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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 more! 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

The 16th Annual Holiday Tour in the Warehouse District is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd, from 5:30-11 pm.

The evening kicks off at a Reception in the Bridgeview Apartments’ Atrium, which will be beautifully decorated for the holidays. Here, guests will pick up their event identification buttons to gain access to the tour sites, and enjoy some great food from Brasa Grill, Camino Taco & Tequila Bar, Mallorca and Take 5 Rhythm & Jazz Tapas Lounge.

The tour will feature featuring exciting downtown living options and new developments in the Warehouse District. Guests can choose to take a tour with talented tour guides, or tour on their own. Sites with dramatic views include a tenant’s unit at Bridgeview Apartments, owners’ condos at The Grand Arcade, Cloak Factory and Riverbend; a model unit and tenant “common space” at The Archer, a newly renovated property (previously known as National Terminals); a unique new entertainment space at The Dive Bar, and the stunning, brand new offices of AuraSmile Dental.

Along the tour route, attendees will enjoy great food samplings from many of the fine Warehouse District restaurants and clubs, and music at many of the tour sites. Restaurants include Bar Louie, Barley House, Blue Point Grille, Constantino’s Market, Hanabi Sushi, Liquid, Johnny’s Downtown, Santorini Greek Taverna and TOMO Sushi & Hibachi.

As guests complete their tours, they will head to a Dessert Reception in The Bingham’s fabulous community room, where guests can enjoy musical entertainment by the Chardon Polka Band…not your usual polka band!

Tickets for the Holiday Tour are $65 per person. Corporate sponsorships are also available. This event sells out quickly. Proceeds benefit the Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation.

For further information, phone 216.344.3937, or click here for an invitation.

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