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Soul of Buckeye Festival

This past weekend was a busy one for our special events staff and water buggy. We were happy to have been a part of such wonderful events and had the chance to connect with the communities in all different parts of town.

Here’s a recap of the festivals from this weekend:

The Soul of Buckeye Festival kicked off the weekend Friday evening at the Art and Soul Park on East 118th and Buckeye. It featured jazz ensembles, food, a biergarten, and various vendors.

The following morning Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s 12th Annual Youth Summit and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Back to School Fair was held at the Cleveland Public Auditorium. The event featured workshops for students and parents, school supplies for students grades K-12 and much more.

Simultaneously, A New Day In Hough hosted a celebration for the family at the Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center in Hough. There was music, food, and games for all. Across town, Fairview Park hosted a Food Truck Festival. Attendees enjoyed a variety of local food trucks, played corn hole, the kids played on the inflatables and at the splash park, all while enjoying live music. Our water buggy was also present, ensuring that thirsts were quenched by all.

We ended the weekend with the Latino Arts and Culture Celebration of Greater Cleveland. This two day event featured Latin food, cultural presentations, and activities for the children including carnival rides, workshops, games and more. The event was held in downtown Cleveland at the Cleveland Municipal Parking Lot. On Sunday, the last day of the celebration, spectators lined the streets of downtown Cleveland to enjoy the 47th Annual Puerto Rican Parade.