Lakewood’s Outdoor Food Festival
“We are thrilled to bring the Taste of Lakewood outdoors to Madison Park. Our goal is to promote our restaurants while creating a signature event for the neighborhood.”
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.
Last year’s Taste of Lakewood attracted over 10,000 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 the newly-renovated 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.”
Businesses large and small, community organizations and individuals are welcome to become sponsors of the 2015 Taste of Lakewood. Contact the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce at 216.226.2900 for sponsorship details.
Businesses large and small, community organizations and individuals are welcome to become sponsors of this great community event. Become A Sponsor
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Details & FAQs
Date: Sunday, June 7th 2015
Place: Madison Park, Lakewood, Ohio
How Do I Get to the Taste of Lakewood?
The Taste of Lakewood will be at the south end of Madison Park in a larger event footprint, including Athens Avenue which will be closed between the park’s south parking lot and Clarence Avenue.
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.
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:
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.
Ride your bike or walk
to Madison Park
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.
Volunteer at the Taste of Lakewood
Last year’s Taste of Lakewood attracted over 10,000 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 Taste of Lakewood Team by signing up for a shift today. Free t-shirts to the first 150 volunteers! Please indicate your t-shirt size under comments when signing up.
Good Food Photos: Sean Swatsky Photography