Atlanta Street Food Festival returns to Piedmont Park

Food truckLocal food trucks will roll into Piedmont Park on July 11 for the fourth annual Atlanta Street Food Festival.

The festival will run from noon to 10 p.m. and proceeds will benefit The Giving Kitchen, the culinary charity with the unique mission of providing crisis grants to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship.

More than 50 food trucks, including MIX’d UP, Nectar Food Truck, Ibiza Bites, Yumbii, Genki Sushi Food Truck and Viet-Nomie’s, will gather for the occasion. Visitors will be able to wash down their food truck meals with a diverse selection of craft beer, cocktails and wine.

Along with the food trucks there will be local merchants, artists and live entertainment from local performers including Nameless Band Atlanta, Gritz & Peanut Butter & Jelly, Bird City Revolutionaries, Wasted Potential Brass Band and Secondhand Swagger.

Before you head to the festival, be sure to download the Atlanta Street Food Festival app in the iTunes or Google Play store. Once downloaded, smart phone users can view featured menus, peruse the entertainment schedule and festival map, and upload photos of their favorite food truck fare. Festival-goers will be able to vote for their favorite food truck from noon to 6 p.m. by texting the name of their favorite food truck to 411247. The winner will be announced at 7 p.m.

Tickets are not required to enter the event, but patrons must purchase a wristband ($12 for adults; free wristband for kids ages 12 and under) to buy food from the food trucks and to purchase alcohol. Wristbands can be purchased at atlantastreetfoodfestival.com.