Summer Fun: Food Truck Festivals

With the winter finally behind us, we can enjoy spring and look forward to all the great events of summer. As a foodie and champion of food trucks, it is both my duty and delight to highlight a few of the upcoming regional festivals for Philadelphia food trucks, as well as trucks from other nearby areas.


5th Annual Taste of Three Cities Food Truck Festival and Competition: June 25

One of the highlights of the summer will be the 5th Annual Taste of Three Cities Food Truck Festival and Competition: Philadelphia, which will be held Saturday, June 25 at the Navy Yard. It will feature dozens of local food trucks, specializing in different cuisines and styles, and everything from appetizers to dessert. Of course, there will be lots of libations, including regional beers, wines, and spirits, and live music.

Come and enjoy this event, while also voting for your favorite food trucks. Tickets are required.

The 5th Annual Taste of Thee Cities Food Truck Festival will also be taking place in Baltimore on June 4, and at a later date in Washington, DC. The event in all three cities is produced by The Gathering Project, which is supporting the food truck revolution and its positive impact on urban renewal and sustainability.

South Jersey Food Truck Festival: June 12

You can also enjoy the South Jersey Food Truck Festival on Sunday, June 12 in Pennsauken, NJ (Cooper River Park). This sounds like a great event for families. In addition to the 20 or so food and dessert trucks, there will also be crafts, games, face painters and other activities for kids. While this is a ticketed event, kids under 10 are free with adults.

Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival: May 28-30

If you are planning to go down to the shore this Memorial Day Weekend, you may want to check out the Jersey Shore Food Truck Festival, which will take place at the Monmouth Park over the full holiday weekend. Fifty trucks have signed on to participate, and the festival has expanded its space footprint so that lines and foot traffic will be better accommodated.

With 50 trucks, there should be something for all palates. Parking is cheap, as is admission for adults. Children under 12 are free.

There are just so many reasons to look forward to summer. If you can, make this summer the tastiest ever!

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