Toothsome Attractions Draw Sugar Aficionados to Northeast Ohio Neighborhoods
There’s a sweet, satisfying center at the heart of Cleveland. Confectionary boutiques attract sugar-lovers to their unique neighborhoods. Sweet Moses Soda Fountain and Treat Shop (www.sweetmosestreats.com) is a nostalgic-style soda shop that sits in the Gordon Square Arts District, drawing folks back to Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood with the allure of retro deliciousness. Order up homemade ice cream, signature sundaes, or a frothy fountain soda (we suggest a mug of Sweet Moses Root Beer), before hitting artsy local landmarks like the Cleveland Public Theatre for a performance or Capitol Theatre for a movie.
At the savory center of Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, Lilly Handmade Chocolates (www.lillytremont.com) specializes in pairing fine wine and craft beer with its handmade, chocolate creations. Lilly can match more than 200 craft beers and over 130 fine wines with their homemade dark and milk chocolate, which are infused with exotic ingredients like Hawaiian black lava salt and Périgord mushroom truffle pâté. After energizing with a Lilly sugar fix, visitors can enjoy Tremont’s many famous pubs, restaurants, local boutiques and art galleries.
By Keith Gribbins
Whether you have the day off work, school or you’re just looking for a different way to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Cleveland has plenty culturally-rich options to choose from. On January 21, 2013, many museums and institutions in Cleveland offer free admission or special activities and programs in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebrate with music while honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by visiting the Rock Hall, listening to the Cleveland Orchestra or watching a performance at the Cleveland Public Library.
Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum free of charge in celebration of Dr. King as well as community spirit and civic pride. The Rock Hall is devoted to history and culture of all different genres of music. While you’re there, check out different exhibits ranging from ‘The Roots of Rock and Roll: Blues, Gospel, Country/Folk/Bluegrass and R&B’ to ‘Cleveland Rocks’ an exhibit celebrating Cleveland’s musically rich history.
Founded in 1918 by a group of local citizens, the Cleveland Orchestra is one of the most sought after performing groups in the world. Enjoy an afternoon listening to performances at Severance Hall, the home of The Cleveland Orchestra, celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Performances begin at noon, admission is free and no tickets are required.
The “Drum Majors for Change” at the Cleveland Public Library strives to commemorate Dr. King’s call for change. The program begins at 1pm and will be followed by a community reception.
Join The Music Settlement for a special Martin Luther King Memorial Concert featuring jazz, blues, gospel and classical music performed by Settlement faculty, students, and guest performers. This special concert takes places Sunday, January 20th at 3pm in Glick Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.
Need a little brushing up on history and culture? Visit one of the many Cleveland museums offering free admission or special programming and activities on MLK Day. Take a stroll through time as you view paintings by Monet at the Cleveland Museum of Art, dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum or get hands-on with the interactive displays at the Cleveland Children’s Museum.
What better way to celebrate equality and understanding than to visit a museum devoted to promoting diversity and tolerance? The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage strives to promote understanding of Jewish history as well as promote appreciation and understanding of other cultures and religions. The museum is open from 11am to 5pm and admission is free on January 21st. Special programming includes a special musical presentation followed by A Conversation After a Funeral, a new one-act play by Cleveland playwright Dr. Mary Weems.
Step back through time at the Cleveland Natural History Museum in University Circle. The Natural History Museum is perfect for children of all ages and features everything from rare jewels to dinosaurs to the ‘Birds of America’. Admission is free to the Smead Discovery Center, open from 10am to 4pm, and visitors are invited to make craft projects, meet Cleveland’s neighborhood wildlife in special live animal presentations, museum curators, scientists and students from Case Western Reserve University and see a mini-planetarium show for only $1.
A museum filled to the brim with Cleveland history, the Western Reserve Historical Society provides information dating back to Native Americans to contemporary immigrants. Find collections ranging from the history of buildings and properties in Cleveland to the one of the largest collections of costumes and textiles in the United States. Admission is free on MLK Day and the Western Reserve Historical Society is open from 10am to 4pm.
The Children’s Museum offers interactive and educational exhibits for children to learn and play. Guests of the museum are invited to add to the peace mural from 11am to 4pm. Admission is half price on MLK Day.
