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The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Is Saturday!

Bring a Tote Bag for Cool Giveaways & Goodies

Visit Artist Alley

Enjoy Live Performances on Two Stages

Take Your Kids to the Youth Center

Satisfy Your Cravings

Read What Others Say

Questions?  
May 13, 2016

Celebrate West Park at the Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Tomorrow, May 14!
 
Grab your friends and family for a fun day tomorrow, May 14. It's West Park's Homecoming Celebration, The Hooley on Kamms Corners™, from noon until 8 p.m. Lorain Avenue will be closed to traffic from Rocky River Drive to West 165th Street, starting at 5 a.m. for event set up. Great food, live music, children's shows & activities, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, and more will fill the street for this, the seventh annual spring event.

There is no charge to enter the area of The Hooley
™, thanks to our generous sponsors, including residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Special thanks to the City of Cleveland, Councilman Marty Keane, and Fairview Hospital for their support.

Bring a Tote Bag for Cool Giveaways and Goodies

You'll want to purchase hand-crafted goods and pick up interesting information from more than 80 vendors on Lorain Avenue and West 168th Street. Visit our information booth (in front of Smedley's) to purchase this year's souvenir Hooley t-shirt for only $10.

Visit Artist Alley

Once again, Cleveland Bazaar is hosting a juried handmade arts and crafts show on West 168th Street, sponsored by AT&T.
Your tote bag will come in handy for your purchases of unique items from artists, which are being offered at various price levels. These include accessories for people and pets, handmade apparel, beach glass jewelry, toys, greeting cards, home decor, timepieces, stained glass, and more! 

Enjoy Live Performances on Two Stages

The main stage at Rocky River Drive faces east, featuring a mix of Irish music, including pipes and drums, ballads, laments, reels, and an infusion of bluegrass and rock music. The opening ceremony begins at noon as U.S. Representative  Marcy Kaptur makes the opening comments. Here's the entertainment in order of appearance: The Pipes and Drums of the Cleveland Police; JP & the Chatfield Boys, The Whiskey Island Ramblers, Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums, Mary's Lane, and The Sunrise Jones close out the evening. 

The Family Stage at West 165th Street, sponsored by Dollar Bank, provides entertainment for the younger crowd. Irish dancers from four dance schools will perform, each showcasing its own distinctive style, with some wearing colorful costumes and ringlet wigs. The schools in order of appearance are: Burke School of Irish Dance at noon. Then, at 3:30 Brady Campbell Irish Dance School takes the stage. At 4:30, Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance shows their steps. And, Cannon Irish Dance performs at 5:30.

In between all the Irish dancing will be Our Lady of Angels Fine Arts Council Student Performance, Newton D. Baker School of the Arts, Saint Joseph Academy's Choral, Taylor's Troupe from Gunning Park Recreation Center, Tower City Chorus, the Cretan Dancers of Cleveland, and the All American Karate Studio. Enjoy The West Side Irish American Club Pipe Band on the ground in front of the stage at 5:15 p.m. Then, at 6 p.m. RW Magic performs amazing tricks followed by DJ Lo-Key spinning tunes and hosting interactive audience fun and games until 8 p.m.

View the entertainment scheduled for two stages here.

Take Your Kids to the Youth Center

On the north side of Lorain Avenue near the Family Stage at West 165th Street is the Youth Center, operated by the West Park Family YMCA and sponsored by Neighborhood Family Practice and Ace Hardware, featuring a bounce house, a thirty-foot-tall fire truck slide, and engaging games and activities for youth of all ages. The always-popular pop-a-shot returns, operated by a local Girl Scout Troop. 

Satisfy Your Cravings

Come hungry and ready to partake of the abundant food offerings from more than a dozen food vendors, including:
  • AMP 150
  • Backstage Bar
  • Buckeye Concessions
  • Celestial Treats Lemonade
  • City Club Catering
  • Dante's Pizza
  • Kamm's Cafe
  • PJ McIntyre's Irish Pub
  • Red Bar and Lounge
  • Roe Concessions
  • The Pierogi Lady
  • Weber's Premium Custard & Ice Cream
  • West Park Station
All the restaurants will be open, too, with many offering specials!

Follow These Tips

Leave your car at home, but bring your family and friends to join the fun! Last year, an estimated 30,000 people visited! Here are tips to enhance your experience:
  • Parking will be at a premium. Visitors are encouraged to walk or take public transportation to the event.
  • Consider riding your bike and parking at the designated racks sponsored by Bike Cleveland.
  • Fairview Hospital, a sponsor of this event, has agreed to open their surface lots on Lorain Avenue to visitors for the day at no charge. These lots are on both side of Lorain Avenue, west of Citizens Bank and Kamms Plaza.
  • Parking at Kamms Plaza is reserved for patrons of their stores. Please do not park there if you are attending The Hooley™. Your car may be towed.

The festivities will be held rain or shine. Click here to live stream main stage action during the event.   

 

Read What Others Say:  

Cool Cleveland

Rockport Observer

Sun News

Questions?

E-mail TheHooley@kammscorners.com. or leave a detailed message with your contact information at 216-252-6559, extension 1500.

For a large view of the event poster, including the entertainment schedule, click
here. 

View a video of last year's Hooley on Kamms Corners™ here. See the previous three events in photo galleries, here
See YOU at The Hooley on Kamms Corners™ 2016
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