Taste of Cincinnati moves east, making way for streetcar

Taste of Cincinnati moves east, making way for streetcar

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Taste of Cincinnati is moving two blocks to the east this year, making way for the streetcar, organizers announced Wednesday.

The 39th annual food festival will be May 27-29 on Fifth Street Downtown.

It will run along Fifth Street from Main to Sentinel and onto ramps to Interstate 71 with Mt. Adams as a backdrop.

Officials said the new location will not further impact traffic. The 71 ramp has previously been closed during Taste of Cincinnati and the Columbia Parkway ramp will already be closed due to scheduled construction.

Taste of Cincinnati is the nation's longest-running free culinary arts festival.

"With Mount Adams as its backdrop, Taste of Cincinnati promises to be a better and more beautiful festival," said Jill P. Meyer, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. "Taste of Cincinnati is a vibrant mix of cultures, coming together across bridges, regions and backgrounds to help create a community we're all proud to call home."

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