Take a stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens to take a break from the chilly winter weather in Cleveland. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Garden is open from 10am-5pm. Children can make a craft with Garden admission from 1pm-4pm.
The Cleveland Museum of Art in University Circle is one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the city. It is the only major museum in the United States to offer free admission to the permanent collections such as Monet and Dali. The museum is open from 9:30am-5pm (typically closed on Mondays) and admission is free (as always!).
This year, the relatively dry summer has created the opportunity for a great fall foliage season, which could peak during mid-October in northeast Ohio. And, the warmth from Lake Erie ensures that the first half of fall has nice temps – perfect for pumpkin picking, football watching and all the wonderful activities that make autumn a special time of year.
Below are some ideas on where to truly experience the beauty of fall in the region.
GEAUGA COUNTY – AMISH COUNTRY
Many are unaware that the Northeast Ohio region plays home to the largest settlement of Amish people in the country. The rural sections of Geauga County (just 20 minutes outside Cleveland) are a must-see during September and October with the ultimate in fall foliage viewing along with the quaint and ever-popular visits to Amish Country. Visit the Geauga County CVB website to download a driving tour of Amish country where you’ll make stops throughout the farms and rural towns inhabited by this welcoming and friendly group of people – all while enjoying the beauty of autumn.
CUYAHOGA VALLEY SCENIC RAILROAD – TAKE A RIDE THROUGH A NATIONAL PARK
Watch the changing leaves aboard the historic rails of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. This vintage steam train rolls along the Cuyahoga River and dips in and out of the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the sixth most visited national park, is 33,000 acres of land. From river floodplain and steep cut valley walls to ancient stands of evergreen, guests aboard this beautiful train journey through a world of historic sites and timeless natural processes – a truly special experience during the fall. Looking to add more to your experience? Purchase tickets to one of the railroad’s wine or beer tasting events that occur on board.
ASHTABULA COUNTY – 17 HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGES
Or, head east to Ashtabula County, home to 17 historic covered bridges. Take in the beautiful, natural landscape of this county as you take a self-guided drive to explore these awesome structures. Get to the area Oct. 13- 14 to enjoy the Covered Bridge Festival including crafts, entertainment, historic vehicles and engines, farmers market, quilt show, draft horses, parade, and food vendors galore.
LAKEVIEW CEMETERY – URBAN BEAUTY
Just outside of the city in a metropolitan neighborhood sits the 285-acre Lakeview Cemetery, offering an unmatched fall hotspot. Lake View Cemetery is an outdoor sculpture museum filled with gardens, rich architecture and tributes to those who made great contributions to the area’s industrial and civic development. A great destination, the garden cemetery provides an unmatched skyline view of Cleveland from atop the James A. Garfield Memorial. James D. Rockefeller, Elliot Ness, 22 Cleveland mayors and more. Take trolley tours through the massive cemetery or drive yourself.
– April Ingle
Downtown Cleveland and its neighboring cities are celebrating the last days of summer with exciting events during the weekend of Sept. 14-16. Enjoy free downtown art tours via trolley, waterfront festivals, races, college football, Cleveland Indians home games and affordable events throughout the weekend.
IngenuityFest: A Festival of Art and Technology (FREE admission)
The annual art and technology festival draws more than 45,000 visitors as it celebrates creative connections among artists, innovators and audiences. The festival showcases original works of international masters, alongside the finest of Northeast Ohio’s performing, visual and musical artists. New this year: free admission and a waterfront location!
- Friday, Sept. 14: 5pm-1am
- Saturday, Sept. 15: Noon-1am
- Sunday, Sept. 16: Noon-6pm
- Location: Docks 30 and 32, on the lakefront, north of Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center
Cleveland Indians Home Stand
The Cleveland Indians take on the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Fans can get an all-you-can-eat option in Upper Deck locations featuring hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, nachos and soft drinks for only $32. Or, check out the Grand Slam 4 Pack that includes four tickets (select seating), four hot dogs/slices of pizza, four Pepsi products, four hats and a parking pass for just $96.
- Friday, Sept. 14: 7:05pm
- Saturday, Sept. 15: 4:05pm
- Sunday, Sept. 16: 3:05pm
- Location: Progressive Field
Morehouse College competes against Winston-Salem State University at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Additional weekend festivities include the Marching Band Halftime Show, College Readiness Fair, Step Show and a Tailgate Party celebrating premier historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). Ticket purchase will be available at the Q Arena. Game tickets start at $15.
