Get ready for Taste of Suffolk this weekend

Published 6:30 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Want to find great food, fabulous entertainment, and plenty of children’s activities all within walking distance of each other? Take a bite out of the annual Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. this Saturday in downtown Suffolk.

Taste of Suffolk is in its 15th year, after taking a hiatus in 2020, and attracts attendees from across the region. The 2021 event site will stretch down Main Street from Finney Avenue to Washington Street, and along West Washington Street to Saratoga Street.

Main Street will be lined with Suffolk’s independent restaurants presenting their signature menu items. Eateries offer smaller portions at nominal prices, allowing event attendees to sample an assortment of culinary creations.


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Merchants will sell a variety of goods and services, and Suffolk’s automotive dealerships will present a new vehicle exhibition. Festival-goers will enjoy all-day entertainment with live music and contests, a plant sale from the Suffolk Master Gardeners, and a children’s fun area.

Also slated for Taste of Suffolk is a Beer Garden showcasing local craft brews. Buffalo Wild Wings wing eating contests will be held throughout the day on the Market Street Stage, and those who are brave enough to accept the super-spicy challenge may sign up at the Taste of Suffolk Information Tent on site.


Taste of Suffolk Music Schedule

Beer Garden Entertainment (Courthouse Fountain Park)

12:30 p.m. — Lewis McGehee

4:30 p.m. — Anthony Rosano and The Conqueroos


Main Street Stage 

11 a.m. — The Whiskey Rebellion

1 p.m. — Rajazz

3 p.m. — Jason Cale Band


Free parking is available in the lots surrounding the event site:

  • Cherry Street Lot (off of Saratoga Street)
  • Saratoga Street Lot (adjacent to Bank of America)
  • First Baptist Church Lot (corner of Finney Avenue and North Main Street)
  • Godwin Courts Building Lot (located behind the Courts Building)
  • Market Park (adjacent to Seaboard Station Railroad Museum)
  • Prentis Street Lot (adjacent to Stillwater Teahouse)
  • City Hall Parking Lot (parallel parking lots on Market Street)

Roads will close for the festival beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11. These closures will affect vehicular access at Finney Avenue and North Main Street down to Fayette Street, Oakdale Terrace and Freemason Street. Also Washington Street from Commerce Street to Saratoga Street and Bank Street at Commerce Street will be closed to through traffic. All affected roads are expected to reopen by 7 p.m. the same day.

For more information, visit, or contact Suffolk Parks & Recreation at 757-514-7250.