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Celebrate West Park at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners

The Party Starts Tomorrow, May 12 

Get Cool Giveaways and Goodies

Enjoy Live Entertainment

Take Your Children to the Youth Center

Satisfy Your Cravings

Follow These Tips

Read What Others Are Saying

Thank Our Sponsors
May 11, 2018

Celebrate West Park at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ The Party Starts Tomorrow, May 12

C leveland's festival season gets started tomorrow, May 12, with
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West Park's Homecoming Celebration, The Hooley on Kamm's Corners. At 6 a.m. Lorain Avenue will close to traffic from Rocky River Drive to West 165th Street to set up for the fun that begins at noon and runs until 8 p.m. So gather your friends and family for a fun day of live music, great food, children's activities, Irish dancers, pipes and drums, unique art, and more that will fill the street for this, the ninth annual spring event.
There is no charge to enter the area of this event produced by Kamm's Corners Development Corporation with presenting sponsor Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital . See all the details here .

Get Cool Giveaways and Goodies
Visit more than 100 vendors on Lorain Avenue and West 165th Street, f eaturing booths bursting with arts and crafts, a selection of local commercial vendors, and neighborhood non-profit organizations. Pick up giveaways and valuable information.

A tote bag will come in handy for your free goodies and purchases from artists, which are being offered at various price levels. They include Celtic-themed accessories, hand-made apparel from cloth to leather, beach glass jewelry, wall decor, candles, magnets, hats, handbags, and more. Find gifts for yourself and your mom for Mother's Day.
Stop by our information booth to purchase this year's cool souvenir Hooley t-shirt for only $10 each. A limited number of 3XL and 4XL t-shirts will be available for $15 each.
While visiting our booth, buy a limited edition of the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market cookbook, filled with 129 recipes from our customers, vendors, guest chefs, and volunteers. It also includes many helpful tips and handy tricks for cooking a range of tasty dishes. "Good Eating from Fabulous Foodies" costs only $10 each, and makes a great Mother's Day gift. All the proceeds go to helping sustain the market.    

Enjoy Live Entertainment 
The opening ceremony begins at noon on the main stage at Rocky River Drive, facing east on Lorain Avenue. Here's the entertainment in order of appearance: performing are: Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums, Colin Dussault Blues Project, Loch Erie, Mary's Lane, West Side Irish American Club Pipe Band, Mary's Lane (again), and Yosemite Slim Band.
The Family Stage at West 165th Street sponsored by Dollar Bank
will feature entertainment for the younger crowd. Irish dancers from multiple dance schools will perform, each showcasing its own distinctive style. Appearing will be: Burke School of Irish Dance, Brady Campbell Irish Dance School, and Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance. Other acts include performances by West Park YMCA Zumba, John Flower, and Newton D. Baker School of the Arts. All American Karate Studios will exhibit special moves and exercises. Other entertainment includes Nick Eaton Magic, Andrew McManus, and Antimatter, a rock band of middle schoolers! Enjoy a Frozen sing-along with Elsa and Anna, too.

Take Your Children to the Youth Center
Nearby will be the Youth Center, hosted by the West Park Family YMCA and sponsored by Neighborhood Family Practice, featuring an obstacle course race, and engaging games and activities for youth of all ages. The always-popular pop-a-shot returns, too. Look for bounce houses on West 168th Street and  a thirty-foot tall fire truck slide.    
Satisfy Your Cravings
Good food is the key to any festival and The Hooley™ is no exception. In addition to the diverse fare available at the pubs and eateries lining Lorain Avenue, other offerings include pierogies, pizza, bratwurst, gyro sandwiches, potato pancake Reubens, big Bavarian pretzels with cheese or mustard, kettle corn, ice cream, freshly squeezed lemonade, and more. Of course, many neighborhood restaurants will have booths on the street, too, such as Back Stage Bar, Hatfield's Goode Grub, P.J.McIntyre's Irish Pub, and West Park Station.
Follow These Tips
Leave your car at home if possible as parking will be at premium. Previous festivals have attracted an estimated 30,000 guests! Here are tips to enhance your experience:
  • Visitors are encouraged to walk, Uber, or take public transportation to the event.
  • Consider riding your bike.
  • Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital
    , presenting sponsor, will 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 Citizen Bank and Kamms Plaza. Look for the red "Event Parking" signs.This is also the designated Uber drop-off spot.
  • Parking at Kamms Plaza is reserved for patrons of their stores. Please do not park there if your are attending The Hooley™. Your car may be towed.
E-mail or leave a detailed message with your contact information at 216-252-6559, extension 1000. 
Special thanks to Councilman Marty Keane and all our sponsors: 
See you at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ 2018!
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