When: Sat., Sept. 19 2015
This marks the SPARX City Hop festival's 13th year, and visitors can expect the largest SPARX gathering to date — more than 115 artists, galleries, retailers, and restaurants are participating in this event that is all about Cleveland culture, history, and community. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. today under the GE Chandelier in Playhouse Square at the SPARX Main Hub, which will offer three trolley routes with guided tours around the city. The Hub will also offer tours of Cleveland’s historic theaters and an information booth for the most touristy of attendees. Each stop will feature live music and dance and easy access to shops, galleries, restaurants and cultural institutions that are participating in SPARX, so whichever trolley folks end up on, they are bound to have a banging good time. This event is perfect for giving a friend a crash course in Cleveland, or for reacquainting yourself with the city after a summer of binge-watching Netflix. Check out the video below by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance for a glimpse at the event in real time. Free. (Xan Schwartz) downtowncleveland.com/sparx.aspx.