- Friday, Sept. 14: Praisefest 6 and Greek Step Show Competition, Quicken Loans Arena, 6-10pm (doors open at 5pm)
- Saturday, Sept. 15 at Cleveland Browns Stadium (10am)
- Tailgate Party
- Kickoff Noon – Morehouse College versus Winston-Salem State University
- National R&B recording group, Dru Hill, will perform the National Anthem. Tom Joyner is slated to do the coin toss.
- Marching Band Halftime Show: Morehouse College “House of Funk” and Winston-Salem State University “Red Sea of Sound” marching bands and drum lines perform.
- The Mighty Shaw High School Marching Cardinal Band from East Cleveland starts off the show performing with local hip-hop artist Ray Jr.
Komen Race for the Cure
The annual Komen Race for the Cure offers a 5K (3.1 miles) competitive run (timed), a 5K walk, and a one-mile family fun walk to benefit breast cancer education, screening and survivor support programs. This year, 25,000 participants are expected.
- Saturday, Sept. 15: Opens at 7am, Survivor Ceremony is 8am and the various races have start times beginning at 9:15am. Events end at noon.
- Location: Wolstein Center, Cleveland State University Campus.
Cleveland Dragonboat Festival (FREE admission)
This annual festival and race celebrates dragon boat history and promotes the people and unique cultures of Cleveland’s Asian community. Nineteen teams race in colorfully painted dragonboats from the Nautica Pavillion to Shooters.
- Saturday, Sept. 15: Opening ceremonies at 8am, traditional Lion Dance at Noon, and racing from 8:30am-4pm
- (Best Viewing) Location: Along the Boardwalk on the West Bank of the Cuyahoga River at Nautica Entertainment Complex, 2000 Sycamore Street
Cleveland Rowing Regatta Weekend (FREE admission)
The Cleveland Rowing Foundation is hosting a two-day rowing regatta weekend along the Cuyahoga River, expecting to draw national and international crews. The 4,800-meter course involves strategy and five major river turns (including an S-bend).
- Saturday, Sept. 15: Head of the Cuyahoga Race from 8am-3:30pm
- Sunday, Sept. 16: The inaugural US Rowing Masters National Head Race Championship takes place from 8am-3:30pm
- (Best Viewing) Locations: http://www.clevelandrows.org/content/view-regatta
Sparx City Hop (FREE trolley rides)
Visitors can “hop” on four different trolleys to explore various Cleveland neighborhoods. Guided tours share interesting facts and artistic points of interest. Wristbands for free trolley rides and welcome centers are available at each of the trolley stops along the way. This year, 25,000 passengers are expected.
- Saturday, Sept 15: 11am-9pm
- Orange Route (11am- 6pm) explores the Campus District
- Blue Route (11am-6pm) explores the Art Quarter and Asia Town
- Green Route (11am-9pm) explores the Ohio City neighborhood
- Red Route (11am-9pm) explores the Tremont neighborhood
Cleveland Museum of Art’s Chalk Festival
Children and adults join professional artists in transforming the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden into colorful canvas as everyone creates beautiful chalk artwork at the Cleveland Museum of Art (rain or shine). Hundreds of chalk artists and 14,000 spectators are expected this year.
- Saturday, Sept. 15: 11am–5pm
- Sunday, Sept. 16: Noon-5pm
- Location: Cleveland Museum of Art, University Circle
Tremont Art & Cultural Festival (FREE admission)
Just 15 minutes from Downtown Cleveland, this festival celebrates the ethnic and cultural diversity of Tremont with vendors showcasing fine art, jewelry, sculptures, children’s activities, musicians, performers and food from local Tremont restaurants.
- Saturday, Sept. 15: 11am-6pm
- Sunday, Sept. 16: Noon-5pm
- Location: Lincoln Park at 1208 Starkweather Avenue, Tremont
Village Peddler Festival
More than 165 craftsmen will be at the Village Peddler Festival specializing in almost any type of art or craft you can imagine. Enjoy folk musicians, free wagon rides, shopping at the Harvest Market and delicious comfort food such as chicken and biscuits and tasty apple fritters.
