Anybody who was searching for meals, music and different enjoyable actions had loads to select from on Aug. 21 in the event that they attended Mentor CityFest.
The second and closing day of the 2021 occasion occurred from midday to 11 p.m. at Mentor Civic Middle Park on Munson Street.
“It’s really gone fairly nicely,” stated Mentor Parks and Recreation Director Kenn Kaminski, as he surveyed the competition grounds at about 3 p.m. Aug. 21.
Kaminski stated the Parks and Recreation Division was excited to host the 2021 CityFest, after the celebration was canceled final yr due to well being and security dangers posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“It looks like everyone seems to be having a good time and that’s what we’re searching for,” he stated.
CityFest, which kicked off on Aug. 20 with a session from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., sought to offer loads of enjoyable for kids and grownup friends.
The competition’s Youngsters Zone supplied sights that included inflatable bounce homes and slides, in addition to a rock wall and an excessive trampoline.
Sharon Esler of Willoughby was standing beside the trampoline on the afternoon of Aug. 21, watching her 10-year-old grandson, Jacob Esler, as he jumped for pleasure.
“He likes bouncy issues,” Sharon stated.
In the meantime, the Grownup Zone at Mentor Metropolis Fest supplied a beer trailer, cornhole and different social gathering video games, as nicely a possibility for friends to strive their hand at axe-throwing.
Meals distributors on the web site had been serving up gadgets similar to stromboli, barbecued meats, potato pancakes, crispy hen wraps and kettle corn.
Individuals who attended the competition additionally had been capable of go to cubicles occupied by native companies and nonprofit organizations within the occasion’s Important Road.
Musically, the competition featured performances by three tribute bands. On Friday, Kings Freeway delivered its Tom Petty tribute, whereas Saturday’s acts spotlighted Invincible, with its Pat Benetar tribute, and Who’s Dangerous, a Michael Jackson tribute band.
Kaminski stated he seen that many friends on the 2021 Mentor CityFest had been making an attempt to look at social distancing pointers, with COVID-19 nonetheless being a matter of concern. He stated town of Mentor additionally offered hand-sanitizing stations all through the competition grounds.
“I feel individuals are simply being cautious,” Kaminski stated. “However it’s an out of doors occasion and it’s a unbelievable one.”