Summer festivals and events in northeast Ohio

 

 

 

June 1st - 5th

 

Art and Wine Festival

Main Street, Kent, Ohio

Noon-9pm

Annual Art & Wine Festival presented in partnership with Kent State University College of the Arts. Enjoy wine from 10 Ohio wineries, local food, cool art and live entertainment throughout the day.


PRIDE in the CLE March & Festival

Public Square, Downtown Cleveland

Noon-6pm

The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is thrilled to host the fourth annual Pride in the CLE March and Festival on June 1, 2019, at Public Square in beautiful downtown Cleveland. 


200th Street Stroll

East 200th Street in Euclid

10 am-2pm

It’s a great event that celebrates the good things in a small part of Cleveland’s North Collinwood neighborhood. 


Crafted Food, Beer, & Music Festival

Tremont’s Lincoln Park

1200 Starkweather Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

3 pm-7 pm

Farm-to-Table Meets Beer & Music Festival

Join us for an afternoon of local food & beer tasting with live performances by Elementree Livity Project & Oliver Hazard. Eat well, drink well & have fun with a portion of proceeds benefiting Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland.


29th Annual Art in the Village

25001 Cedar Rd. in Cleveland

Saturday, June 1st, 2019
10 am to 8 pm

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
10 am to 6 pm

Legacy Village, in Lyndhurst, is the perfect setting for this first-class art affair. Spend the day perusing great art work, dining at the many restaurants on site, and enjoying the day with the family. 


Hessler Street Fair 50th Anniversary

11am – 11:59 pm

The cul de sac at Hessler Road, near Mayfield Road and Euclid Avenue in University Circle

Tips for visitors
• No dogs, please. The Health Department has expressed concerns due to ongoing food preparation during the fair.
• Do not leave children unattended in Harmony Park (or elsewhere)!
• Bring cash! Not all vendors accept credit cards, and while there are several ATMs within walking distance, traditionally they all run out of funds before the weekend of the fair.
• Please make use of recycling and trash receptacles. As an all volunteer-run fair, we really appreciate every bit of work we do NOT have to do.


 

June 6th - 9th

 


29th annual Rib ‘n Rock Music Festival and Rib Cookoff

June 6 – 9th

Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus, 11000 Pleasant Valley Rd. Parma, Ohio

Kick off the summer with Ohio’s most rockin’ BBQ cookoff event! Hosted by the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce and Tri-C, the 29th Annual Parma Rib N Rock is the must-attend BBQ & live music family event of the summer.


Pyro Arts and Music Festival

June 6 – 9th

Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, 12001 Nelson Ledge Rd., Garrettsville, Ohio 44231


St. Gabriel Summer Festival

June 6-9th

9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Township, OH 44060

Free admission. Affordable family fun. Delicious food, live music, Monte Carlo, games, all day ride with wrist bands. 


Summer Serenade

June 7 & June 8

1 pm-2 am

The Outpost Concert Club, 4962 State Route 43, Kent, Ohio 44240


37 TH ANNUAL HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8

Debonne Winery, 7840 Doty Road, Madison, Ohio 44057

Hot Air Balloons, Live Music, Food, Wine, Sangria, Beer.


55th Bedford Strawberry Festival and 15th Classic Car Show & Cruise 2019

June 7-9th

On Bedford Public Square and Downtown Historic District Bedford Ohio
South Park and Broadway

Festival hours:
6PM to 11PM Fri. June 7
12 Noon to 11PM Sat. June 8
12 Noon to 8PM Sun. June 9


Parade the Circle

June 8th

Parade at Noon

Circle Village 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m

2019 Theme Mythology of Illusion

All parade workshops are held in the parade tent (11150 East Blvd., corner of Wade Oval Dr. and East Blvd., in the former CIA parking lot)

For 30 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to Greater Cleveland. University Circle comes alive with color, music, and art for all ages. International and national guest artists join Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt dancers, handmade masks, and colorful floats. Circle Village, which includes activities, entertainment, and food, is presented by University Circle Inc.

