Plan Your Day of eating and fun!

Lots to eat and do!

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Time: 1:00-7:00pm

Where: Madison Park, Lakewood, Ohio

General Admission: FREE

Food & Beverages: Pay-as-you-go

Stage events: Live music, raffles, and fun all day!

VIP Experience with parking: Get your ticket before they are sold out!

Buy local: Browse merchants at our Merchant Market

The Taste of Lakewood is a no-admission fee, outdoor day-long food and music festival that celebrates Lakewood’s reputation as a great food & dining destination. The event features Lakewood’s eclectic mix of regionally known restaurants and food purveyors along with live music onstage, beer & wine available for purchase, dining tents, a VIP experience, and fun for the entire family.

In 2019 the Taste of Lakewood attracted thousands of people from all over Northeast Ohio. Join us June 12, 2022 at Madison Park in the historic Birdtown Neighborhood of Lakewood.  Bring your family and friends and spend the day dining al fresco, drinking craft beer, enjoying great music, while browsing the “shops”.

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Outdoor picnic at Taste of Lakewood

Plan to wind down your Sunday dining al fresco while enjoying food, beer and wine. As in past years, there will be plenty of outdoor picnic space for you, your friends, and your family.

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Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Lakewood Chamber


Participating Restaurants

Restaurant placement map


    The restaurants are positioned along the north and east side of Madison Park’s event area. They correspond to the numbers on this map:

    1. Angelo’s Pizza of Lakewood
    2. Thai Thai
    3. Melt Bar & Grilled
    4. O’Toole’s Pub
    5. Immigrant Son Brewery
    6. Salt+
    7. Dang Good Foods
    8. LBM Bar
    9. Barrio Lakewood

    10. India Garden
    11. Dewey’s Pizza
    12. The Root Cafe
    13. VooDoo Tuna
    14. Sauced Taproom & Kitchen
    15. El Carnicero
    16. Humble
    17. Aladdin’s Eatery
    18. Cleveland Vegan
    19. Master Pizza
    20. The Tea Lab

    The Taste of Lakewood is one of my favorite events of the summer. Meet up with friends, shop and eat. Three of my favorite things.

    Event Goer

    2019 Taste of Lakewood

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    Partipating Merchants

    Although the focus is on food, many local Lakewood merchants and makers set up shop for the day and offer a variety of wares. Take a stroll along the Merchant Market and shop for artwork, décor, pottery, apparel, accessories, collectibles, novelties, soaps/lotions, and more!

    Want to promote your business to 10-15,000 social-media savvy food enthusiasts? Download the form and submit your Lakewood business for review.

    Girl holding money outside
    Our 50/50 raffle tickets help fund scholarships for high school students are available NOW! They will also be sold at the event – $5 a ticket, or 5 for $20. A big thank you to Sentry Protection Products who has graciously donated $1,250 as a start to the kitty!
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    Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Lakewood Chamber

    Dance the day away!

    Live music all day!

    This year we are proud to announce that local musician Jeff Varga will perform from 1:00-3:30pm. Jeff is a folk-styled, singer-songwriter and 45-year veteran of the Cleveland music scene.

    The Whiskey Island Ramblers will perform from 4:15-6:45pm. With Joe Feighan on bass, Ed Feighan on guitar, and fellow Ramblers Tim Lane and Justin Gorski, they have been entertaining Cleveland audiences for over three decades. The group specializes in original Celtic and classic rock.

    Jeff Varga playing guitar and singing

    We have participated as a merchant in the Taste of Lakewood for multiple years because it is really cool to see all of the Lakewood businesses come together for a day of fun and connecting with customers.

    Kelly McGreehan

    Artist/Owner fo Kay-Em Apparel

    Treat yourself and help a student

    Park close, take a seat, give your order and experience the Taste via VIP

    VIP Experience at the Taste of Lakewood includes highly sought after amenities and provides a unique experience for event VIPs. The 2022 Taste of Lakewood VIP ticket ($60) includes:

    • VIP Parking (some say this alone is worth $60)
    • Seating in the Pier W VIP Tent from 1-4pm
    • Separate VIP Bar (beer & wine) and two drink tokens
    • Proximity to the First Federal Lakewood “Good Tunes” Stage
    • Two food items of your choice from participating restaurants, delivered to you at the VIP tent
    • Volunteer wait staff to retrieve your order
    • Special VIP-only dessert provided by Pier W
    • One free VIP-only Raffle ticket to win Pier W Complete Dinner for TEN (additional chances available for purchase at event)

    VIP Tent sponsor Pier W has generously donated a ‘Complete Dinner for TEN at Pier W’ as a raffle prize only offered to Taste of Lakewood VIPs. The dinner includes a 4-5 course menu to be custom designed by Chef Regan Reik (based on chosen protein, seasonal ingredients & availability) with wine paired with each course. The ‘Complete Dinner for TEN at Pier W’ is valued at $2,000.

    VIP server showing patrons the menu

    As part of the VIP experience, seated customers order from their table and their waiter retrieves the order, then runs the food back to the table. Proceeds from VIP ticket sales support the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce scholarship program.

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    New this year, you have a chance to win cold hard cash AND support hard working high school students. Proceeds from VIP ticket sales support the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce scholarship program.

    Is it your lucky day?

    WIN more than $1,250!

    The Dollars for Scholars 50/50 Raffle supports the Taste of Lakewood Scholarship Fund… and maybe YOU! Every ticket you buy makes the kitty grow larger.

    Tickets are on sale online and at the event at the Dollars for Scholars 50/50 raffle tent.

    Live drawing at 6:30 pm at the Taste of Lakewood. You DO NOT need to be present to win.

    Dollars for Scholars is sponsored by Sentry Protection Products.

    Event Details

    Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
    Cleveland Magazine

    1:00pm — 7:00pm
    Madison Park, Lakewood, Ohio
    General Admission is FREE

    Includes reserved parking, seating, personal waiter, food and drink tokens, special dessert, and one raffle ticket to win a special prize.

    Dollar Bank
    University of Akron Lakewood

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