Foodies unite! Menifee’s favorite Friday night event, Foodie Fridays, returns on April 7 to a brand-new location, allowing for more eateries, local vendors, and fun! Festivities will take place at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee Campus (28237 La Piedra Rd) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first Friday of each month April through October. Foodie Fridays are presented by Made Local in partnership with the City of Menifee and Mt. San Jacinto College.
More than just an event, Foodie Friday serves as an incubator for small businesses to gauge the community’s interest in their unique offerings and build an audience. Initially started in 2022 as part of Menifee’s Restaurant Week, this event hosts over 30 food vendors serving a variety of unique and popular bites, meals, and treats from diverse culinary backgrounds. In addition to enjoying delicious food, guests can shop from curated local businesses selling craft, handmade, boutique, and various retail goods.
As Menifee continually strives to further diversify its business community with unique offerings, Foodie Friday connects with and expands the small business community within the region. With the central mission to cultivate businesses and create a space to engage with the public, the goal is to encourage future storefront or expansion opportunities within Menifee. The popular new restaurant, Fishbone Seafood, participated in Foodie Fridays prior to their storefront opening, allowing them to gain a larger audience while their restaurant was still under construction in the Center Pointe Plaza shopping center.
Foodie Fridays also provide nightlife entertainment and tourism opportunities in Menifee, creating the perfect meet-up location to spend time with friends, family, and neighbors while supporting your favorite local and regional businesses.
For more information on becoming a vendor for Foodie Fridays, please contact Made Local at madelocalmarket.org. To expand or open your business in Menifee, contact Menifee’s Economic Development Department at (951) 672-6777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.