The Taste of Melrose Park 2011 celebrates its 30th year as one of the best and most delicious “tastes” in the Chicago area. Don’t look for an admission booth – it’s free to get in! Located near the intersection of Lake Street and 25th Avenue in Melrose Park, Illinois, The Taste of Melrose Park takes place on the grounds of the Melrose Park Civic Center Friday, September 2, Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4. With over 60 food vendors ranging from fried calamari to funnel cakes, you’ll find a wide variety of ethnic foods to please the entire family – and the best part…everything is $3 or less! You won’t walk away from this event hungry! As you’re parading around the many food stands, the sounds of music will fill the air. There are three large stages filled with entertainment each evening – you’ll enjoy R-Gang every night, Radio Disney Karokee on Saturday, and the Beatles tribute band American English on Sunday night to name a few. And, oh ya, it’s free! No charge for the hours of entertainment.
This Labor Day event is worth coming each day it operates. Its family friendly atmosphere offers plenty of covered seating to enjoy your meal, visit with friends (or make new ones), have a cocktail, and indulge in simple pleasures that will keep your kids happy and occupied. Need special assistance – don’t fret! The police and fire department are on-site and offer first aid to whomever needs it. Don’t go too far because the Jesse White Tumblers and Drum Corps make two amazing appearances over the weekend. You’ll be wowed by the fantastic tumblers and their high flying act. Don’t forget to stop by the many crafters to find beautiful and unusual craft items during your visit. Top off your Sunday night with Melrose Park’s very own “Salute to America” fireworks display in all its patriotic glory at 10:15 p.m. Want more information on this free Labor Day event go to http://melrosepark.org/village/taste2011.php