Village of Orland Park to Host Annual Taste of Orland Park – August 4-6

Village of Orland Park to Host Annual Taste of Orland Park – August 4-6
Posted on 07/19/2017

The Village of Orland Park's annual Taste of Orland Park returns August 4-6 to the Orland Park Village Center located at 14700 South Ravinia Avenue. Celebrating its 14th year, the Taste of Orland Park showcases Orland Park eateries as well as various community organizations. A number of activities are offered, including Kids' Day, a car show, a talent show and live entertainment on two stages.

The Taste of Orland Park will be held Friday, August 4 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, August 5 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, August 6 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission and parking are free with participating restaurants selling tastes of signature dishes at individual food booths.

"We look forward to the Taste of Orland Park every year," said Trustee Patricia Gira, chair of the village's Recreation and Parks Committee. "It has become an annual summer favorite for everyone and this year will be no exception. This is a great way to learn more about and taste the variety of dishes from Orland Park restaurants, learn about our wonderful community groups and enjoy a fun and entertainment-filled weekend."

Participating restaurants for this year's event include 94 West, Beggars Pizza, The Brass Tap, Burger 21, Café Gaston, Cooper's Hawk, Dao Restaurant and Bar, El Famous Burrito, Granite City Food and Brewery, Mo's Chinese Kitchen, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Oberweis Dairy, Orland Park Bakery, Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, Riviera Country Club and Sports Center, RoccoVino's, Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery, Square Celt House and Grill and Wooden Paddle Pizza. Restaurant participation is subject to change.

"It is always great to see the community come together with great food from local restaurants, exciting entertainment and something for everyone to enjoy," said Gira.

A variety of musical talents will perform on two stages throughout the weekend. On Friday, August 4, the main stage will feature Stephen Neal and Sixteen Candles. On Saturday, August 5, Rosie and the Rivets, The Shagadelics and 7th Heaven take the stage. The Fortunate Sons, 28 Days and American English close out the three-day food fest on Sunday, August 6.

Local groups from throughout Orland Park will perform on the main and community stages. On Friday, the Carl Sandburg Marching Eagles will perform at the main stage. Saturday's attendees will have a chance to enjoy performances from The Music Connection, All About Music and Children's Theatre, Creative Dance Center and The School of Rock on the community stage. The junior and senior dance company from the Village of Orland Park's dance programs will entertain guests on Sunday at the main stage. A complete line-up and entertainment schedule is available at

Kids' Day will be held at the adjacent John Humphrey Sports Complex on Saturday, August 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A number of free games, activities and programs will be available for kids of all ages. The Annual Taste of Orland Park Car Show will be held at the Humphrey Complex on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. Also on Sunday, August 6, Orland Park's Got Talent live finals are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Stage.

On Saturday, the Orland Park Lions Club hosts Bingo inside the Civic Center, and the Orland Park Kiwanis Club will do the same on Sunday, with both events starting at 1 p.m.

Sunday's happenings will include a Veterans' Welcome Home event to thank those who served for their service and sacrifice. The event will begin with a motorcycle club honor ride at the main stage and presentation of colors. The Fortunate Sons, a Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band, will perform from 1 to 3 p.m.

Current Taste of Orland Park sponsors include 98.3 WCCQ, Aileen S. Andrew Foundation, Bath Planet, Behavioral Perspective Inc., Brannigan Chiropractic Center, Chiro One Wellness Centers, Christopher B. Burke Engineering Ltd., Comcast Xfinity, ComEd, Illinois Energy Windows and Siding, Loyola University Health System, Mercedes-Benz of Orland Park, Physicians Immediate Care, Rife and Associates Family Health Care, Rizza Cadillac, The Orland Park Prairie, US ARMY, US Marine Corps, University of Chicago Medicine, Waste Management and Window and Siding Planet.

Complete Taste of Orland Park details are available at
For more information, call the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at 708/403-7275.

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