Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Get ready Cleveland, the moment you’ve been waiting for all year is finally here—it’s time to celebrate your epic reading accomplishments at the Cleveland READS Parade and Victory Bash! Don’t miss the Free books, Trackless Train rides, Free meals by food trucks, Live ice sculpture demonstration, Bouncy House, Roller Skating, Bumper Cars, Free Produce courtesy of Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and more!
Kickoff the Victory Bash with a Parade along E 6th St from Superior Ave to Lakeside Ave E (CPL Main to City Hall)
Don’t miss the big announcements from Mayor Justin M. Bibb and Library Director Felton Thomas, Jr. on the steps of City Hall
Roller skates, bumper cars, and bouncy houses – OH MY! Enjoy free entertainment and activities at Cleveland Public Auditorium
About The Event
Get ready Cleveland, the moment you’ve been waiting for all year is finally here—it’s time to celebrate your epic reading accomplishments at the Cleveland READS Parade and Victory Bash!
On December 2, the party kicks off at 1 p.m. sharp with an action-packed parade from the Main Library to City Hall featuring Cleveland READS partners and musicians bringing the celebratory vibes.
Then at 1:30 p.m., brace yourself as Library Director Felton Thomas, Jr. and Mayor Justin M. Bibb announce the grand total of minutes and books read from the year-long Cleveland READS Challenge. How high will the numbers go? Be there and find out!
After the big reveal, the party commences from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Cleveland Public Auditorium. We’re talking a full-blown bash with entertainment galore. Outside, enjoy free food from an array of food trucks and take a ride on a trackless train while watching a block of ice transform into a beautiful work of art. Inside, heart-pumping activities like roller skating, bumper cars, and an epic bouncy house await, along with upbeat music, mountains of fresh produce, cool prizes, and, of course, all the free books you can carry!
So, get pumped up Cleveland—December 2 is going to be a celebration for the record books. You’ve earned it with your dedication to reading all year long. Now, let’s party!
*Outside of Public Auditorium
Trackless Train rides* Free meals by food trucks* Live ice sculpture demonstration* Bouncy House Roller Skating Bumper Cars Free Produce – Greater Cleveland Food Bank Free Books Vendor tables featuring community partners Face Painting Balloon Twisting Raffle/Prizes Toy giveaways Live music