ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Festival and Arts Commission is proud to present the 46th annual Englewood Art Festival.
Sponsored by the city of Englewood this free event will be held under the trees at Centennial Park, 321 Union Boulevard on August 10 and 11. Festival chairwoman, Linda Bryan says, “Our festival is a fun weekend with several thousand attending.”
Festivities begin Saturday at 8 a.m. with the 30th annual 5K Classic Run. The start/finish line is on Union Boulevard near Overla Boulevard. Pre-race day entry fee is $20 with festival T-shirt or $10 without. Entrants wanting shirts must register before July 26. Online registration is at www.cantstoprunningco.com. Immediately following the run the Festival Parade will roll down Union Boulevard from W. Wenger Road to Centennial Park.
Festival attractions include artists selling their handmade work. Exhibitor chairwoman Elizabeth Swanson states that many artists will be returning from previous festivals along with several new artists. Festival goers will find a variety of handmade items including outdoor sculptures and fountains, wood turning and carvings, unique jewelry, pottery, handmade soaps and lotions and more.
Another festival favorite is a wide variety of food selections including bourbon chicken, pulled pork and beef brisket, pizza, homemade ice cream and a German “Bier Garden.”
Free entertainment is scheduled for both days. The Northmont High School Marching Band will kick off Saturday’s entertainment at noon followed by Thomas Mac, Nashville recording artist, at 1:30 p.m. Razzamatazz & Jazz will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday’s entertainment will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the Honey Creek Cloggers. The Englewood Civic Band will take the bandstand at 1 p.m., and the United States Air Force Band Ensemble Flight One will close the festival entertainment. A cruise-in will be held on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a $10 admission fee for car entries. All proceeds will be donated to the Northmont Community Table. Entrants will be eligible for raffle prizes.
Festival hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More festival information may be found at www.englewood.oh.us or by calling the Earl Heck Community Center at 937-836-5929.