36th annual event features fish fry, parade, live music
The Firemen’s Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15.
Hosted by the Clintonville Firemen’s Association, the festival will kick off with the Firefighters Fish Fry at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14 at 5 p.m.
The band Taxi will perform classic rock and contemporary hit tunes at the festival, starting at 8 p.m.
Live music is free all weekend. Refreshments will also be available all weekend.
The highlight of the weekend will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 with a huge parade. Due to road construction the parade route has been changed.
Staging will be conducted at the Clintonville High School parking lot. Vehicles will begin to line up and route Harriet Street to 18th Street with the official parade starting at the intersection of 18th and 12th Streets. The parade will continue south on 12th Street routing onto Hemlock Street. The parade will turn onto 8th Street crossing Main Street and ending at the parking lot area near WA Olen Park on Memorial Circle.
The Theme for 2015 shall be “Don’t detour the fun.”
Starting the night of Friday, Aug. 14, it is requested that no one park on the streets that are part of the parade route.
After the parade, Clintonville resident Grayling Pingel will be playing live music at Olen Park.
Food will be available, catered by Mathews Supper Club of Clintonville.
Kids can enjoy many activities, including bounce houses, Bean Bag Toss Tournament, kiddie water fights, and the mountain of gold.
Saturday night will feature the Bourbon Cowboys playing country music under the tent. The music starts at 8 p.m. and will be played through midnight.
Funds raised at the festival have contributed to more than $75,000 in donations to the Clintonville Fire Department.
To learn more about the event, visit the Clintonville Firemen’s Association Facebook page.