Come hungry. That's the word when it comes to Taste of Muskegon that's happening June 15th and 16th at Hackley Park and surrounding areas in Downtown Muskegon. Probably wouldn't hurt you to come thirsty and looking for a good time too. Taste of Muskegon is another rapidly growing event in Muskegon where the best of the best in culinary creators come together to showcase their goods and compete for your growling stomachs attentions while the air is filled with wonderful smells, laughter and great music provided by some of the areas best bands. Sounds like a typical Summer weekend in Muskegon right? It's what we're best at!
Taste of Muskegon has been around a while, and like many other "foodie" type events in recent years, it's seen a growth spurt. Tastes from around the world and around the corner will be represented. Want to try something from Ghana? They have it! How about a trip to the Mediterranean for your taste buds? You can do it! Want to stick to a hot dog or a hamburger? Ok, you can do that too. Not everyone is a world traveler when it comes to grub...and that's ok. There will be Cole's Breads inspired brews...after all, Cole's is the presenting sponsor of Taste of Muskegon this year in Celebration of their 75th Anniversary! You can enjoy a tequila sampling area, wine and other craft beers, sweet treats, frozen concoctions and a feeling of community togetherness you won't find just anywhere.
Entertainment? They have entertainment coming out the wazoo. Friday night kicks off at 4:30 with a powerboat street show. Giant offshore racers line the streets for an up close look and lots of picture opportunities. There will be face painting for kids, bounce houses, a chance to meet the Muskegon Risers Soccer Team, music from Merchant and Corbin followed up by the Accidentals. Saturday gets underway at 8a with Ride United and some other great Downtown Muskegon events. The food and beverage gets served at 11 in Hackely Park. It's another full day of activity with chances to meet The Ironmen, The Clippers and The Lakehawks. A Kids Saftey Saturday with the Muskegon County Sheriff's Department, the Sports complex is bringing a 200 foot luge down for the dare devil in you, there will be a petting zoo award show for the vendors and then The Electric Red and Let There Be Rock take the stage to keep the party going into the night!
It's going to be an awesome weekend to celebrate community and there's an open invite to anyone to come and see just how fun Muskegon is....so....load up the family truckster and come on out! Ann Meisch is the Clerk in the City of Muskegon. She is also the event planner, the doer of all things and the glue that keeps is all together. We met up to talk Taste at the Chalet's on Western to get the 4-1-1 on what's going on. Take a listen!!
Since you're probably drooling already, we'll just say get it on the calendar and get down to Hackley Park. It's going to be one for the record books as Muskegon continues to rise and our traditions continue to grow and flourish. Bringing in new people and your friends and neighbors for a great time in beautiful surroundings sampling some of the best in food and drink you'll find! We'll look forward to seeing you at Taste of Muskegon June 15th and 16th! For the events official website, click on the photo below!