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Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Is Saturday

Pickup Giveaways & Goodies

Visit Artist Alley for Unique Gifts

Enjoy Performances on Two Stages

Take Your Kids to the Youth Center

Satisfy Your Cravings

Follow These Tips

Read What Others Say
May 12, 2017
Celebrate West Park at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ The Party Starts Tomorrow, May 13!   

Gather your friends and family for a fun day tomorrow, May 13. It's 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. Spend the day enjoying live music, great food, children's activities, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, unique art, and more that will fill the street for this, the eighth annual spring event.

There is no charge to enter the area of The Hooley, presented by our organization, Kamm's Corners Development Corporation, and our generous presenting sponsor, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital.

Get Cool Giveaways and Goodies

Visit more than 100 vendors on Lorain Avenue and West 168th Street. Pick up giveaways and information. Visit our information booth to purchase this year's souvenir Hooley t-shirt for only $10 each. A limited number of 4X t-shirts will be available for $15 each.

Visit Artist Alley

Plan to purchase unique handmade arts and crafts at Artist Alley along West 168th Street. Your tote bag will come in handy for your purchases from artists, which are being offered at various price levels. They include accessories, hand-made apparel, beach glass jewelry, home decor, and more. Find something cool for yourself or for your mom for Mother's Day, curated by My Reclaimed Life.

Enjoy Live Performances on Two Stages

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: The Pipes and Drums of the Cleveland Police; Brigid's Cross (Celtic), Tie Dye Harvest (Classic Rock and originals), Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums, Tie Dye Harvest, Harp City (Celtic and Rock), and The Sunrise Jones close out the evening. Voted Cleveland's best cover band, they feature Classic Rock and Pop from the '60s '70s, and '80s including The Beatles, Robert Palmer, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, and more.

The Family Stage at West 165th Street sponsored by Dollar Bank will feature entertainment for the younger crowd. Irish dancers from four dance schools will perform, each showcasing its own distinctive style, some wearing colorful costumes and ringlet wigs. Appearing will be: Brady Campbell Irish Dance School, Burke Schools of Irish Dance, Cannon Irish Dance, and Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance. Other acts include a karate demonstration from All American Karate, juggling from the St. Ignatius Circus Company, singing by Tower City Chorus, acoustic guitar and vocals by Jim Tigue, and a performance from Newton D. Baker School of the Arts. As they march to the Family Stage area from the west, The West Side Irish American Club Pipe Band will play a medley of crowd-pleasing tunes.

Take Your Children to the Youth Center

On the north side of Lorain Avenue near the Family Stage at West 165th Street is the Youth Center, sponsored by Neighborhood Family Practice, offering family-friendly activities from the West Park Family YMCA.
Nearby features include an obstacle course, 30-foot fire truck slide, and pop-a-shot game operated by the St. Mark School Parent Club.

Satisfy Your Cravings

Everyone knows that good food is the key to any good party and The Hooley™ is no exception. In addition to the diverse fare available at the pubs and eateries lining Lorain Avenue, kettle corn, ice cream, freshly squeezed lemonade, and other festival staples will be available. If you're looking for something substantial for lunch or dinner, The Hooley's newest culinary offerings include Hatfield's Goode Grub, The Hub, and BOMBA Tacos. And, of course, many neighborhood restaurants will have booths on the street, too.

Follow These Tips

Leave your car at home if possible as parking will be at premium. Previous Hooley festivals have hosted 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.
  • 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.
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For a large view of the event poster, including the entertainment schedule, click here.

See photo galleries at the bottom of our event page, here.

See YOU at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners 2017! 

Special Thanks to Councilman Martin J. Keane and All of Our Sponsors!

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