More than 225,000 people are expected to celebrate the final days of summer in Downtown Cleveland and the surrounding area at 14 major events this weekend. Those looking for a fun-filled weekend can enjoy free art and technology festivals, races, downtown Lolly the Trolley tours, college football games, Cleveland Indians homestand and other events throughout the weekend.
IngenuityFest: A Festival of Art and Technology (FREE admission)
At IngenuityFest, passionate innovators and master-class artists meet to exhibit original and transforming works, beautiful to the eye and mind.
When: Friday, Sept. 20, 5pm-1am, Saturday, Sept. 21 Noon-1am, Sunday, Sept. 22 Noon-6pm
Where: Docks 30 and 32, on the lakefront, north of Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center
More info: www.ingenuitycleveland.com
Cleveland Dragonboat Festival (FREE admission)
This annual festival and race celebrates the unique culture of Cleveland’s Asian community and dragonboat history. Onlookers can watch as 400 athletes race in three colorfully painted dragonboats from the Jacob’s Pavillion to Shooters on the West Bank of the Flats.
Where: Saturday, Sept. 21
8am: Opening Ceremonies
9am-4pm: Dragonboat Races
Where: The location for best viewing is along the boardwalk on the West Bank of the Cuyahoga River near Jacob’s Pavilion, 2014 Sycamore Street
More info: www.clevelanddragonboatfestival.com
Sparx City Hop (FREE Lolly the Trolley rides)
Attendees can “hop” on three different Lolly the Trolley lines to explore various Cleveland neighborhoods. Along the way, tour guides 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 routes with the main hub welcome center at Public Square.
Blue Route: explores the Downtown district and PlayhouseSquare
Green Route: explores the Ohio City neighborhood
Red Route: explores the Tremont neighborhood
When: Saturday, Sept 21, 11am-9pm
Where: Starting Location: Public Square, Downtown Cleveland
More info: www.downtownclevelandalliance.com
Western Reserve Historical Society’s Wings & Wheels Weekend
This weekend, car enthusiasts should head down to the Crawford Auto Aviation Collection’s new REVolution and Setting the World in Motion exhibits at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Highlights include the “Cars by Twilight” evening event, a Historic Road Rally, curator presentations, family activities such as “Safety Town,” face painting and photo scavenger hunts.
When: Friday, Sept. 20 6-9pm (Cars by Twilight), Saturday, Sept. 21 10am-5pm, Sunday, Sept. 22 Noon-5pm
Where: History Center, 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland
Tickets and more information: www.wrhs.org
Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival (FREE admission)
Children and adults alike can join professional artists in transforming the walkways around the Cleveland Museum of Art into a colorful canvas through beautiful chalk artwork. Hundreds of chalk artists and 19,000 spectators are expected this year.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 11am–5pm, Sunday, Sept. 22 Noon-5pm
Where: Cleveland Museum of Art, University Circle
More info: www.clevelandart.org
Tremont Art & Cultural Festival (FREE admission)
This festival celebrates the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Tremont neighborhood with vendors showcasing fine art, jewelry, sculptures, musicians, performers and food from local Tremont restaurants. Tremont is located just 15 minutes from Downtown Cleveland.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 11am-6pm, Sunday, Sept. 22 Noon-5pm
Where: Lincoln Park at 1208 Starkweather Avenue, Tremont neighborhood
More info: www.tremontwest.org
This Saturday and Sunday, people can head to the Cleveland Botanical Garden for the annual RIPE Fest which celebrates the city’s fresh produce, craft beer and local music. This end-of-summer festival features food from local area farms, restaurants and breweries, live music, a marketplace, cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops and a children’s area.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 11am-10pm, Sunday, Sept. 22 11am-Sundown
Where: Cleveland Botanical Gardens, University Circle
Tickets and more information: www.cbgarden.org/ripe.aspx
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s World Festival (FREE Entertainment)
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum hosts a colorful, world festival celebrating Cleveland’s many cultures and ethnic groups. Participants representing Cleveland’s diverse cultures will dress in native costumes and share cultural song and dance throughout the festival.
When: Sunday, Sept. 22 Noon-4:00pm
Where: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Downtown Cleveland
More info: www.rockhall.com/event/world-festival-2013
Taste of Little Italy
Attendees can sample food from more than 40 of Cleveland’s delicious Italian restaurants. Other activities include wine tastings, live entertainment and a silent auction in Cleveland’s Little Italy neighborhood.