- Saturday, Sept. 15: 10am-6pm
- Sunday, Sept. 16: 10am-5pm
- Location: Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Lake County
Crocker Park Wine Festival in Westlake
Thirty minutes west of Cleveland, the Crocker Park Wine Festival showcases more than150 wines from local, national and international producers, as well as select craft beers, available for tasting and full glass pours.
- Friday, Sept. 14: 4-9pm
- Saturday, Sept. 15: 1-9pm
- Location: Crocker Park, Westlake
– Lexi Robinson-Hotchkiss, Communications Director
The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission kicks off the second annual Cleveland Classic presented by McDonald’s football game on September 15, 2012 when Morehouse College battles Winston-Salem State University at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Cleveland Classic is more than just a football game…it’s an entire weekend full of dynamic activities and events for all ages while celebrating premier historically black universities.
All are invited to participate in the official weekend festivities which are FREE with a game ticket starting with the United States Marine Corps presents the Cleveland Classic Greek Step Show on Friday night, September 14, at Quicken Loans Arena. On Saturday, September 15, join head to the Tailgate Party presented by University Hospitals, the College/Career Experience presented by Verizon, the Key Bank Marching Band Halftime Show and the Cleveland Classic presented by McDonalds game at Cleveland Browns Stadium at noon.
To receive your special $5 Positively Cleveland discount to the game, please visit www.clevelandclassicfootball.com, click on “Buy Tickets Here” and enter the code “PC.” Receive $40 tickets for $35 or $15 tickets for $10.
Tour Cleveland Plus
Take the stress out of sightseeing and enjoy more of the city with entertaining and interesting guided tours. Imagine; no more wrestling with maps or arguing with your GPS and a knowledgeable guide pointing out the city’s hidden gems. Narrated city tours combine comfort with a storytelling adventure to discover the character of Cleveland. Travel by quaint trolley, rent a bike, glide via an electric Segway, hop aboard a climate-controlled bus or hit the ground with your own two feet.
Step to the Sights
Through Take A Hike! Tours, visitors can experience exciting tours through downtown’s most intriguing districts with the help of costumed historical characters from Cleveland’s past.
Sedan safaris, step-on guides and guided walking tours make these Walking Tours of Cleveland and Electric Transport tours pleasant, fun and affordable. Visitors also can get acquainted with the city with a one-hour narrated electronic Segway adventure of local art, architecture and history.
See beautiful Cleveland architecture up close as history comes alive through the storytelling tours of Bob’s Bike Tours. The bike treks are easy with two different tours available. Lake Erie adds a stunning backdrop to all your photos.
Tours with Flavor
Taste Cleveland and Food Tours bring together history, architecture and cuisine in a variety of different venues and historic neighborhoods. Enjoy Cleveland’s ethnic cuisine through progressive meals as the city simmers with excitement, nightlife and fantastic dining options.
NEO Food Tours features six to eight restaurants on a guided walking tour of specific neighborhoods throughout Northeast Ohio. The tours are designed for those who enjoy unique, local food, as well as learning the unique story behind each neighborhood.
The 38-passenger Lolly the Trolley streetcars cover more than 20 miles of facts and fun during their narrated sightseeing tours. Passengers can choose from a variety of regular and specialty tours throughout the year.
Discovery Tours leads interesting winery, lighthouse, city, natural heritage and Amish country tours on comfortable buses. Step-on guides, spousal tours and custom-designed day trips are also available.
Lake Erie Cruising Tours
The Nautica Queen luxury cruise dining ship gives tours of Lake Erie and the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. Enjoy lunch or dinner with musical entertainment, as you cruise under historic bridges and through Downtown Cleveland’s sparkling skyline.
The Goodtime III is Cleveland’s largest sightseeing boat offering narrated tours and entertainment excursions with elaborate buffet dining and casual cuisine.
Cleveland Events This Weekend:
Cuyahoga County Fair, Berea – August 6-12
Lake Erie Crushers v. Florence Freedom, All Pro Freight Stadium – August 10-12
Akron Aeros v. New Hampshire, Canal Park – August 10-12
Indians v. Red Sox, Progressive Field – August 10-12
Cinema at the Square (Rebel Without A Cause), Palace Theater – August 10
Cinema at the Square (Casablanca), Palace Theater – August 11
Mid West Reggae Fest, Whiskey Island – August 11
Cinema at the Square (Some Like It Hot), Palace Theater – August 11
Visit www.positivelycleveland.com for more info and help planning your weekend in CLE.
