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Diocese of Cleveland announces return of 'The Fest' at Brookside Reservation

The popular festival is embracing the scriptural message "Take Courage" as this year's theme.
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CLEVELAND — *The video in the player above is from a previous report.

Northeast Ohio's largest outdoor Christian music and family festival is returning in-person for 2021. The Diocese of Cleveland announced on Wednesday that the action will kickoff August 8 at Brookside Reservation. 

"It’s a beautiful park with plenty of room for everyone to come together and also spread out and enjoy this amazing day of hope and inspiration.   More than ever, we need to come together and reflect and focus on what matters most – faith and family.” said Father Bob Stec, event organizer and pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in Brunswick. 

The popular festival is embracing the scriptural message "Take Courage" as this year's theme, encouraging all attendees to "walk forward in faith with the Lord into a bright and hopeful future." 

Headliners for the annual festival will be national artists, Tauren Wells, King & Country, Danny Gokey and We are the Messengers. Ohio native, Joe Melenderz will open the performances beginning at noon. 

Throughout the day, those in attendance can take advantage of food, music, family fun including activities and crafts, inspiring displays, presenters and the Kids Zone with inflatables sponsored by Marc's. The focal point of the day will be a mass delivered by Bishop Edward Malesic set to begin at 8 p.m. 

Admission to this year's Fest limited and tickets cost $10. Children under the age of five years old can attend for free. Gates are set to open at 10 a.m.  

If you're not quite ready to enjoy the festival in-person, the event will be live streamed from 1: 30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the official website. For more information on the "The Fest", how to get tickets, volunteer opportunities and more, click here

Brookside Reservation, home to more than 130 acres, is located at 3900 John Nagy Boulevard in Brooklyn, Ohio.