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Painesville Party in the Park – Painesville, Ohio

The Painesville Party in the Park is a free music festival with over 30 musical acts, playing a great selection of music genres (Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Country, Latin, etc.). There are also plenty of vendors, booths held by community organizations, delicious food, inflatables, activities for children and more.

2024 Date: July 19-21, 2024
Location: Veterans’ Park, Painesville
Website: http://www.painesvilleimprovement.com/party-in-the-park

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This post documents my experience on July 16, 2016.

When I first arrived at Painesville Party in the Park

…the first thing I noticed was a path of food vendors that circled the festival…

…and it offered such dishes as fried bologna, grilled cheese…

…Puerto Rican dishes…

…and a few BBQ options.

Among the food, festival goers could also find games…

…local church organizations…

…and local politicians to chat with (Maureen Kelly is pretty cool).

As I made my way in, I was surprised by the large amount of vendors…

…some selling such cool items as beach life decor and African art…

…and I even started to question my sense of direction after a few turns…

…especially after seeing duplicate Peruvian gift vendors.

And as I went further back, I noticed a raffle tent…

…face painting and caricatures…

…and a Family Fun Zone with inflatables…

…arts and crafts…

…an entertainment stage…

…and plenty of bubbles.

But the party aspect of the festival was to be found right in the heart…

…where music lovers could find a main stage…

…a side stage…

…and beer and spirits galore.

There was even a VIP area where purchased tickets got you food, drink and special perks.