Highwood Days & North Shore Taco Fest

Highwood Days July 18-21, 2019 (Thursday through Sunday)

North Shore Taco Fest July 20-21 (Saturday - Sunday)

Highwood Days Taco Fest Tent-2018

**Rain or shine! Enjoy the live music, cocktails and tacos under our tent!**

This year marks the 51st anniversary of Highwood’s oldest festival. Complete with carnival rides, funnel cakes, live music and tons of food from local vendors – this is the most traditional festival and will not disappoint! To add to the excitement, in 2016 Celebrate Highwood added a beer and margarita garden and the annual North Shore Taco Fest where we will bring together the region’s best taco-centric restaurants, caterers and food trucks to offer a wide range of mouth-watering taco creations.

Location: Highwood Metra Station | 317 Green Bay Rd. Highwood, Illinois 60040

Free Admission
Rain or Shine Event
Food Vendors, Food Trucks & Full Bar
Parking Information

Vote for your favorite taco!

Sponsored by
Highland Park Bank Highwood Bank

During Taco Fest, more than 20 vendors will be sharing their unique take on the ever-popular taco while competing to be the best in town. Attendees can choose from a variety of tacos from the traditional carne asada to the more unique braised short rib and brussel sprout taco or healthy mahi mahi or sweet potato taco, and cast their vote in the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in three categories: Best Authentic Taco, Best Unique Taco, and Best “Healthy" Taco. The winner in each category will receive a trophy and bragging rights. The winners will be announced at the stage on Sunday, July 21 at 6 pm. Come on out, eat tacos, enjoy a cocktail, listen to some great music and don’t forget to cast your vote! Thank you to our ballot sponsor Highland Park Bank & Trust and Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan.

Volunteers Needed!
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North Shore Taco Run

North Shore Taco Run 5K
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Highwood Days & Taco Fest Schedule

Thursday, July 184pm -10pm
Friday, July 194pm - 11pm
Saturday, July 20 - North Shore Taco Run 5K9am
Saturday, July 20 - *North Shore Taco Fest11am - 11pm
Sunday, July 21 - *North Shore Taco Fest11am - 9pm
Sunday, July 21 - Taco Contest Winners Announced6pm

Windy City Carnival Schedule

*Tickets required for rides, prices vary

Thursday, July 184pm - 10pmUnlimited Rides Special 5pm - 9pm
Friday, July 194pm - 11pm-
Saturday, July 201pm - 11pmUnlimited Rides Special 1pm - 5pm
Sunday, July 211pm - 9pmUnlimited Rides Special 1pm - 5pm

Band Schedule

Thursday, July 185:30pm - 7:30pmTBD
8pm - 10pmTBD
Friday, July 195:30pm - 8pmTBD
8:30pm - 11pmTBD
Saturday, July 2012pm - 2pmTBD
2:30pm - 5pmTBD
5:30pm - 8pmTBD
8:30pm - 11pmTBD
Sunday, July 2112pm - 2:30pmTBD
3pm - 5:30pmTBD
6pm - 8:30pmTBD

Highwood Days and Taco Fest Vendors

Vendors marked *  will be here for Taco Fest only on Saturday and Sunday


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