One of Grandview's most-anticipated festivals will take over West First Avenue next weekend.

One of Grandview's most-anticipated festivals will take over West First Avenue next weekend.

The 19th annual Lazy Daze of Summer Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 28 on West First near the Grandview Heights Public Library.

More than 50 arts and craft exhibitors from across Ohio have been selected by a jury to participate in this year's festival, said Ruthanne James, president of the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts Council, which presents the annual event.

"We try to come up with a nice mix of artists working in a variety of media," James said. "We like to have a mix of new artists and returning favorites."

This year's roster of exhibitors will include several Grandview residents as well as last year's Best of Show winner, Dana Keating-Marziale, a New Albany-based artist who specializes in pet portraits.

Other exhibitors will include State of Devotion Clothing Co., co-owned by Grandview resident Jim Jackson; Pickerington resident Mark Camden, who makes musical instruments out of wood; and Plain City resident Debbie Haywood, who makes repurposed glassware sculptures for the garden.

Entertainment, including performers from Grandview Parks and Recreation Department programs, will be offered throughout the day. The festival also will feature food, a community showcase area and a Friends of the Library book sale.

"This year, the book sale will be held indoors in the library," James said. "It will give people a chance to get in out of the heat and I'm sure it will bring a lot of first-time visitors to our wonderful library."

Children's arts activities will be held from around 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., she said.

The festival's annual awards will be announced at the end of the day. The awards include Best of Show, five honorable mentions and the People's Choice Award, which is determined by a vote of festival-goers.

All award-winners will be invited to return to next year's festival, James said.

Proceeds from the festival benefit the arts council as well as the city of Grandview Heights and the library.

Volunteers still are needed to help out at the festival, James said. Anyone interested in volunteering should email James at or call her at 614-486-6456.

The morning of the festival, the Tri-Village Lions Club will hold its seventh annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at Edison Intermediate-Middle School, 1240 Oakland Ave.

The "celebrity server" will be Upper Arlington High School Principal Kip Greenhill, who will retire July 31.

The cost of the event is $6 and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. Children age 4 and younger can eat for free and when you buy four tickets, the fifth ticket is free.

The breakfast also will feature a raffle of fresh-baked goods;, a silent auction, including items such as OSU football tickets and catered dinners; and an activities table for children.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Lions Club member. All proceeds from the breakfast benefit various Lions Club charities.