Taste of Orland Park 2019

Village of Orland Park Hosts 16th Annual Taste of Orland Park
Posted on 07/18/2019

Village of Orland Park Hosts 16th Annual Taste of Orland Park
Food and Entertainment Festival to be held August 2-4

ORLAND PARK (July 17, 2019)-The Village of Orland Park's annual Taste of Orland Park, presented by Palos Health and Loyola Medicine, returns to the Orland Park Village Center August 2 to 4.

Now in its 16th year, the Taste of Orland Park showcases 19 Orland Park eateries, 18 community organizations and several bands throughout the weekend. Special events within the fest include the ever-popular Lip Syn

Showdown, Kids' Day, a car show, the Orland Park’s Got Talent finals, a new Harry Potter themed trivia contest and live entertainment on two stages.

“The Taste of Orland Park is THE event of the summer in Orland Park,” said Trustee Jim Dodge, chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks Committee. “People look forward to the Taste of Orland Park every year,” he said. “It’s a great way to sample dishes from some the best restaurants in Orland Park, hear great music and participate in family-friendly activities.”

The Taste will be held at the Orland Park Village Center, 14700 South Ravinia Avenue, on Friday, August 2 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, August 3 from 1

p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, August 4 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission, parking and activities at the fest are all free. Participating restaurants will offer their signature dishes, beverages and desserts at individual food booths located throughout the complex.

Participating restaurants include Beggar’s Pizza, The Brass Tap, Burger 21, City Barbecue, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, Chuy’s Tex Mex, Pueblito, Granite City Food & Brewery, Mo’s Chinese Kitchen, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Orland Park Bakery, Papa Joe’s Italian Restaurant, Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill, Riviera Country Club, RoccoVino’s Italian Restaurant, Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery, Square Celt Ale House and Grill, Texas De Brazil and Tradycja Polish Fusion Cuisine.

“While many of the participating restaurants are long-time, local favorites, many are relatively new to the event,” Dodge said. “It’s great to see the large variety of local offerings from local franchises as well as many independently owned restaurants.”

Live entertainment on two stages fill the weekend schedule with the Lip Sync Showdown happening on the community stage Friday night from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Trippin’ Billies, a Dave Mathews tribute band, will perform on the main stage Friday night from 8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Kids’ Day, Saturday, August 3, will be held at the adjacent John Humphrey Sports Complex from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Games, activities and programs will be offered for all ages.

This year, attendees can experience the newest Taste event, a trivia contest to be held at the Civic Center. The first contest begins at 2 p.m. and will be a Marvel category. The Harry Potter themed trivia contest will take place from 4-6 p.m.

Saturday night’s entertainment includes Live Band Karaoke on the community stage from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. and on the main stage attendees can Rock the 80’s beginning at 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. followed by a brief intermission and a Cher tribute performance by Lisa McClowry. The very popular 7th  Heaven will round things out on the main stage from 8:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.

The annual car show returns on Sunday, August 4 at 11 a.m. 14855 West Ave. near High Point and Orland Junior High schools.

Sunday's happenings will include a veterans’ event beginning at 11 a.m. with an opening ceremony with motorcycle club honor ride at the main stage and presentation of colors thanking those who served for their service and sacrifice.

The event will continue with military vehicle displays, music, a display by Veteran’s Voices Military Group and a concert at 11:45 a.m. featuring Sine Wave, a group made up of drum and bugle musicians.

Fortunate Sons, a Creedance Clearwater revival band, will perform on the main stage from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

The Taste will close on Sunday night with its annual Beatles tribute with American English performing on the main stage from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Free parking is available at a number of sites around the Village Center including the parking tower at 143rd  Street and Ravinia Avenue.

Please note: Guests may bring one sealed water bottle per person. No other outside food or drink will be allowed into the event. Bags will be inspected at entrance locations.

The presenting sponsor of the event is Palos Health & Loyola Medicine. Platinum level sponsors are the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Mazda of Orland Park and Waste Management. Pastry chef sponsors include Bath Planet, ComEd, Escapology, Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park, Moraine Valley Community College, Orland Bowl, Orland Park Fit Body Boot Camp, People’s Bank, Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union, Renewal by Andersen, State Farm and V3 Companies.

Complete Taste of Orland Park details are available online at www.orlandpark.org

Questions may be directed to the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at 708/403-5000.