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ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT | Taste of Glen Ellyn Kicks Off May 18



Sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, the Taste of Glen Ellyn is held May 18 - 21. Celebrating a major milestone with its 40th Anniversary, this popular four-day event features live music, food from local restaurants, beverages and a variety of other activities for the whole family.

New this year, the Taste will host a second entertainment stage focused on showcasing the talents of local community groups. The Community Stage will be located on Main Street, just north of Hillside. Over twenty different community groups will display their talents through performances and demonstrations spanning Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event. The stage will feature local dance, theater, karate, music and sports groups. Additionally, local businesses will offer tips and demonstrations such as dog tricks, bike tricks and bike safety tips, among others.

Added to the entertainment this year, join Bottle & Bottega as they partner with the Chamber of Commerce to host a Flower Pot Painting Party. Located near the Community stage, on Saturday and Sunday noon to 6PM, come and paint your mark on the flower pots which will be displayed around downtown Glen Ellyn this summer, filled with beautiful flowers. As every year the Chamber honors a local business with the flower pots, this year we celebrate GREEN BRANCH, a family owned florist located at 485 Main Street that has been a Glen Ellyn business since 1974.

The Taste takes place on Main Street in the Main Street parking lot between Hillside and Duane in downtown Glen Ellyn. For more information, including a listing of scheduled entertainment, please visit the

Taste of Glen Ellyn Community Stage Performance Schedule:


5:30-6:00 Spotlight Youth Theater

6:00 -8:00 Luis Arturo Dance Academy –

Featuring Paso Doble, Hip Hop, Salsa, & Swing Lessons & Demonstrations


12:00 YMCA - Pound to Sound-

1:00 Bike Hub - Bike tricks and Safety Demo

1:30 Woof Beach - Dog Training & Tricks

2:00 Vest Tap troop - tap

2:30 Wheaton College School of Arts String Ensemble Performance

3:00 McNulty Irish Dancers

4:00 Classical Indian Bharatanatyam Dance

4:30 Alma School of Ballet

5:00 Deforest Dance Studio

6:00 – 8:00 Luis Arturo Dance Academy – Featuring Rumba, Hip Hop, Tango, Bachata & Merenge Lessons & Demonstrations.


12:00 Body & Brain - Thai Chi Demonstration and Classes

1:00 Yong in the USA Martial Arts- Taekwondo

1:30 Glen Crest Middle School Chamber Orchestra

2:00 Front Street Dance Studio

3:00 Bright Lights Theater Production Company

3:30 Woof Beach - Dog Training & Tricks

4:00 Trinity Irish Dancers

4:30 Lovv The Dance Studio

5:00-6pm Luis Arturo Dance Academy - Featuring Paso Doble, Waltz, Foxtrot, & Argentine Waltz Lessons & Demonstrations

About the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1933 and governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors and managed by a professional staff, mission is to foster and promote the business and professional interests of Glen Ellyn, the adjoining areas, and to promote the welfare of the Glen Ellyn and connecting Business with the greater community.

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