Stay tuned for 2021 event details.

2020 Event Cancelled

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Whitmer’s Michigan Safe Start Plan, we must, unfortunately, cancel Taste of East this year. This event is, at its core, all about gathering people from across West Michigan to not only promote Gaslight Village businesses but share the great experiences we have when enjoying food with friends and family. We could not in good conscious gather thousands as we continue to try and flatten the curve of COVID-19.

We, alongside everyone else, were hoping COVID-19 would be a virus of the past by now, however, it came down to putting our businesses’, communities’ and participants’ health first when making this difficult decision. We look forward to hosting next year’s event, when, hopefully, we will be able to share food and enjoy each other’s company safely.

If you are able, we ask that you consider donating to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, which is the event’s beneficiary.

2019 Event Details

This a fun, family-friendly event featuring food from all our local restaurants! An inflatable bounce house will be on-hand for the kiddos along with a magician, balloon animals, face painting, henna and a photo booth!

Ticket sales begin at 5:30 p.m. — last ticket sold at 8 p.m. Tickets will be $1 apiece, with 50% of proceeds going to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

The Jake and Jimmy Band will provide entertainment throughout the evening on Regatta Plaza.

Participating Restaurants

Taste of East Menu

A HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors, including Greenridge Realty, Inc., our title sponsor!

Our Sponsors