Summer festivals make us smile

Pet Parade at Discover Cedar-Fairmount Festival.

During the summer Heights residents hit the streets to celebrate. This year, seven street festivals were hosted by the commercial districts of Cedar-Fairmount, Cedar-Lee, Coventry and Noble-Nela. Each fair showcased the unique character and style of its neighborhood and attracted a multi-cultural, multi-age audience to enjoy free entertainment just a short walk from many of their homes. From sidewalk sales to culinary treats, from local bands to area nonprofits, from a pet parade to a fire juggler, Heights summer festivals offered an authentic experience like no other.

Says Myra Orenstein, executive director of the Coventry SID, “the street arts fairs are proof positive that multi-cultural neighborhoods can and do work…that people of different races, creeds and colors can come together and enjoy each other and have a fabulous time.”

Thanks for making us smile!

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Heights Observer Staff

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 4:44 PM, 08.29.2008