Family Fun and Strawberry Bliss: The Kirtland Kiwanis Festival Returns

Family Fun and Strawberry Bliss: The Kirtland Kiwanis Festival Returns

  • Wendy Dickson
  • 06/5/24
As summer dawns upon us, it brings with it a season of outdoor festivities, family gatherings, and delicious treats. One event that encapsulates all these joys is the Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival. Returning for its 64th year, this beloved festival promises a weekend full of music, crafts, games, parades, rides, contests, and, of course, strawberries in every conceivable form.
 
A Berry Delightful Affair
 
Running from June 13-15, the festival will take place at Kirtland Schools, located at 9252 Chillicothe Road in Kirtland. The event kicks off with a vibrant atmosphere where the scent of fresh strawberries mingles with the sounds of live music and laughter. Whether you're a local resident or visiting from out of town, the festival offers a delightful escape into a world of family fun and community spirit.
 
Strawberries Galore
 
The star of the show, naturally, is the strawberry. These juicy red gems can be enjoyed fresh or transformed into an array of tempting treats. Indulge in strawberry shortcakes, a perennial favorite that never fails to satisfy. Cool down with a refreshing strawberry lemonade, or dive into a decadent strawberry sundae. For those with a penchant for chocolate, chocolate-covered strawberries offer a sweet and rich delight.
 
Entertainment for All Ages
 
The Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival isn't just about the berries; it's a full-fledged celebration with activities for all ages. The festival grounds will be bustling with arts and crafts vendors, showcasing unique handmade items perfect for a summer souvenir. Kids and adults alike can enjoy a variety of games and contests, from pie-eating competitions to sack races.
 
Rides and parades add to the festive atmosphere, providing thrills and memories to cherish. The live music acts will keep the energy high, featuring local bands that bring an eclectic mix of sounds to the stage. Whether you prefer toe-tapping folk tunes or lively rock bands, the musical lineup has something for everyone.
 
Community Spirit and Tradition
 
What sets the Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival apart is its deep roots in the community. For 64 years, this festival has been a cornerstone of Kirtland’s summer calendar, drawing families together in a celebration of local culture and camaraderie. The Kiwanis Club of Kirtland, the festival’s organizer, is dedicated to serving the community and fostering a spirit of togetherness through events like this.
 
Plan Your Visit
 
The Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival is free to attend, making it an accessible and budget-friendly outing for families and friends. Mark your calendars for June 13-15 and get ready to experience the best of summer in Kirtland.
 
For more details and updates, visit the official festival website at kirtlandohio.com. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones while enjoying the quintessential flavors and sounds of summer.
 
Join us at the Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival and make this summer a berry special one!

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