Cleveland Weekend Update: July 27-29
Cleveland is in high spirits this weekend. Whether you are spending time at the Cleveland Wine Festival, the Scene Ale Fest or a concert, raise a toast to great summer fun in Cleveland.
Cleveland Wine Festival, Voinovich Bicentennial Park – July 27 – 28
There’s nothing quite like a refreshing glass of wine in the summertime. And, there’s no better place to enjoy great wine, beer, food, and entertainment this weekend than at the Cleveland Wine Festival. The festival will take place in the scenic Voinovich Bicentennial Park (behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum) in downtown Cleveland.
Whether you like Red, White or Blush wine, the festival has a vast selection that will please all guests. This year more than 270 wines from around the world and Ohio will be served at the event. Visitors can take some time to speak with a wine expert and learn about new and exciting varieties.
In addition to the great wines, the festival will also have the “Best of Belgium Café” featuring Belgian beers such as Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe Blonde and Leffe Brune. Special guest and Master Beer Sommelier Marc Stroobandt, a Belgian Beer Ambassador with The F&B Partnership in the United Kingdom, returns to highlight the natural affinity between Belgian beer and fine food as well as educate festival guests on proper beer pouring techniques, the importance of using the right glassware and food pairing ideas for the featured Belgian beers.
Cooking demonstrations as well as wine and food seminars will take place throughout the two day event. Pairing great with the wine are signature dishes from Morton’s The Steakhouse, Angelo’s Pizza, Das Schnitzel Haus and Scott’s Fire & Ice Catering. While there, get your groove on Friday and Saturday night to the Lloyd Dobler Effect Band and The Michael Heaton Band.
Tickets for the festival can be bought in advance for $28 or $35 at the gate. This ticket includes a souvenir wine glass, ten tastings, Festival Program, Food & Wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment and the opportunity to purchase wine at a discount. Also, for $10 a designated driver ticket is available. This ticket includes the above and two non-alcoholic drinks instead of tasting tickets. Guests under 21 are admitted when they are accompanied by a paid adult.
Friday, July 27: 4pm-10pm
Saturday, July 28: 3pm-9pm
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– MaryKate McHugh