Public Workshops 

Public workshops begin May 3 and continue until the parade. Basic workshops are Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:00–9:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 1:30–4:30 p.m.


Vans Warped Tour

Saturday, June 8

Doors: 3pm

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 100 Rock And Roll Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44114

The Vans Warped Tour has partnered with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to create a special new exhibit, Forever Warped: 25 Years of Vans Warped Tour, celebrating a quarter-century of the iconic traveling music festival. This comprehensive exhibit documents the history of the tour from its inception in 1995 through the final cross-country run in 2018.


Strawberry Festival at Bauman Orchards

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 8:00am to 5:00pm

161 Rittman Ave., Rittman, OH 44270

Featuring

  • U-pick strawberries or purchase by the quart
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Hot dogs on an open charcoal grill
  • Strawberry Donuts (made while you watch!)
  • Strawberry Sundaes
  • Pony Rides and Train Rides for small children
  • Live Music from 10 am – 2 pm featuring Mitch Maibach

36th Annual Art by the Falls

Saturday, June 8, 10am-7pm
Sunday, June 9, 10am-5pm

Riverside Park, Downtown Chagrin Falls, Ohio

The outdoor event features 120 national artists selling artwork and demonstrating their talents at scenic Riverside Park in downtown Chagrin Falls.


16th Annual Taste of Lakewood

Sunday, June 9, 1pm-7pm

Madison Park, Lakewood, Ohio

The Taste of Lakewood is a no-admission fee, outdoor day-long food and music festival that celebrates Lakewood’s reputation as a great food & dining destination.


Parma South’s Strawberry Festival

Sunday, June 9, 11am-2pm

6155 Pearl Rd, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130

  • Children’s Activities: Crafts
  • Health Fair: Blood pressure screenings, Information and tests with health professionals
  • Musical Entertainment: Provided
    by Island Jeff (Steel Drummer)

Larchmere Rock the Blocks 2019 

Sunday, June 9, 9am-5pm

12736 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio 44120

Providing a space to celebrate diversity and community, with vendors, a variety of entertainment and multi-cultural cuisine, local arts and more. This family-friendly event is free and open to all ages! Bring your chairs, blankets and dancing shoes!


 

June 13th -16th

Avon Duck Tape Festival

Thursday, June 13 – Saturday, June 15

3701 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Avon, Ohio


2019 Annual Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival

Thursday, June 13-Sunday, June 16

9150 Chillicothe Rd   Kirtland, OH 44094

Parade: Friday 6:30pm

  • STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES, SUNDAES AND SUPREMES
  • CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
  • KIWANIS LEMONADE AND DONUTS
  • FOOD, RIDES, MIDWAY AND KIDDIELAND
  • RUMMAGE SALE PLUS CRAFTS AND COMMERCIAL AREA    
  • ENTERTAINMENT WITH DJ  JOHNNY SHULA

53rd Annual Festival of the Fish 

Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16

Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm

Sun 12pm-6pm

Downtown Vermillion

FREE daily entertainment & FREE admission, kid’s games, food and marketplace, Fireworks Friday, June 14th, Parade Sunday, June 16th. Lighted boat parade, Sandcastle building contest, Crazy Craft Race, Queens’s Pageant, Antique Wooden Boat Parade, and Firefighters Water Fights!


6th Annual St. Mary Parish Festival

Friday, June 14th -Sunday, June 16

St. Mary Parish, 401 North Street, Chardon, Ohio 44024

Trolley ride to the midway, rides, games, concession, homemade food, beer truck, live music, fireworks and more!


Wildwood Fine Arts and Wine Festival

When: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor

This outdoor event features gallery-style booths filled with every medium of fine art lining the wooded estate
grounds. This juried art fair the popular event hosts more than 100 artists and craft artisans Great Food, live music and wines from local wineries. Admission is $2. For information call Wildwood at 440-974-5735.


