About Parade the Circle

June 14, 2014, Parade at noon, Circle Village 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

For more than 20 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to Greater Cleveland. University Circle comes alive with color, music, and art for all ages. International and national guest artists join Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt-dancers, handmade masks, and colorful floats. Circle Village, which includes activities, entertainment, and food, is presented by University Circle Inc.

25th Annual
2014 Parade the Circle
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Wade Oval
Parade at 12 noon
Parade theme: Recologia Desigual
                         Never Odd or Even
Circle Village 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Rain or shine


The 2014 parade route will begin and end at the Cleveland Museum of Art, moving in a counterclockwise direction along Wade Oval Drive and East Blvd. The parade will end by turning onto Wade Oval opposite the museum's north entrance.


Parking is available at the Cleveland Museum of Art and lots throughout the area. Event day parking at CMA is $10.

Paid handicapped parking spaces are available in the lot at the Cleveland Institute of Art (entry via Bellflower). Seating for seniors and disabled spectators is available on a first-come, first-served basis in front of the Cleveland Institute of Art. This seating usually fills up by 10:30 a.m. For questions, call the University Circle Visitors Center at 216-707-4640.

Gordon Square ArtFest Trolleys
FREE trolleys will all day beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the West Side. The last East Side pickup will be at 5:00 p.m.
       Westside pickup/drop off: West 65th St. & Detroit Ave. (Capitol Theatre)
       Eastside pickup/drop off: Magnolia Dr. & Mistletoe Dr. (The Music Settlement)

Free valet bicycle parking provided by the Ohio City Bicycle Co-op is available in front of the Cleveland Institute of Art from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



If you have questions about Parade the Circle, please contact Nan Eisenberg at 216-707-2483 or email at commartsinfo [at] clevelandart [dot] org.


Participate in the Parade
Create your entry on your own or at museum public workshops. The parade-only fee is $6 per person.


Public Workshops
Public workshops begin May 9, 2014 and continue until the parade. Basic workshops are Fridays, 6:00–9:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 1:30–4:30 p.m.


Leadership Training 
Free workshops in parade skills for teachers and other leaders of groups preparing parade entries begin in March at the parade studio.