Category Archives: Summerfest 2017

To our #FPSummerfest Good Samaritan

We would like to thank the young man who aided one of our volunteers on Friday, July 7, 2017, during line up for the Summerfest Parade.

At approximately 5:30 pm, this Good Samaritan arrived at the intersection of West 222nd Street and Clifford Drive and witnessed irate drivers giving our volunteer a hard time due to road closures for the parade. The Good Samaritan proceeded to park his black and white pre-owned police vehicle purchased at auction, and spent 15-20 minutes assisting our volunteer in directing traffic. Drivers seemed much more agreeable during the time the young man was assisting.

Our volunteer did not get the Good Samaritan’s name, but we hope this post and the well wishes of the Summerfest Committee reach him.


Reminders and tips for Summerfest 2017

It’s here! The 25th anniversary of Fairview Park Summerfest officially kicks off tonight at 6:00 pm with an early preview of the carnival rides that will be running all weekend long.

The Summerfest Committee would like to provide festival visitors a few reminders and tips to help inform your experience.

  1. Parking is readily available at Westgate Shopping Center north of Bohlken Park. Parking is not permitted in the small lot accessible via West 210th Street. Those parking spaces are reserved for other purposes, including as a venue on Sunday for the Dick Nicoloff Memorial Car Show.
  2. Most events are weather permitting and may experience some delays due to weather, including wind. Weather-related updates will be posted on the Summerfest Facebook page.
  3. The 2017 Summerfest Pocket Guide is your compact, easy-to-read resource for Summerfest happenings. Make sure to either print a copy, save the link on your phone, or visit the Summerfest Tent for a hard copy.
  4. Remember to share any photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #FPSummerfest.
  5. The Fairview Park Police Department encourages Summerfest visitors to “see something, say something.” If you spot something out of the ordinary, flag down a uniformed officer immediately or call the police station at (440) 333-1234.
  6. If you have any questions during the festival, stop by the Summerfest Tent on the main concourse near the concession stand and press box (see event map). You are also welcome to contact the Summerfest Committee via email. However, please be patient as we are typically flooded with e-mail requests and/or on site attending to Summerfest events and activities.

Enjoy the #FPSummerfest festivities!

2017 Summerfest schedule and pocket guide now available

The 2017 Fairview Park Summerfest schedule is now available and can be downloaded in an easily printable format called our Summerfest Pocket Guide.

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Bohlken Park (click for directions). If you have any questions during the festival, or would like a copy of the Pocket Guide, please stop by the Summerfest Tent in the middle of the midway near the concession stand. Please remember to park at Westgate Shopping Center.

Thank you for attending this year’s Fairview Park Summerfest.

For weather-related delays, stay tuned to our Facebook Page.

Pre-register now for these Summerfest activities and events

Fairview Park Summerfest’s 25th anniversary celebration is only two weeks away! There is still time to pre-register for a number of events and activities that will occur throughout the weekend of July 6-9, 2017. Don’t get locked out of your fun-filled fan favorites!

Summerfest Parade
Sponsored by Russo and Associates LLC
Pre-register here

Summerfest 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
Hosted by the West Shore Rotary Club
Pre-register here

Artisan Alley
A few vendor spaces are still available
Pre-register here

Pie Eating Contest
Hosted by the Fairview Park PTA Council
Pre-registration is encouraged, not required. Pre-register here

Summerfest Bake Off
Sponsored by Savers
Pre-register here

Canvas Art Activity
New to Summerfest for its 25th anniversary! Paint a souvenir art piece through a guided art lesson.
Pre-register here