The Little Italy Festa on Taylor Street presents Gelato Festival Chicago, August 17th & 18th from 11am to 7pm each day! Ticket-holding guests enjoy all-you-can-eat gelato, prepared fresh onsite by local and visiting artisans in the world’s largest frozen dessert laboratory on wheels – then vote for their favorite flavors. All the while, the stage is alive with music, games, contests and giveaways, complete with activities just for kids and 21+ beverages. Join us in our quest to find the best gelato in America by tasting them all! The chef with the most votes will continue their gelato journey in the Gelato Festival World Masters 2021. Air Italy is the global partner of Gelato Festival.

Special flavors

  • Gianduiotto - Red Dragon

    Gianduiotto - Creamy chocolate and nutty hazelnut is a classic combination like a festival and fun. It’s the best of both worlds!


    Red Dragon - Two types of chocolate gelato, milk and dark, with a subtle hint of cherry red color definitely deserves a gold star...or in this case, gold flakes!

  • PB&J - Lemon Cookie

    PB&J - Jam out with PreGel’s spin on this sweet and salty classic American favorite, so similar to the real thing, all that’s missing is the bread!

    Lemon Cookie - The attractive hue and invigorating scent of this popular citrus fruit makes PreGel’s Lemon Cookie Gelato a main taste attraction.

  • Salted Butter Caramel - Coconut

    Salted Butter Caramel - The perfect pinch of salt merged with the taste of buttery caramel goodness in this PreGel gelato is a like a soiree no one should miss, especially you!

    Coconut - Tropical getaway, anyone? Have a cup of this gelato, rich in the sweet, creamy essence of tropical coconut and thank yourself later!

  • Lemon Pound Cake - Strawberry Shortcake with Strawberry Crumble

    Lemon Pound Cake - The attractive hue and invigorating scent of this popular citrus fruit makes PreGel’s lemon sorbetto a main taste attraction.

    Strawberry Shortcake with Crumble - That’s the way the shortcake crumbles…with strawberry gelato so authentic you can almost taste the juice.

  • Raspberry - Cinnamon Peach Crisp

    Raspberry - Just when we thought the sweet/tart flavor of raspberries couldn’t get any better, PreGel makes it into an irresistible frozen dessert that add the festivity to festivals!

    Cinnamon Peach Crisp - There’s a party in this gelato pan and the stars are cinnamon and peach! The sweet crisp is an added bonus that makes this one party you won’t forget!  

  • Pistachio - Hazelnut

    Pistachio - Bursting with authentic sweet, buttery flavor impossible to resist, PreGel’s pistachio gelato tastes like the irresistible fruit of the Mediterranean worthy of a gala.

    Hazelnut - Let the festivities begin with PreGel’s hazelnut gelato and its sweet, buttery splendor, so creamy and delicious you’ll want to eat the spoon.

  • Raspberry Cheesecake - Pink Grapefruit Tangerine

    Raspberry Cheesecake - Get excited about the bittersweet flavor of PreGel’s raspberry combined with the creamy bite of cheesecake; it will indeed run out, but you can always come back for more.

    Pink Grapefruit Tangerine - Wake up! The amazing flavor of PreGel’s pink grapefruit and tangerine will jolt your senses like the amusing sights and sounds of a dessert festival.

  • Pink Grapefruit Tangerine - Raspberry Cheesecake

    Pink Grapefruit Tangerine - Wake up! The amazing flavor of PreGel’s pink grapefruit and tangerine will jolt your senses like the amusing sights and sounds of a dessert festival.

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  • Blueberry Mascarpone - Strawberry Limeade

    Blueberry Mascarpone - With dramatic burst of blueberry flavor merged with the creamy richness of mascarpone cheese, this PreGel flavor fusion always draws an excited crowd.

    Strawberry Limeade - Juicy, sweet, tart, seedy, refreshing, delicious. Yeah, welcome to the PreGel strawberry-limeade gelato jamboree.

  • Cookie Butter - Brownie Brittle

    Cookie Butter - Surprise! The taste of the internationally-beloved European spiced cookie is in every bite of this decadent PreGel gelato for your tasting pleasure.

    Brownie Brittle - Mmmm…..chocolate. PreGel brings crunchy bits of brownie brittle pieces in this creamy dream on a spoon.

  • Vanilla - Cannoli

    Vanilla - Despite its neutral color and sweet, subtle taste, PreGel’s vanilla gelato is an authentic festival on a spoon.

    Cannoli - The flavor of fresh ricotta cheese, crispy chocolate chips, and crunchy cannoli shells make this PreGel gelato a main attraction.

  • Chocolate - Coffee

    Chocolate - Its rich waves of cocoa-driven decadence are why PreGel’s chocolate gelato is cause for celebration.

    Coffee - Experience the euphoria of coffee-flavored bliss with PreGel’s sweet, smooth coffee gelato that’s not very overwhelming. Yes please!

  • Caramel - Boston Cream Pie

    Caramel - Pour on the flavor with this PreGel favorite! The notes of sweet, buttery, caramel will send your taste buds into happiness overload.

    Boston Cream Pie - When a pan of gelato blends the flavors of yellow cake, custard, and chocolate, it may be called Boston Cream Pie, but it tastes "wicked good!"


Caffe' Vergnano

Caffè Vergnano 1882, Italy’s most ancient coffee roasting company will take part to Gelato Festival as official coffee sponsor. At Caffe' Vergnano's booth customers will be able to live the authentic Italian coffee experience with three iconic coffee based drinks. From the traditional espresso, to the cappuccino and macchiato. For more information, visit


Paciugo Gelato Caffe is proud to be a sponsor of Gelato Festival America 2019. Paciugo Gelato Caffe has over 30 locations across the country, and in addition to the retail stores Paciugo Distribution is a manufacturer and distributor of ready-made gelato pans, pints, pops and authentic ingredients. In the Paciugo booth you will get to try some of the new flavors to our beverage program that includes Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Limeade. Each of these flavors are made with fruit and no added color or flavors. If interested in any of our products, please visit