When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2pm-6pm
Where: Holy Rosary Church, Little Italy neighborhood
Tickets and more information: www.tasteoflittleitalycleveland.com
Cleveland Indians Home Games
This weekend, the Cleveland Indians take on the Houston Astros at Progressive Field. On Friday night, fans can fill up on the popular Sugardale Dollar Dogs. Saturday, those attending the game should stick around for the post-game “Thank you Tribe Town” fireworks, courtesy of the Indians own, Nick Swisher. And, before Sunday’s game, attendees can bring the kids to the KeyBank Kids Fun Day to participate in a Homerun Derby, take a swing in the batting cages or run the bases of Progressive Field like the big league players.
When: Friday, Sept. 20 7:05pm, Saturday, Sept. 21 6:05pm, Sunday, Sept. 22 1:05pm
Where: Progressive Field, Downtown Cleveland
Tickets and more information: www.indians.mlb.com
On Saturday, the Tuskegee University vs. Winston-Salem State University football game takes place at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns. The pregame festivities include a tailgating party, featuring live entertainment, food and a celebration of the premier historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). The weekend also showcases the Cleveland Classic Gospel Concert with national recording artist, Tye Tribbett, and the Cleveland Classic Stepping for Life Comedy and Step Show.
Friday, Sept. 20
6pm: Cleveland Classic Gospel Concert featuring Tye Tribbett presented by The Word Church at The Word Church main campus on Cleveland’s east side
8:30pm: Cleveland Classic Stepping for Life Comedy and Step Show at the Wolstein Center, Downtown Cleveland
Saturday, Sept. 21
11am: Tailgate Party outside FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns
1pm: Kickoff: Tuskegee University vs. Winston-Salem State University at FirstEnergy Stadium
KeyBank Marching Band Halftime Show: Tuskegee University and Winston-Salem State University Marching Bands and drum lines to perform
Tickets and more information: www.clevelandsports.org/clevelandclassic.aspx
Komen Race for the Cure
The Komen Race for the Cure takes place Saturday at Malls B and C in Downtown Cleveland. The race offers a 5K timed competitive run, a 5K walk, a one-mile family fun walk and a kid’s dash to benefit breast cancer education, screening and survivor support programs. This year, 12,000 participants are expected.
Saturday, Sept. 21
6am: Event opens at Malls B and C, Downtown Cleveland
8am: Survivor Ceremony begins
9:15am: 5k Competitive Race
9:30am: 5k Walk
9:45am: 1 Mile Walk
10:15am: Awards Ceremony
10:30am: Kid’s Dash
Where: Malls B and C, Downtown Cleveland
More info: www.komenneohio.org
The Cleveland Color Run 5k
Attendees can watch as runners sprint through Willoughby Hills in a unique “paint race” that celebrates individuality, healthiness and happiness.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 8am starting window
Where: The starting location is at Pat O’Brien Chevrolet at 2810 Bishop Rd, Willoughby Hills
More info: www.thecolorrun.com/cleveland-fall
Head of the Cuyahoga presented by The Cleveland Rowing Foundation (FREE admission)
The Cleveland Rowing Foundation is hosting a rowing regatta along the Cuyahoga River that attracts rowing clubs from around the country. The 4,800-meter course involves five major river turns (including an S-bend) and begins at Rivergate Park.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 8am-3:30pm: Head of the Cuyahoga Race
Where: Best viewing location is Rivergate Park in Downtown Cleveland home of the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boat House at 1003 British Street.
More info: www.clevelandrows.org
Weekend Travel Tips
Download a parking map for the event. This weekend, it’s best to get to events early and have alternative parking lots in mind. Most parking lots require cash. To find parking close to your destinations, visit: http://www.positivelycleveland.com/visit/maps.
Use public transportation. If you’d rather leave your car at home, use the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA) service. Cash fare for any RTA bus or rapid is $2.25 per ride. All-day passes allow for unlimited rides on any RTA bus or rapid anywhere in Cuyahoga County, from the time of first use until 3am the next day. The cost is $5. Five-trip passes cost $11.25, but are not restricted to subsequent day use. For routes and lines near you, visit http://www.riderta.com.
