Is there an admission fee to get into Taste of Summer?
No, admission to Taste of Summer is FREE!
Where do I park?
There is parking in and around Flats East Bank for a fee. Additionally, there is street parking in the nearby Warehouse District. You can also take the RTA and get off at the first stop on the Waterfront Line.
Is the event kid-friendly and are there activities for kids?
Yes! This is a family-friendly event so we encourage you to bring the young and mature. There will be activities for all ages throughout the festival.
Are pets allowed?
Taste of Summer draws thousands of people each day. This can be an intimidating environment for a pet, even the most well-trained. However, we would love to have your furry family members join us if you feel they would be fine in this environment. And new this year will be a Yappy Hour starting at 4pm on Friday.
How do I pay for food and drinks?
There will be a variety of food vendors throughout the festival all weekend long. Each of these vendors will take payment at their respective booth. For drinks, there will be two yellow ticket tents on Old River Road selling drink tickets. These can be used for beer, cocktails, pop and water throughout the festival. Drink Tickets will be sold until 9pm each night and last call will be 9:30pm.
Are credit cards accepted for drink tickets?
Cash is the preferred payment for drink tickets. ATMs will be available at each of the two yellow ticket tents.
Do I need a ticket to see the concerts?
No, all of the concerts are completely free.
Will the restaurants in Flats East Bank still be open for business during Taste of Summer?
Yes, the restaurants will keep regular business hours throughout the weekend. We encourage you to contact the restaurant directly to ensure they will be open. Many of the restaurants will also have booths at Taste of Summer.