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
The Pilsen Food Truck Social rolls back into Chicago’s Lower West Side for the fourth year of delicious mobile eats and cool live beats! As its eponymous name suggests, food trucks are the centerpiece of the event. Over 25 Illinois Food Truck & Trailer Owner Association affiliated trucks will congregate in the heart of Pilsen on 18th Street between Racine and Throop (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. All regular sized food and beverages will also be available for individual cash purchase.
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. Pilsen's own 606 Records will be spinning records and keeping cool beats going throughout the weekend 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 abundant public art murals and diverse collection of offbeat vintage shops, independent coffee houses, quaint cafes, bodegas, panaderias and wonderful restaurants throughout the historic neighborhood. Thalia Hall will also feature live music and ticketed shows inside their own venue during the weekend.
2018 Live Music:
2018 Live Music Line Up TBA
Percentage of proceeds benefit the Illinois Food Truck & Trailer Owners Association, St. Procopius Church soup kitchen and food pantry, Pilsen based non-profit Art Reach Chicago, and Chicago Dia De Los Ninos Parade Dream Scholarship fund.
Optional Donation & 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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