The Pilsen Food Truck Social rolls back into Chicago’s Lower West Side June 10th and 11th, 2017 for another delicious weekend of mobile eats and live beats! As its eponymous name suggests, food trucks are again the centerpiece of the event. Over 25 Illinois Food Truck Owner Association affiliated trucks will congregate in the heart of Pilsen on 18th Street at Allport. (1200 W. -1300 W. 18th St. Chicago IL 60608)
The $20 Sampler Ticket will allow fest-goers to stroll around and try SIX (6) sample-sized portions from the food trucks and restaurants onsite, and/or sample beer varieties by Revolution Brewing (if 21+ with picture ID). All regular sized food and beverages will also be available for individual cash purchase.
**Pre-purchased Sampler Tickets will be able for pick up at the Sampler Ticket tent (on the southwest corner of 18th & Allport) either Saturday or Sunday June 10th or 11th between 11am and 9pm (please bring picture ID). Click here to see a menu of Sample food items. Pre-purchasing is no longer available.
In addition to the mobile eats, other elements help put the “social” into Pilsen Food Truck Social. The live music stage just outside historic live music venue Thalia Hall, programmed by Thalia Hall and Empty Bottle Presents will feature lively local and regional acts with an emphasis on Cumbia style bands this year. Pilsen's own 606 Records will be spinning records and keeping cool beats going throughout the weekend. Also, the exclusive partnership with Revolution Brewing, Chicago’s hometown craft brewery, gives fest-goers a wide variety of fresh Revolution beer. To round it out, the neighborhood of Pilsen itself will be showcased, with local artisans, retailers, and Pilsen restaurants participating as vendors and exhibitors.
Culture thrives in Pilsen and the rest of Chicago is invited to explore the heart of the community during Pilsen Food Truck Social. Attendees can spend the day – before, during or after the fest – discovering the diverse collection of offbeat vintage shops, independent coffee houses and quaint cafes alongside bodegas, panaderias and ethnic restaurants dotted throughout the historic neighborhood. Thalia Hall will also feature live music and ticketed shows inside their own venue during the weekend.
2017 Live Music:
Pilsen’s Thalia Hall is programming an impressive lineup of live music to set the tone throughout the weekend. Click here for the line up.
A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association,Pilsen’s St. Procopius Catholic Church soup kitchen and food bank, ArtReach Chicagoand the Chicago Dia de los Ninos Scholarships.
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.
Saturday & Sunday,
June 10th & 11th 2017
on 18th Street at Allport
in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood
$5.00 Optional Donation
In 2017 a portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Illinois Food Truck Owners Association, Pilsen's Saint Procopius Church food bank and soup kitchen, ArtReach Chicago and Chicago Dia de los Ninos Scholarships.