18.) Crocker Park Liberty Fest Review – Westlake – July 1, 2018

Street sections were closed off at Crocker Park

…in order to celebrate Liberty Fest…

…where entertainment included rock and roll (Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings)…

…unicycle demonstrations…

…bike jumps…

…and acrobatics (Jasmine Dragons).

Down the side streets, festival goers of all sizes browsed among booths…

…where local organizations assisted with spiritual (and educational) needs (St. Paul Westlake)…

…dreams of the stage (Olmsted Performing Arts)…

…Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card duels…

…athletic aspirations (ATA Martial Arts/Title Boxing Club)…

…questions of the future…

…music listening options (Star102/Q104)…

…and canine companionship (Wags/Canine).

There were also photo ops (This is Cleveland)…

…art in action…

…rock and roll T-shirts (Rock City)…

…and a car raffle in the name of suicide prevention (Stand Up Together).

And, finally, while there were some delicious dessert options (Have a Slice/Cinnaholic)…

…only Texas de Brazil had a booth representing savory food and you could only get some coupons (they were located nearby).

I’m guessing this was because festival goers were expected to visit the restaurant businesses already established at Crocker Park instead of having those restaurants set up food stands out in the street.

I should also note that I later learned of a kids’ area with balloon animals and face painting near the entrance of Cheesecake Factory.

So be sure to explore a little bit as I saw no signs or map directing me there.