June 13, 2014

25th annual Parade the Circle

Photo courtesy clevelandart.org
Cleveland is home to a thriving arts community. To celebrate the arts and the creative spirit of the city, the Cleveland Museum of Art will host the 25th annual Parade the Circle and Circle Village tomorrow, June 14.

Parade the Circle began in 1990 as a trial run for the Cleveland Museum of Art's 75th anniversary in 1991. The parade featured about 125 paraders its inaugural year. Twenty-five years later, the parade now includes about 1,500 participants walking before a crowd of more than 75,000 people.

The parade brings University Circle to life with giant floats, towering stilt-walkers, bright costumes, colorful puppets and unique artwork. National and international artists travel to Cleveland every summer to participate in the annual parade.

Following the noon parade, Circle Village will offer family-friendly activities, entertainment and food until 4 p.m. on Wade Oval.

The parade begins and ends at the Cleveland Museum of Art, moving counterclockwise along Wade Oval and East Boulevard. Parking is available at the art museum and at surrounding lots.

Free trolleys will transport guests to University Circle from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pick-up/drop-off locations are the Capitol Theatre on West 65th Street and Detroit Avenue and The Music Settlement on Magnolia Drive and Mistletoe Drive.

Both the parade and Circle Village are free and will take place rain or shine!

Parade the Circle and Circle Village hours:
Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Parade begins at noon

For more information or directions, visit Cleveland Art.

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