CLE Weekend Hot List, August 27 – 29

Here’s a look at some of what’s going on this weekend, August 27 -29.

Westlake Jurassic Jungle LIVE

If you know some kids who love all things dinosaurs, they’ll likely love “Westlake Jurassic Jungle LIVE” – a stage show featuring huge-scale dinosaur puppets that roam and roar about the stage. Performing at Market Square in Crocker Park (239 Market Street, Westlake), this hour-long, education-based show has several showtimes, from 10 – 6 Friday & Saturday, 10 -4 Sunday. Tickets purchased in advance range from $19 to $39 for VIP seating/photo ops. (Use the code “WESTLAKE” for $5 off per ticket – Offer expires at 11:59pm on Thursday August 26th). Tickets purchased on the day will be $25. Go to the show’s ticket page for complete details.


Cleveland Garlic Festival

The North Union Farmers Market brings you the 11th Cleveland Garlic Festival, featuring one of the most beloved, must pungent foods around. There will, of course, be plenty of food, “Top Chef Grill-Offs”, “Miss Garlic 2021”, garlic fries, Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream’s garlic ice cream, Ohio craft beers, and the Ohio Cheese Guild tent! There will also be a live and local music line-up, “The Mighty Locavores” kids area with animal expert Jungle Terry and “Flower Clown”; a Bungee trampoline, a grow your own garlic area, and more. The event runs Saturday from Noon – 8pm, and Sunday from Noon – 6pm, and takes place at 13111 Shaker Square. Tickets are $9 per day, and can be pre-purchased at the festival website.

Water Lantern Festival

Originally scheduled for 2020, the Water Lantern Festival event will finally take launch this year. The event, held at Voinovich Park this Saturday from 4:30 to 9:30 pm, invites attendees to write positive messages on rice paper lanterns before sending them off into the water. Each ticket comes with a wristband for entry into the festival area with access to food trucks, a floating lantern kit, a LED candle, a commemorative drawstring bag and a marker. The ticket prices also includes lantern retrieval and water clean up. Find ticket prices on the event website.

One World Day

Since 1945, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation has celebrated One World Day in the Gardens. This annual event reflects the theme of the Gardens: “Peace through Mutual Understanding.” One World Day is the highlight of summer events in the Gardens and the occasion at which all the Gardens get together to celebrate as one. Events include a Parade of Flags, a naturalization ceremony, cultural performances, entertainment, gardens exhibitors, authentic diverse ethnic food, children’s activities, and more. The 75th anniversary event is this Sunday at the Cultural Gardens from 11am – 6pm, and is free to the public. (Note: MLK and East Blvds will be CLOSED for ongoing traffic on August 29, 2021, from 7am till midnight. Please consult the official webpage for parking and visiting tips.)