Food trucks stocked with culinary creations that will make your mouth water in anticipation will converge on Wright Park (501 South I St., Tacoma) Sunday, July 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tantalize your taste buds, savor the scents, feast your eyes on nature’s beauty, and devour the sounds of great local music. The afternoon will feature a wide variety of mobile food trucks from near and far along with local entertainment.
The food trucks lined up to participate are Arnold’s Happy Days, Ben and Jerry’s / Hula Girl Ice Cream, Celebrity Cake Studio, CJ’s Phillys, Dippin’ Dots, Europa Bistro, HamHock Jones Soul Shack, Hometown Dogs, Kama’aina Grill, Lumpia World, Mobile Food Command Center, On The Grind, Original House of Donuts, Panda Dim Sum, Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max, Sirius Wood Fired Pizza, Stacks Burgers, The Pit Stop Grill, Tijuana Taco, Tornado Potato, Smokin’ Robinson’s, Burrito Boy and Lizzie Lou’s Too.
The “Keep Tacoma Beered Garden” will provide an assortment of lagers, ales and other brewed beverages for those of legal age.
If you want to be more active, you can get moving with MixxedFit performances. MixxedFit is a fitness program that incorporates explosive movements and boot camp toning. Join instructors, students and guests in bringing the community together through dance, group fitness, and fitness fun with a free MixxedFit demo class.
Musical entertainment will be provided by Baking With Julia and Kristen Marlo.
Founded in Tacoma in 1994, Baking with Julia plays rock n’ roll, dance, fun, and R&B. The band members are Faith Jackson (lead vocals), Dave Jackson (bass), Les Johnson-Keys (guitar and vocals), Paul Jackson (lead guitar and vocals), and Peter Berman (drums and vocals.)
Singer/songwriter Kristen Marlo began singing before she could talk, and hasn’t stopped since. She is a classically trained vocalist and self-taught guitarist, but also an accomplished composer and lyricist. Inspiration for her prolific songwriting comes from passion for new experiences; her work covers the full range of human emotion, from love and lust to rage and revenge.
The Food Truck Fest is a community partnership between Metro Parks Tacoma and Bloodworks Northwest, which is making it more convenient to give blood that’s needed at Tacoma-area hospitals. You can donate blood at the blood drive, which takes place during the festival. Reserve your donation time online at schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=635A. When you donate, you’re saving lives.
The Tacoma Food Truck Fest is sponsored by Mud Bay and Bloodworks Northwest.
Ride your bike and park it in the free bike corral. Admission to the Food Truck Fest is free.
For more information, visit metroparkstacoma.org/foodtruckfest.