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Ohio City Street Festival returns for second year

Published: September 5, 2016 12:00 AM
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Ohio City Incorporated has announced the date for the Second Annual Ohio City Street Festival, for Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event is put on by Ohio City Incorporated, the community development corporation responsible for preserving, promoting and developing the Ohio City neighborhood.

Anchored by the West Side Market, the festival will highlight local restaurants, retail, and nonprofit organizations. With a portion of West 25th Street closed off to traffic, the event will have a beer garden pouring Ohio City-brewed beers featuring: Great Lakes Brewing Company, Platform Beer Company and Market Garden Brewery, and local restaurants selling samples of food. New this year will be programming from Cleveland Public Theatre, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and adult games provided by Tabletop Board Game Caf and Erie Social Shuffleboard.

Also new this year is a partnership with KeyBank, the Street Festival's presenting sponsor. The bank will be the sponsor of the other newest addition, the KeyBank KidsZone. An entire area blocked off for games and activities for kids including activities hosted by Near West Recreation, Cleveland Public Theatre, the Cleveland Public Library-Carnegie West Branch, and The Ohio City Farm.

"As Cleveland's hometown bank we are proud to partner with Ohio City Inc. in celebrating this historic neighborhood," said Kip Clarke, KeyBank Cleveland Market President. "Ohio City has been a catalyst to the city's downtown revitalization and has become an entertainment hub for greater Clevelanders. We are proud to support this community and its growth."

Tom McNair, Executive Director of Ohio City Incorporated added, "We are very proud to put on an event that reflects who we are as a community, supports our businesses and shows Northeast Ohio all of the great things this neighborhood has to offer."

The West Side Market will be open and a variety of musical performances and acts will perform throughout the day in Market Square Park.

More details will be announced leading up to the festival. Volunteers are welcome and should contact Hattie Kotz by email hkotz@ohiocity.org. Business groups or organizations looking to participate can email Carrie Miller at cmiller@ohiocity.org.

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