Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival to Celebrate 'American Pride'


The annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival returns to northeast Ohio this month. It features three days of duct tape-themed festivities, including a duct tape fashion show, a parade and a variety of live concerts. According to a press release, this year's installment will feature “Americana-themed duct tape sculptures" inspired by everything "from the Bald Eagle and Statue of Liberty to amber waves of grain and apple pie.”

Participants will make their sculptures out of patented Duck Tape, which comes in more than 250 colors and designs. The event takes place from Friday, June 17, through Sunday, June 19, at Veterans Memorial Park in Avon. Hard-rocking singer-guitarist Lita Ford, formerly of the proto-punk/hard rock band the Runaways, will perform.

Admission is free for the festival, which annually attracts some 60,000 duct tape enthusiasts from around the world. As a bonus, the first 500 attendees each day will receive a free roll of the sticky stuff.

For more info, visit

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.