West 25th Street in Ohio City is pretty lively most nights. If you haven’t been there in recent years, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you go back.
|West Side Market, circa 1950|
Sunday, it will be the site of the Ohio City Street Festival. The free outdoor event will liven up West 25th from noon to 8 p.m.
Besides the food, art and retail vendors, many neighborhood businesses will be open during the festival. They include the historic West Side Market, which will also have a presence outside. A tip: Bring a reusable shopping bag to make carrying your purchases easier.
Music, interactive art performances, large-scale board games and kids’ activities are among the festival’s highlights. Visitors will be invited to create Ohio City-themed prints using designs by local artists. In addition, a tent will include several tables with information about local nonprofit organizations.
There are several transportation and parking options, The West Side Market lot offers free parking for the first 90 minutes, then charges $1 for each additional hour up to a daily maximum of $10. Note: You have to pay with a credit card to get out of the parking lot. You could save money by riding RTA. The Red Line’s West 25th Street rapid station is across from the market, and several bus lines serve the area as well.