Mayor Walters Announces the 2019 Falls Downtown Fridays Summer Entertainment Series

Feb 27, 2019

Mayor Don Walters is proud to announce the return of the popular Falls Downtown Fridays summer entertainment series to Downtown Cuyahoga Falls. The series is being presented by the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Western Reserve Hospital and Cascade Auto Group.

“We are excited to welcome everyone back to Downtown Cuyahoga Falls for another summer of fun highlighting local music, food, beer and retail vendors along with family-friendly entertainment,” said Mayor Walters.

The Falls Downtown Fridays series will kick off with an outdoor showing of Back to the Future at the Downtown Amphitheater on Friday, June 14. The fun starts at 7 p.m. with local craft beer and food as a DJ plays throwback tunes before the movie begins at dark. The weekend will continue with River City Pop Culture Fest on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. which will activate Downtown Cuyahoga Falls with local food, craft beer, pop culture vendors, entertainment, character appearances and activities for kids.

Crafty Mart and Cuyahoga Falls Xtinguish Fest is scheduled for Friday, June 21, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Local artisans will activate and transform our downtown into a marketplace that will showcase creative entrepreneurs and their high-end, handmade goods. This event will feature local music, retail, food, family-friendly activities, and commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga River’s most famous fire.

River Rock Fest will be held on Friday, June 28, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Rock music enthusiasts will enjoy bands representing a diverse array of genres that will be featured on a night where local beer, food, and retail will be highlighted.
Stars and Stripes: Honoring Our Local Heroes will be held on Friday, July 5, from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Local country band Buck Naked Band will headline an evening to recognize the efforts of public safety officials who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Taste of the Falls is Friday, July 12, from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Culinary delights from all over town,
as well as flavors from across the world, will be represented at this mouthwatering event with
activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Kids Fest will be held on Friday, July 26, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. This evening of entertainment for
children and families includes experiences with music, dance, art, craft making, storytelling, and
interactive play. With a variety of kid-friendly food options, this alcohol-free night on the town
can be enjoyed by the whole family. Kids Fest will be followed by a bonus Flicks on the Falls
family movie at the amphitheater at dark.

Soul, Rhythm, and Brews will be featured on Friday, August 2, from 5:00-10:00 p.m. This event
is a celebration of our local craft breweries, local food, and blues entertainment. With a focus on
beer tasting and local fare, this evening is sure to set your soul on fire.

Finally, Cuyahoga Falls Culture Fest will be held on Friday, August 9, from 5:00-10:00 p.m.
This event will celebrate the different cultures in our community through music, food, and the
arts.

The committee is currently seeking vendors and entertainers. Applications are available at
www.cityofcf.com/activity/falls-downtown-fridays. Applications for entertainment and vendors
are due no later than April 12. If you are interested in volunteering at an event please email
necco@cityofcf.com or call 330-971-8208.

Falls Downtown Fridays events do not take place during festival weekends and will not be
rescheduled if canceled due to inclement weather.

The festivals will also return to Downtown Cuyahoga Falls and are scheduled as follows: the
Riverfront Irish Festival, June 7-9; Festa Italiana, July 19-21; and Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest,
September 20-22.