Happy 100th Birthday Metroparks!

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Hey Cleveland! It’s a hot one out there…soooo humid. We have been trying to stay cool with multiple trips for ice cream, some serious pool time and lots of time inside in the AC. From what I can tell we are going to get some rain to cool everyone off in the next day or so which is awesome…as long as it is over by Saturday!

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This Saturday, join most of Cleveland for the biggest and best, beachfront birthday party celebrating the Cleveland Metroparks 100th year Anniversary. As a constant cheerleader for our city, I couldn’t be more proud of this organization for everything they do for our community. From the incredible walking, running and biking paths to this summer’s newest new construction beaches, they truly as an integral part of our city.

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Have you been down to Edgewater for a visit to the new beach house? It is incredible both in form and function. The space is open, clean, modern, not-fussy but also feels special and incredibly well thought out. There is a snack bar and extensive dressing rooms on the first floor and the second floor has space for lounging with your friends and sipping a cocktail from their bar. (Note* the bar is only open Thursday through Sunday; check their FB page for specific hours)

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To officially celebrate, the team at the Metroparks have put together an all day celebration with food, music and tons of fun! Take a look at the schedule below for entertainment times.

Where: Edgewater Park
When: Saturday, July 22
Music & entertainment:
2:30 p.m., Forecast
4 p.m., Trios
5:30 p.m., Old Boy
7 p.m., Billy Morris and the Sunset Strip
9 p.m., Michael Stanley & Friends
9:40 p.m., Fireworks! (Custom choreographed fireworks display with music courtesy of WHLK FM/106.5 “The Lake.”)

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They are recommending you try and Uber, walk or ride your bike for the afternoon celebration. When the parking lots are full they won’t be letting people drive through the park from the shoreway.

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The celebration will wrap up with a large fireworks display that will be released from a barge out in the water in front of the beach. It seriously is one not-to-be-missed. We are so excited and are hoping our little guy will take a great nap that day and be able to hang a bit later to watch the sunset!

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To top off the weekend birthdays celebrations, the team at the Metroparks are encouraging Northeast Ohio to get out into the actual parks on Sunday. Go support your neighborhood parks; take a walk, pack a picnic even plan to head into the water. Happy Birthday Metroparks! As a big fan I feel so honored to be able to celebrate you and the next 100 years together. Cheers and make sure you blow out all the candles! For more information on the party and all of the fun activities visit their site here!