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World Dumpling Fest, Presented by Chicago Cultural Alliance

An Opening Celebration of INHERIT CHICAGO

Join the Chicago Cultural Alliance for an opening celebration will bring Chicagoans young and old together over food, performance and art at Millennium Park on October 7th from 11:00am - 5:00pm.


World Dumpling Fest 2017

World Dumpling Fest is an afternoon of cultural performance, art and food at Millennium Park, celebrating diverse cultures throughout the city and world. The event will preview the INHERIT CHICAGO events in the neighborhoods, and feature dumplings from 10-15 area ethnic restaurants, 7 artist booths and performances throughout the day. 

    • DATE:  Saturday, October 7th, 2017
    • TIME:  11:00am - 5:00pm
    • VENUE LOCATION:  Chase Promenade South, Millennium Park
    • PRICE:  3 dumplings for $10 or 18 dumplings for $50
    • HOSTED BY:  Chicago Cultural Alliance

Pre-purchase Dumpling Tasting Passes

Click on the "Add to Cart" button right of the item. Select quantity of passes on the next page before continuing to checkout. Tasting passes are offered in two package sizes, 3 dumpling pass for $10 or 18-dumpling pass for $50.

For customer service issues or question related to purchasing tasting passes, please email us at info@bistrotickets.com or call 773.236.0237.

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Tryzub will serve a Varenyky: White - traditional potato and cheese (V), Red - Beat juice infused shell with chicken red pepper and sun-dried tomato filling, Orange - carrot juice infused shell with pork and onion filling, Yellow - turmeric infused shell with sauerkraut and mushroom filling (V), & Green - spinach infused shell with spinach and cheese filling (V)

Ethiopian Diamond

Ethiopian Diamond will be serving their delicious Sambusas, light pastry shells with delicately spiced minced meat, or chopped vegetables (V)

The Chow Bros.

The Chow Bros. will be serving The Elevated Pierogi

Himalayan Restaurant

Himalayan Restaurant will be serving a Himalayan Momo. Momo is the heart of Nepal's food culture.



Himmel’s will be serving the traditional and delicious German dumpling, Spätzle: Spätzle with grilled onions (V) & Spätzle with Gravy


Kamehachi will be serving a Gyoza: Pork & Mushroom Gyoza, & Steamed Whitefish with Ginger & Chive Gyoza

Hema’s Kitchen

Hema's Kitchen will be serving their famous Vegetable Samosa (V)

Sweet Station

Sweet Station will be serving their traditional Chicken Pot Stickers

La Bomba Restaurant 

La Bomba Restaurant will be serving assorted Empanadas 

Perfect Pasta

Perfect Pasta will be serving various Gnocchi: Ricotta Gnocchi (V), Jalapeno Gnocchi (V), & Roasted Red Pepper Gnocchi (V)

Performance Schedule

The day's performances will be EMCEED by Louder Than A Bomb Poet Matt Muse

11:00AM - Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center's Afro-Caribbean Jazz Collective preview their "Las Caras Lindas de Borinquen y Quisqueya" event

12:00PM - PACF Performing Arts & Kapwa Cultural previewing their Migration Stories of Inheritance event

12:40PM - Kreyol Roots

1:30PM - HANA Center & STOP: Southside Organizing for Power preview their DRUMMING UP POWER event

1:50PM - Lion Dancers

2:10PM - Grandis Lithuanian Performers

2:30PM - Bollywood Groove

2:50PM - Emcee Matt Muse

3:10PM - Grazyna Auguscik Quintet


As you enjoy dumplings and performances, peruse the amazing art, craft and jewelry available for purchase throughout the day!

Artenimai - South and Central American macrame and filigree jewelry with authentic semi-precious stones and exceptional designs.

Artes Gemelas - Puerto Rico inspired organic &handmade jewelry.

David Tepper - Diverse American portraits & landscapes.

Ethio+Mart - Clothing & accessories, pottery & glass from Ethiopia

Rare Dinrdl - Traditional southern German dirndl and dirndl accessories.

Sevim Surucu - Ebru is a traditional Turkish paper marbling art with unique colorful patterns on paper

Studio 3311 - A wide variety of jewelry, from precious to semi-precious stones, kundan, polki, pearls to CZ.

Glass Sense - Lithuanian inspired glass creations

Trickster Art Gallery - pottery, artwork Showcases Native American art.

Lydia Fu - Original fine art paintings, illustrations, drawings, prints, and handmade items including posters, cards, and much more.

Mis Raices - Mexican handcrafted jewelry and embroidered products.

Natasiya Marusyk - Ukrainian ethnic and contemporary styled embroidery and beadwork of folk costumes and books.

Norma Robertson - Beadwork, glass & leather, purses, keychains, and earrings.

uaTseh - Ukrainian handmade goods, including embroidered traditional shirts and accessories.

Zandolit - Products use natural materials that reflect Haitian traditions and techniques.



INHERIT CHICAGO is a city-wide intercultural festival of art, ideas, and performance. It is the first and only intercultural festival that highlights the rich diversity across the city's neighborhoods, and promotes cultural and community understanding among young and old. INHERIT CHICAGO is a festival for neighborhoods, by neighborhood heritage museums and cultural centers. This inaugural, month-long festival will debut October 2017 with an opening celebration that then travels to the neighborhoods for 20 intercultural programs and events at the city's cultural centers and heritage museums; connecting heritage to today, connecting communities through collaboration, and connecting audiences to the vibrancy of Chicago's neighborhoods.  


Customer Service & FAQ

For any questions or concerns related to purchasing, retreival, or redemption of your event tickets, please call out Bistro Tickets hotline at 773.236.0237 or e-mail info@bistrotickets.com. Someone from team will get back to you as soon as possible or within 24 business hours.

• Do I have to register for Bistro Tickets system and sign in to purchase tasting passes?

If you prefer not to create an account with Bistro Tickets, you may select "Checkout as a Guest" in Step 1 of the checkout process. For future convenience shopping with us, we welcome you to register with us, but this is not required.

• How will I recieve my event ticket / tasting pass?

We will not ship any tasting passes. They will be available for pick up at will call at the event on Friday, October 7 at Chase Promenade South, Millennium Park. A booth clearly marked with "Pre-purchased Tasting Passes" will be stationed near the entrance to the event.


• Can tasting passes be purchased on-site at the event and is there an incentive to pre-purchasing tickets online?

Tasting Passes, exchangable for 3 or 18 dumplings, will be available for purchase on-site at World Dumpling Fest. Passes will be sold at an increased price of (ON-SITE PRICE COMING SOON) at the booth clearly marked with "Tasting Passes for Sale" near the entrance to the event. Dumplings may not be purchased with cash or credit with the dumpling vendors.

Pre-purchasing online allows quick access to your passes, quick entry to the event, and a discount for purchasing ahead of time.