Ice cream, patio lights, beer gardens, music, boozy slushes, local shopping.
It’s finally Summer in Cleveland and we’re kicking it off (albeit just the tiniest bit BEFORE June 21) over at The Van Aken District with a Summer-in-the-city Block Party (and Market, obviously).
Here’s a look at what you can expect, where you can park and why you should definitely come hungry.
Location: The Van Aken District / 3401 Tuttle Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Dates: Fridays, June 7th / June 28th / August 9 / August 23
Hours: 5pm to 10pm
Parking recommendation: There are parking lots + parking garages at the Van Aken District, on site
Music Provided by DJ Zosimo Maximo of Grooveryde
WHAT WE DRINKING?
Outside in the market, we’ve pulled a fancy permit that allows you to shop + sip. What are your choices? Well at the Flea Bar, you’ll find a boozy frozen strawberry mojito and some Platform Brewery Tropical Punch Seltzer. By the dancing / food truck zone you’ll find HiHo Brewery slinging some craft brews.
In addition to the boozy bevvies, you’ll find non-tipsy options like Mason Jar lemonade (T’s Concessions) and fresh pressed juice (Restore Juice Bar- a full-time Van Aken District Brand.
WHAT’RE WE EATING?
Making it out on Friday Night calls for some celebratory bites. In addition to some Van Aken District favorites (Michael’s Genuine, Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Banter, Scorpatiatta Pasta, Brassica, On the Rise) we’ll be adding to the mix with food trucks, festival treats and street food favorites.
So, what are we providing to accent this already-lovely selection?
Here’s a look at our Food Vendor section- some eat-on-site, some are pantry staples you’ll want to tuck away in your market bag for the weekend and beyond.
WHAT’RE WE SHOPPING?
How lucky are we that a stellar group of retailers already exists on the daily at The Van Aken District? Pretty lucky. Hop over here for the current tenant’s list- please note that a few shops are still awaiting their opening dates.
As for your pop-up market stands, we’ve got a well-rounded list of your faves (and maybe a few people you’ve not even heard of yet). Let’s take a peek!
HANDMADE + ART
Boundary & Thorn // Brighton Wool & Honey Co. // Chris Deighan // Color Tribe // Cool Critters // Fetch & Co. // Folk + Flora Design Co. // Foundry Woodprints // Jessica Dubis Jewelry // Kiri Chic // Legend // Maeve's All Natural // Odyssey & Oddities // Revival Body Care // Sweet Dish Candles // Together Textiles // Tour de Cleveland // Wandering Wardrobe // Whiskertin // Yellowcake Shop
VINTAGE + FOUND