Pack for weather changes. Weather changes quickly on the Great Lakes. The weekend forecast shows Friday at a high of 80 degrees and Saturday and Sunday in the mid 60’s. Be prepared for any weather condition by carrying a light jacket, hat, sunscreen, water bottle and a collapsible umbrella in your backpack or purse.
Whenever possible, walk. Downtown Cleveland is incredibly walkable and most downtown hotels are within a 5-25 minute walk of waterfront events, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Progressive Field, The Warehouse District, East Fourth Street, PlayhouseSquare and other major attractions.
Bike it. For residents who live in surrounding neighborhoods like Tremont, Ohio City or Cleveland Heights, consider riding your bike to Cleveland’s main attractions. With the recent upswing in “greener” transportation, many downtown locations offer secure bike parking like the Cleveland Bike Rack located across from Quicken Loans Arena. (www.clevelandbikerack.com)
Mobile hospitality. Positively Cleveland has a unique location-based mobile website that matches you with nearby dining hotspots, attractions and hotels. (www.cleplus.mobi)
Ask Downtown Cleveland Safety Ambassadors for help, safety or directions. Safety Ambassadors patrol downtown and act as the city’s eyes and ears. Ambassadors also carry two-way radios to reach Peace Officers, who are off-duty Cleveland Police officers who can provide supplementary security. These Ambassadors are easy to spot with their bright yellow shirts. (www.downtownclevelandalliance.com/ambassadors.aspx)
Purchase tickets beforehand. Visit the event websites found within each description to purchase tickets for events beforehand; you’ll be happy you did.
Plan, plan, plan. Visit PositivelyCleveland.com to get started planning your trip. Also read first-hand experiences on our blog at Flee to the Cleve.
Join the Pro Football Hall of Fame as it celebrates its 50th anniversary at the annual Enshrinement Festival with more than two weeks of sporting events from now through August 6.
Honoring professional football’s gridiron greats for half a century, the Enshrinement Festival includes various food festivals, concerts, fireworks, a balloon classic, a fashion show and a parade. The festival culminates in an Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner, a reception at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Enshrinee autograph sessions and a preseason NFL/Hall of Fame Game. This year’s Enshrinement Festival focuses on the class of 2013 Enshrinees Lary Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson and Warren Sapp. The preseason NFL/Hall of Fame Game this year will be the Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys in what is sure to be an exciting match-up.
In addition to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, this year’s Enshrinement Festival includes a Golden Anniversary Reunion featuring a record number of returning Hall of Famers. Here, fans will have a chance to take an iconic group photo of the Hall of Famers at a “Golden Anniversary Reunion Photo Op” event and snag an authgraph at scheduled times throughout the August 2-4 weekend.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
11am-11:30am: Golden Anniversary Reunion Photo Op @ Pro Football Hall of Fame
11:30am: Fashion Show Luncheon @ Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
5:15pm: Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner @ Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
6pm: Friday Night Reception @ Pro Football Hall of Fame
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
8am: Grand Parade @ Downtown Canton
12pm-3:30pm: Returning Hall of Famers Autograph Sessions @ Pro Football Hall of Fame Plaza Tent
12pm-2pm: MM Shows LLC., Autograph Session @ Pro Football Hall of Fame Plaza Tent
4pm-6pm: Enshrinement Celebration Fan Party @ Pro Football Hall of Fame
7pm: Class of 2013 Enshrinement Ceremony @ Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
12pm-4:45pm: Returning Hall of Famers Autograph Session @ Pro Football Hall of Fame Plaza Tent
12:30pm: Enshrinees’ Gameday Roundtable @ Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center
3pm-4pm: Class of 2013 Autograph Session @ Pro Football Hall of Fame Event Center
5pm-7:30pm: Fan Appreciation Tailgate Party @ Pro Football Hall of Fame
8pm: NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys @ Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium
This year’s Enshrinement Festival is taking place at an exciting time in the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s history. Recently, the Pro Football Hall of Fame completed a $27 million expansion and renovation in May, the largest project of its kind in its history. This project includes the state-of-the-art Ralph Wilson Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center, interactive exhibit galleries, a vibrant entrance and lobby, a new Event Center and an expanded Pro Football Hall of Fame store. For more information and to purchase tickets to any of the weekend festivities visit www.profootballhof.com.