For more events and help planning your weekend in CLE visit http://www.positivelycleveland.com.
– MaryKate McHugh
Celebrate summer in CLE by heading outdoors this weekend!
Historic Warehouse District Street Festival, Downtown – August 5
Need a lazy Sunday? Don’t spend it on the couch, head to West 6th Street downtown for the Historical Warehouse District Festival this Sunday from noon to 8pm.
Visitors can stroll through the Warehouse District while listening to live music and stopping every now and then for a bite to eat. Enjoy delicious food from local neighborhood restaurants offering a variety of options, such as a burger from BRGR 9 to authentic Indian dishes from Charka Exotic Indian Cuisine. Some of the other local restaurants include El Guero Mexican Grill, Gillespie’s Map Room, Johnny’s Downtown, Johnny’s Little Bar, Taza and XO Prime Steaks.
In addition to live music, guests can marvel at unique street performers and watch as local artists provide interesting art demonstrations.
Not only is the street festival fun for adults, but there is plenty of entertainment for children. A clown, chalk artist, magician, and even robots are some of the entertainers providing fun for the entire family.
A highlight of the annual festival is the opportunity to see what the historic buildings of the Warehouse District look like from the inside. From noon to 5pm attendees can tour residential open houses in the district. Additionally, visitors can enjoy architectural tours as well as Take A Hike! tours from noon until 5pm.
Admission to the Historic Warehouse District Street Festival is free and $2 parking for the Street Festival is available at the parking lots on West 6th and West 9th.
Twilight at the Zoo, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo – August 3
Vintage Ohio Wine Festival, Lake Metroparks Farm Park – August 3-4
Twins Day Festival, Twinsburg – August 3-5
Chardon Square Arts Festival, Chardon – August 5
Cuyahoga County Fair, Berea – August 6-12
Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, Canton – Now-August 6
– MaryKate McHugh
After a long week in the office, Cleveland has the perfect weekend events to help you enjoy the summer! Take this weekend to sit back, enjoy great food, music and maybe even a sporting event or two.
Burning River Festival, Whiskey Island (July 20 -21)
Good Cheer. Good Cause. Good Beer. This year marks the 11th year of the Burning River Festival. Since 2001, people from all over the Great Lakes region have been attending this festival to remember the burning of the Cuyahoga River in 1969, and to celebrate the improved sense of eco-consciousness throughout the city as a result of the fire. The festival educates attendees about environmental issues currently affecting the Cuyahoga River and the Great Lakes region, all while providing rockin’ music, food and drinks.
Interactive and educational displays attract guests of all ages. Some of the exhibits include Baldwin Wallace University’s Instrument Petting Zoo as well as Whole Foods Market’s “Art On Wheels” recycled art booth. In addition to educational exhibits from local environmental groups, the Burning River Festival features live music. This year, more than 25 bands and musicians will play throughout the three-day festival on three different stages. Whether you like funk, blues or rock, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Make sure to bring your appetite to the festival because it is sure to have lots of fresh, all-natural local food. All of that eating can make anyone thirsty. No fear, the Great Lakes Brewing Company will serve handcrafted beers to quench your thirst along with a special appearance of the fan favorite, Christmas Ale!
Without a bad view in sight, the Burning River Festival takes place on Whiskey Island on Lake Erie. Amidst all the fun, take some time to soak up all the beautiful scenery Cleveland has to offer.
All proceeds benefit the Burning River Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides resources for the sustainable future of our waterways. Enjoy yourself this weekend for a greater cause while celebrating the future of the Cuyahoga River and the Great Lakes region.
Pro Football hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival (July 20 – August 6)
Spanning over two weeks, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is celebrating seven football players who will be inducted into the Class of 2012. Kick off the Enshrinement Festival with the Balloon Classic July 20 – July 22. Marvel at the hot air balloons while enjoying musical entertainment, mobile tours, food and beverage vendors, and children’s activities. Early risers can watch the balloons lift off and glow in the sky just before sunrise on Friday morning. The Balloon Classic is one of 19 events scheduled from July 20 – August 6 to celebrate the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement. Other events include fireworks, races, community parade, rib burnoff, fashion show, celebration fan party and much more.
