Date and Time
Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 4:00pm
Food, drinks, beer, and wine are available by the purchase of tickets, each costing $.50 for items usually priced between three and eight tickets. Great emphasis must be placed on the available variety and quality of fare. You will not see your typical carnival food concession trailers. Don't misunderstand us - we all love a good, old-fashioned elephant ear, but this is not the place. Here you will find food from Africa, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Caribbean, and all points in between. As far as beverages go, you'll encounter the best variety anywhere - from "beer garden microbrews" to Budweiser. You will find wine bars overflowing with the products of nearby local wineries as well as top-shelf liquor bars stocked with Captain Morgan, Cuervo, Tanqueray, and Smirnoff. We also offer an extensive list of non-alcoholic beverages including delicious smoothies, healthy juices, and refreshing Coca-Cola products. What we're trying to say is this: "You won't want to miss the Taste of Kalamazoo!"
For entertainment, the live music line-up runs all day and ranges from emerging local talent to well-known regional and national headliners presented outdoors under blue skies and beautiful sunshine. Additionally, informational booths and family-oriented activities are available for the entire family from 11am throughout most of the day. When the stagelights come up at dusk, the festival site transforms - becoming the throbbing heart of a vibrantly alive downtown district.