Two Days…One Big Event!

Friday, August 25, 4 – 11 p.m. & Saturday, August 26, 12 – 11 p.m.

8600 Munson Rd., Mentor, OH 44060 (Map)

Rock out to our musical lineup including Armstrong Bearcat Band, Friday, 8 pm, country star John King, Saturday, 5 pm, and Dark Side of the Moon, Saturday, 7:30 pm

Watch or participate in the CityFest Parade, Saturday, 10 am

Help us set the Guinness World Record for “Most Popsicles Eaten in 60 Seconds,” 1 pm Saturday – free popsicles to the first 5,000!

Be amazed at the magical talents of local star Rick Smith Jr, Friday, 7pm, Saturday, 4 pm

Compete in the Color Dash & Walk, 6 pm Saturday

And, participate in a ton of fun activities including inflatables, zip line, CityFest Express, Paint the Ice, Bubble Derby and much more!

Activities Wristbands: $10.00 – good for both days

Saturday, August 26, 6 pm
Civic Center Park

This isn’t your average fun run! This 2.2 mile run and fun walk starts & finishes at Mentor CityFest on the grounds of Civic Center Park, and runs along the bike path. Several color zones will leave you festively decorated! Registration includes a t-shirt and post-race fun & entertainment.

Run Divisions:
Men/Women 13 & under; 14 – 17; 18 – 24; 25 – 29; 30 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 – 44; 45-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Top 3 overall Men & Women and Top 3 in each age division

$20 pre-race; $25 day of race  (T-shirts guaranteed to pre-race registrants only)

Packet Pick up will be Friday, August 25, 10 am – 8 pm at Second Sole, 8791 Mentor Ave, Mentor.

Race Day registration/Check-In is from 4:30 – 5:30 pm at the pool pavilion, Civic Center Park, 8600 Munson Rd., Mentor.

Race begins at 6 pm.


For additional details, get in touch with Brian McCloskey at or (440) 290-0185.

Sponsorship questions should be directed to Ante Logarusic at or (440) 974-5794.

Mentor CityFest parade will kick-off Saturday, August 26, from Veteran’s Park and travel south along Hopkins Road to Center Street and pass by the grandstand in front of Fire Station #5 on Civic Center Boulevard.

Community groups, business and local entertainers will delight and entertain those watching along the one-mile route. This is a great way for your organization to be recognized and involved in our community.

To participate, please download this Parade Entry Form and note that all applications must be received no later than 5 pm on August 4, 2017.

Businesses interested in supporting the parade can download the Parade Donation form.

For more information, please contact Renee Ochaya at or (440) 974-5725.

Welcome Letter and Information For All Interested Vendors

Non-food vendors will include arts and crafts, local businesses, community organizations, churches and others wanting to participate. All vendors are stationed within our two Main Street tents. The festival map indicates where these are located on the property. To participate as a non-food vendor, please complete the following THREE forms and submit to Maggie Kuyasa, c/o Mentor Recreation, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio  44060. Space is limited and we frequently sell out.
Non Food Vendor 2018
Midway Game Application 2018
Vendor Contract 2018
Liability Waiver 2018

Food Vendors
A designated food vendor area will feature traditional fair foods, as well as local fare. To apply, please complete the following THREE forms and submit to Maggie Kuyasa, c/o Mentor Recreation, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio  44060. Space is limited and the city reserves the right to limit and select the types of food presented by each vendor. Vendors should also review our food vendor electrical hook-up requirements here.
Food Vendor 2018
Vendor Contract 2018
Liability Waiver 2018
Food Vendor Electrical Hook-Up Requirements 2018

Please direct questions to Maggie Kuyasa at (440) 974-5720 or

Are you looking for a fun, active way to get involved in your community? Mentor CityFest has opportunities for individuals, families and groups to participate in our biggest festival of the year.

Mentor CityFest is a two-day festival attracting more than 20,000 people. With volunteer needs in set up and clean up, recycling, festival services, ticket and wristband sales and more, there are many ways to get involved.

Download our Volunteer Application for Mentor CityFest 2017  and get involved today!

Mentor CityFest 2017 Sponsorship Information

For additional information regarding sponsorships, contact Ante Logarusic at (440) 974-5794 or