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Festival-goers get a Taste of Kalamazoo

by Deanne Puca

July 11, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Taste of Kalamazoo.
Matt Giraud and Edgar Winter headline entertainment at 2011 Taste of Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO--Food from more than 30 restaurants, live entertainment and activities for the entire family are on tap for the 26th annual Taste of Kalamazoo Thursday through Saturday, July 21-23, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo.

Every year, thousands of festival-goers flock to downtown Kalamazoo to enjoy a variety of foods prepared by Kalamazoo's most popular eateries. Local restaurants and chefs will offer combinations of ethnic items, family favorites, exotic dishes and local specialties, attracting and feeding an average of 10,000 people per day.

Gates open at 11 a.m. each day.

Admission and Ticket Prices

Thursday: free before 4 p.m; $5 after 4 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: free before 4 p.m.; $5 from 4 to 7 p.m.; $10 after 7 p.m.
Children 12 and younger admitted free.
Food and beverage tickets are 50 cents each; prices range from 50 cents to $4.

Nightly Entertainment

Thursday, July 21

  • 7 p.m., Alexis
  • 8:30 p.m., Wildfire
  • 10:30 p.m., The Mac Pods

Friday, July 22

  • 8 p.m., Dualing Pianos
  • 10 p.m., Matt Giraud

Saturday, July 23

  • 6 p.m., Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra with Broadway star Doug LaBrecque
  • 10 p.m., Edgar Winter
  • Midnight, Rusty Wright Band

Taste of Kalamazoo is hosted by the Kalamazoo Jaycees. Visit for more information.