If you’re looking for a free festival with more than the usual offerings, head for the Cleveland-Shaker Heights border Saturday. Specifically, head for Larchmere Boulevard, where the aptly named Larchmere Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Besides art, food and music, this festival will include massage, tarot card readings, goat yoga and a scavenger hunt. There’s also Author Alley, featuring more than 50 local authors selling and signing their books. Author Alley will be set up next to independent bookstore Loganberry Books from noon to 4 p.m.
In addition, Loganberry and the other shops and businesses in the neighborhood will be open and you just might find some bargains along the way. If you don’t want to eat at the festival, the boulevard offers several dining options.
Reminder: If you’re coming from the west, you’ll have to alter your usual route to Larchmere because of work that has closed part of Interstate 490. Use an app or a map or just follow the detour signs from the highway.
Street parking is available throughout the neighborhood, with three sites designated as festival parking: LifeSkills, 12201 Larchmere; Our Lady of Peace, 12406 Buckingham Ave.; and Fairhill Center, 12200 Fairhill Road.
RTA also is an option. The Rapid’s Blue and Green lines travel to Shaker Square, a one-block walk from Larchmere Boulevard.