Every Tuesday into October Larkin Square will welcome dozens of food trucks and a diverse lineup of live music (see below for full food truck and music lineup). Beer and wine will be sold onsite, with colorful seating and hula hoops spread around the square; guests are welcome to bring their own seating. Each truck will offer at least one item certified as a Healthy Option by the Independent Health Foundation. Admission and parking are free thanks to presenting sponsor KeyBank and sponsor Independent Health.
During the 2018 season Larkin Square welcomes a rotating roster of 49 food trucks from Buffalo and Rochester, 5 of which are new to the event since last season (full list below). Each week, Larkin Square will host up to 28 food trucks with additional trucks parked at Flying Bison Brewing Company (840 Seneca Street) in Larkinville. To round out the neighborhood-wide “dinner party,” the Hydraulic Hearth Restaurant & Brewery (716 Swan Street) will welcome diners to bring food purchased from the trucks into their beer garden, as will BFLO Distilling Co. (860 Seneca Street) in their tasting room. In the warmer weather, the Swan Street Diner will be serving shakes from their take-out window. Guests are also welcome to enjoy their food on the plaza next to the Diner. Larkin Links, a free artist-designed mini golf course, will also be open to the public. The wide variety of food covered by the fleet of trucks have helped the event become one of the largest and longest-running food truck events in the country.
A 26-band lineup that jumps between genres each week, features a wide variety of local musical talent. Some favorite bands are returning this season, while many are making their Larkin Square debut.
Larkin Square is pleased to offer abundant free parking during the event. There is also $5-dollar preferred parking in the ramp adjacent to Larkin Square. Next door to the Swan Street Diner and across the street from Larkin Square is a new bike park for those biking to the event. We are also encouraging ride sharing to Larkinville. UBER is partnering with Food Truck Tuesdays to offer new riders a free ride to Food Truck Tuesday (up to $15) by using the code FOODTRUCKTUES.
“Food Trucks have become synonymous with Larkinville. We are pleased to offer a wide variety of food choices each week in an innovative, family-friendly, and fun space in Larkin Square,” said Larkin Square Director of Fun Leslie Zemsky. “Supporting the food trucks also supports small businesses, something we are proud to do at Larkin Square.”
The KeyBank Live at Larkin Wednesday concert series will begin on June 6th and run through September 5th. The lineup will be announced this April. For more information on Larkin Square including booking private events, please visit www.larkinsquare.com.