Plan Your Day of eating and fun!

Something for everyone

Sunday, June 9, 2019

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: Buy Tickets ($50.00)

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.

Last June, the Taste of Lakewood attracted 15,000 people from all over Northeast Ohio. Join us June 9, 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”.

New this year! Purchase a raffle ticket at the Dollars for Scholars tent to win a child sized picnic table built by our friends at Lakewood Hardware or a planter with gift cards from the following Lakewood businesses: Beat Cycles x2, Aladdin’s, Deagan’s, Humble, Addicted Coffee & Ice Cream, The Movement Factory, Dewey’s Pizza, Angelo’s, GVArt, Beer Engine, El Carnicero, Distill Table, Salt, Artists Uncorked, The Clifton Club x3, Lakewood Hardwareand Gatherings Kitchen. Proceeds benefit the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

lauren small

Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce

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 2019 Taste of Lakewood VIP ticket ($50) includes:

  • VIP Parking (some say this alone is worth $50)
  • 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.

Local educators act as waiters for the VIP attendees in order to support the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce scholarship program. 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.

To all Lakewood restaurant owners — crowd lines get longer every year. There are only a few spots left. Don’t miss out!

Lauren Small

Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce

See participation form below for all of the details, including what the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce will provide, what the restaurants are responsible for, and associated fees.


Participating Restaurants

Lakewood’s reputation as a food destination will be easy to savor — all in one place! Come hungry, and eat your way through an eclectic array of good food.

Do you own a Lakewood restaurant and would like to participate? Download the form above and submit your restaurant for review.

Apply to be included as a participating restaurant

Being a part of this long standing Lakewood Tradition has helped us connect with the community we serve. Nothing compares to the face to face exposure at such a wonderful event. Besides having a great time, we were also able to meet new clients and help them find their dream homes. We are thankful to be a part of the Lakewood Chamber Mission.

laura Bainbridge, realtor®

The Salem Team at Keller Williams Realty


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 Dollar Bank 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 above and submit your Lakewood business for review.

Apply to be included as a participating merchant

We have participated as a merchant in the Taste of Lakeood 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

Dance the day away!

Live music all day!

This year we are proud to announce that local musician Jeff Varga will perform from 1:00-3:00pm. Jeff is a folk-styled, singer-songwriter and 40-year veteran of the Cleveland music scene.

From 3:30-6:00pm, enjoy Taylor Netzler, Scott Young, Tony Howard and Chris Hoffman of JellyNJamz.

Event Details

Lakewood Chamber of Commerce
Cleveland Magazine


Sunday, June 9
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 dinner for 10

Dollar Bank, Merchant Market
First Federal Lakewood, Stage

Cuyahoga Community College
Heidelberg Distributing Company
University of Akron Lakewood
WestLife Community Newspaper

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