The fist annual Cleveland Kurentovanje parade ended at the Slovenian National Home on St. Clair.
St. Clair was adorned with special signage celebrating the Slovenian community.
Before going inside and to the various participating shops and businesses, there was dancing in the street.
Dancing in the streets at Cleveland Kurentovanje festival
Rose Marie Jisa, Fran Cobberly and friends after the Parade
Kurentovanje Festival Princess Nika
Everyone wanted to pose with the Kurenti.
Fran Cobberly with a Kurent
Ed O'Shaban with a Kurent
Inside the Slovenian National Home you could find food, drink, vendors, music and camaraderie.
In this short video, Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman explained the Kurentovanje Festival.
There were exhibits pertaining to Slovenian heritage and you could visit resources such as the Slovenian Genealogy Society International (SGSI) to learn about your Slovenian roots.
Slovenian Friends table
Consul Zmauc with daughter Princess Nika
Rose Marie (Macek) Jisa, president of SGSI
DJ Kishka at Kurentovanje Festival
Jim and Monna Jansa
Posing with the Festival Princess
Page 1 of the Kurentovanje Festival in Cleveland - Parade Highlights
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