I like ribs well-enough. I like cole slaw. I certainly like cold beer. But still my favorite thing about Kalamazoo Ribfest is…

Friends. I love running into people I don't get to see at any other time of the year.

Sure, I run into people at other times of the year — whether it's watching football on Sundays, or even at the grocery store. But with events like Ribfest, you are outside in great weather, and you're enjoying a cold bevy and great ribs, and you're with your friends. 'Nuff said.

Join us at Kalamazoo Ribfest Aug. 6 through 8 at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo. The festival features three solid days of food, entertainment and fun! Gates open at 11 a.m. daily, and admission is free daily before 4 p.m.

Photo: Dave Benson