Taste of Muskegon has undergone a re-branding to begin its 11th year. Following the most successful festival in its history, the Taste of Muskegon committee decided it was time to modernize their look. Charla Holmes-Proctor donated a new logo to the organization which was the inspiration for their new website. The new logo incorporates food, drinks and music which follows the committee’s goal of making Taste of Muskegon about more than the food but a full “taste” of what Muskegon County has to offer. The website will feature online voting for patrons to select the winning plates in addition to the paper ballots.
“We try to grow Taste every year and highlight more of the great things that Muskegon has to offer. The new branding is a part of that growth. We are excited to find new ways reach more people,” Ellen Berends, Director of Taste of Muskegon.
Taste of Muskegon, a part of Downtown Muskegon Now, will take place on June 16 – 17 in Hackley Park. It joins Parties in the Park Friday night and will feature the West Michigan Offshore Club Powerboat Street Party as part of Powerboat weekend. Saturday will begin with the United Way’s Ride United bicycle event and the Downtown Car Show. New this year, on Saturday the Shoreline Lion’s will offer a breakfast and Sweetwater Local Foods Market will set up at Taste. Also new, Burning Foot Beer Festival will host a craft beer garden. They will bring the beach to Hackley Park complete with sand and a tiki theme. Awards for Taste of Muskegon’s best plates will take place Saturday afternoon and includes both judge and public votes. To learn more about the restaurants and events at Taste of Muskegon 2017, visit their new website at www.tasteofmuskegon.org.