Woof, Wag & Wine 2019

Saturday, June 15, 1pm-5pm

Grand River Cellars, 5750  S. Madison, Madison, Ohio 44057

Bring your four-legged friend along for a tour of the vineyards at Grand River Cellars. you’ll enjoy a wine tasting, live music by Kevin Conaway’s Music, the chance to win great prizes in various raffles, games and much more!


Juneteenth Slow Roll Cleveland Edition

Monday, June 17

7 pm

The Juneteenth Freedom Rides event is a celebration of the Juneteenth holiday which is the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States.


Tequila Fest Cleveland 

Saturday, June 15 at 4 pm – 11pm

Flats East Bank

Over 50 tequilas to sample, food trucks, food vendors and a full bar. Live music and stage. Margarita specials and other drink specials. Modelo cans will be available as they are the official beer of Tequila Fest Cleveland.


The Hooley West Park’s  Homecoming Celebration

Saturday, June 15 at noon -8 pm

Lorain Ave. Between Rocky River Dr. & W. 165th

Join us June 15th for a community block party in the heart of our neighborhood. The Hooley on Kamm’s Corners features all-day live music, great food, and a festival atmosphere perfect to kick off your summer.


Water Lantern Festival 

Saturday, June 15

6pm-10:30pm

Voinovich Park
800 E 9th Street Pier
Cleveland, OH 44114

Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.


BAYarts Art and Music Festival

Saturday, June 15, 10-4p

Over 70 vendors will participate this year with local handmade items, local food, wellness, kids art and of course, beautiful music. With Rey Cintron’s Rice and Beans band.

Rain or Shine! Free admission and parking. Dogs on leash welcome.


Cleveland Summer BeerFest 2019

Saturday, June 15, 1pm – 11pm

*Check website for session times

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

The Cleveland Summer Beerfest will be back again June 15th at the Jacobs Pavilion @ Nautica! 90+ Breweries from down the street and around the country & Thousands of Craft Beer Fans for Cleveland’s Craft Beer Party of the Summer !


Larchmere Porch Fest

Saturday, June 15, 1 pm-10 pm

FREE live music festival on Cleveland’s east side. 30 local musicians play on 30 front porches.


 

June 20th -23rd

Blue Tip Festival

Tuesday, June 18-Saturday, June 22, 6pm-11pm

Wadsworth, Ohio

The Blue Tip Festival is a five-day celebration of the Wadsworth, Ohio community. It starts with a world-class parade and the lighting of a giant, twenty-foot blue tip match which lights downtown Wadsworth during the festival’s duration. The festival then offers attendants their choice of amusement rides, festival foods, midway games, contests, and other entertainment.


Brunswick Summer Celebration

Wednesday, June 19 – Friday, June 21,  5pm – 10 pm

Saturday, June 22, 1 pm -11 pm

Sunday, June 23, 1 pm – 8 pm

Brunswick High School Campus, 3553 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212

“Bands, Bites & Booms!”


33rd Annual Strongsville Rib Burnoff

Thursday, June 20 – Saturday, June 22

Strongsville Commons  State Route 82 (Royalton Road) and State Route 42 (Pearl Road).

The Strongsville City Club 2019 Rib Burnoff is in its 33rd Year and going strong. Annually, the event draws world-famous rib vendors to compete for the award “Best Ribs” in Strongsville. The entrants serve up thousands of slabs of ribs to the crowd of over 20,000 hungry attendees. In addition to the ribs, various other vendors will provide festival food and drinks. As always, the entertainment is FREE to all our attendees. So, sit back, eat some ribs and enjoy the music on a beautiful summer weekend.


