Mentor CityFest

Mentor CityFest Mentor CityFest, is the City of Mentor’s largest annual event.
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Were you there? Did you participate?  Here's a look at the 2023 Mentor Cityfest Parade, the largest parade in Lake Count...
09/11/2023

Were you there? Did you participate? Here's a look at the 2023 Mentor Cityfest Parade, the largest parade in Lake County!
Can't wait until next year!

August 19, 2023The annual Mentor Cityfest Parade highlights our community featuring organizations, agencies, and businesses from all over Lake County. the pa...

20 RIDE was the perfect Grand Finale to 2023 Mentor CityFest!20 RIDE - America's  #1 Zac Brown Tribute
08/22/2023

20 RIDE was the perfect Grand Finale to 2023 Mentor CityFest!
20 RIDE - America's #1 Zac Brown Tribute

08/22/2023
Just a small sampling of the over 1600 parade participants we had this year! Video to come! Stay Tuned!
08/21/2023

Just a small sampling of the over 1600 parade participants we had this year! Video to come! Stay Tuned!

Entertainment filled the afternoon at DEEPWOOD IDOL!
08/21/2023

Entertainment filled the afternoon at DEEPWOOD IDOL!

Did you join us for WHO'S BAD?!  They put on an AMAZING show Friday night at Mentor CityFest!
08/21/2023

Did you join us for WHO'S BAD?! They put on an AMAZING show Friday night at Mentor CityFest!

Diana Chittester put on a fantastic show Friday night!
08/21/2023

Diana Chittester put on a fantastic show Friday night!

Highlights of FRIDAY, Mentor CityFest!
08/21/2023

Highlights of FRIDAY, Mentor CityFest!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the CityFest Parade! Here are the PARADE AWARD WINNERS!!  If your group won an award ...
08/19/2023

Thanks to everyone who came out to the CityFest Parade! Here are the PARADE AWARD WINNERS!! If your group won an award but you were not at the Amphitheater to collect your trophy, please call Renee Ochaya at the Senior Center at (440) 974-5725.

The Mentor CityFest parade steps off at 10 AM from Shore and will make its way to Civic Center Park. Join us afterwards ...
08/19/2023

The Mentor CityFest parade steps off at 10 AM from Shore and will make its way to Civic Center Park. Join us afterwards at the Amp for the Parade Awards followed by Deepwood Idol and a full schedule of entertainment which will be capped off by 20 Ride.

08/18/2023
08/18/2023

Join us at Mentor CityFest on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM featuring 20 Ride, the Zac Brown band tribute taking the Amphitheater stage at 7pm.

Mentor CityFest will feature all-day interactive entertainment and activities including strolling performers, the “Fest Money” game, plus community sponsored activities and games. Festivalgoers can also visit with a number of local businesses, service organizations, and non-profits, that call Mentor home in the popular Main Street tent.
The Mentor CityFest Parade will kick off from Shore Middle School Saturday at 10:00 AM and make its way to the festival grounds via Hopkins, Center Street and Civic Center Boulevard. The parade will feature over 100 groups, the Mentor High School Marching Band, and our City of Mentor float.

For those trailblazers looking for a colorful thrill, register for CityFest Color Dash & Walk on Saturday night starting at 6:00 PM. This 2.5-mile run and fun walk starts & finishes at CityFest! The flat route follows the Civic Center bike path and is accessible for all ages! With seven different color zones, you are sure to be festively decorated to enjoy the rest of the Mentor CityFest activities.
Be sure to come hungry! With over 20 food vendors on site, we will have every type of festival food that your taste buds desire including favorites like sausage sandwiches, funnel cakes, and lemonade as well as unique sweet treats and everything in between.
FREE admission and parking to the event. Bounce houses and some activities will require a wristband which will be available for purchase at the event. Mentor Civic Center Park is located at 8600 Munson Road.
Mentor CityFest is sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic , Remarkable Lake County, Meijer , Medical Mutual , Mutsko Insurance Services, LLC , Condado Tacos , Michelob ULTRA , Cutwater , and Mimi Vanderhaven .

TOMORROW is CITYFEST!!!
08/17/2023

TOMORROW is CITYFEST!!!

Mentor CityFest returns to Mentor Civic Center Park on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM Featuring Who's Bad taking the Amphitheater stage at 8pm.
Mentor CityFest will feature all-day interactive entertainment and activities including strolling performers, the “Fest Money” game, plus community sponsored activities and games. Festivalgoers can also visit with a number of local businesses, service organizations, and non-profits, that call Mentor home in the popular Main Street tent.

