Keep the summer vibes strong with these 6 September events, guaranteed to (almost) make you forget that school is back in session and cooler weather is ahead. From music festivals to surfing dogs, you definitely won’t want to skip this month’s festivities.
Windy City residents get ready because on September 10th the Lagunitas Beer Circus is rollin’ in to town with their amazing craft brews, live music, and “freaktacular” entertainment. Trucks like The Happy Lobster, Chicago Pizza Boss, The Tamale Spaceship, and Chicago Porkchop will be on-site to provide the best bites to get you through all the beer drinking festivities. Try the Southern fried chicken, marinated in buttermilk and served with gravy on the side, while sipping on a refreshing Lagunitas Pils on what’s sure to be a fun-filled afternoon.
The Oscar’s of the food truck world are back in New York City to honor the best street food eats in a foodie event that is not to be missed. The Vendy Awards select winners in different categories like Rookie of the Year, The Vendy Cup/People’s Choice, Best of Dessert, and Best of Street Drinks in what can only be described as the most delicious awards ceremony in existence. Attendees can expect live music, performances, a raffle, and all the gourmet street eats they can manage to consume while supporting small business owners in NYC’s thriving and unique food culture. This year’s finalists include Cachapas On Wheels, Mysttik Masaala, Jerk Shack, Los Viajeros Food Truck, and so many more mouthwatering trucks that it’s best to get your ticket here and try them all yourself.
Imagine a type of food truck cuisine you’ve been wanting to try for a while and chances are the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally in Ionia, Michigan will have it. For one day, over 50 food trucks will descend on the fairgrounds to provide every type of grilled cheese, taco, lobster roll, crepe, and pulled pork sandwich that you can manage to eat. There will be beer sold as well as a tiki bar so come ready to drink and eat to your heart’s content. Keep an eye out for trucks like Karma Kitchen, Killer Hibachi, Dogs on the Run, Spaddy’s Coffee Co., Marco Pollo, Chive Turkey, and many, many more!
Ditch The Strip for a few days and hit up Life is Beautiful, an annual music and arts festival held in Downtown Las Vegas. And while there’s no shortage of things to do in Sin City, this year’s Life is Beautiful lineup boasts some pretty big names (J.Cole, Mumford and Sons, Major Lazer) and some pretty delicious food options, so it’s best to not skip this desert fest. Truk-N-Yaki, Coolhaus, Stripchezze, Cousin’s Maine Lobster will be in attendance this year, and a buttery lobster roll with a snickerdoodle ice cream sandwich for dessert is the ultimate refuel before catching Third Eye Blind play all the best 90’s throwbacks.
The Petco Surf City Surf Dog event in Huntington Beach, California is what dreams are made of. Dogs, dogs surfing, more dogs, and food trucks. And did we mention dogs surfing? Pups from as far as Australia and Brazil will hit the waves to compete to become the top dog of the surf world in what can only be described as the cutest event in history. If watching dogs with more athletic ability than you’ll ever have has got you down, Richeeze, Dogzilla Hot Dogs, and Kona Ice will be onsite to help you eat away your sorrows. Grab your friends and furry companions for a beach day unlike any other.
Austin City Limits kicks off its first weekend on September 30th in what is truly one of the best music festivals of the year. This year’s talent includes Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Willie Nelson, and Kygo, but the real attraction of ACL is the incredible food it offers to its attendees year after year. Austin is a city known for its thriving food culture and at the ACL Eats Food Court you can have a taste of everything this spunky Texas capital has to offer. Chow down on The Original Kimchi Fries at Chilantro BBQ, bite into an artisan handcrafted grilled cheese at Burro Cheese Kitchen, or cool off with an organic and locally sourced popsicle from GoodPop. Austinites, your city (and festival) rocks.