It’s not quite fall yet, but it’s not too early for the Rocky River Fall Arts Festival. It’s happening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Old River shopping area on Old Detroit Road.
The free festival, sponsored by the Rocky River Parks and Recreation Foundation, will have artists, food trucks and live music. Proceeds pay for things such as playground equipment and improvements to city parks.
Parking is limited in the Old River area. Fortunately, valet parking will be available during the event. The website doesn’t indicate whether there’s a charge, but I would be prepared to tip the valet even if parking is free.
Besides enjoying the festival, visitors can shop and eat at a number of Old River businesses. Inexplicably, Pure Enchantment, one of my favorite places, is not on the “shop” list and neither Flip Side nor Kathy's Kolackes and Pastry Shop is on the “eat” list. Other than Stino da Napoli, which opens at 5, all the shops and places to eat should be open during the festival.