Grand Opening Parade and River City Pop Culture Fest, Saturday, June 2

May 31, 2018

Mayor Walters Announces Front Street Grand Opening Parade and River City Pop Culture Fest for Saturday, June 2

The Grand Opening of Front Street will celebrate the new Downtown Cuyahoga Falls. The event is Saturday, June 2, and will kick-off with a community parade at 10:00 a.m. Immediately following, Downtown Cuyahoga Falls will activate with local food, craft beer, retail vendors, entertainment, and character appearances and activities for kids. This event is in partnership with River City Pop Culture Fest, sponsored by the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Western Reserve Hospital, Cascade Auto Group, and SearchActions. Come celebrate the new Downtown Cuyahoga Falls!

“We are thrilled to reactivate the north and south ends of Front Street and to welcome everyone back to Downtown Cuyahoga Falls,” stated Mayor Don Walters. “With the reopening of Front Street, we have seen tremendous support for our city and businesses, and I cannot wait to see that expand as the redevelopment and revitalization efforts continue.”

“Partnering with the City of Cuyahoga Falls and Mayor Walters for this community event series is one of the many ways we are able to demonstrate our commitment to being loyally local,” said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO, Western Reserve Hospital. “The reopening of Front Street has brought new vibrancy to our town, and we are honored to be part of the efforts that will allow for the continuing growth of Cuyahoga Falls.”

“The citizens of Cuyahoga Falls and the surrounding areas have always been very supportive of our business so we gladly give back to make events like these happen,” explained Pat Primm, Partner of Cascade Auto Group. “A better community is beneficial to all.”
The parade route will begin at Oakwood Drive and Front Street and will run down Front Street ending at Chestnut Boulevard. Spectators are encouraged to line Front Street to watch the parade and celebrate the Grand Opening of the road to vehicular traffic. Free parking is available in all surrounding parking decks.

The following is a list of road closures:

Roads closures at 9:00 a.m.

Front Street southbound closed between Northland Street and Wadsworth Avenue
Front Street closed between Wadsworth Ave to Oakwood Drive
Roads to close at 9:30 a.m.
Front Street closed Oakwood Drive to Grant Avenue (Parade Route)
Broad Blvd closed 2nd Street to Newberry Street
Portage Trail Closed 2nd Street to Newberry Street
Route 8 access and egress use Howe Ave, Front Street, 2nd Street or Hudson Drive
Route 8 northbound Portage Trail exit ramp closed
Wadsworth Avenue closed between 2nd Street and Front Street
Oakwood Drive closed between 2nd Street and Front Street
Riverfront Parkway Closed at Front Street
Stow Avenue closed at Front Street
Falls Avenue closed between 2nd Street and Front Street
Prospect Ave closed between 2nd Street and Front Street
Sackett Ave closed between 2nd Street and Front Street
Chestnut Boulevard closed between 2nd Street and Front Street

River City Pop Culture Fest is a co-production of Oddmall and Altered Realm Radio that kicks off the Falls Downtown Fridays summer event series. River City Pop Culture Fest will be an amazing setting for visitors of all ages to come celebrate all things pop culture.
For more information on Falls Downtown Fridays, please visit: http://www.cityofcf.com/activity/falls-downtown-fridays. For more information about Pop Culture Fest, please visit https://www.facebook.com/rcpcfest/.