Enjoy the 5th Annual Hooley on Kamm’s Corners™
It's West Park's Homecoming Celebration, featuring great food, live music, children's shows & activities, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, and more. The event runs from Noon to 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue between Rocky River Drive and West 165th Street.
New this year is Fine Art Alley, sheltered under a large festival tent. All work exhibited in Fine Art Alley is original and designed by the exhibiting artist. Expect to see fused glass jewelry, beach glass creations, woodprints, abstract oils, and more! Artists may click here for details and links to the artist online registration.
Lorain Avenue will be closed to traffic from West 165th Street to Rocky River Drive. "Hooley" is Irish slang for party or celebration. The Hooley™ offers fun and activities for all ages. Eat, drink, mingle, and enjoy! Once again, there is no charge to enter the area of The Hooley™, thanks to our generous sponsors.
Purchase unique goods and pick up interesting information from the more than 40 tents lining Lorain Avenue. Satisfy your cravings from the abundant food offerings such as gyros, Italian sausage sandwiches, French fries, mini donuts, Kettle Korn, ice cream, and fresh squeezed lemonade.
The main stage entertainment is set! In the order of their appearances on stage from from noon to 8 PM: Pipes and Drums of the Cleveland Police, Colin Dussault's Blues Project, Mary's Lane, West Side Irish American Club Pipe Band, Cats on Holiday, and The Boys from County Hell (a Pogues tribute band to close out the evening).
The Family Stage at West 165th Street is sponsored by Dollar Bank. Performers will entertain the younger crowd, and they include the All American Karate Studio, St. Ignatius Circus Company, St. Edward Trash Talkers, Irish dancers from The Brady Campbell Irish Dance School, Burke School of Irish Dance, and The Leneghan Academy of Irish Dance. Also performing musical numbers on stage will be Newton D. Baker School of the Arts and Saint Joseph Academy's Academy Choral. DJ McNab will keep things moving later in the day. Bounce houses, pony rides, and a big inflatable fire truck slide return! Straight from the Cleveland Browns Dawg Pound, Chomps is being brought to us by the Browns Backers. In addition, the Youth Center features minute-to-win-it games with assistance from the West Park-Fairview Family YMCA. Pop-a-Shot Basketball, popular with tweens, will be operated by the Our Lady of Angels PTU.
Fairview Hospital will be giving away bicycle helmets to the first 500 children who stop by their tent near West 168th Street, beginning at Noon.
For our 5th Anniversary celebration, a special Rugby Target Throw sponsored by Content Marketing Institute will be held with a single contest prize of $25,000! Five (5) Hooley™ T-shirt wearing contestants will be randomly selected from registrations in a hopper. Each will have one try to successfully throw a regulation rugby ball 25 yards through the target opening to win $25,000! Restrictions apply. Registration and full details will be at the red and white Information Tent at The Hooley™ .