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2017 Taste of Dallas and the North Texas Food Bank: Feeding the Hungry

Did you know that summer is the hungriest time of the year for those in need in our community? Food banks across North Texas experience a decline in donations during the summer which results in a hungry summer for many. This summer, Taste of Dallas is asking for your help to make a difference. Bring two cans of tuna or chicken to Taste of Dallas at Fair Park June 10th or 11th and get $5 off admission per person. Come to Taste of Dallas with cans in hand and help others in need in our community.

The Foodie Experience “Best Bites of Big D” will kick-off the Taste of Dallas three-day food festival at Gilley's Dallas on Friday June 9th from 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Guests (ages 21 and over ONLY) will be able to sip and sample from some of the very best restaurants, gourmet brands, local artisans, and will enjoy hands-on food and beverage demonstrations.

For the tens of thousands of people set to visit Taste of Dallas this year, there will be something for everyone at Dallas' largest summertime food festival, highlighted by our smoking hot Live Fire - BBQ, Burgers & Brews presented by Napoleon Gourmet Grills area. Attendees can engage and interact with over 200 sponsors and exhibitors on Saturday and Sunday at Fair Park.

Make it a family affair in our expanded 50,000 sq ft indoor air-conditioned Family Fun Zone presented by Direct Energy, full of great activities for all the whole family. Remember, Kids 10yrs and under get in FREE to Taste of Dallas at Fair Park courtesy of Direct Energy.


Best Bites of Big D

Friday, June 9th, 2017

7:30pm - 10:30pm   •   Gilley's Dallas
+21 yrs with valid ID


31st Annual Main Event

Saturday, June 10th 2017
Sunday, June 11th 2017

11:00am - 7:00pm   •    Fair Park


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Have more questions? Email info@tasteofdallas.org

Now in its 31st year, Taste of Dallas is Dallas' largest summertime food and beverage event focused on the foodie and featuring over 250 participants and exhibitors. The 2017 format is a foodie delight with The Foodie Experience all-inclusive sampling event to kickoff Taste at Gilley's Dallas on Friday night and then the main event will be held at Fair Park on Saturday and Sunday and features:

  • 60+ Restaurants and Food Trucks, 20 craft beer breweries
  • New area for 2017 Live Fire - BBQ, Burgers, & Brews presented by Napoleon Gourmet Grills
  • New Tasting Experiences - Taste Tavern and the Republic National Distributing's Wine Garden
  • 50,000 sq ft indoor Family Fun Zone presented by Direct Energy
  • Indoor Taste Marketplace for shopping, Music & Entertainment, and More

There are several ticket options to experience Taste of Dallas. General Admission to the Main Event at Fair Park on Saturday and Sunday is $15 dollars. You can get discounted General Admission tickets for $12 at Albertsons, Tom Thumb, and Walgreen stores. Our Foodie Experience event (+21 only) kickoffs Taste on Friday night at Gilley's Dallas featuring amazing food and craft beer, wine & spirits sampling included for $55 dollars.

Click here for all the ticket options and packages

Taste of Dallas provides a great weekend of foodie fun

  • Friday, June 9th, 2017 - Foodie Experience at Gilley’s Dallas - 1135 South Lamar Street Dallas, Texas 75215
  • Saturday, June 10th & Sunday June 11th, 2017 - Taste of Dallas Main Event at Fair Park - 3600 Grand Ave, Dallas, Texas 75210

Click here for a digital version of the event map. We also include the map inside our printed program onsite.

We love pets but attendees are encouraged to leave their pets at home due to the large crowds and health-related issues. Thank you!

Each restaurant will serve a variety of items from Ethnic cuisine to all American favorites in our Restaurant Island and Live Fire Areas.

Food and Beverages are included in the Foodie Experience kickoff event at Gilleys on Friday night with the $55 ticket.Food at the Taste of Dallas Main Event on Saturday and Sunday is between $2 and $5 dollars from a great variety of over 60 restaurants and food trucks

We are proud to have North Texas Food Bank as our Charity Partner.

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Fair Park is easy to find. Located conveniently near Interstate 30, Highway 75 and the East side of Downtown Dallas.


The Media

The Taste of Dallas has long standing media partnerships with regional print, television and radio stations. If you are a member of the media and need information, photography, interviews or press credentials for the upcoming 31st Annual Taste of Dallas please contact:

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Interested in participating in the 2017 Taste of Dallas? Click here to find out just how easy it is... Already signed up? Whether it's your first time participating at Taste of Dallas or your 30th, we want to make it the best experience possible for our Sponsors, partners, vendors and friends.

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