(Mobile, Ala.) - Mobile Baykeeper is hosting the Bay Bites Food Truck Festival on Wednesday, July 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cooper Riverside Park. Bay Bites is an annual event featuring a variety of different cuisine from the area’s best food trucks, craft beer provided by Sweetwater Brewing Company, live music by Yellowhammer, and lawn games on the beautiful riverfront of downtown Mobile.
Hosted by Mobile Baykeeper's Young Advisory Council (YAC) Leadership Committee, Bay Bites is an annual food truck festival benefiting Mobile Baykeeper's work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities.
"Over the last six years, we've seen this event explode from a sparse gathering to a nationally recognized frenzy of locals vying for the opportunity to enjoy some of the best, most unique food trucks on the Gulf Coast," says Jep Hill, President of Mobile Baykeeper's Young Advisory Council. "The backdrop of this event will, once again, be the beautiful Mobile River at sunset, and each ticket includes several hours of live music, activities for attendees of all ages, access to the trucks and vendors, and your choice of three beverages from Sweetwater Brewery or Coca-Cola served in a reusable cup. We've been truly humbled by the growth this event has enjoyed over the years, and cannot stress enough the importance of purchasing a ticket in advance."
Bay Bites will take place at Cooper Riverside Park on Wednesday, July 24 from 5pm to 9pm. Participating food trucks include Wemo's Wings, Bama Bob's BBQ, Hotdoggery, If the Snow Fits - Sno Cone Bus, Frios Gourmet Pops, Maya Luna, Soul Heaven Cafe, Sweetwater Brewery, Coca-Cola, and more to come. This year's musical guests will be Yellowhammer, a Mobile-based rock band.
WildNative Tours will also offer 30-minute boat tours of the harbor - $10 for adults and $8 for children. There will also be a waterslide provided by Blue Rents.
Bay Bites was created in 2014 to support the local food truck movement and highlight Mobile Baykeeper’s work for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. Hosted by Mobile Baykeeper’s Young Advisory Council, a group of young professionals ages 21-35 who share a vested interest in Mobile Baykeeper’s mission, Bay Bites has evolved into one of the most popular annual community fundraisers in only its fifth year.
"With all of our events, we try to connect our community to their waterways," says Casi Callaway, Executive Director & Baykeeper of Mobile Baykeeper. "Hosting Bay Bites at Cooper Riverside Park, with the sun setting behind Mobile's skyline and a view of Mobile River, is a beautiful way to do that."
Bay Bites was previously selected by FlightNetwork.com as one of the Top 21 Food Truck Festivals in North America.
Tickets cost $15 until July 8th at midnight. After that they cost $20 online and $25 at the gate. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so head to www.mobilebaykeeper.org/bay-bites to get yours now. One ticket includes three drink tokens (beer or coke products) and access to some of the best food trucks in the area! Food is sold separately. Children 12 and under get in for free. Guests must bring a valid photo ID to drink alcohol. Anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bay Bites sponsors include local favorites such as AM/NS Calvert, American Tank & Vessel, Austal, Azealia Trail Maids, Blue Rents, Bunker One, Coca-Cola, Community Bank, Copycats Face Painting, Dasani, Maids a la Mode, Malaga Inn, Maloney Lyons, O’Daly’s Irish Pub, S. Wesley Carpenter of Merrill, The Radcliff-Schatzman Group at Morgan Stanley, Springhill Toyota, South Shore Insurance Underwriters, Sweetwater Brewing Company, and Zarzour Companies.