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11th Annual Warehouse District Street Festival

Sunday, August 2, 2015

West Sixth Street/St. Clair Avenue

12 Noon to 8 PM

FREE Admission.

Featuring live music, delicious food from neighborhood restaurants and bars, an art show, art demonstrations, residential open houses, children's activities, a variety of vendors and much much! 12,000 people attended the event in 2014.  The event is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

THANK YOU to generous Festival Sponsors including AuraSmile Dental, Barley HouseCuyahoga Community CollegeDave's Supermarkets, Dollar BankDowntown Cleveland Alliance, Elk & Elk Co, Ltd., Greater Cleveland RTALandmark RE Management, Morgan Communities Old Stone Church, Superior Beverage Group, Tomo Sushi & Hibachi Restaurant & Lounge and WOIO Channel 19.  Thank you also to Councilman Joe Cimperman for his support.

Restaurant and Club participants include:  Barley House, Bar Louie, Blue Point Grille, Brasa Grill, Camino, Cleveland Chop, Constantino's Market, Johnny's Downtown, Johnny's Little Bar, Liquid, Mallorca, Santorini Greek Taverna, Taza Lebanese Grill, Tequila Ranch and Tomo Sushi & Hibachi Restaurant & Lounge. 

Other Festival activities include art demonstrations, blood pressure screenings, Shutterbooth, Cleveland sports teams' activities, Corn Hole, miniature golf and unique street performers.

Entertainment Schedule

Jasmine Dragons Aerialists – St. Clair - 12:15 - 1:30 PM 

Come early to see these amazing young aerialist-acrobat dancers!

Frankfort Block -

DJ Music & Announcements between bands 

Noon-2 pm Blue Eyed Soul - 80’s Soft Rock
2:30-4 pm Blue Lunch - Blues
4-5 pm Cutest Dog Contest & Fashion Show
5-6:00 pm AfterThought & The NuSoul Band - R&B/Top 40 
6:30-8 pm Daddy Long Legs - Homegrown Revival…from Zydeco to Salsa to Blues….”costumes” 

Lakeside Block -
DJ Gusto Music & Announcements between bands
1:30-3 pm Heartland – Modern Country
3-3:30 pm GetHepSwing – Dancers perform & dance with the public
3:30-4:30 pm Red Light Roxy - Hot Vintage Swingin’ Jazz & Blues
5:00-6:00 pm Binge Red – Fun Modern Rock
6:30-8 pm Velvet Shake – Top 40 Dance

Cleveland's Cutest Dog Contest & Fashion Show, which is hosted by Fabiola Productions, will take place from 4 to 5 PM during the Festival.  Dogs that enter the contest will walk down a red carpet with their owners. The Dog Contest is open to any breed or age.  The pups will be judged based on their outfits in the areas of Cuteness, Creativity, Uniqueness and Use of Color.  Sign up your dog between 12 Noon and 3:30 PM on the day of the event at the booth located in front of Bar Louie.  Non-refundable entry fee of $10 due with registration.  Each contestant will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis.  Contestants will be judged by a panel of judges.  The decision of the judges is final.  Three winners will be awarded prizes courtesy of Pet-Tique.  Good luck!  The registration form can be viewed here.  

Take a Hike Walking Tours

Now - September 16, 2015

Enjoy five, free, guided walking tours of the Warehouse District, Gateway District, PlayhouseSquare, Canal Basin Park in the Flats and the Civic Center.  Featuring actors and actresses portraying important Clevelanders from the past, these tours are a fun-filled way to explore downtown Cleveland. 

Warehouse District Tour: Every Saturday: Meet at 10 AM in front of Constantino’s Market (1278 West 9th Street).

Admire breathtaking architecture as you learn about the historic Garment District, hardware industry and beautiful Victorian-style buildings of Cleveland’s First Neighborhood. Learn about the latest Warehouse District projects, such as Small Box, a marketplace of retail shops made from converted shipping containers. Home to fabulous restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and close to 3,000 residents, the Warehouse District is a charming and lively neighborhood. Tour attendees may have the pleasure of meeting John D. Rockefeller or Levi Johnson along the tour route. Plan to stay for lunch after your tour at one of the Warehouse District’s renowned dining establishments.

Convenient street parking and parking lots are available along West 9th Street and along St. Clair from West 3rd to West 9th.

Details about the other four tours as well as a special River Day tour on May 16th can be found here.

The 2015 season is presented by Dollar Bank.   Take a Hike is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. The tours also receive generous support from Ohio & Erie Canalway and Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

16th Annual Holiday Tour

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

5:30 - 11:00 PM

Tour stunning examples of downtown living and new developments. Feast on delicious food from many of Cleveland's finest restaurants. Enjoy festive entertainment to put you in a holiday spirit and a dessert reception to wind down the evening with music, fun and delectable pastries.

2014 tour sites included Bridgeview Apartments, The Bingham, Erie Building, Grand Arcade, Portside Distillery & Brewery, The Western Reserve Building (once the office of Samuel Mather; home to the Ferchill Group) and a peek at HWDDC's innovative retail project Small Box. The dessert reception was held at Holy Craft!.

Participating restaurants included Bar Louie, Barley House, Blue Point Grille, Brasa Grill, Constantino's Market, Dive Bar, D'Vine Wine Bar, Hanabi, Liquid, Mallorca, Osteria di Valerio & Al, Taza Lebanese Grill, Take 5 Rhythm & Jazz Tapas Lounge, TOMO Sushi & Hibachi and The Willeyville.

Thank you to Holiday Tour's 2014 Corporate Sponsors: Behrens, Gioffre & Schroeder, LPA, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Ernst & Young LLP, Howard Hanna, Landmark Real Estate Management, Novogradac & Company LLP, Sandvick Architects, Tenable Protective Services and Friends of Thomas Yablonsky.  Discounted parking was provided with support from ABM Parking Services.

Ticket information for the 2015 event will be available in the future.

Proceeds benefit the Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation.  For more information, please call 216-344-3937.

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