"Happy 214th Birthday Cleveland" Celebration

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Since the former King 'Bron bounced, Clevelanders are ready to move on a celebrate. What better way to do that than by celebrating the city's 214th birthday?!?

Ohio Homecoming will launch a four-day event starting July 22nd through July 25th and promises to celebrate many of the opportunities that the City and state have to offer.

Festivities will include: an Opportunity Fair, Health Fair and the "Happy 214th Birthday Cleveland" Party and Variety Show on Thursday, the Step Up to Step Out -College and Alumni Greek Step Show on Friday; The Lee Evans Celebrity Flag Football Game and High School Battle of the Bands on Saturday; The March on Ohio Wellness and Unity Walk and "Ohio Homecoming Day at the Park" with the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

On July 22 at 5:00 p.m., Kid Cudi (a native of Shaker Heights) and Chip Tha Ripper, who, when teamed together, will become Almighty GloryUS, will be headlining Cleveland's 214th Birthday party and Variety show, rocking a stage that will be built at Mall C (next to City Hall).

What many say is the top High School band in Cleveland, having played for the last Olympics, Shaw High School will go up against the top High School band in Chicago, King College Prep, who performed for President Obama. The winner will receive $5,000.

The March on Ohio will be a 3.5 mile "wellness walk", designed to bridge the well-known, but unfortunate social divide that exists between Cleveland East-siders and West-siders. The March will begin at the West Side Market and end at Progressive Field, where participants will be encouraged to join the Ohio Homecoming marchers for "Kid's Fun Day" at the Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays game at 1:05 p.m. Also, Cleveland Indians Mascot, "Slider", will celebrate his 20th birthday on July 25th as part of the Kid's Fun Day. Free Birthday party activities include cupcakes for all kids on the Gateway Plaza, pregame Kids birthday party games hosted by Radio Disney, and a visit from all of Slider's Mascot Friends. All kids in attendance will be invited to run the bases postgame on Progressive Field. "We are very proud and excited to be involved in the Ohio Homecoming event, said Curtis Danburg, Director of Communications and Creative Services, The Cleveland Indians. "We will not only be celebrating Ohio Homecoming Day, but also Kid's Day, so we encourage everyone to come out for this big celebration".