This Weekend in CLE: August 17-18, 2013

The Feast of the Assumption in Cleveland's Little Italy

The Feast of the Assumption in Cleveland’s Little Italy

This weekend, enjoy deliciously authentic Italian food at the Feast of the Assumption, the Little Italy neighborhood’s signature event. Then, make your way over to the Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in the Gordon Square neighborhood for enlightening discussions, art and live music sure to inspire. Finally, this Friday, be sure to take a ride on the wild side at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and The RainForest at the Wild Ride event.

Also, this weekend (8/16-18), Positively Cleveland, Cleveland’s convention and visitor bureau is hosting five bloggers from Pittsburgh, Columbus and Cincinnati and for the first time ever, we need your help to create the ultimate Cleveland itinerary. Follow along and contribute at and on Twitter: #HappyinCLE.

You can always visit our searchable calendar for more events at:

Feast of the Assumption – Little Italy Neighborhood

This Thursday through Sunday, head over Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. This annual festival has been a Cleveland staple for 115 years, mixing old-world authenticity with modern entertainment including live music, food from some of Little Italy’s top restaurants, arts and craft vendors, carnival rides and games. The Feast is put on by the area’s Holy Rosary Church and is open to everyone from all cultures and beliefs. For more information, visit

Weapons of Mass Creation Festival – Gordon Square Neighborhood

All weekend long attend the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Gordon Square neighborhood, one of the Midwest’s premier art, music and design events. Offering 20 speakers, 20 designers, and more than 30 bands, this festival allows the area’s creative professionals, musicians, artists, students, fans and entrepreneurs to collaborate, learn and inspire. For tickets and more information, visit

Wild Ride – Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & The RainForest

This Friday, make your way over to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & The RainForest to take a ride on the wild side during the Wild Ride event. Here, attendees can cruise around the zoo grounds on their bicycle after normal zoo hours from 5:30-8:30pm. This unique event offers riders the chance to bike around their favorite exotic animals with rental bikes available. For more information, call 216.661.6500 or visit

More Events:

Old Crow Medicine Show @ Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare – 8/16

Spank: The Fifty Shades Parody @ Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare – 8/16-18

Minor League Baseball: Akron Aeros vs. Reading Fightin Phils @ Canal Park – 8/16-18

National Hamburger Festival @ Lock 3 Park, Akron – 8/17-18

For more information visit Positively Cleveland’s website at

– Chris Moore

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