When: Sat., July 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2012
Find bizarre oddities, unique antiques, collectibles, crafts, and second-hand goods today on Larchmere Boulevard, as you explore dozens of independent, locally owned stores and shops just one block north of historic Shaker Square. It’s all part of the Larchmere Festival, held in the heart of Cleveland’s largest arts and antiques district. Events include an antique fair, cuisine from some of Cleveland’s popular food trucks, and live music — along with workshops, a chess tournament, and a children’s creation station. “We’re a really cool community,” says business owner and event organizer Harriet Logan, who estimates last year’s attendance at around 6,000. The fest will also showcase the nationally acclaimed indie craft fair, Bazaar Bizarre (which has doubled in size since last year), and a community flea market. And don’t forget to take a stroll down Author Alley, where you’ll find members of the local literati like national bestselling author Mary Doria Russell and popular blogger Erin O’Brien. The street fest kicks off at 10 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. Admission is free.