Cedar Fairmount set for 14th annual festival
Plans are complete for the 14th annual Cedar Fairmount Summer Festival to be held on Sunday, Aug. 9, from noon to 5 p.m. The festival committee has added more entertainment and venues for this year’s event. The goal of the festival has always been to thank the community for its support of Cedar Fairmount businesses and to give residents an opportunity to enjoy the talents of local artists and musicians in a family-friendly environment.
The popular arts and crafts sale will be located on Lennox and Surrey streets, and in the Zoss bakery parking lot. This year there will be paintings, photography, glass art, jewelry, basketry, bath and body potions, purses, handmade bags, fiber art and clothing, pet products, and much more.
The Eclectic Vision, Get Back Duo, Wright Reynolds Project and Blue Spruce Cats will be returning to entertain. Musical Mark and Whipples the Clown will perform to the delight of young festival attendees. Cleveland Heights Church plans to convert the India Community Center into a playland for kids. Ten Thousand Villages and Open Doors will also have activities for children.
Thanks to Dave’s Market, the popular Euclid Beach Rocket Car will offer rides during the festival. Fifth Third Bank is sponsoring a bounce house. There will be pony rides, superheroes, such as Spider-Man and a ninja turtle. Princess Elsa and Cinderella will also be at the festival. The Boys and Girls Club of America will set up a photo booth for fun picture taking.
For those looking to adopt a pet, the Cleveland Animal Protective League will have animals available for adoption. The American Red Cross will be collecting blood donations from noon to 5 p.m. Because the need for blood during the summer is high, the Red Cross will make it easy for festivalgoers to stop by and donate a pint of blood. Cedarwood Plaza will offer free blood pressure readings.
Members of the Cleveland Heights Police K-9 Unit will be there to talk about their work, and Cleveland Heights firemen will offer fire truck tours.
This Cedar Fairmount festival is made possible by donations from Cedar Fairmount businesses, neighbors, the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District and a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
For more information, go to www.cedarfairmount.org or call 216-791-3172. Look for updates on Cedar Fairmount’s Facebook page.
Kaye Lowe is the executive director of the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District.