Make Bay Village your destination on June 17
Do you want arts, crafts, antiques, music, bicycling, great food and family-style fun? Then, “Destination Bay” is the answer.
Once again, a number of Bay Village organizations are teaming up to provide a unique community experience under the umbrella of Destination Bay. This full day of family friendly events takes place on Saturday, June 17, all around the city.
Free shuttle transportation to all Destination Bay locations will be available, courtesy of O’Neill Healthcare.
This year, visitors to any of the Destination Bay locations will have a chance to win prizes! Pick up a Walgreens “Passport to Fitness” at one of the venues and have it stamped as you travel between the events.
Cahoon in June
The 48th annual “Cahoon in June” fine crafts, collectibles and antiques event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cahoon Memorial Park. Admission is free. There will be a Civil War re-enactment in the park, and a display of antique cars and boats. Musical entertainment will include the True North Big Band from noon to 2 p.m., followed by The Erie Cats from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Food concessions are the Ironwood Café, Fortune Café Food Truck, Island Delights and Premier Popcorn Kitchen. There will be face painting for the children. Rose Hill Museum, Reuben Osborn Learning Center and Cahoon log cabin will be open. Interested community groups are invited to set up tables free of charge. Contact Cynthia Eakin at 216-213-0312 to reserve a space.
Proceeds from this event support the Rose Hill Museum, the Reuben Osborn Learning Center and student scholarships. Visit www.bayhistorical.com for additional information.
Bay Village Library
Stop by from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bay Village Branch Library table at the Cahoon in June event where all ages can sign up for our Summer Reading Game and get fun giveaways while supplies last! This year we will also be hosting Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show back at the library at 2:30 p.m. courtesy of the Friends of the Bay Village Library. Outback Ray will have a variety of exotic animals-snakes, bird, lizards and some fuzzy critters to delight folks of all ages!
Bayarts Art & Music Festival
The BAYarts campus will be hosting over 60 artisan vendors of handmade jewelry, photography, watercolors, candles, fine woodworking, sea glass art and more. Concessions by Sweet Melissa’s and The Brat Boys. Live music is provided by Rey Citron’s Rice and Beans Band. This free event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is dog-friendly.
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
Join Lake Erie Nature & Science Center for a special selection of FREE star shows and animal encounters to engage the whole family. Meet (and touch!) the Center’s resident animals during Critter Encounters, then head to Schuele Planetarium to travel through space, explore constellations and visit different objects in the Solar System. Don’t forget to visit the indoor exhibits and wildlife gardens in between!
- 10:30 a.m. – Critter Encounters
- 11:00 a.m. – Critter Encounters, Twinkle Tots
- 11:30 a.m. – Stellar Stars
- 1:00 p.m. – Stellar Stars
- 1:30 p.m. – Family Adventures in Space
- 2:00 p.m. – Sky Tonight
- 3:00 p.m. – Full Dome Show
Bay Village Fire Department
Everyone is invited to come and join us for a day of fun in the sun at the Fire Station from noon-3 p.m.! We’ll have refreshments, tours of the fire trucks, fire safety information, and the chance for kids to shoot water from a real fire hose!
The Project Pedal charitable bike ride to benefit Village Project will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event begins and ends at Bay Middle School. Routes include the Pea Pod Pedal for young preschoolers, the Sprout Route for children six years and under on two-wheelers, and for all ages – the Cucumber Course (six miles), Kale Trail (15 miles), and the Artichoke Adventure (35 miles). Complete route maps for each ride, as well as registration information, are available on the Village Project website, ourvillageproject.com. Register by June 7 to receive a free T-shirt.
Village Bicycle Cooperative
Pedal on over to the Village Bicycle Cooperative from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for a fun art project to take home, made from recycled bike parts! Or check out some bikes geared up for adventuring and learn how you can BIKE MORE & drive less. Our knowledgeable mechanics will also be on hand to answer any questions or offer support on bike repairs. We have a full bike shop available for use by the community and would like to help you grow as a bike mechanic with some hands-on experience!
Walgreens Passport to Fitness
Walgreens is very excited to be a healthy destination for this year’s Destination Bay. We will have a table set up in Cahoon Park to be a healthy and fun destination for everyone visiting. We have organized a walk where participants can enter to win an activity tracker and other great prizes as they tour all the venues. Simply pick up your “Passport to Fitness” at the Walgreens table in Cahoon Park, get it stamped (look for the tables with red balloons at all the events), and when completed, hand it in at any red balloon location to be eligible for prizes.