Cleveland is in the spotlight but there is plenty to see and do right here in Mentor over the next week and half. Join us for these fun, upcoming events!
Mentor Farmer’s Market
The Farmer’s Market is held every Friday at Garfield Park from 2 – 6:30 PM. Over 30 vendors will be on hand selling great farm-fresh foods and related items. Take a stroll under the trees and help support local producers. www.mentorfarmersmarket.com
BeachFest is THIS SATURDAY, July 16th from 11 AM to 7 PM at Headlands Beach State Park. This year’s event features five master sand sculptors and a full day of entertainment and activities. Food and Arts/Crafts vendors will be on hand. Learn more at www.headlandsbeachfest.com.
Our summer concert series continues Tuesday, July 18th from 7-9PM at Civic Center Park Bon Jovi Tribute “Wanted”. Five food vendors. Beer garden. Avg. Attendance: 1,500 Learn more at www.mentorrocks.info.
RNC Themed Events at the James A Garfield National Historic Site
JAGNHS will host its seventh annual Civil War Encampment Weekend on Friday-Sunday, July 15-17th. Civil War reenactors, music, and activities for children and adults alike will be available. All activities during the Civil War encampment weekend are free of charge.
Monday night, July 18 will bring a special outdoor showing of the recent PBS American Experience documentary Murder of a President, about the Garfield assassination. The film’s producer/director, Rob Rapley, will be on hand to discuss the film and answer questions beginning at 7:30 p.m. The film itself will begin as soon as it is dark enough to be easily seen on the outdoor screen (probably close to 9 p.m. or so). Free of charge.
Stan M. Haynes, author of President-Making in the Gilded Age: The Nominating Conventions of 1876-1900, will speak and sign copies of his book at James A. Garfield National Historic Site at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. Free of charge; books for sale in the Site’s Eastern National bookstore.
The Site will stay open until 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, July 20, to provide guided public tours of the Garfield home. The home is uniquely beautiful at night, so all are invited to walk the grounds and tour the last home in which the Garfields lived before the White House. Regular guided tour fee applies ($7 per person ages 16 and over; 15 and under free).
There will be beards! Join us on Sunday, July 24th at 8:30 at Lawnfield. This inaugural 5K event may be the most fun you’ll have at a run all summer long. All runners will get a free t-shirt, medal and even a BEARD in their goodie bag paying homage to President Garfield’s most distinguishing feature. Participants and their families will also have FREE access to the Garfield home immediately following the race. Registration is just $20. Sign up today at www.garfieldgallop.com.
Shakespeare in the Park
Enjoy the traditional works of William Shakespeare July 24th on the scenic grounds of Wildwood Cultural Center with this professional production from the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild. Free admission. Vendors will be onsite for food and beverages. Bring a lawn chair. Two presentations!
- 11 AM – As You Like It (Youth Production)
- 4 PM – Twelfth Night