Plans underway for 12th annual Discover Cedar Fairmount Festival on Aug. 11

Whipple the Clown at the 2012 Discover Cedar Fairmount Festival. Photo by Chris Smith.

Save the date for Cedar Fairmount's 12th annual festival. This year's event will take place Sunday, Aug. 11, from noon to 5 p.m. The hours have been extended at the request of patrons and vendors. The festival is located along Cedar Road and Fairmount Boulevard in the Cedar Fairmount Business District in Cleveland Heights.

In 2012, many families with small children enjoyed perfect weather and free, family-friendly activities. This year's festival will include many familiar activities from years past, with additional entertainment and music.

The 2013 festival has received a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Matching funds are being sought from Cedar Fairmount merchants, professionals and residents of the surrounding neighborhood.

Activities and entertainment are still being considered. An enlarged arts-and-crafts exhibit, showcasing local Heights and regional artists, is planned for four locations. Entertainment will include the return of the Euclid Beach Rocket Car, Pony Tales, Bouncer and two clowns. Music groups the Karma Kings and Old Boy will perform.

For more information about participating in the festival, call 216 791-3172 or visit

Kaye Lowe

Kaye Lowe is the executive director of the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District.

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