The annual Last Stop Willoughby Festival will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in charming Downtown Willoughby, brought to you by Heart of Willoughby and sponsors including Adventure Auto Group, First Interstate Properties and other Willoughby businesses. “Free, Family, Fun” is the theme this year.
The fun begins at 8 am as the Willoughby Outdoor Market starts things off with over 50 vendors bringing fresh produce, bread, pastries, cookies, locally raised beef and pork, plants, dog treats, coffee and more. There will also be a variety of vendors selling specialty items including soaps, jewelry, beach glass gifts, home décor and more. Shop local through 12 pm and support home grown and home made.
The popular free Trolley Tours will run from 10 am through 5 pm and will give riders a narrated tour of the historic areas in and around the downtown area. Boarding for the trolleys will take place on River Street near the clock in front of City Hall.
Kids Zone will be located in Point Park and will include arts and crafts, as well as face painting. Trains at Your Place will return with their model train layout around the fountain that gives kids the opportunity to be the train operator. Music in the gazebo will provide a soundtrack for fun and relaxation in the park. All activities in the park are free and sponsored by the Heart of Willoughby.
The Willoughby Library will be hosting an elaborate train layout made entirely of Legos. Both children and adults will marvel at this wonderful display located in the lower level of the newly renovated library.
The annual parade kicks off at 2 pm from South High School, marching down Euclid Ave and through downtown Willoughby. The parade will feature this year’s Grand Marshalls, Mayor Dave and Donna Anderson. If you would like to be in the parade, please register here.
Another must-see event will also be located in the Willoughby Library. Between 10 am and 4 pm, there will be continuous screenings of the Twilight Zone episode from Season One titled “A Stop at Willoughby”. It is a haunting tale of a troubled man who has dreams of living in a wonderful place like Willoughby.
Be sure to mark Saturday, August 18th on your calendar. Join your friends and neighbors for a morning of shopping local at the Willoughby Outdoor Market and then enjoy the free activities in Point Park and the awesome annual parade. You will see why Willoughby is the place to be.
8th Annual Heart Award
To Be Announced