WICKLIFFE, Ohio — The FEST Catholic family festival returns to Wickliffe this Sunday, August 4 for a day of family-friendly music, activities, food and more.
Over 40,000 people are expected to attend this year’s FEST event, which goes from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, located at 28700 Euclid Ave. The FEST is free and open to all.
News 5’s own Frank Wiley is proudly emceeing this awesome annual event, and News 5 is a proud sponsor.
This year, Marc’s Mom’s Relaxation Station will have presentations, helpful information and timely tips to help moms at home with their family. They will have over 150,000 samples and giveaways for moms.
Guys can head to the Man Cave to kick back with recliners and arcade games; there will also be good information on “how to be a man of God and a strong faith leader in your family and community.” The guys can also go home with some great giveaways.
Of course, the Kid’s Activities Area is loaded with fun activities to help each child “appreciate their unique goodness and gifted-ness and the importance of working together to build a stronger, better, holier world.”
Bands performing live at this year’s festival include Jordan Feliz, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North and Casting Crowns.
The FEST, along with the Saint Ambrose Parish in Brunswick, coordinate on a project called "Alpha Village." It is a collection of churches, non-profits, businesses and other organizations that work together to perform minor home repairs, landscaping and neighborhood clean-ups.
Alpha Village also periodically collects and distributes coats to children and families, as well as hams and other items.
"In the near future we hope to facilitate leadership development in the area, and connect local residents with local non profits who can help them with their daily and long term needs," organizers stated on the web page for Alpha Village. "The goal is to lift up a neighborhood at a time."
Alpha Village is currently serving the Clark-Fulton District.