The one constant element of the Summer in the City Festival is that it gets bigger and better every year, according to the organizers.
Mayor Gary Starr said that it replaced the traditional Home Days celebration, and is the brainchild of the Middleburg Heights City Club.
Chuck Bichara, the city’s director of economic development and a charter member of the City Club, said attendance, number of rides, vendors and other attractions increase every year. Around 26,000 attended last year, he said.
Tony Crea, chairman of the City Club, said the goal was a festival that follows the end of the school year and the start of summer. The three-day festival is June 19-21.
Mayor Starr believes Summer in the City is the biggest celebration of its kind in Northeast Ohio. He said many similar community events have discontinued fireworks displays, but Middleburg Heights still has fireworks as the grand finale each year. Click here to read the full story.