WICKLIFFE, Ohio — Northeast Ohio's largest outdoor Christian music and family festival, the FEST, has announced they plan to move forward as scheduled this year, but in a completely digital format.
The annual Wickliffe festival that draws thousands of visitors each August will be celebrating its 20th year by live streaming performances from top Christian bands, prayer opportunities and a firework-finale for fans safely at home.
"Everyone is invited to enjoy this year's FEST from the comfort of their home, and they can invite everyone they know to join," said Father Bob Stec, Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in Brunswick and founder of the event. "We've been blessed to gather NINE of the top Christian artists/bands for an inspirational celebration of faith and hope," he continued.
The theme of the festival this year is "Glorious," bringing inspiration and inspiring messages of hope among fans through the sound of music and faith.
The event will take place on Sunday, August 9 and begin at 3 P.M. with local artists followed by festival headliners including We Are Messengers, Building 429, Danny Gokey and more. A closing Mass will commence at 8:30 P.M. with Bishop Roger Gries and will be concluded by a firework display and "inspiring" finale.
Craft kits for children are available for pickup with online registration and can be picked up across the region prior to August 9. There will also be featured give-away baskets and prizes available online at https://theFEST.us. A complete list of activities and performers can be found online, as well.
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