– Chris Moore
A strong biking community paired with Cleveland’s laid-back Midwestern friendliness, has put the city on the map for a biking culture all of its own. In fact, Bicycling Magazine puts Cleveland on its list of “Five Up-and-Coming Bike Cities” and HGTV Front Door rated Cleveland in as one of the Top Ten Great Cycling Cities in America. From “Critical Mass” ride demonstrations and Downtown bike parking to independent bars and businesses specifically catering to the riding audience, becoming a part of the independent Cleveland’s culture is easy as riding a bike.
On the last Friday of each month the bicycling community in Cleveland bands together for a mass ride to demonstrate and celebrate biking as well as educate and engage with others with similar interests. Critical Mass bike rides take place in more than 300 cities around the world, and Cleveland’s ride is frequently well-attended by a welcoming and committed group of bike enthusiasts as a great way to experience the various aspects of the city.
This weekend, spend a day downtown before the Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays game. Take the family up to the Terminal Tower observation deck to see some of the best views of the city or experience the free Take a Hike tour offered through the Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation. Then, head over to the Great Lakes Science Center to see the opening of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, allowing you to experience the history of the Titanic like never before.
You can always visit our searchable calendar for more events at: www.positivelycleveland.com/play/events.
A Day Downtown: Take a Hike Tour and Tower City Observation Deck, Downtown Cleveland
See the city from a bird’s eye view, and the ground below. First, head over to the Terminal Tower observation deck at the top of the Terminal Tower in the Tower City Center. Here, you’ll see breathtaking 360 views of Cleveland’s skyline. When you’re finished, experience the history of Cleveland by going on a Take a Hike tour put on by the Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation. Both guided and free, these tours are a fun and educational way to experience Cleveland’s past and present. For Saturday’s tour, make your way over to Constantino’s Market on West 9th Street at 10am where you will embark on a tour of the Warehouse District. On Sunday, meet at Settler’s Landing RTA station at West Superior Avenue at 10am to tour Canal Basin Park in the Flats.
The holiday season brings the with it the first signs of winter, but around Cleveland, it’s more about more than just sweaters, scarves, mittens and boots. So, whether you’re racing down a 1,000-foot-long ice chute or cuddled together on a horse drawn sleigh ride, there’s no better time to experience all that Cleveland has to offer for outdoor fun than in the wintertime.
- Each year, more than 20,000 visitors lace up their ice skates and slide over to The Rink at Wade Oval to take-in the wintry University Circle and enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate from the concession stand, open Nov. 23 through Feb. 18.
- Enjoy an evening stroll through Hale Farm and Village by the light of a lantern where it is Christmas Eve in 1861 and guests are welcomed into the homes of Civil War era residents whose holiday traditions are as diverse as their backgrounds, Dec. 1-23.
- There’s nothing more seasonal than dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, so head to Burton for Ma & Pa’s Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, an authentic sleigh or buggy ride experience that’s so cozy and warm, it doesn’t matter what the temperature is outside.
- While visiting a cemetery during the holiday season may be one of the last things your to-do list, visit Lake View Cemetery on Dec. 8 as they decorate a Christmas tree at the gravesite of Rev. Henry Schwan, who is believed to have started the tradition of lighted Christmas trees in America.
- Explore the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s 165-acres and 3,000 animals during December Days from Dec. 17 – 30, where families also can take part in special seasonal activities including holiday crafts, live music, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Wolf Lodge, cookie decorating and more.
- Experience the thrill of tobogganing down two 1,000-foot-long refrigerated ice chutes at The Chalet in Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville.
- Spend an evening with Rudolph’s long-lost cousins feeding the elk herd at Bonnie Brae’s Farm in Wellington, about 50 miles southwest of Cleveland, where families can visit the barn with a decorated tree and receive a free handmade ornament available Dec 22-23 and 29-30.
- Hit the slopes during Midnight Madness, late night hours lasting from 8pm to 2am, on Dec. 28 at Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resorts. Ohio’s largest ski resort, Boston Mills/Brandywine boasts 19 slopes, 16 lifts with snow tubing, skiing, snowboarding, snowblading, terrain parks and 100 percent snow coverage, typically open in mid-December when the temperatures allow for production.
– April Ingle, Communications Assistant
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
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.
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
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