CLEVELAND - The West Side Market is celebrating a big anniversary. The nationally-known jewel of Cleveland is having a centennial celebration and parade on Sunday.
The West Side Market rarely opens on Sundays, but this weekend is special. It will be open Sunday starting at 1 p.m.
The place was packed Friday with people buying fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, sausage, smokies and cheese like they have been for a century.
Several people shopping told NewsChannel5 they plan to attend Sunday's West Side Market fest.
There were also people taking their grandkids to the West Side Market for the first time and those who go all the time because they love the food, atmosphere and the history.
The West Side Market festival starts at 11 a.m. Sunday and goes until 8 p.m. The parade steps off at noon.
The lighting of the historic clock tower takes place at 1;45 p.m.. Parking lots are expected to cost $5 to $10.
Parking is free at RTA stations and RTA has a rapid station at West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue, which is a short walk to the West Side Market.
The West Side Market is usually open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Runners and spectators definitely noticed the increased security presence during the 36th annual Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on Sunday, but said they felt safe at the event.
Aurora High School honors biology teacher Mary Pavicic donated hair to the Wigs for Kids Foundation before running in Cleveland Marathon.