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CLEVELAND -- Parade the Circle brought 1,500 marchers and many parade floats to the east side of Cleveland.

The Cleveland Museum of Art celebrated the 25th year of the parade.

The event featured international and national guest artists as well as locally produced "art-floats," paraded around Wade Oval.

The spectacular display provided giant puppets, stilt-dancers and hand-made masks.

Event organizers are already looking toward next year. "They're calling already to be in next year's parade. It happens like clockwork," Augie Napoli with the Cleveland Museum of Art tells Channel 3's Hilary Golston. "We have a team here at the museum that is not only committed to their work, but passionate about art and community service, community engagement."

University Circle, a collection of 40 non-profits put on "Circle Village" in Wade Oval for additional entertainment before, during and after the parade. After the noon parade concluded, four additional hours of food, music, dance and family activities lit up the Oval.

Circle Village is also a way for University Circle to showcase the ongoing events northeast Ohioans can enjoy on a regular basis and "is really a showcase about what University Circle is," Chris Ronayne president of University Circle tells Golston. "We express in all of our arts and culture in the parade what we do here inside these institutions, but it's also an invitation to come backā€¦ week after week. We've got Wade Oval Wednesday's following parade."

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