Taste of Cincinnati is the city's showcase of food and music and the region's annual kickoff to summer. In addition to 50+ local restaurants and food trucks, Taste features entertainment and attractions throughout the weekend, including: 

Taste of Cincinnati® presented by Kroger
Kroger is an energetic supporter of culinary development and serves our community through food inspiration. Be sure to stop and visit Kroger’s Treasure EmporiYum Mobile Experience at booth #140 and #660.

Kroger's Zero Hunger Zero Waste
In 2019, Taste of Cincinnati, in collaboration with Kroger, will reduce its carbon footprint by five percent.  Beyond 2019 – as part of a total five-year plan - Taste of Cincinnati will work to reduce its carbon footprint by an additional 5%, each year, between 2020 and 2023.

Five Stages of Live Entertainment
45 live music performances representing all genres are scheduled on five stages along Fifth Street. New this year, Taste of Cincinnati is working with the Cincinnati Music Accelerator to program select entertainment throughout the weekend. The Cincinnati Music Accelerator serves as an entrepreneurship program for musicians, recording artists, DJ's, and producers. View entertainment schedule.

Taste of Findlay Market
Cincinnati's Findlay Market, Ohio's oldest surviving municipal market house, will have a new home away from home inside Taste of Cincinnati. Taste of Findlay Market, on the Fifth Street ramp to I-71, will exclusively feature food vendors from Findlay Market and "foodpreneurs" from Findlay Kitchen, serving delicious fresh-prepared "bites", throughout the weekend. 

Vendors at Taste of Findlay Market and days of Taste of Cincinnati operation:
• The Arepa Place (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
• Bana Sun, (Saturday, Sunday)
• Category 5 (Saturday, Sunday)
• Davis Cookie (Monday)
• Flavors of the Isle (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
• Harmony Plant Fare (Monday)
• Honey Child (Monday)
• The Lubecker (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
• Luchy’s (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
• Makers Bakers (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
• Mashed Roots (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
• Saigon Market (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
• Soul Secrets (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
• Southern Grace (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
• Straight Up Salsa (Saturday, Sunday)
• Taqueria la Parilla (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
• Tweedles (Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Since 2013, the Cincinnati Chamber has donated $65,000 to support culinary and entrepreneurial growth, not only at Findlay Kitchen – but at Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute. The Cincinnati Chamber will continue its support of local culinary entrepreneurs with a 2018 donation to the Findlay Market FoodPreneur Fund. 

Taste of Cincinnati Signature Cocktails
The Taste of Cincinnati signature cocktail is back – and this year, make it a double. Choose between the Queen City Breeze with Jim Beam Bourbon, Triple Sec and Ginger Ale or the Cincy Cooler with Pinnacle Vodka, Lemonade, Cranberry and Mist Twist. Taste of Cincinnati will feature more than 100 beer and wine varieties, throughout the event. 

GoVibrant! Veggie Races
Local media celebrities representing TV, radio, print and blogs will compete in the fifth annual go Vibrant Veggie Races Friday, May 25, 2019 from noon to 1 p.m (location TBA). Similar to Soap Box Derby races, contestants will be provided vegetables to build and race a veggie-fueled vehicle in a round-robin style tournament

Eat & Run 5k
The inaugural Eat & Run 5K, at Taste of Cincinnati, presented by 26.2 from Marathon Brewing, is Sunday, May 26 at 10 a.m. – with a start and finish line at Sentinel and Culvert Streets in downtown Cincinnati. Along the route, participants will enjoy bite-size samples from some of our participating restaurants and food trucks. Register here