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Lakewood’s Outdoor Food Festival

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce and Cleveland Magazine co-presented the 2015 Taste of Lakewood on Sunday, June 7th.

“We are thrilled to host the Taste of Lakewood outdoors at Madison Park. Our goal is to promote our restaurants while creating a signature event for the neighborhood.” Patty Ryan CEO/President of the Chamber

The Taste of Lakewood is a no-admission fee, outdoor day-long food & music festival that celebrates what Lakewood is known for: tremendously Good Food. The event features Lakewood’s eclectic mix of regionally known restaurants and food purveyors along with live music onstage, a beer & wine garden, dining tents, a VIP Experience, and more. A portion of the event’s proceeds funds the Chamber’s annual scholarship program that rewards and assists college-bound high school seniors from St. Edward and Lakewood High Schools. This year’s Taste of Lakewood attracted over 13,000 people from the region who know of Lakewood’s reputation as a great food destination. Lakewood’s best restaurants, eateries and caterers such as Deagan’s Kitchen + Bar, Melt Bar and Grilled, Aladdin’s Eatery, Nature’s Bin, Angelo’s Pizza, Players on Madison – and more – were on hand to sell their food to guests who were picnicking on the park grounds, dining al fresco, and enjoying great music at Madison Park in the historic Birdtown Neighborhood of Lakewood. “We are thrilled to host the Taste of Lakewood at Madison Park” says Patty Ryan, CEO/President of the Chamber. “Our goal is to promote our restaurants while creating a signature event for the neighborhood.” airhead media tol

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Businesses large and small, community organizations and individuals are welcome to become sponsors of the Taste of Lakewood. Contact the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce at 216.226.2900 for sponsorship details. Check back for information regarding the 2016 Taste of Lakewood. Stay connected receive up-to-the-minute Taste of Lakewood updates by following the Taste of Lakewood on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Save the Date

Date: Sunday, June 5th 2016 Time: 1:00–7:00pm Place: Madison Park, Lakewood, Ohio

Volunteer at the Taste of Lakewood

The 2015 Taste of Lakewood attracted over 13,000 people from the region who know of Lakewood’s reputation as a great food destination. To put our best foot forward, we need a small army of volunteers to help set-up, sell tickets, pour beer, keep the event clean, keep our vendors happy, and clean up after the event!

Be part of the 2016 Taste of Lakewood Team by contacting the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce at 216-226-2900 today.

How Do I Get to the Taste of Lakewood?

The Taste of Lakewood is at the south end of Madison Park. Athens Avenue will be closed between Halstead and Clarence Avenues. VIP Reserved Parking If you are a Taste of Lakewood VIP, the VIP reserved parking lot is at the corner of Halstead and Athens Avenues. Please approach this lot via Halstead – Athens Avenue will be the “Good Stuff” merchant market area and will be closed to vehicle traffic. Public Transit From points east or west, take the RTA Red Line and exit at W. 117th Street (W. 117th & Madison). Walk 1/2 mile west on Madison to Madison Park. West Side Shuffle The West Side Shuffle bus will be providing continuous service in Lakewood from 12:45pm to 8pm to get you to and from the event for $2 per ride.  Call, text or tweet for a pickup along this route: Map_West_Side_Shuffle_Lakewood_Edition_TOL Uber We’re also partnering with Uber to offer new users a free ride up to $20! New users sign up at t.uber.com/tastelw15 and save $20 off of your first ride. Taste of Lakewood_Uber Social Graphic Ride your bike or walk to Madison Park By car  Parking is limited at the event. Street parking or the parking lot at Harrison Elementary School (between Quail and Dowd Avenues, two blocks east of Madison Park) are options for those who wish to drive to the event. Reserved parking is available at the Lake Erie Building for VIPs only – click here for details.  Note: The north lot at Madison Park will be reserved for food vendor, merchant market vendor, entertainment and event equipment vehicles.