Close Out the Summer With Annual Food Truck Festival - Sept. 11

City of Kentwood to Close Out the Summer With Annual Food Truck Festival

The City of Kentwood and GR8 Food Trucks have again partnered to offer a Food Truck Festival with more than 20 vendors to help the community support small businesses and make the most of the end of the summer season.

The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 11 in the parking lot of the Kent District Library – Kentwood (Richard. L. Root) Branch, 4950 Breton Ave. SE. The free-to-attend community event will run 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and feature 24 food trucks, live music and a beer and wine tent.

“We’re looking forward to the return of our Food Truck Festival, which has become one of our community’s favorite events to enjoy great food and music as we near the end of summer,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “We’ve developed a great lineup of food trucks with GR8 Food Trucks, as well as several musicians for a full day of fun outdoors.”

There will be a wide variety of sweet and savory food options available for purchase. Participating food trucks include:

Live music will start at 11 a.m. with Bucket O’ Maybes, followed by DJ Snax, Moonshot Band and Last Gasp Collective. A beer tent featuring local craft beer and wine will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

This year’s event will coincide with the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The event will include a moment of silence led by Kentwood Mayor Stephen Kepley at 5 p.m. to honor the victims of 9/11, followed by a brief performance by local bagpiper Tom Bradley. There will also be posters from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York on display in the Library Community Room.

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

The City of Kentwood will continue to monitor public health guidance and orders, which may require changes to the event. Residents are encouraged to follow current public health guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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