CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio– The popular Coventry Family Arts Fair has been canceled for a second year in a row due to safety concerns.
After monitoring social media sites regarding negative comments and messages about the fair, Cleveland Heights decided to cancel the event that was set for Sunday, July 21.
In a press release, Cleveland Heights Mayor Edward J. Kelley said, “We have a responsibility to never compromise the health, welfare and safety of our community. We also want to respect the Coventry commercial district and the surrounding neighborhoods.”
In 2011, a flash mob of hundreds of people congregated on the streets during the festival and 16 teenagers were arrested for fighting and drinking.
Even though the fair is canceled, other summer events will continue, including free movies and yoga at Coventry Peace Park.