Cleveland Festivals & Shows
Arts, music, culture and tradition all find a dramatic convergence point at many of Cleveland's excellent festivals and annual shows. Whether you are out to taste the different cuisine of various cultures, dance to music that features a different set of beats, or just want to take in a day of fun while learning something new, you have to make sure that these must-attend festivals and annual shows are circled in red on your calendar. See you there!
The Cleveland Asian Festival
celebrates the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of the Asian culture in a variety of very memorable ways. In addition to an incredible array of Asian cuisine, the festival features an impressive cast of local and national performing artists as well as a children's activities area, games, competitions and a health pavilion with free screenings and health education. This event is scheduled every May and is free to the public.
Address: Asia Plaza, E and 30th, 2999 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114 - MAP
Phone: (216) 539-4634
If you are one of those ageless hippies who hasn't been able to part with your tie-dye shirts and beaded necklaces, fear not! On the weekend right before Memorial Day, those items are actually back in fashion thanks to the Hessler Street Fair
. This confab has become one of the most popular spring time festivals in the greater Cleveland area. Great music, eye-catching art, and an emphasis on cultural diversity (with a distinctly 60's-peace-and-love-vibe) is what has kept this unique event going for over 40 years.
Address: 11300 Hessler Road, Cleveland, OH - MAP
Keep cool in the middle of the sweltering summer heat with the soothing images and creations that make the Cain Park Arts Festival
so special. Held every July, this three-day fest in Cleveland's Cain Park celebrates all facets of creativity. See unique examples of photography and painting as well as crafts of all kinds. In a nutshell, the Cain Park Arts Festival brings together some of the best quality art from all over and offers it for purchase at various price levels so that everyone, from the connoisseur to the casual fan, can take home something memorable.
Address: Cleveland Heights, 40 Severance Circle, Cleveland, OH - MAP
Phone: (216) 371-3000
Cleveland's popular Tremont Greek Fest
has been a tradition for over forty years. And, this highly-publicized and well-attended festival draws plenty of enthusiastic revelers who appreciate all things Greek. Some of what makes this event so popular is the incredible selection of delicious Greek food, drinks, dancing, and shopping all within Cleveland's historical Tremont neighborhood. Traditionally held every Memorial Day Weekend, the event is a perfect way to kick off the summer!
Address: 2817 West 14th, Cleveland, OH 44113 - MAP
The tradition of the block party has somewhat faded away across the country. But in Cleveland, that tradition of neighborly celebration is very much alive thanks to the Feast of the Assumption
church festival. The event is hosted by Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in the city's Little Italy. Held every August on this religious feast day, the always-crowded gathering features a procession, food, music and fireworks.
Address: 12021 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 - MAP
Phone: (216) 421-2995
County fairs always seem to bring out the best in people. That tradition still holds true at the Cuyahoga County Fair
held every August. The fact that the fair has been held every year for the past 115 years speaks volumes about its tradition and popularity. Check out the farm animals in competition but don't forget to treat yourself to the fried cheese and other tasty snacks. More than twenty midway rides, 100 food vendors, country music and a demolition derby all make this a must-attend festival!
Address: 164 Castland Road, Berea, OH 44017 - MAP
Phone: (440) 243-0090