Sun 9/29 @ 1-5PM
Euclid Beach Amusement Park closed following the 1969 season, which means you’d have to be about 60 to have vivid memories of it. But its reputation and the stories of a time when a day at the amusement park was a much more laidback affair, less costly with shorter lines and signature treats you couldn’t find anywhere else, have an appeal even to those who get their nostalgia secondhand.
The 15th annual Remembering the Sights and Sounds of Euclid Beach Park should appeal to both those who remember the park and those who wish they did.
Taking place at the Euclid Creek Reservation/Euclid Beach on the site of the old amusement park, it features walking tours showing where all the attractions were located, a car show featuring pre-1969 cars, a band organ rally, memorabilia and souvenirs from Euclid Beach Park and, of course, those Humphrey popcorn balls tat were a “must” at every visit (Weber’s premium custard and Swensons food truck will also be there). Admission and parking are free, and the event takes place rain or shine. You can even take a ride on the rocket ship and thriller cars for a small extra fee.