City of Kentwood Celebrating Start of Summer with Food Truck Festival

City of Kentwood Celebrating Start of Summer with Food Truck Festival
Event Will Take Place June 4 and Feature Food Trucks, Live Music and Beer Tent

The City of Kentwood and GR8 Food Trucks will once again kick off the summer season with the annual Food Truck Festival.

The Kick-Off to Summer Food Truck Festival is set for Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard. L. Root) Branch, 4950 Breton Ave. SE. The popular community event offers free admission and will feature 30 food trucks, live music and beer. There will also be community booths for attendees to explore. Another food truck festival will celebrate the end of the summer season on Sept. 17.

This year’s trucks offer a wide variety of cuisines, from pizza and burgers to traditional Hispanic and Filipino recipes. Whether you’re looking to snack on a soft pretzel, enjoy a barbecue dinner or satisfy your sweet tooth with a frozen treat, the festival has options for every appetite.

“We’re excited to welcome the community back to this popular event, now featuring more food trucks than ever before,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “GR8 Food Trucks and our local vendors and musicians have been phenomenal partners and we encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this fun-for-all-ages event.”

Food trucks participating in the event include:

Live music will start at 11 a.m. with Downtown Authority, followed by DJ Snax, Molly and the Azz-Izz Band. A beer tent featuring local craft beer favorites will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

“Food trucks are the ultimate way to support local small business owners in a fun and relaxing outdoor environment,” said Alan Tomlinson, president of GR8 Food Trucks. “Kentwood’s Food Truck Festival gives residents an opportunity to build community while enjoying great food.”

This year’s diamond sponsors are Macatawa Bank and NN Mobile Solutions. While entry to the festival is free, cost for food and beverages varies by vendor.

Volunteers are needed for the event. Find more information about the Kick-Off to Summer Food Truck Festival and sign up to volunteer at