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

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.

  • Throwback Thursday
    Throwback Thursday Music

    Join us Thursday night at The Taste & Brew of Kalamazoo for Throwback Thursday!! Some of your favorite bands from the 90's rocking out for you at the Taste!

    Featured lineup:

    Los Bandits 6:00-7:00pm
    Knee Deep Shag 8:00-9:15pm
    Domestic Problems 10:00-11:30pm

    Click here for more details.

  • Friday Night Music at Taste of Kalamazoo
    Friday Night Music at Taste of Kalamazoo

    The Taste of Kalamazoo is open for lunch on Friday and music will be going all day from noon until 1:30am!

    Featured lineup:

    Rumblefish 12:00-1:30pm
    Barn on Fire 4:00-5:30pm
    Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers 6:00-7:30pm
    Wheeler Brothers 8:00-9:30pm
    What Made Milwakee Famous 10:00-11:30pm
    Chuck Inglish (dj set) 12:00-1:30am

    Click here for more details.

  • Saturday Night Music at Taste of Kalamazoo
    Saturday Night Music at Taste of Kalamazoo

    Music continues all day and night on Saturday at The Taste & Brew of Kalamazoo!.

    Featured lineup:

    Dumela Project 12:00-1:30pm
    Detroit Circus 2:00-3:30pm
    Big Boss Blues 4:00-5:30pm
    The Real Fantastics 6:00-7:30pm
    Hollow & Akimbo 8:00-9:30pm
    Augustana 10:00-11:30pm
    E-603 12:00-1:30am

    Click here for more details.

  • Admission
    Admission

    Thursday:

    • Free before 4:00pm
    • $5 after 4:00pm

    Friday:

    • Free before 4:00pm
    • $7 between 4:00pm and 6:00pm
    • $10 after 6:00pm

    Saturday:

    • Free before 4:00pm
    • $7 between 4:00pm and 6:00pm
    • $10 after 6:00pm

  • Lunch
    Lunch

    Take a break from the midday work routine and come to the Taste & Brew festival. Gates open at 11 a.m., no admission charge. We won't tell your boss.

  • Volunteer
    Volunteer

    Do you want to help keep the good times rollin' at Taste & Brew of Kalamazoo and help keep it green? Click here to be a volunteer.

Admission Prices

Thursday: $5 starting at 4pm
Friday: $7 at 4pm and $10 at 6pm
Saturday: $7 at 4pm and $10 at 6pm
*Children twelve and under are FREE.

Festival 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