32nd Annual Community Festival Caps Off Summer
Celebrate family, community and cultural heritage at the 32nd Annual Lakewood Community Festival on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Madison Park, 13029 Madison Avenue. The day of fun and activities for the entire family will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
The festival is known for a delicious array of nationality foods including stuffed cabbage, pierogis, potato pancakes kielbasa and more. There will be pizza, of course, and alternative selections as well. Save room for kolaches, baklava and other traditional ethnic pastries, plus ice cream and other desserts.
For the kiddos, the festivities will include a bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course, balloons, crafts, games and hands-on giant bubbles.
Keep a look out for the team from the Rocky River Nature Center. They will provide the opportunity to discover and learn about the wild animals who make Ohio their home.
Studio Go, The Cleveland Museum of Art's mobile art studio, will be ready with a hands-on art experience for all to enjoy. The Studio Go team is making their second visit to the Festival.
Yes, the City of Lakewood will again be selling old street signs for $25, cash only. The signs are in good condition and are a prized nostalgic item.
Throughout the day musical entertainment will be provided by 2guys12strings (11 a.m.), Frank Moravcik and the Band (noon), The Down River Music Company (1 p.m.), The Polka Pirates (2 p.m.), Down the Road (3 p.m.) and The Jobs (4 p.m.).
The festival, sponsored by the Lakewood Community Festival, Inc. and the City of Lakewood, is traditionally the last event of the summer. Proceeds from the festival are donated to various Lakewood community organizations.
Karen Karp is a Lakewood Community Festival board member.