The Taste of Michigan City Showcases the Region’s Best

By: Tommy Elwood Last Updated: August 3, 2019

The Taste of Michigan City was held on Friday, August 2 at the Michigan City Uptown Arts District on Franklin Street. The event featured live music, food from dozens of local eateries, and a beer garden with the city’s most popular breweries and wineries.

The Michigan City Mainstreet Association and the Uptown Arts District host the event and organize the vendors, music, and everything else that goes into the event.

“This is the tenth year of the Taste of Michigan City, which is incredibly exciting for a volunteer, nonprofit organization to run something like this,” said Abby May, President of the Michigan City Mainstreet Association. “To have the sustainability of this event every year and improve on it, is amazing.”

May believes the event showcases the city well and shows the growth over the last decade.

“There is so much more local offering now than there was ten years ago. There is such a great artistic and music culture that we have tried to build here and having the three stages of live music, and the food vendors showcasing their artistic food talent is a very cool thing for a city to have,” May said.  

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The future of Michigan City events will help showcase the Uptown Arts District on Franklin Street just like Taste of Michigan City does.

“We have many events here throughout the year and they all take place here on Franklin Street,” said May.

From pizza and tacos to sushi and desserts, there’s a little bit of everything at the Taste of Michigan City with more than 20 venders ready to serve. Eateries like Smokey G’s BBQ travel around the Region to different events to show off what they do best.

“We’ve been coming to Taste of Michigan City since day one,” said the owner of Smokey G’s BBQ, Glenn Neal. “It gives vendors good exposure and helps the local community thrive.”

The Taste of Michigan City continues Saturday, August 3. For more information on upcoming events hosted by the Michigan City Mainstreet Association, visit http://www.theuptownartsdistrict.com/about/events/.