Cedar Fairmount Festival set for Aug. 12
Locals took a ride on the famous Rocket Car during last year's Discover Cedar Fairmount festival. The silver vehicle will be back at the 2012 event, scheduled for Aug. 12.
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This summer, the Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District (SID) will host the 11th annual Discover Cedar Fairmount Summer Festival and Arts & Crafts Sale. The festival will take place Sunday, Aug. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at Cedar Road and Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights.
“This family-friendly event is provided for the community by the generous contribution of the merchants, business owners and neighbors,” said Kaye Lowe, executive director of Cedar Fairmount SID. “We look forward to continuing this free event for the Cleveland Heights families.”
This year, both Lennox and Surrey roads will be closed during the festival so that arts and crafts tents can be stationed along these streets.
In addition to art, the festival will include musical performances from Get Back Duo, The Karma Kings, Opera Night Cleveland and Oldboy.
The festival will also feature activities for children, such as a bounce house, face painting, games, pony rides, clowns and rides on the iconic Rocket Car.
Ann Donkin will deliver a lectured titlted "The Alcazar: Cleveland Heights's Palace Hotel" at the historic Alcazar building.
“We’re still looking for artists,” Lowe said. Applications are posted at www.cedarfairmount.org. More information is available on the Cedar Fairmount Summer Festival Facebook page and at 216-791-3172.
Simone Jasper is a recent graduate of Beaumont School. She was a staff writer for the Beaumont Voice student newspaper, and an intern for the Heights Observer.