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The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Is Saturday, May 10, noon to 8 p.m.

Special Contest

Giveaways & Goodies

Live Performances on Two Stages

Family Fun

Abundant Food Offerings

Tips

What Others Are Saying
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May 9, 2014 
 
Celebrate West Park at The 5th Annual Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Tomorrow!

 

West Park's annual homecoming celebration, The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ takes place tomorrow, May 10, from noon to 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue between Rocky River Drive and West 165th Street. Starting at 5 a.m., that portion of Lorain Avenue will be closed to traffic. "Hooley" is Irish slang for party or celebration, and this one offers fun and activities for all ages. 

Invite your friends and family to eat, drink, mingle, and enjoy! Once again, there is no charge to enter the area of The Hooley™, thanks to our generous sponsors, including the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Special thanks to the City of Cleveland and Councilman Marty Keane for their support. See a complete list of our sponsors below. 

Special Contest

For this, our 5th Anniversary celebration, a special Rugby Target Throw, sponsored by Content Marketing Institute, will be held with a single contest prize of $25,000! Five Hooley™ T-shirt wearing contestants will be randomly selected from registrations placed in a hopper. Each will have one try to successfully throw a regulation rugby ball 25 yards through the target opening to win $25,000! Restrictions apply. Registration and full details will be at the red and white information tent at The Hooley™.

Giveaways and Goodies

Fairview Hospital will be giving away bicycle helmets to the first 500 children who stop by their tent near West 168th Street beginning at noon.  
 
Bring a tote bag to collect the freebies and other available goodies from 60 booths. 

Fine Art Alley

New this year is the Fine Art Alley under a festival tent, featuring fused-glass art, wood prints, henna art, Irish-themed jewelry, accessories, and more. For example, artist Kevin Drummond, whose family hails from Dublin, Ireland, is a dedicated graphic designer and technical illustrator. He creates unique drawings of family names and intricate patterns such as the one shown above. His work and all the other art may be purchased. Be sure to browse inside the tent! Who know? You may find the prefect gift for Mother's Day!

Live Performances on Two Stages

Entertainment comes from two stages at both ends of the street. The main stage at Rocky River Drive features a mix of Celtic and other music styles. The Family Stage at West 165th Street features Irish dancing, musical performances by local schools, the St. Ignatius Circus Company, the Trash Talkers of St. Ed High School, a DJ, and more. Here's the schedule: 
  

For links to all groups performing on both stages and more about what's happening visit our webpage

   

Family Fun

In addition to music and entertainment, child-friendly fun attractions near West 165th Street include bounce houses, pony rides, and a big inflatable fire truck slide! 

 

Straight from the Cleveland Browns Dawg Pound, Chomps is being brought to us by the Browns Backers. In addition, the Youth Center features minute-to-win-it games with assistance from the West Park Family YMCA. Pop-a-Shot Basketball, popular with tweens, will be operated by the  Our Lady of Angels PTU.

Abundant Food Offerings

Satisfy your cravings with gyros, Italian sausage sandwiches, French fries, mini donuts, kettle corn, ice cream, freshly squeezed lemonade, and more! Look for festival maps posted at the information booth and both ends of the street. Food vendors include:
  • AMP 150
  • Backstage Bar
  • Buckeye Concessions
  • Celestial Treats Lemonade
  • City Club Catering
  • Dante's Pizza
  • Manna Food
  • P.J. McIntyre's
  • Peace, Love & Little Donuts
  • Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar
  • Weber's Premium Custard & Ice Cream
  • West Park Station
Tips

Parking will be at a premium. Visitors are encouraged to walk or take public transportation to The Hooley™. Fairview Hospital, an event sponsor, will open their surface lots on Lorain Avenue at no charge. The lots are on both sides of Lorain Avenue, west of Charter One Bank and Kamms Plaza. Parking at Kamms Plaza is reserved for patrons of those stores only. Others may be towed.

Alcohol consumption will be permitted only within the taverns and restaurants and their associated patios. Alcohol may not be brought to The Hooley™.

 

Stay Connected

"Like" our event page on Facebook here for updates before and after the event. Follow us on Twitter @KammsCorners. Use Hashtag #TheHooley for Twitter and Instagram.

 

What Others Are Saying

 

Cleveland.com: The Hooley turns Cleveland's Kamm's Corners into Irish street party: Summer Festival Guide 

 

Cool Cleveland Interview (video): Kamm's Steve Lorenz (@TweetMeSlow) and @JSalupo Are Excited for #TheHooley 

 

The Rockport Observer: Get Ready for The Hooley on Kamm's Corners

 

See You at The Hooley™! 

 

Sponsors of The Hooley™ include: The City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council, Content Marketing Institute, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Dollar Bank, Fairview Hospital, First Federal Lakewood, Kamm's Corners Development Corporation, Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, and The West Park Family YMCA.  

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