Other Weekend Events:
MAMA MIA!, Playhouse Square – July 13-22
Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks, Quicken Loans Arena – July 20
Dive-In Movie, Hinckley Reservation – July 20
Lake Erie Crushers v. Evansville Otters, All Pro Freight Stadium – July 20-21
5th Annual Hudson Wine Festival, Hudson – July 20-21
Irish Cultural Festival, Berea – July 20-22
Cleveland Indians v. Orioles, Progressive Field – July 20-22
Lakewood Summer Meltdown 5k Race & Street Party, Lakewood – July 21
Seal w/Macy Gray, Cain Park – July 21
Willoughby Arts Fest, Willoughby – July 21
Cleveland Gladiators v. Chicago Rush, Quicken Loans Arena – July 21
The Factory of Frozen Fun, Lake Farmpark – July 14 – September 3
– MaryKate McHugh, Communications Intern
Tremont Art Walk – 7/13
Cain Park Arts Festival 7/13-15
Taste of Tremont – 7/15
Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival 7/20-22
Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival – 7/20-8/6
International Soap Box Derby – 7/21
Burning River Festival – 7/21-22
Cleveland Wine Festival – 7/28
Scene Ale Fest – 7/28
Twilight at the Zoo – 8/3
Vintage Ohio Wine Festival – 8/3-4
Twins Day Festival – 8/3-5
The 35th Annual Lakewood Arts Fest – 8/4
Historic Warehouse District Street Festival – 8/5
Tremont Art Walk – 8/10
Feast of the Assumption – 8/15-18
The National Hamburger Festival – 8/18-19
Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest – 8/31-9/3
Cleveland National Air Show – 9/1-3
Cleveland Garlic Festival – 9/8-9
Berea Arts Fest – 9/9
Ingenuity Fest – 9/14-16
Dragon Boat Festival – 9/15
Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta – 9/15
Sparx City Hop Downtown – 9/15
Tremont Art and Cultural Festival – 9/15
Chalk Festival – 9/15-16
Village Peddler Festival – 9/15-16
RIPE! Fest – 9/22-23
For more more events taking place in Cleveland this summer visit www.positivelycleveland.com/events.
Hungry for the weekend? Hit up the Taste of Tremont and spend Sunday afternoon tasting a variety of delicious dishes in this artsy neighborhood created by some of the city’s best Chefs.
There’s no need to make reservations for this event, but make sure to bring your appetite for a day filled with spectacular food and drinks at the 10th annual Taste of Tremont. The street festival showcases the best of what Tremont restaurants and local businesses have to offer, in the casual laid-back summer atmosphere perfect for locals and visitors alike.
The Taste of Tremont is free to attend; attendees only need pay for food and drink at the various vendors! While you walk around, eat and browse, listen to musical entertainment throughout the neighborhood. Performances by SLAP and the Big Ship in the Beer Garden, various performers on the Tremont Farmers Market Stage and restaurants such as DANTE and Fahrenheit host special guests on their patios. More than 20 food vendors (including Lolita, the Istanbul Grill and the famous Solowski’s University Inn) in addition to various galleries, artists and other Tremont businesses will participate in the event.
All the walking around may make you thirsty, if so, stop by the beer garden. Here, attendees can cool off with a brew for $5 (or, hydrate with water for $2.) But, despite the name, food and drinks aren’t the only items that can be purchased at the Taste of Tremont. This year, vendors range from Cleveland Browns, CLE Clothing, Inc., the Banyan Tree and more.
The Taste of Tremont is held on Professor Avenue, between Starkweather and Fairfield. Plenty of Street parking is available in Tremont or find a spot at a neighborhood church. Annunciation Greek Church and St. John Cantius will have additional parking for guests of the Taste of Tremont.
Tremont Art Walk, Tremont – July 13
Toby Keith, Blossom Music Center – July 13
Cain Park Arts Festival, Cain Park – July13-15
Akron Aeros v Altoona, Canal Park– July 13-15
MAMA MIA!, Playhouse Square – July 13-22
Nature at Night, North Chagrin Reservation – July 14
Sunflower Wine Festival, Rocky River – July 14
7th Annual Luau on the Lake, Whiskey Island – July 14
Art in the Park, Medina Court House Square – July 15
– MaryKate McHugh