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Edgewater Arts Festival Returns This Weekend With Art Fair, Live Music And Vaccinations

Northshore Clinical Labs will administer free coronavirus tests and free first shots of the coronavirus vaccine.

The Edgewater Arts Festival returns Aug. 28-29.
Edgewater Artists in Motion
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EDGEWATER — The Edgewater Arts Festival will return to Granville Avenue this weekend, bringing an arts and crafts fair, live music and coronavirus testing and vaccinations.

The eighth edition of the festival is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Granville Avenue between Broadway and Sheridan Road. After missing last year because of the pandemic, the event is back to promote the arts in all forms, organizers said.

This year’s festival will feature 75 artist booths and 20 music acts, including tributes to Tom Petty and Paul McCartney. A family area will include performances from School of Rock students, a drum circle and an “instrument petting zoo.”

A beer garden will feature Empirical Brewery. Neighborhood restaurants Beard & Belly and Rewired Pizza Cafe will serve food.

At the event, Northshore Clinical Labs will administer free coronavirus tests and free first shots of the vaccine, according to Edgewater Artists in Motion, the nonprofit that stages the festival.

Edgewater Arts Festival has a $5 suggested donation. For more information about the event, click here.

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