Saint Ambrose Summer Festival 

Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23

929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, Ohio


Saint Demetrios Greek  Festival

22909 CENTER RIDGE ROAD, ROCKY RIVER, OH 44116


Great Lakes Burning River Fest

Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22

Historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island

The Great Lakes Burning River Fest is an annual fundraiser for the Burning River Foundation. Tickets to the 2018 Great Lakes Burning River Fest get you access to the festival grounds featuring two stages of music (including headliners Low Cut Connie and The Speedbumps), as well as the Silent Disco with DJ Red-I and DJ Candi Fresca inside the PNC Boathouse. Beer tokens and food trucks will be available to purchase inside the festival grounds. All ticket and beer sales from Burning River Fest will benefit clean water efforts in Northeast Ohio.


Cleveland Pizza Fest 

Friday, June 22, 5-11:45p

Saturday, June 23, noon-11:45p

Sunday, June 24, noon-7:30p

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, Ohio

The Cleveland PIZZA Fest is a 3-day Food and Music Festival
featuring Pizza Parlors from all over NE Ohio, Live Music, Pizza Eating Contests,
a 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, a Cornhole Tournament, Classic Car Display, Kids Land and much more.


South Euclid Rock the Block

Saturday, June 22, noon-10pm

St. John Lutheran Church, 4386 Mayfield Rd. , South Euclid, Ohio 44121


Ohio Scottish Games

Saturday, June 22

Lorain County Fairgrounds in Wellington


Pike Lake Appalachian Music Festival

Saturday, June 22, noon-9pm

John Cooper Amphitheater, Pike Lake State Park, 1847 Pike Lake Rd


Mentor On-tap & Uncorked

Saturday, June 22,5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Civic Center Park, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060

A craft beer and wine experience! Sample the best that Ohio brewers and winemakers have to offer and enjoy some great food and live music too.  21 and over only. 


 

June 27th-30th

Columbia Homecoming Festival

June 28-30th

Columbia Township Park, 25540 Royalton Rd., Columbia Station, Ohio 44028


Lorain International Festival

June 28-30th

Black River Landing, Lorain, Ohio 44052

The week-long festival begins the last full week of June every year, with numerous separate events taking place mainly in downtown Lorain. Various nationalities, cultures and our community are celebrated with the sharing of gifts from our many homelands through food, music, costume and tradition.


Garrettsville Summerfest

June 28-30

8088 Main Street, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231

This extremely popular three-day event features three stages of live entertainment, tons of great food, thrilling contests, and a kid-friendly ride area.


Our Lady of Mount  Caramel Parish Festival

Friday, June 28, 7-11pm

Saturday, June 29, 4-11on

Sunday, June 30, 12-9pm

29850 Euclid Ave, Wickliffe, Ohio 44092


Brecksville Home Days 

Saturday, June 29 3-11p

Sunday, June 30, 3-11p

Brecksville Square


Love Fest Music Festival

Saturday, June 29, noon-10pm

Chardon Square, Chardon, Ohio

LOVE is central to all we do as a festival: love of music; love of culture; love for our picturesque hometown; and for the earth we play on.


Waterloo Arts Fest

Saturday, June 29, noon-7pm

Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District, Cleveland, Ohio 44110

Collinwood’s 17th Annual Summer Arts Bash!
ART + MUSIC + FOOD + ACTIVITIES + MORE

The Waterloo Arts Fest encourages hands-on creativity, promotes active imagination, and engages the community in celebration of the arts in our region.


Liberty Rocks at Crocker Park

Sunday, June 30, 3pm

Crocker Park, 189 Crocker Park Blvd Westlake, Ohio

The fest will take place in The Center Circle and host a fantastic line up of entertainers including Old Skool, Funk Worthy, The Front Porch Lights, and St. Edwards Trash Talkers all leading up to a headlining performance from GRAMMY-nominated band, Plain White T’s.


Edgewater Street Fest on Clifton

Sunday, June 30, noon – 7pm

Located on Clifton Boulevard between W. 115th Street and W. 117th Street.

The Edgewater Street Fest is for the community, by the community, and to promote community. A new take on the former Clifton Arts and Music Fest, this re-imagined festival will provide a full day of fun for everyone! Free and open to all, the Edgewater Street Fest is sure to become your favorite summer event!