Evanston Taste of Armenia Festival


Over the years, Evanston’ s Taste of Armenia festival has become a favorite end-of-summer event for Chicagoans of all ethnic backgrounds. With annual attendance of well over 2,500 people, the festival offers a leisurely sunny afternoon of delicious Armenian cooking, rousing music, and great company.

The Taste of Armenia serves up charcoal-grilled kebabs and homemade specialties including healthy salads and ‘sarma’ rolls with fresh-picked grape leaves. Few can resist the bountiful table of our grandmas’ authentic pastries and a steaming cup of Armenian coffee (fortunes told on request!)

The festival also adds a full day of cultural offerings drawn from across the country, highlighting ancient and modern aspects of the people who comprise the first Christian nation. Prominent local Armenian bands play music for line dancing all afternoon, and there’s always plenty of games and activities for kids.

— Special cultural presentations

— Dance all afternoon to traditional melodies!

–Cooking demonstrations

–“Vernissage” market

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