Twelve local restaurants have crafted their best taco recipes for this weekend's festival. Credit: Provided

LAKEVIEW — A dozen local restaurants have prepared their best taco recipes for Lakeview Taco Fest this weekend.

This year’s festival runs 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday along Southport Avenue between Addison and Roscoe streets.

Visitors can try tacos stuffed with a range of meat and vegetarian options. People can text to vote for the festival’s “Best Taco” award.

Participating restaurants:

The festival will also feature beer-and-taco pairings, two music stages, Mexican wrestling demonstrations, kids’ activities and more.

Visitors can text to vote for the “Best Taco” award. Credit: Provided

Music acts:


South Stage
2 p.m.: Villains Inc.
3:30 p.m.: Don’t Speak
6 p.m.: Breakfast Club
8 p.m.: Too Much Molly Band

North Stage
2 p.m.: Mariachi Los Viajeros  
3:30 p.m.: Rico Band
6 p.m.: Latin Groove Band
8:30 p.m.: Afternoon Delight


South Stage
1:30 p.m.: Rosie & the Rivets
3 p.m.: Latin Groove Band
5 p.m.: Dancing Queen: An ABBA Salute
7 p.m.: Rod Tuffcurls

North Stage
1 p.m.: Mariachi Los Viajeros  
2:30 p.m.: To The 9’s
4 p.m.: Hello Weekend
5:30 p.m.:  Boy Band Review
7:30 p.m.: Supernatural Soul

The Lakeview Taco Fest features two stages with full days of lineups. Credit: Provided

A $10 donation is suggested to enter the festival. It benefits Friends of Lakeview, a nonprofit organization and partner of the Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce and Special Service Area 27.

More information can be found on the festival’s website.

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