Taste of Muskegon 2015 is Under Construction

Road work will not be a road block for Taste Event.

Muskegon, May 18, 2015  – Downtown Muskegon is excited to announce that in 2015, the Annual Taste of Muskegon will once again partner with Parties in the Park by locating the popular event in Hackley Park and will utilize Fourth Street and the Culinary Institute parking lot as part of the event area.

This year’s event will be held June 19 – 20, 2015 and will feature more than 20 of the Lakeshore’s best locally owned restaurants. They will all be showcasing their most popular menu items while competing for awards in the Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert, People’s Choice, Best Booth, and Green Award Plate among others.

Due to road work and the on-going building of a new bus terminal, the event has been rebranded this year as Taste Under Construction. We will still make the most of Hackley Park’s laid back, family-friendly atmosphere and provide plenty of shade and open space to keep guests comfortable. The Taste guests will be able to walk around with food and drink all throughout the park and surrounding event area.

Friday, June 19 will be Parties in the Park at the Taste of Muskegon with expanded hours from 4:30 – 10pm and feature live music from country band Stolen Horses from 4:30-6:00pm and continuing with Delilah DeWylde from 7:00-10:00pm.

On Saturday, June 20 the ‘Taste’ experience will happen from 11am – 9pm. Saturday will feature live music starting at 11:30am with Ruxy Muzik, the Fargyn Bastydges at 1:15pm, the Dynamic Trio (winners of the Student Showcase) at 3:pm, Deni Hunter & Group Therapy at 4:00pm and closing the night with the Will Roc Experience starting at 7:00pm. The Folks and Spokes bike ride will begin at 10am and will be fun for the whole family. There will be a car show in the Culinary Institute parking lot from 11am – 4pm. A special Main Event that you won’t want to miss will be happening on the stage at 7:30pm. The Taste of Downtown Pub Crawl will begin around 9:00pm.

This year’s event will also feature a plenty of fun for the kids. The Kid’s Zone will be open from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday with bounce houses and the Critter Barn (closes at 8:00pm) and from Noon – 8pm on Saturday and will feature bounce houses sponsored by Redi Rental and Kid’s Food Basket, sack supper bag decorating with Kid’s Food Basket, Pop-Up Museum provided by Lakeshore Museum Center, and Eat Healthy Muskegon sponsored by MLive. Pound Buddies will be in the park from Noon until 2:00pm.

We are still accepting volunteers. If you would like to work at Taste of Muskegon please visit http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/1098723388090 to sign up.

Find us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/tasteofmuskegon

About the Team

This year the Taste of Muskegon is being coordinated by Ellen Berends on behalf of Downtown Muskegon Now with the support of committee members: Deni Hunter; Chanda Nichols-Wilson, Lisa Richards, Brent Mullen, Brett Gilbert, Kathleen Riegler, William Hendon, Tom Schultz, Pete June, and Jonathan Seyferth. Anyone interested in sponsoring or being part of the ongoing revitalization of this event, should contact lead organizer, Ellen at ellenberends55@gmail.com or (231) 750-4970. All proceeds from Taste of Muskegon 2015 go to Downtown Muskegon Now to be used for the revitalization and beautification of Muskegon’s downtown through development grants and landscaping.