Welcome to the 29th Annual Taste of Kalamazoo Festival! July 24 - July 26, 2014


2013 Headliners


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.

Buddy Guy at Taste of Kalamazoo 2013!

Get your Taste. IN ADVANCE!!

Advance Buddy Guy Tickets $10.00 and Taste Three Day Passes $15.00 are now available at SALUT FINE WINE & SPIRITS, 5907 Gull Road and BOTTOMS UP, 930 West Michigan.

Open for LUNCH on Thursday and Friday!

Mark Your Calendars for Michigan's Largest Food Festival

Every year, on the fourth weekend of July, thousands of hungry festival-goers flock to downtown Kalamazoo to enjoy the endless variety of foods prepared by Kalamazoo's most popular eateries. Cuisine from over 30 restaurants will be available, offering mouth-watering combinations of ethnic items, family favorites, exotic dishes, and local specialties. The Taste of Kalamazoo Festival attracts and feeds an average of 10,000 people per day in downtown Kalamazoo,totaling 25,000 - 30,000 attendees over the entire weekend. Come Get Your Taste.

No outside beverages, alcoholic or non, and no outside chairs are allowed. There will be a check in point at the main entrance. Thank you!

Find out how to Volunteer at Taste of Kalamazoo!

Admission for Taste of Kalamazoo
 Admission Prices

Thursday: $3 at 4pm and $6 at 7pm
$6 at 4pm and $8 at 7pm
$5 at 2pm and $10 at 5pm
Children twelve and under are FREE.
College Students
save $2 off admission with student ID

Gate Hours
Gates open at 11:00am each day serving lunch, dinner and late night to 12:30am Thursday and 1:30am Friday and Saturday.
Ticket Prices
Food and Beverage tickets are priced at $.50 each, items range in price from $.50 to $4.00.
Entertainment Schedule

Click here to see the 2013 Entertainment Schedule. Check out all the great bands that will be performing throughout the Festival this year!


 Check out the 2013 Food Menu

2013 Taste of Kalamazoo Entertainment

 Volunteer Kalamazoo
Creekside Conference Center
Community Quarterly Magazine
SIR Home Improvement
Arcadia Ales
Bell's Brewery
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