Ribs, bands, and plenty of fun activities. You won't want to miss this!
Ribfest is a three day event at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Downtown Kalamazoo, benefitting the Arc Community Advocates who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to empower them to live a life that is fully included in the community, and advocate on their behalf.
The event features national and local rib vendors that sell ribs and chicken in outstanding barbeque sauces. To compliment the rib vendors, additional food vendors will be offering side items and sweet treats to top off the food experience at Ribfest. The event will also bring in national rock and country musical artists, local bands, plenty of fun activities including children’s crafts/games, People’s Choice Rib Competition, and the exciting contest for Best Ribs in Kalamazoo. Ribfest has brought in great entertainment over the years including Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx, Shenandoah, James Wesley, The Guess Who, Loverboy, Mickey Dolenz; Lou Gramm from Foreigner, Survivor, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, the Spinners and Eddie Money, Great White, Skid Row, and Travis Tritt.
Visit Guest Services during a Bombers game, located across from the Ballpark Classics concession stand, to enter to win a family four pack of general admission tickets to Ribfest. Every entrant receives an exclusive Bombers/Ribfest pint glass! Winners will be selected on July 4, July 8, July 14, and July 27 during the game. Entrants do not need to be present to win.