Festival of the Arts food booth application deadline nears

Submitted by Festival of the Arts


The 2018 Festival of the Arts planning is underway and now is the time to submit applications for food booths. Interested parties should go to festivalgr.org and follow the instruction there for Food Booth Application. Deadline for submission is Dec. 4, 2017.


Those interested in having a food booth at Festival of the Arts must be a non-profit or charitable organization and be located in either Kent County or one of the seven surrounding counties. Last year 25 organizations set up booths offering delicious ethnic specialties, desserts and more.


Since a portion of weekend sales go back to the organization, it provides a way for the organization to raise money. Over Festival’s 48-year history, food booth proceeds have helped build churches, fund school projects, promote food pantries and helped support local arts organizations.


Festival of the Arts is a three-day community celebration in downtown Grand Rapids offering art, food, entertainment and fun activities for all ages. Always held the first full weekend of June, the dates for 2018’s Festival are June 1-3.