Get a taste of Kalamazoo restaurants and live entertainment

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Taste of Kalamazoo is July 25-27.

KALAMAZOO—Food from 30 area restaurants offering a total of nearly 200 items will be featured at the Taste of Kalamazoo Thursday through Saturday, July 25-27, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place.

Admission is free each day before 4 p.m. Thursday admission is $3 from 4 to 7 p.m. and $6 after 7 p.m.
 Friday and Saturday admission is $5 from 4 to 7 p.m. and $8 after 7 p.m. Children ages 12 and younger are admitted at no charge.

Gates open at 11 a.m. and close at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday and at 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Food and beverage tickets are priced at 50 cents each with items ranging in price from 50 cents to $4.

Highlights include a Kalamazoo chefs' cook-off each day. Family events include the Great Duck Race, benefiting Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, slated for Saturday at 1 p.m. in the waterway outside of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

Music and entertainment

Thursday, July 25

  • 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Corn Fed Girls
  • 8 to 9:30 p.m., Red Sea Pedestrians
  • 10 to 11:30 p.m., Revolution: A Tribute to the Fab Four
  • Between sets, DJ Richard Bowser

Friday, July 26

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m., The Mittenauts
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m., Big Boss Blues
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m., Kingly T
  • 8 to 9:30 p.m., The Diggity
  • 10 to 11:30 p.m., Ultraviolet Hippopotamus
  • Midnight to 1:30 a.m., Layercake Presents, electric DJs

Saturday, July 27

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m., Kari Lynch Band
  • 2 to 3:30 p.m., Detroit Circus
  • 4 to 5:30 p.m., Joshua Davis Trio
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m., Lowdown Brass Band
  • 8 to 9:15 p.m., Quinn Sullivan
  • 10 to 11:30 p.m., Buddy Guy
  • Midnight to 1:30 a.m., Thoretta Davis

Taste of Kalamazoo is hosted by the Kalamazoo Jaycees. Visit tasteofkalamazoo.com for more information.