Taste of Muskegon will change its format for the 14th year of the festival. To comply with social distancing guidelines, the festival will be held virtually by utilizing the takeout service of restaurants and food trucks.
The goal of Taste of Muskegon is to showcase the excellence of the culinary opportunities available in Muskegon. This year locally-owned restaurants have been especially hard hit and could use a spotlight. Unwilling to cancel the festival when the restaurants need it most, the City of Muskegon sought to find a way to safely accomplish the event’s mission.
Local restaurants will prepare a Taste menu of up to four feature items. You will be able to order a full portion of any featured item or a Taste flight with bite-size portions of the full Taste menu, all available as carryout. In order to make it possible to visit several restaurants, the festival will be extended to ten days.
“We love our food trucks and restaurants, our community and this festival. When everything is getting canceled, we had to find a way to make Taste happen. We all need this. We all need an event to look forward to that is safe to participate in. While we won’t be in the park together, we are looking at ways to utilize social media to bring the community virtually together for the festival,” said Ann Meisch, Director of Taste of Muskegon.
Taste of Muskegon, produced by the City of Muskegon, will take place on June 19-28. To learn more about the restaurants and events at Taste of Muskegon 2020, visit their website at www.tasteofmuskegon.org.