On Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th you can get a little taste of Spain in Humboldt Park at the Sangria Festival Chicago. You read that correctly, there is an entire festival dedicated to this special drink we all love. Cheers to whomever came up with this idea four years ago and has kept the event going strong! The day boasts over 20 bartenders hand-crafting their very own sangria recipes available for tastings, live music with tons of entertainment throughout the weekend, authentic cuisine like paella and local eats as well, in addition to tons of local vendors selling their wares.
Tickets can be purchased online and start at $35 for one day of tasting, or $60 for a weekend of tasting for those true die-hards. Each ticket comes with 2 tasting tickets and then from there you can purchase glasses of sangria from your favorite bartender. If you’re not into tasting but want to enjoy with friends you can get a $15 general admission ticket which doesn’t include the drink tickets or extras included with standard admission. You can also upgrade to VIP for some additional perks like private tasting areas. See your options online and grab them before they’re gone.