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Cleveland Kurentovanje 5K Race, Parade & Festival

Celebrate Kurentovanje, a Slovenian tradition, today with a full slate of festivities including a 5-K race, parade, musical and cultural performances, lots of food and kids' activities. It all starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration for the Kurent Dash 5-K Race. At 10 a.m., doors open at the Slovenian National Home for kids crafting and face- painting in anticipation of the parade, as well as the continuation of Friday night's bocce tournament. Food, drinks and shopping will also be available. At noon, the parade, which departs from Saint Martin de Porres High School at East 62nd Street and Lausche Avenue, kicks off. The procession will include Kurents, polka and marching bands, dance troupes and other groups. The event comes to a close at 5 p.m. with a closing ceremony (pokop pusta, in Slovenian) in which the Kurentovanje festival will be symbolically buried until next year, thus relinquishing control of the city. The ceremony will include a toast with a special drink as well as the raffle drawing for a custom engraved Hungarian oak barrel. Learn more on the website.(Niesel)

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