Seasonal Special Happenings

Downtown Willoughby Rib Burn Off

When: Sat., May 20 2017

The sixth annual Rib Burn Off returns to Downtown Willoughby today and tomorrow. Attended by thousands from all over Northeast Ohio, the family-friendly outdoor celebration provides an opportunity to showcase the bars and restaurants in Downtown Willoughby as well as bring regional and national barbecue vendors to provide a wealth of food options. Drink options include ice cold beer, Best Damn Sweet Tea, craft cocktails featuring Tito’s Vodka, Russel’s Reserve, lemonade from Kirtland Kiwanis and Coca Cola products. In addition, Rib Burn Off includes three stages with live music all weekend long. Two of the three stages will feature local bands and musicians exclusively from the start of the event on Saturday through closing on Sunday night. On the Ganley Auto National Stage, the festival will open with local favorites, Kenny P and Granite Band, followed by double headliners, Jack Russel’s Great White and Firehouse. The event benefits USO and will include representatives from the armed forces with information and fun activities to test your physical and mental strength. There will also be an Activity Zone by The Bar Athletics designed for all ages. Admission is free and the event runs from noon to 10 p.m. today and from noon to 8 p.m. tomorrow. (Niesel)

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