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Parade the Circle and Circle Village

Presented by The Cleveland Museum of Art & University Circle Inc.

Saturday, June 08, 2024 10:00AM —
Saturday, June 08, 2024 4:00PM

Parade the Circle and Circle Village

Join Us!

Saturday, June 08, 2024
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Wade Oval
10820 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106

Map to Event

Event Program

The 32nd Annual Parade the Circle and Circle Village is BACK to kick off summer in the Circle!

The Parade, which begins at Noon at the north entrance of the museum, fills Wade Oval with colorful costumes, puppets, masks, and more created by local individuals and groups. Returning this year is the addition of Lead Artist, Héctor Castellanos Lara. This year’s theme, “Visions of Harmony,” invites participants and spectators to explore the beauty of unity in diversity through imaginative costumes, towering puppets, floats, and intricately crafted masks.

Before, during, and after the Parade, Circle Village on Wade Oval will have tons of hands-on activities for all ages from local nonprofits and institutions, live music, and delectable food.

Temporary street closures for the event will be in place surrounding Wade Oval from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit the "Getting Here" section for more information.


Latin City Soul Band

  • 10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
  • After the parade ends to 4:00 p.m.

Food Vendors

  • Kernels by Chrissie
  • Glacial Concessions
  • Deal's Fresh Lemonade
  • Rascal House Pizza
  • Odd Dog Coffee
  • Pop Culture
  • Whoa Dough
  • Cleveland Fish & Seafood

Activity Partners

Cleveland Public Library & Literacy Cooperative

  • 10:00 am – Storytime
  • 11:00-12:30 am - Twister Girl (balloon twisting)
  • 12:00 pm - Storytime
  • 1:30-3:30 pm - Face Painting
  • 2:00 pm - Storytime
  • All-day craft – Craft and button making

Cleveland Division of Water
Cleveland Water Trivia

Cleveland Public Power
Design a Light Swtich Plate

Cleveland Water Pollution Control
WPC Sewer Savvy Plinko Challenge

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Color your own Natural History coloring book page
Color your own Natural History coloring book page to take home or leave on the CMNH art display. Enter to win a CMNH themed swag basket and learn more about membership and about the Museums ongiong transformation.

Sears think[box] & the CWRU Office of Government and Community Relations
think[box] Laser Cutting Activity and Case Community Resource Information
Case Western Reserve University's Office of Government and Community Relations and Sears think[box] are teaming up to showcase the resources available on campus for the Cleveland Community. Stop by to make your own laser cut Stamp with designs inspired by the Parade's theme of "Harmony" on the xTool M1 Smart Laser Engraver . The Office of Government and Community Relations will also present information on the community facing resources and opportunities available on campus.

Global Wellness Day
Jump Rope Challenge; Make Your Own Jump Rope & Ask the Functional Medicine Doctor
Gloria Treister, HHP, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and author, is a US Ambassador for Global Wellness Day. On this day, there will be thousands of wellness activities in over 150 countries! The aim is to put a focus on wellness for all! Here in Cleveland, along with Dr. Tammy Gutierrez, MD, Functional Medicine doctor, Anita Gabel from the American Jump Rope Federation and her student team, and Dr. Doreen Berts and JR Washington from Healthy Jumping, we will be challenging our visitors to jump rope for 30 seconds. Sounds easy? Give it a try. The jump rope team will also teach jump roping tricks. We will be available to answer your health and wellness questions, too. Please stop by!

Cleveland History Center
Craft-your-own Carousel
Bring your ideas to life by crafting a unique carousel that reflects your imagination and style

Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Shark Art
Create a harmonious ocean scene featuring an ocean habitat, shark and scuba diver. Discover how humans and ocean life can live in harmony through science literacy and sustainability.

University Circle UMC
Postcards for Loved Ones
A design project starting with a blank postcard and a variety of mediums to convey a message to someone special

Womens Council Cleveland Museum of Art
In Harmony with Chagall
Participants will create moveable interchangeable figures as influenced by the art of Marc Chagall.

Cleveland Botanical Garden
Tree Ring Mandalas
Join Cleveland Botanical Garden as they harmonize with nature and resonate with trees by decorating wood medallions with a colorful mandalas!

Mastery School of Hawken
Button Making Station
Get creative and design your very own personalized button!

Centers for Dialysis Care/MOTTEP
Show Your Rhythm for Summertime Fun
Color your own maraca clapper and shake your rhythm for summertime creativity and fun. Sign up to be an organ, tissue, and eye donor.

Poetry Free Cleveland
Poetry For People
Experience the magic of spontaneous poetry creation with Poetry Free Cleveland, a street poetry team that specializes in writing typewriter poems on the spot. Step up and give us a word, an image, or topic, and watch as we craft a personalized and meaningful poem right before your eyes.

Cleveland Institute of Art
Design your own Tarot Card
Much like the parade theme, Visions of Harmony, tarot cards each have a straightforward interpretation and an inverse meaning. Find inspiration in Parade the Circle and your own life to create a custom tarot card with a meaning all its own, or create your own version of an existing tarot card. While you’re there, learn how to give yourself a simple 3-card reading!

The Music Settlement
Instrument Discovery
Join us for an immersive exploration of musical instruments and discover the vast world of programs at The Music Settlement. Open to all ages and skill levels, this engaging activity offers participants the opportunity to interact with various instruments while learning about our distinctive music programming. During the event, guests will have the chance to try out various instruments under the guidance of our experienced instructors. Whether you are a seasoned musician or a curious beginner, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to provide insights into each instrument's unique qualities and offer tips for getting started on your musical journey. In addition to instrument exploration, attendees can learn more about The Music Settlement's comprehensive Early Childhood preschool and kindergarten programs. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about our Center for Music Therapy options, where the transformative power of music is harnessed to promote healing, communication, and overall well-being. Stop by to engage with music in a fun and educational setting while discovering all that The Music Settlement has to offer.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Instrument Discovery
Learn more about our programs and upcoming events, bring home Cleveland Orchestra-branded merchandise, and take part in our Instrument Discovery activity. Discover your inner musician by trying out orchestral instruments!

Heights Arts
Poetry Tree
Our Poet Laureate Siaara Freeman will be joining us and doing her Poetry Tree activity, where we have a (faux) tree with lines of poetry attached to the branches that she will take and give to guests, engaging them in an activity of sharing some of her favorite poets and literary works.

Cuyahoga County Health & Human Services

UCI Community Engagement in partnership with Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Mandala Expressions
Discover the art of mandalas with Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. Craft mandala coasters on ceramic tiles using watercolors, guided by CAL Teaching Artists Kahzar Rublon and Lacy Talley. Explore unity and balance as you design intricate patterns with your own imaginative flair.

The Centers Ohio

Cleveland Museum of Art T-Shirt Sales

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