City of Kentwood to Host Food Truck Festival on Sept. 9

City of Kentwood to Host Food Truck Festival on Sept. 9

The City of Kentwood and GR8 Food Trucks are partnering to host the summer’s second Food Truck Festival with more than 30 food trucks, live music and a beer tent for community members to enjoy.

The free-to-attend community event will run 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the parking lot of the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard. L. Root) Branch, 4950 Breton Ave. SE.

“We look forward to inviting the community to gather and experience delicious food and drinks from local vendors and great sounds from local musicians,” said Kentwood Parks and Recreation Director Val Romeo. “Whether you’re looking for a refreshing beverage, remarkable food or upbeat music, we have something for everyone to enjoy.” 

There will be a wide variety of food options available for purchase. Prices will vary by vendor. Participating food trucks include:

“This event gives our local food trucks a fantastic opportunity to show the community their delightful drinks and delicious dishes,” said Alan Tomlinson, president of GR8 Food Trucks. “We’re looking forward to a day filled of community and cuisine.”

Live music will start at 11 a.m. with Nathan Walton, followed by DJ Snax, Thirsty Perch Blues Band and Innuendo. Attendees will hear everything from soul and blues to rock and hip hop.

This year’s diamond sponsors are Macatawa Bank and NN Autocam

There is construction along 52nd Street SE that may impact the route community members take to the event. A detour map is available here and a parking map is available here.

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