social 2018 will also feature a great variety of cold drinks for purchase, including Tecate, Tecate Light, Heineken, Dos Equis lager, Strongbow Cider, Punch House Margarita Punch, Prairie Organic Vodka & Lemonade (Prairie will also be providing FREE samples on-site for 21+ / one per consumer), delicious fruity red sangria, and Boxed Water.


As its eponymous name suggests, food is the centerpiece at this neighborhood street fest, but the attractions don’t end there.  Non-stop music on the main stage will blend fun with cutting-edge, while the iconic local record store, 606 Records, keeps the cool beats spinning between sets.  


The event is dog friendly, well behaved dogs on leashes are allowed at the event and their owners can even get buy their four legged friends a treat at the Fido to Go dog food truck!


Culture thrives in Pilsen and the rest of Chicago is invited to discover it at Pilsen Food Truck Social.  The family-friendly fest includes  kids-centric games such as balloon darts with prizes, giant jenga, plus face painting and cultural entertainment. Attendees can also spend the day – before, during or after the fest – exploring the diverse collection of shops, bodegas, panaderias and ethnic restaurants dotted throughout the historic neighborhood. 


2018 Beneficiaries:
Percentage of proceeds benefit the Illinois Food Truck & Trailer Owners Association, St. Procopius Church soup kitchen and food pantry, ArtReach Chicago, and Chicago Dia De Los Ninos Parade Dream Scholarship fund.


Optional Donation & Security at Entrance Gates:
The $5 suggested donation is optional. During the event hours, all persons entering the festival site must enter through our entrance gate areas and our gate staff and local volunteers will suggest the donation, however it is not required to enter.


For the safety and security of our event site, all persons will be subject to security bag checks at the entrance areas. Please be patient and understanding if you have to wait in line, we are trying to ensure the safety of all patrons.


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