A full day of downtown activities are scheduled.
Hundreds of classic cars will be on display from 3 to 9 p.m. around the Courthouse square.
The family event is free to spectators and participants.
Enjoy dinner at one of the locally owned downtown restaurants or specialty foods from one of the vendors.
Participate in the 50/50 drawing with 50 percent of the proceeds going to a local charity. Kids of all ages will enjoy the model car contest.
The swap meet is located on Broad Street south of Inman Street. Spaces are free and are available on a first-come bases.
Just down the street, the Museum Center at Five Points is hosting this summer’s Five Points Arts Festival set for July 27-29.
The festival boasts three dozen artists, and includes a host of activities and events for families and art lovers alike.
Talented Museum Gallery artists will be hosting their own booths inside the museum from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m.
Art and fine crafts from the talented group include painters, jewelers, carvers and wood turners, metal and glass sculptors, photographers and more. The Museum’s 1924 American LaFrance Fire Truck will be on display all weekend on Inman Street.
Saturday at 9 a.m. the festivities will begin at First Street Square with an ART IS FUN tent co-sponsored by CYAN (Cleveland Youth Arts Initiative) which will offer free make-n-take art projects for children. Live music will be performed on the stage, along with food vendors, while First Street Square merchants will have special offerings. There will also be lawn games and a sidewalk chalk art competition. Activities include:
Saturday First Street Square — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- “Art Is Fun” in First Street Square.
- Make-n-take art projects; music; food vendors; lawn games; sidewalk chalk art.
- Food vendors.
- Sidewalk sales — First Street Square stores.
- Door prizes from stage every hour.
- Music on the First Street Square Stage — provided by Agene Parsons (hammered dulcimer) and Cleveland Community Concert Jazz Band.
Museum Center at Five Points — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- More than 50 artists at Museum Center at Five Points.
- 1922 Antique fire truck on display at Museum Center.
- Museum’s River of Time exhibit open all day.
"This is going to be a very busy day in the downtown area with the MainStreet Cruise-In at the courthouse square and the Arts Festival at First Street Square and the Museum Center, just a few blocks away.
Car enthusiasts will enjoy seeing the 1924 antique fire truck. We hope that families will come out and plan on spending the entire day in downtown Cleveland," said Sharon Marr, executive director of MainStreet Cleveland.
The Cruise-In continues on the fourth Saturday of each month through October.
For additional information about the Cruise-In, contact Steve Harrell at 802-6405 and visit mainstreetcleveland.com.