PenMet Parks will kick off the start of summer and Father’s Day weekend this year at the inaugural Food Truck Feast, held from noon to 5 p.m. June 18 at Sehmel Park.
Admission is free. For a complete list of food trucks, visit PenMetParks.org.
“The event will give your taste buds a workout,” recreation manager Gretchen Hayes said in a release. “We have 13 tasty food trucks, live and local musicians, local craft drinks and variety of lawn games. Or you can just relax and kick back at beautiful Sehmel Park with family and friends.”
PenMet Parks provides special events that bring the community together and help make Gig Harbor/Peninsula a great place to live, visit and play. This new summer celebration is designed to attract a wider audience. It’s the type of event where attendees can bring their toddler, teen, dear old dad or come with friends.
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The event will feature children games and activities in addition to adult lawn games such as Kan Jam, corn-hole, putt putt golf, speed pitch or volleyball. Adults can kick back in the beverage garden and listen to the sounds of Budapest West and Radio 80.
But the highlight of this event is the food — from gourmet hamburgers and hot dogs, waffles, BBQ, fish and chips, vegan dishes, Vietnamese, Cajun, Hawaiian BBQ to coffee and desserts. The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation is sponsoring the no-host beer, wine and mini cocktail garden. Proceeds will provide scholarship for youth to participate in local sports.
“Festivals and events provide a wonderful way to bring the community together, creating a sense of pride and engagement,” Hayes said. “PenMet Parks special events showcase our parks and programs, connect us with the community, support fundraisers and local business, but our South Sound-area customers are the most fun. We truly enjoy the community aspect of event like the Food Truck Feast.”
“We mainly work in Seattle, but we are really looking forward to the opportunity to meet new people in the Gig Harbor area,” Chef Jemil Aziz Johnson, owner of Jemil’s Big Easy food truck, said in a release.