SPARX City Hop

SPARX CITY HOP 2015 is Saturday, September 19th from 11am - 6pm.


The 13th annual SPARX City Hop will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11am – 6pm. We hope you are planning on being a part of it! Cleveland’s inner most districts will be in full swing as our community explores the visual, culinary and performing arts of our city. For the past few years, nearly 20,000 people have “hopped” throughout our neighborhoods as a part of Sparx City Hop, an official program of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

An annual program (in its 13th year) SPARX is a celebration of everything that is in Cleveland’s most central and metropolitan neighborhoods. While the one-day event has grown into a large draw (annual attendance of 20,000), the Downtown Cleveland Alliance sees the impact extending far beyond just the event.

City Hop is a day long “Hop” on Saturday, September 19th
Free trolleys connect the neighborhoods circulating continuously throughout the day.

Connecting: Playhouse Square, Campus District, Superior Arts District and Asia Town 

Connecting: Gateway District, Tremont and Ohio City

View our 2015 SPARX City Hop event guide here! 


Sparx City Hop Video

Take a look at what City Hoppers can expect during SPARX!!
Click below to watch the video.

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Sparx City Hop is presented by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and is made possible through the collaboration of its neighborhood partners that includes: Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation, Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation, PlayhouseSquare District Development Corp., The Campus District, St. Clair Superior Development Corp., AsiaTown, Tremont West Development and Ohio City Near West Development Corp.

Generous support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture:


Sparx is proud to have the valuable support of our community partners, including: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Dominion, Forest City Enterprises, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, and The Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust

The Sparx program is also supported by generous downtown Cleveland property owners and stakeholders, including: Ward 3 Councilman Joe Cimperman and Ward 8 Councilman Jeffrey Johnson.

Sparx is supported by the following media partners: Cleveland Magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer,, and Clear Channel Radio

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