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West Michigan Food Festivals Summer 2023


West Michigan has an abundance of food festivals this summer. So, if food is your love language then this blog post has found you well! Whether you are looking for a variety of food truck options or authentic ethnic food, West Michigan has the food festival for you!

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Food Festivals in June

Beer Brat Street Fest

⏰ June 16th from  4-11 PM // June 17th from 11 am-11 pm

πŸ“Downtown Sparta

This festival is geared towards the adult crowd and features locally brewed beer, specialty brats, and live music! Activities include bumper cars, fowling, and axe throwing.

Grand Rapids Foodie Fest

⏰ June 30th from 3-11 PM, July 1st from 11 AM – 11 PM, and July 2nd from 11 AM- 6 PM.

πŸ“Calder Plaza:Β 320 Ottawa Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Grand Rapids Foodie Fest‘ will feature local live music, dance and music performances, food and drinks, local merchants, and much much more!

Fenn Valley Wine Festival

⏰ June 24 from 12-5 PM

πŸ“Fenn Valley Vineyard’s: 6130 122nd Ave, Fennville, MI 49408

Fenn Valley‘ is celebrating 50 years in West Michigan by throwing a wine festival on their 240-acre property. This food & wine festival will include wine tasting in the vineyards, local food, live music, and cellar demonstrations with wine samples!

Friends & Food Trucks

⏰ June 27th at 7 PM

πŸ“ Union – Ada Bible Church: 4200 E Hills Ct SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Enjoy mouthwatering FREE food while you connect with friends and play yard games!

Food Festivals in July

Food, Friends, & Fireworks

⏰ July 1st from 6-11 PM

πŸ“ The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck: 187 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Experience a sparkling spectacle at Food, Friends, & Fireworks. The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck is hosting a global-inspired meal, live music, and much more while enjoying front-row seats from their patio to the mesmerizing downtown fireworks show. Tickets start at $116.

Merchants & Makers Chinook Pier Market

⏰ July 8th from 9am-3pm

πŸ“Chinook Pier: 301 N. Harbor Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Visit downtown Grand Haven and shop over a hundred local makers along the beautiful riverfront! Lake Effect Kitchen, Beecher’s Pretzels, Righteous Cuisine, Voyage Bowls, and Whipped-a brunch truck-will be there with mac and cheese, nachos, soft pretzels, smoothies, coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and more!Β 

Cherry Festival

⏰ July 1st-8th

πŸ“Downtown Traverse City: 521 S Union Street, Traverse City, MI 49684

This fun-filled week long festival hosts an amazing airshow, live music, a parade, and a ton more events!

Carribean Festival

⏰ July 15th from 5-8pm

πŸ“Festival Market Square: 25 South McCamly Avenue Battle Creek, MI 49017

The Caribbean Festival allows you to enter into your own slice of the Caribbean right here in downtown Battle Creek no passport required! Celebration of music, food, arts, and culture of the Caribbean & Africa.

Taco and Tequila Festival

⏰ July 22nd from 4-7 PM

πŸ“Riverside Park: 2001 Monroe Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

100+ tequilas (and a few beer options as well), food trucks, live music, vendors, and more!

OPA! Greek Fest

⏰ July 21st from 3 PM-11 PM // July 22nd from Noon-11 PM

πŸ“Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church: 185 E. Pontaluna Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49444

Traditional live music, cultural dance, delicious Greek food and pastries, and fun activities for the kids!Β 

Food Truck Rally

⏰ July 19th 5-8 PM // August 16th 5-8 PM

πŸ“Muskegon Farmers Market:Β 242 W Western Ave, Farmer’s Market Muskegon, MI 49440

Enjoy your food from over 20 food trucks, alongside cold drinks from the bar and live music on stage.

Food Festivals in August

Kalamazoo Ribfest

⏰ August 4th & 5th from 3-10 PM

πŸ“Arcadia Creek Festival Place: 145 E Water St, Kalamzoo, MI

Enjoy your food from over 20 food trucks, alongside cold drinks from the bar and live music on stage.

Blueberry Festival

⏰ August 10th-13th

πŸ“Downtown South Haven

A historic festival that celebrates West Michigan agriculture. They host a wide variety of activities for kids, live bands, a 5K race, and even a blueberry pie-eating contest! As this festival comes closer, be sure to check out their website for schedule updates.Β 

Mac & Cheese Festival

⏰ August 12th from 4-8pm

πŸ“LMCU Ballpark: 4500 W River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

Outlier Events has partnered with the Michigan Dairy Farmers to host this one-of-a-kind festival fun for all ages. Expect samples of delicious mac and cheese, craft beers, live music, and fun activities. Each attendee will receive “all-inclusive” style tickets with food samples, beer/cider samples, a souvenir cup, and more.Β 

Burning Foot Beer Festival

⏰ August 26th

πŸ“Pere Marquette Beach: Pere Marquette Park, 3510 Channel Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441

Burning Foot Beer Festival is not your ordinary beer festival. It is a celebration of beer, beach, art, and music. They are hosting 90+ breweries from around the great lakes and 8 local Muskegon food vendors.

But what makes it so unique? They offer camping on the beach and the ability to enter the festival barefoot (mainly because it is a beachfront festival)! Learn more about camping at the festival!

Polish Festival 2023

⏰ August 25th & 27th // Specific times for the event can be found on The Polish Heritage Society website closer to the date above!

πŸ“Rosa Parks Circle: 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Experience Polish culture through traditional Polish food, beer, music, cultural tents, vendors, food demos, children’s activities, and more!

Food Festivals in September

Kentwood Food Truck Festival


πŸ“Kent District Library:Β 4950 Breton Road SE, Kentwood, MI

Wrapping up the summer with over 30 food trucks, plus a beer tent, and live music going on all day! Stay tuned for updates on the list of amazing food options you will find at this family-friendly and pet-friendly festival.Β 

Do you know of any more events we should add to this list? Message us the details on Instagram and we will add it to the summer food festival list!

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