Be sure to come hungry! With over 20 food vendors on site, we will have every type of festival food that your taste buds desire including favorites like sausage sandwiches, funnel cakes, and lemonade as well as unique sweet treats and everything in between.

FREE admission and parking to the event. Bounce houses and some activities will require a wristband which will be available for purchase at the event. Mentor Civic Center Park is located at 8600 Munson Road.

Mentor CityFest is sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic , Remarkable Lake County, , Medical Mutual , Insurance Services, LLC , Condado Tacos , ULTRA , Cutwater , and Mimi Vanderhaven .

08/14/2023

Are you working on your Parade entry? Don't forget this year's theme... "Let's Get Physical" 😁

CityFest COLOR DASH!!Saturday, August 19th at 6 PM. This isn’t your average fun run! This 2.6 mile run and fun walk star...
08/04/2023

CityFest COLOR DASH!!
Saturday, August 19th at 6 PM. This isn’t your average fun run! This 2.6 mile run and fun walk starts & finishes at Mentor CityFest on the grounds of Civic Center Park, and runs along the bike path. Several color zones will leave you festively decorated! Registration includes a t-shirt and post-race fun & entertainment.
Download your registration sheet today!
https://cityofmentor.com/departments/parks-recreation/events/mentor-cityfest/

Tomorrow is the last day to enter! Get your organization, business, or group together and join the parade!
07/31/2023

Tomorrow is the last day to enter! Get your organization, business, or group together and join the parade!

ONE WEEK LEFT to be a part of the Largest Parade in Lake County! Applications must be turned in by August 1st.
CityFest Parade is Saturday, August 19th at 10am.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERSMentor CityFest, the city’s traditional end of summer celebration, is being held on the grounds of Me...
07/18/2023

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Mentor CityFest, the city’s traditional end of summer celebration, is being held on the grounds of Mentor Civic Center Park on August 18 and 19, 2023.

With an estimated annual attendance of more than 25,000 people, volunteers are needed in a number of roles and locations, including main entry, ticket sales, hospitality area, information booth, and parade check-in, among others. Service groups, business organizations, families, and individuals are strongly encouraged to participate.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience the event from the inside out, but more importantly, work directly with city staff to help create a memorable and enjoyable experience for members of the community.

Festival hours are Friday from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM and Saturday, from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Additional information and applications are available at www.MentorCityFest.com. Contact Colleen Thomas at (440) 974-5730 or email [email protected] with questions.

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Mentor CityFest this year! Check out highlights below. Mentor CityFest 2022 was pres...
10/18/2022

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Mentor CityFest this year! Check out highlights below.

Mentor CityFest 2022 was presented by University Hospitals, and supported by Meijer, Mutsko Insurance Services, Waste Management, Mimi Vanderhaven, Anheuser-Busch, CT Consultants, and ACO.

This two-day family-friendly festival was packed with activities, games, entertainment, food and more!Live music on the Mentor Civic Amphitheater main stage ...

Did you miss the 2022 Mentor CityFest Parade? Watch it now on YouTube! it's the best parade in Lake County! https://yout...
08/29/2022

Did you miss the 2022 Mentor CityFest Parade? Watch it now on YouTube! it's the best parade in Lake County! https://youtu.be/urj9C8nx_P8

August 20, 2022Presented by ACO, Inc. with support from Cardinal Soccer Club and Paratto Ross Real Estate

This will brighten your day.  Enjoy the great performances put on by this year's Deepwood Idol contestants!
08/23/2022

This will brighten your day. Enjoy the great performances put on by this year's Deepwood Idol contestants!

Deepwood Idol is a fun and friendly talent competition that was inspired by the American Idol TV show. It is an annual event that is truly a product of our c...

08/21/2022

We are hoping to get the Spin Doctors on stage at 9:15 PM.

08/20/2022

Rain, rain, go away! The Spin Doctors are delayed due to rain but we are going to give it a go as soon as the weather permits. Stick around!

Deepwood Idol ROCKS the big stage at noon at CityFest. Be sure to come out and cheer on the contestants following the Ci...
08/19/2022

Deepwood Idol ROCKS the big stage at noon at CityFest. Be sure to come out and cheer on the contestants following the CityFest Parade.

