Thursday, August 13th through Sunday, August 16th, 2009
Cleveland’s Feast of the Assumption, is held each year in mid-August in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood, it’s a four-day street fair that celebrates the Catholic Day of Assumption (August 15), when the Virgin Mary died and assumed her place beside Jesus. Although the hill is a complete “MOB” scene, the Feast is a fun-filled Italian street party with rides, food (Gnocchi & Cannolis), live music and the traditional parade.
The four-day Feast of the Assumption is a wonderful mix of religion and secular fun. The entire length of Mayfield Road, between Euclid Ave and Cleveland Heights is closed off to traffic. In their place are carnival rides, delicious Italian-themed food vendors, arts & crafts booths, and live music stages, playing everything from rock to “It’s Amore.” In addition, there are fireworks at night and a parade on August 15. The event draws over 100,000 visitors each year. Admission is free.
Thursday Aug 13, 6-11pm
Friday Aug 14, 6-Midnight
Saturday Aug 15, 10-Midnight
Sunday Aug 16, Noon-9:30pm