City of Kentwood Invites Community to Kick Off Summer at Food Truck Festival

City of Kentwood Invites Community to Kick Off Summer at Food Truck Festival

June 10 Event Will Feature Food Trucks, Live Music and Beer Tent 

The City of Kentwood and GR8 Food Trucks will once again celebrate the start of summer with the annual Food Truck Festival.

The Kentwood Food Truck Festival is set for Saturday, June 10 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 more than 25 food trucks, live music, beer and community booths for attendees to explore. Another food truck festival will celebrate the end of the summer season Sept. 9.

A wide variety of cuisines will be available at the June event, with trucks offering barbeque, burritos, baked goods and more. Whether you’re searching for a savory snack, satisfying meal or sweet treat, the festival has options for every appetite. Entry to the festival is free, and cost for food and beverages varies by vendor.

“We’re delighted to celebrate the beginning of the summer season with this community-favorite event,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “The City of Kentwood, GR8 Food Trucks and our vendors and musicians are looking forward to sharing local flavors and sounds with the community.”

Food trucks participating in this year’s event include:

Live music will start at 11 a.m. with Kathleen and the Bridge Street Band, followed by DJ Snax, Kitten and the Tonics and One World Island Band. A beer tent featuring local craft beer favorites will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

“Food trucks enable community members to spend time outside while supporting talented local food vendors,” said Alan Tomlinson, president of GR8 Food Trucks. “Kentwood’s Food Truck Festival gives residents an opportunity to build connections while enjoying delicious food.”

This year’s diamond sponsors are NN Mobile Solutions and Macatawa Bank.

There is construction along 52nd Street SE that may impact the route community members take to the event. A  detour map and  parking map are available on the City of Kentwood’s website.

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