Centennial celebration to be held Saturday for West Side Market

CLEVELAND - Thousands are expected to celebrate a big birthday for Cleveland's West Side Market on Saturday night.

This year the market turns 100 years old and the kick-off event for the centennial celebration will be held at the newly renovated Market Square Park. It's across the street from the West Side Market.

"This is the heart of our commercial district. The market district in Ohio City. This site was the former site of the West Side Market. So this land has always been protected, to be a park, to be open space to the public," Amanda Dempsey, Market District Director said. 

Cleveland's Mayor, Frank Jackson will open the park to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

The celebration will feature live bands, dancers, and a fireworks finale. At the event, vendor families who have been at the market for 60 or more years will be honored.

The renovation of the park cost about a million dollars and it will be used for special events and everyday activities.



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