5 Things to Do at the Willoughby ArtsFest
There is plenty to see at this year’s ArtsFest! With 140 juried artist with talents in mixed media, woodworking, painting and jewelry among others, it can be difficult to enjoy all of what the festival has to offer. It’s best to plan your day ahead of time!
Here are 5 Things to do at the 25th Annual Willoughby ArtsFest:
- Grab a snack from one of our food vendors
There will be plenty of opportunities for snacking at this year’s ArtsFest including fruit smoothies and pretzels to cool you off from Island Delights, roasted nuts from The Almond Shop, custard, ice cream and sorbet from Weber’s Premium Custard & Ice Cream, Greek food (including gyros!) from BJ Events, unique pies from Gray’s House of Pies and Classic Kettle Korn!
- Watch Live Music at the Gazebo in Pointe Park
Enjoy Jazz, Indie Rock, Bluegrass and Folk at the Gazebo in Point Park during the ArtsFest! Local folk group, The Gage Brothers, will be kicking off the event and will be followed by award winning jazz pianist, Harry Bacharach, rock cover band, Flatfoot and local indie rockers, Polars.
- Visit the Kids Studio
This year, a Kids Studio will be featured at the Willoughby ArtsFest! Bring your children and let them enjoy a special visit from the Fairy Godmother and “Game Time” hosted by Chick-fil-A and the City of Willoughby. Bring a white t-shirt and have it tie died at the Willoughby Public Library booth! Also, crafts and creative activities will be held at the Fine Arts Association and Andrews Osborn booths.
- Grab a bite or beverage from many local cuisines
When most think of Downtown Willoughby, fantastic cuisine quickly comes to mind. If you feel like enjoying a full entrée, visit some of the area’s most favorite restaurants, such as Sol, 1899 Pub, Willoughby Brewing Company, Corks Wine Bar, Frank and Tony’s Place, Olivor Twist, Nickleby’s Roundbar, The Wild Goose, Ballantine’s, Morehouse, Arabica and Taco Local!
- Listen to unplugged street musicians perform on Erie Street
Not only will musicians be located in the Gazebo in Point Park, but unplugged acoustic artists will be featured on both sides of Erie Street! Enjoy the classical sounds of cello from Shelby Sangdahl, the soothing vocals of Jered Robert, or the delta-blues inspired Dan Holt!