On July 29, the River North Residents Association, along with theMART and Duff Entertainment, announced the cancellation of the 2021 edition of Taste of River North.
The event was slated to take place Aug. 20-21 at River Park at theMART.
River North Residents Association President Mike Riordan said in a statement, "Despite everyone's passion and dedication over the past few months, the inescapable fact is that much of our wonderful hospitality community has not yet recovered sufficiently from the pandemic and its consequences to their operations.
"Many River North restaurants would love to participate, but their depleted resources are understandably dedicated to keeping their businesses up and running as best they can. Trying to accommodate a large public event is just not possible at this time.
"The good news is that we remain enthusiastic about the prospect of holding the Taste of River North in this exciting new venue and pledge to continue working creatively to put on a safe and enjoyable event next year for our members, partners and guests."
All who purchased advance tickets will be issued refunds. For more information and to stay up to date on future festival announcements, visit www.tasteofrivernorth.com, or follow Taste of River North on Facebook.