Know Before You Go: State of the City 2021

Mayor Frank G. Jackson will deliver his final State of the City address on Thursday, October 7 at 5 p.m. at Cleveland Public Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and remarks will begin at 5:30 p.m. Below are answers to common questions and additional information regarding State of the City 2021:

  • COVID-19 Protocols – Masks are required and social distancing protocols will be in place to protect the health and safety of attendees.
  • Parking – Free parking will be available at Willard Park Garage attached to City Hall, located across the street from Cleveland Public Hall on Lakeside Avenue at East 6th Street.
  • ADA Accessibility – ADA drop-off and parking will be located on East Mall Drive. This event will also have ADA seating.

The following items are prohibited inside the venue:

  • Action sports equipment including but not limited to skateboards, roller blades, scooters and roller skates
  • Aerosol cans (i.e. hairspray, mace, etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs
  • Animals (except certified service animals)
  • Any and all signs
  • Backpacks and bags that exceed 16” x 16” x 8”
  • Baseball bats or clubs
  • Beachballs and other inflatable items
  • Brooms
  • Cans, glass bottles, squeeze bottles and thermos bottles
  • Electronic cigarettes, vapor cigarettes or any device that mimics smoking
  • Coolers or ice chests
  • Lasers
  • Noise making devices (i.e. air horns, cowbells, etc.)
  • Poles and/or sticks (plastic, wooden and metal)
  • Political signs and literature
  • Toy guns or knives (including water guns)
  • Umbrellas with metal tips
  • Weapons (including, without limitation, pocket knives, blades, firearms, fireworks and other illegal substances)
  • Any item or action deemed to be a threat to public safety

Please be advised that any surrendered items will not be returned.

Be sure to share your photos and videos with us on social media using the event hashtag – #CLESOTC21. We’ll also be livestreaming the 2021 State of the City on our social media pages below: