West Side Market Celebrates 100 Years
CLEVELAND — The city will celebrate 100 years of food, family and tradition at the West Side Market Centennial Street Festival and Parade on Sunday.
The grand event, which has been two years in the making, takes place in Ohio City from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
West Side Market vendors will serve as grand marshals of the parade that steps off at noon.
See below for street closures…
They’ll be followed by hundreds of community members dressed up to represent the different products of the market.
The costumes will get the public in the mood for food and there will be plenty of opportunities to sample all of the delicious flavors Ohio City has to offer.
Not only will West Side Market vendors be cooking steak sandwiches, pork sliders and pierogies, local restaurants will be selling food from outdoor tents.
Entertainment for the day includes bands, multicultural dance groups, beer gardens and other attractions.
Here is a list of a few of the scheduled events:
- 11 a.m. – Noon: Food, beverages, entertainment
- Noon – 1 p.m.: West Side Market-themed parade
- 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Best Pie Contest at the Ohio City Farm
- 3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Ice Cream Eating Contest at Market Square Park
- 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.: Hot Dog Competition in Market Square Park
- 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Carlos Jones & The PLUS Band in Market Square Park
The following street closures will be in effect:
- West 25th St. and connecting side streets will be closed. All traffic will be diverted. The streets will be closed beginning Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 8 at 4 a.m.
- A stretch of Lorain Ave. will close for the parade on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. At no time will traffic be able to turn onto West 25th St. from Lorain Ave.
- Bridge Ave. and West 24th St. will be closed Sunday, Oct. 7 from 6 a.m. through Monday, Oct. 8 at 4 a.m.