If you’re going to this Saturday’s Waterloo Arts Fest in Collinwood’s burgeoning arts district, plan a stop to the nearby Euclid Wind Festival, just a few short minutes away.
This year’s Euclid Wind Festival features helicopter tours of the Lake Erie Shoreline (early reservations needed, expected to sell out), tethered hot air balloon rides (also expected to sell out), a zipline, drone show and simulation, kayaking on the lake, Dr. URawesome (Guinness World Record holder for World’s Largest Bubble), aerial-acrobat dance by Jasmine Dragons, a performance by Ulterior Motive on the beach, inflatables and activities for the kids and much more. Everything takes place at Sims Park from 3 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, June 25.
“We are excited again to be working with the City of Euclid, the Euclid Chamber of Commerce and event planner the Wizard of Ahs to bring this wonderful community event to life this Saturday,” says Laura Kidder, Executive Director of Shore Cultural Centre.
Sims Park includes a large beach, sprawling grassy areas with expansive views of the lake and the historic Henn Mansion. Throughout the day, guests can enjoy wind-related entertainment and activities, music, arts, kids’ activities and more.
Euclid is home to what was at the time of its creation the largest wind turbine in North America, located on the campus of Lincoln Electric. In fact, each of its blades is as long as the entire height of the turbine outside the Browns’ stadium. There are also two more “smaller” turbines nearby.
“Celebrating wind comes naturally to Euclid, as we are home to wind turbines, and in fact that was at the heart of the origination of this unique festival back in 2012,” explains Director of Programming at Shore Cultural Centre Chris Cipriani. “The event began at Shore Cultural Centre, and then evolved in scope and is now held at beautiful Sims Park on Euclid’s lakefront.”
For reservation or information on helicopter rides, call 216-289-2746 up until 4 p.m. Friday. Due to popularity, some activities may have limited availability and all are weather-contingent.
Additionally, Shore Cultural Centre continues its weekly Euclid Farmer’s Market from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Fridays through October. The Euclid Farmer’s Market features locally grown and organic produce, baked goods, bedding plants, herbs, candles and more. Musician Bill Hatch performs on second Fridays each month 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(Sims Park) 23131 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid, http://www.shoreculturalcentre.com/WindFest