Deepwood Idol will return as a part of Mentor CityFest. The event showcases the talents of those with developmental disabilities to raise awareness of the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabil…

The annual Mentor CityFest Parade is on Saturday, August 20th at 10AM. The parade steps off from Veterans Park, and proc...
08/19/2022

The annual Mentor CityFest Parade is on Saturday, August 20th at 10AM. The parade steps off from Veterans Park, and proceeds down Hopkins Road and Center Street, to Civic Center Boulevard, ending at the festival grounds. Come and watch the best parade in Lake County, and cheer for the community groups, bands, and sports teams marching in this year’s Mentor CityFest Parade. Thanks to our parade sponsors ACO, Inc. Cardinal Soccer Club and Paratto Ross Real Estate Team.

Mentor CityFest kicks off tonight at 5 PM. Join us for two days of family fun!  www.mentorcityfest.com
08/19/2022

Mentor CityFest kicks off tonight at 5 PM. Join us for two days of family fun! www.mentorcityfest.com

Mentor CityFest presented by University Hospital is on Friday August 19th from 5 to 11 PM & Saturday, August 20th from N...
08/18/2022

Mentor CityFest presented by University Hospital is on Friday August 19th from 5 to 11 PM & Saturday, August 20th from Noon to 11 PM. The family-friendly event features live entertainment, food and fun. Check out the coolest giant inflatables, strolling entertainers and interactive games, or run in the CityFest Color Dash. For a complete schedule, visit https://cityofmentor.com/departments/parks-recreation/events/mentor-cityfest/

Mentor CityFest, presented by University Hospitals, returns to Mentor Civic Center Park on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM and Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM. This two-day family-friendly festival is packed

Lots of great music at Mentor CityFest this year!
08/18/2022

Lots of great music at Mentor CityFest this year!

Register NOW for the CityFest Color Dash & Walk on Saturday, August 20th at 6 PM. The 2.6 mile run and fun walk starts &...
07/25/2022

Register NOW for the CityFest Color Dash & Walk on Saturday, August 20th at 6 PM. The 2.6 mile run and fun walk starts & finishes at Mentor CityFest. Several color zones will leave you festively decorated! Registration includes a t-shirt and post-race fun & entertainment. Cost is $20. Register at https://www.gcxcracing.com/cityfest

Gather your group, make a float, prepare a banner and join the big Mentor CityFest Parade Saturday, August 20th at 10 AM...
07/20/2022

Gather your group, make a float, prepare a banner and join the big Mentor CityFest Parade Saturday, August 20th at 10 AM. The Parade entry form is available at www.mentorcityfest.com and is due by August 2nd. Show your community pride and join the best parade in Lake County.

This year's CityFest Parade is sponsored by ACO, Inc.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS With estimated annual attendance of over 25,000 people, volunteers are needed to assist in a variety...
07/18/2022

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

With estimated annual attendance of over 25,000 people, volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of roles including festival greeters, ticket sales, hospitality area, information booth, and parade check-in. Volunteer assignments are ideal for service groups, individuals and families willing to get involved.

https://cityofmentor.com/volunteers-needed-for-mentor-cityfest/

The City of Mentor’s largest community festival, Mentor CityFest, will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 11 PM, and Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM on the grounds of Mentor Civic Center Park located at 8500

09/29/2021

Thanks to everyone who attended Mentor CityFest last month! This two-day family-friendly festival was packed with activities, games, entertainment, food and more,

Mentor CityFest 2021 was presented by University Hospitals and supported by Meijer, Mutsko Insurance Services, Laketran, Bud Light, and Mimi Vanderhaven. Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support.

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8500 Civic Center Boulevard
Mentor, OH
44060

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Friday 4pm - 11pm
Saturday 12pm - 11pm

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What a beautiful night volunteering at Mentor CityFest
A little taste of tonight!! Mentor CityFest
Enjoying the Mentor CityFest parade. Come visit us at our booth today and learn about our new Cardinal GO program for Mentor High School students.

Mentor CityFest this weekend! Check out the schedule of events:
Join us tomorrow and Saturday at Mentor CityFest for two great days of family fun. Live music both nights on the main stage. Games and activities for kids of all ages. Free admission and parking.
Is there going to be music this year? 🤔
All About You Entertainment, Inc. Would like to thank Mentor CityFest, Kings Highway, E 5 C 4 P 3 - Escape - The Journey Tribute , and everyone who helped out this weekend! Last night, I DJ Stray, got to DJ and EMCEE for more then 18,000 people last night alone!! I hope I did a good job, We can’t wait to do it again next year!!
The city needs some assistance with crowd control/organization
Anyone know exactly where the fireworks are tonight?
Are dogs allowed?
Had a great time tonight!! Kings Highway did not disappoint!!
Where is the festival in relation to the amphitheater?