Fairview Park Summerfest 2021 Draws Crowds at Bohlken Park: A Place in the Sun
FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio – It’s over. This year’s Fairview Park Summefest, ie.
By all accounts, the festival was a great success.
After the event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, crowds filled Bohlken Park from Thursday to Sunday (July 29 to August 1) for fun in the summer.
The traditional parade was back, as were the rides, games, food stalls, live music and, of course, the grand final fireworks display. People were arguing over the best position to see the show from the Westgate car park on Saturday.
Earlier today, people of all ages enjoyed a summer afternoon at the festival. Business was booming halfway through, especially in the rides, games, and food stalls.
Kudos to the Summerfest committee, a group of community volunteers who plan, organize and implement the event with help from the city and local businesses. Anyone interested in helping out next year’s Summerfest can email the committee at [email protected]
More summer fun: Remember, the 44th annual Lakewood Arts Festival returns from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday (August 7) on Detroit Avenue, from Belle Avenue to Arthur Avenue in downtown Lakewood. There will be plenty to see and do at the free street festival.
A variety of food trucks, snack bars, and non-profit community groups will be offering food and drink for sale. Food trucks MoBites, Parilya and Thyme Traveler will be on site, as well as Popcorn & Lemonade from Woolson.
Aladdin’s, Wild Spork, Lakewood Kiwanis Club, and Tea Lab will provide snacks, and restaurants located within the festival will provide visitors with the opportunity to sit, relax, and enjoy a meal, snack, or cool drink.
Community groups planning to attend this year’s festival include the Barton Center, Calvary United Methodist Church, Lakewood Animal Shelter Citizens Committee, Friends of St. James, Cleveland Clinic, Help to Others (also known as H2O), Lakewood Historical Society, Lakewood Music Boosters, Lakewood New Life Church, Lakewood United Methodist Church, Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corp., League of Women Voters-Lakewood, SS. Peter & Paul Church, St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, West 117th Foundation and West Shore Chorale.
The festival offers visitors a chance to learn more about these non-profit institutions.
Many free activities, from dance to oral creation and steel drums to improvisation, will be offered in the festival area on three different stages.
The list of participating artists is available on the Lakewood Arts Festival website, lakewoodartsfest.org. Artists from many different media – including mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, leather, drawing, illustration, printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture / metal, wood, fiber and glass – will be on site to exhibit and sell their products to the jury. show.
Prizes will be awarded for Best Performing, Second and Third Place, Best New Artist, and Best Creative Presentation.
The festival also presents a scholarship of $ 4,000 each year to a high school student in Lakewood who plans to pursue art studies after high school.
The recipient of the 2021 scholarship is Nola Williams-Riseng, who graduated from Lakewood High School in 2021. A selection of her work is on display at the Lakewood Public Library. She plans to attend the Cleveland Institute of Art in the fall.
Learn more about the festival at lakewoodartsfest.org.
Gift of life: A Red Cross Bloodmobile will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 11 in the Dunson Community Hall at Fairview Park Town Hall, 20777 Lorain Road, Fairview Park. Enter from the back of the building.
To make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter the Fairview referral code.
New teachers’ lunch: The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce will host its 65th Annual New Teachers Luncheon on August 13 at Garfield Middle School, 13114 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. The event is a tradition that welcomes new teachers to public, private and parish schools in the community.
Chamber members and others can take a teacher to lunch for $ 20. Companies also have the option to purchase table marketing at the event for $ 50 and provide promotional items that will be included in the gift bags presented to each new teacher. Donations of door prizes valued at $ 25 or more are also required.
The cost to attend the lunch is $ 20 for chamber members; $ 25 for non-members. Make a reservation at lakewoodchamber.org.
The chamber is also hosting a Summer Shin Dig in conjunction with the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 5 at the Clifton Club, 17884 Lake Road, Lakewood. It’s free, but reservations are required. Participation is limited to 50 people per room. The event includes a cocktail, a conversation and a view of the lake.
Visit lakewoodchamber.org or rockyriverchamber.com to reserve a spot.
Free concerts: Bellaire Puritas Development Corp. (BPDC) in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland will present the first Jefferson Rocks West Park, a free concert series, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (August 5) at Jefferson Park, West 132nd Street and Lorain Avenue in West Park.
The free concert is presented by Cleveland Ward 16 Councilor Brian Kazy and BPDC. Other concerts are scheduled for August 12, 19 and 26.
The opening act will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. followed by the main act at 8. Food and drink will be available.
Billy Morris and the Sunset Strip will perform on Thursday; Carlos Jones and the group Plus on August 12; In the sticks on August 19; and FM77 on August 26. The rainy date is September 2.
Participants must bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Big bike party: The North Olmsted Recreation Department is hosting a Big Bike Bash from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (August 8). The rides start in the parking lot behind North Olmsted High School, 27301 Butternut Ridge Road, North Olmsted, with a bike obstacle course.
The Kona Shaved Ice truck and North Olmsted Police will be on site, along with maintenance staff to help with the bikes repaired quickly. Afterwards, cyclists can enjoy a ride on the North Olmsted cycle path.
Registration is compulsory.
Good deals galore: the The Fairview Park Senior Center will be holding a clearance sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 12. Anyone interested in reserving a table to sell housewares, clothing, crafts or art should call the Senior Center at 440-356-4437. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Westlake Life Care Centers.
Recall: Don’t forget the Summer Farmers’ Market and the Trash and Treasure Sale which takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in August at the Frostville Museum Complex, 24101 Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted, on the reserve. Rocky River of the Cleveland Metroparks.
Those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks or respect social distancing. It is recommended that unvaccinated people wear a mask.
Seasonal produce from local farmers, farmhouse meats, pastries, eggs, honey, maple syrup, tea, coffee, artisan breads and more will be available for purchase.
Access to Frostville is available via Columbia Road to Cedar Point Road or Lewis Road. Contact Angie Obbish, Market Manager, at 330-592-6518 or visit olmstedhistoricalsociety.org for more information.
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