Black Girls Say Hello to Fall At the Ohio City Street Festival?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a hard time believing that summer was officially over September 21. Especially because on Sunday, September 24 when the temperature hit 85 degrees. And because folks were having a great time at the Ohio City Street Festival for what looked like a sensational summertime celebration!

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Festival goers crowded a portion of West 25th to take part in family fun activities, watch and listen to performances, and of course eat their fare of delicious food found in the Ohio City neighborhood.

Woman dancing in the drum circle

Woman dancing in the drum circle

Me, Shana, Chauna, and a couple of our meet up friends decided to connect at the festival because it had been way too long since we all hung out together.

We walked around the festival. We treated ourselves to the Soho’s chicken and waffle cone, something Shana had been anticipating after seeing it on social media earlier that week, calamari, fish & chips, and crawfish & grits.

Chicken and Waffle Cone from Soho

Chicken and Waffle Cone from Soho

Crawfish and Grits from Crop

Crawfish and Grits from Crop

We watched the interesting curbside performers, and of course, watched people as they engaged with each other. There were plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy. We saw kids and adults playing games, creating art, drinking locally crafted-beer, eating, dancing, singing, playing drums and other instruments, shopping, and much more! Everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves and the wonderful summerlike weather.

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We also hung out in the Market Square Park Stage, took a few selfies, had a couple of beers and danced to the sounds of Son Gitano, a popular Latin Fusion band from Cleveland.

BlackgirlinCLE squad

The Ohio City Street Festival has been around for three years, but we’ve never attended before, even though we’ve often visited the Ohio City neighborhood for meetings or to get a quick bite to eat. We were looking forward to exploring this festival for weeks and weren’t disappointed at all.

 

Many thanks to the Ohio City Inc. and the Ohio City Street Festival for asking Black Girl in the CLE  to be media sponsors of this exciting fall festival. We’re waiting in anticipation for next year’s festival and all the excitement it will bring to our city.