Parking Map for Grand Rapids Foodie Fest

The festival is located at the Calder Plaza, 300 Ottawa Ave Nw, Grand Rapids MI 49503.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Grand Rapids Foodie Festival?

Every year, the festival will be held during Fourth of July weekend – Friday through Sunday. Friday hours: 3:00PM to 11:00PM + Saturday hours: 11AM to 11:00PM Sunday hours: 11:00AM TO 6:00PM

Is the festival handicap accessible?

Yes. There are handicap accessible ramps at the entrance of the Grand Rapids Foodie Fest. 

Are dogs allowed at the festival?

Service Dogs Only

Only service dogs are allowed. No other animals allowed.

Where can I park?

There will be parking available to the public at the Government Center Ramp (access to the ramp from Monroe Ave NW and Ottawa Ave NW), with parking rates of $1.25 per half hour.

Street parking is free after 6:00PM Friday and through the weekend.

Can I use public transportation?

Grand Rapids Offers The DASH Free Shuttle Bus. Click here to see all parking options and directions.

Is the event free?

Yes the event is FREE to ALL!

Where can I learn more about the bands?

Please see our Schedule Page for more information on the Entertainment.

What happens if it rains?

Please follow us on Facebook for updates.

Where will you post potential Schedule Changes?

We all know that “life” and “weather” happen. Should changes in the schedule occur, we will post them on our Facebook Page.

How much does the food cost?

Prices for menu items are set by the individual food vendors. Most vendors have links to their websites on the Our Vendors Page. 

Do you need volunteers?

Yes, we’d love and appreciate your help! Please click here for volunteer information.

How do I become a vendor?

Vendor space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis every year. Full information can be found here.

How do I become a sponsor?

We love all of our sponsors and rely heavily on Sponsorship to host a FREE event. Full information can be found here.

How do I apply to be a band or performer at the festival?

We are collecting applications from Bands & Performers. Click here to apply as a band or click here to apply as a performer.

Will there be vegan or vegetarian options?

Yes, please See Menu to find more details.

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