The first weekend in August in Cleveland is traditionally ‘Beach Day’, a day they celebrate at Edgewater Park Beach with a Sandcastle Building contest, as well as other events.
While other Great Lakes cities such as Toronto and Chicago put their waterfront to better use, Cleveland still has a few nice lakefront beaches, which make for interesting contrasts.
The sandcastle teams were creative in their building techniques.
The contrast of downtown Cleveland with Edgwater Park in the foreground.
The view from upper Edgewater Park of the Centennial Pavilion was outstanding – the Metroparks are celebrating their 100th birthday in 2017.
Any areas unprotected by the breakwater had 2′-4′ waves pounding the shore.
The sandcastles were interesting, most included Cleveland themes (although this is a sundial).
The holiday movie classic ‘A Christmas Story’ was filmed in Cleveland – including the famed leg lamp scene!
The new pavilion was modeled in sand.