Community Invited to City of Kentwood's September Food Truck Festival

Community Invited to City of Kentwood’s September Food Truck Festival

The City of Kentwood and GR8 Food Trucks have again partnered to offer a Food Truck Festival with more than 30 vendors to help the community support small businesses and make the most of the remaining summer season.

The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 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 32 food trucks, live music and a beer and wine tent.

“We have a day full of delicious food, great music and fun planned for this Food Truck Festival,” said Val Romeo, Kentwood Parks and Recreation director. “We look forward to celebrating the last few days of summer with this community-favorite event.”

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 the Decades Band, followed by DJ Snax, Rochelle and the Spoilers and King Possum. A tent featuring local craft beer and wine will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

“Kentwood’s Food Truck Festival gives residents a unique opportunity to enjoy great food, build community and support local small businesses, all at one event,” said Alan Tomlinson, president of GR8 Food Trucks. “We encourage community members to come join the fun.”

The event will also feature a food drive to support Kentwood’s Little Free Pantry. Eventgoers are encouraged to bring a donation of canned goods to help restock the pantry shelves. A list of suggested donations and more information about the Little Free Pantry is on our website at

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

For the latest event information, visit