Navy Week! + Cleveland Labor Day Weekend Update
Lake Erie waters and Cleveland skies will come alive this Labor Day Weekend as the U.S. Navy drops anchor in Cleveland for Navy Week, followed by thunderous aerial stunts of the Navy Blue Angels and other flying teams performing at the Cleveland Air Show.
Navy Week Cleveland, Burke Lakefront Airport, Downtown Cleveland – August 27 – September 3
At Navy Week, the U.S. Navy is commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie, which founded the U.S. Navy and marked the first naval victory for the U.S., led by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.
Navy Week’s week-long celebration showcases:
- Approximately 1000 sailors and eight ships docked behind Cleveland Browns Stadium: the frigate USS De Wert, 4 U. S. Coast Guard ice cutters, 3 Canadian ships and the patrol ship USS Hurricane.
- U.S. Navy divers in the tanks at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium
- U.S. Navy Blue Angels at the Cleveland Air Show
- Leap Frog, the Navy parachute team
- A replica of the U.S. Brig Niagara, used by Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 29-31) to defeat the British Navy during the battle of Lake Erie at Put-in-Bay in 1813.
Navy Week will also join a Thursday Browns home game, an Indians series at Progressive Field and the Cleveland Air Show. An exciting live reenactment of the Battle of Lake Erie will take place in 2013, so stay tuned!
The Cleveland Air Show, Burke Lakefront Airport – September 1- 3 (9:00 am – 4:45 pm, no entry after 3 pm)
The Cleveland Air Show presents the exciting aerial maneuvers of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, as well as wing-walking, parachuting and aircraft demonstrations of professional stunt pilots. More than 50 exciting ground displays showcase aircraft, simulators, family fun and more. The U.S. Navy will demonstrate its jet and helicopter expertise, as well as the Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team, F/A-18 Super Hornets, Cobra helicopters and U.S. Army parachute teams.
Cleveland Oktoberfest: presents four exciting days of authentic German food, beer, and entertainment by local and regional musicians and German dance groups. Rain or shine admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free. Free is also parking. Located in the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, just outside of Cleveland. - August 31– September 3:
Geauga County Fair: is Ohio’s oldest county fair featuring live stock, live entertainment, rides, and great contests like chicken flying, rooster crowing, frog jumping, demolition derbies and truck pulls. Admission is $7.00. Children 12 and under are free. Located at the Geauga County fairgrounds in Burton, Ohio, east of Cleveland. – August 30 – September 3
- Navy Week & 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Concert, 8/31 at 8pm, Jacobs Pavilion, FREE
- Made In Ohio Craft Festival, 9/1, Hale Farm and Village
- Taste of Hudson, 9/2-3, Historic Downtown Hudson
For more events visit www.positivelycleveland.com/play/events.
– Cindy Hill