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Sparx City Hop 2013

Make plans to attend the Sparx City Hop on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Sparx City Hop is an All Day event – 11 AM to 9 PM

Hop on free trolleys to explore, experience and celebrate Cleveland’s neighborhoods, including the Gateway District!  Enjoy a day of festivities in Cleveland, including free trolleys, art galleries/studios, free sidewalk concerts, neighborhood festivals, special Take a Hike walking tours and more! 

Just steps away from the Public Square Trolley Hub, you will find excellent restaurants, unique and interesting shops in the 5th Street Arcades, architectural gems, such as the Arcade, the excitement of East 4th Street and more.  You won’t want to miss all that the Gateway District has to offer.  Head east on Euclid from Public Square.  Explore on your own, or plan to to join a Take a Hike tour.

Two special  Take a Hike tours will be offered at 2 PM and 4 PM during the Sparx City Hop.  The tour will highlight portions of the Gateway District and PlayhouseSquare as tour attendees “hike” along Euclid Avenue.  Beginning at the Sparx Trolley Hub on Public Square, tour attendees will have the opportunity to learn about East 4th Street, the 5th Street Arcades, the historic Statler Hotel, the Halle Building, Star Plaza and more before concluding near PlayhouseSquare’s theatres.  Actors portraying Garrett Morgan and Alan Freed will make history come to life along the tour route.  Filled with history, architecture, interesting trivia and theatrical moments, you won’t want to miss this entertaining, guided walking tour.  Each tour will last approximately one and a half hours in length.  

The Sparx City Hop will give you the chance to explore Downtown’s Gateway District, PlayhouseSquare and The Arts Quarter as well as Tremont and Ohio City.  For more information about Sparx City Hop, call 216-736-7799 or visitwww.downtowncleveland.com/sparx.