When: Sun., Sept. 25 2011
If it had survived, Euclid Beach Park — that grande dame of lakeside amusement parks — would be celebrating her 116th birthday this year. Instead, the park and all its attractions fell to developers in 1969. Whether you're old enough to remember, or young enough to be curious, today's shindig at the former park site has something for you. The seventh annual Remembering the Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park is a trip back in time, complete with parts of beloved old rides, a vintage car show, and Euclid Beach-style custard from Weber's Premium Ice Cream. Nostalgia buffs can review the park's history as walking-tour guides point out locations and remnants of former attractions. And food fans can explore the delights of the famous Humphrey's popcorn balls and candy kisses. Also on hand: books, videos, CDs, souvenirs, rides on the Rocket Ship Car, and a chance to commune with that deliciously creepy park icon, Laughing Sal. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m., parking and admission are free, and it all happens rain or shine. Check out the website for details. — Cicora 16301 Lake Shore Blvd., 440-946-6539, euclidbeach.org.