End of Summer Food Truck Festival - Sept. 14

Community Invited to Explore Nearly 30 Food Trucks at City of Kentwood’s End of Summer Food Truck Festival 

The City of Kentwood and GR8 Food Trucks invites foodies and families to explore cuisine from nearly 30 vendors during the fourth annual End of Summer Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The free-to-attend community event will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard. L. Root) Branch, 4950 Breton Ave. SE. In addition to a cornucopia of food trucks, the event will also feature live music and a beer tent.

“Kentwood’s End of Summer Food Truck Festival is a great way to celebrate the last few days of summer sun in Michigan with friends and family,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “Our lineup of local eats, drinks and live music means a whole day of fun for the community.”

Live music will start at 11 a.m. with The Bootstrap Boys, followed by DJ Snax, Molly and Last Gasp Collective. A beer tent featuring craft beer and cider will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

“Food trucks are known for providing a great mix of creative bites from talented chefs with quick service,” said Alan Stone, president of GR8 Food Trucks. “Kentwood’s End of Summer Food Truck Festival is an opportunity to sample a variety of food while supporting several local businesses.”

While entry to the festival is free, cost for food and beverages varies by vendor. Volunteers are needed. Those interested can sign up online.

Parking Guide

Here's a look at the available parking options for the event:

  • Kentwood City Hall, 4900 Breton Ave. SE (accessible parking only in front lot)
  • Kentwood City Hall lawn, 4900 Breton Ave, SE (enter off Walma by water tower – park on grass)
  • Kentwood Justice Center, 4740 Walma Ave. SE
  • Kentwood Public Works, 5068 Breton Ave, SE
  • Kentwood Baptist Church, 2875 52nd St. SE
  • Street parking in Rum Creek and nearby neighborhoods
Additional parking is available at Crestwood Middle School, located at 2674 44th St. SE. If you're up for earning and burning some of those food-truck calories, the East West Trail is a great connector to walk or bike to the festival.

Food Truck Festival 2019 Parking

Please note that the event takes place in front of the Kent District Library - Kentwood  (Richard L. Root) Branch, so the City Hall and Library drives will be blocked to the public and only open to participating vendors.