He faces unlawful possession of a handgun, among other weapons charges, and is expected in bond court Sunday.
A telephone listing for George couldn't be located Sunday and it was immediately unclear if he had an attorney.
The Taste of Chicago is an annual outdoor food event on Chicago's lakefront.
Chicago police have amped up security at such events after a man was fatally shot and three others injured following a pre-Independence Day fireworks display last year.
A police spokesman says George's arrest shows a "zero tolerance policy for criminal activity."
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