From Spooky Pooches to drinks with dinosaurs, we have you covered for what’s going on this weekend in Cleveland – October 15 -17
Spooky Pooch Parade – LakewoodAlive’s 14th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes place on Saturday, October 16, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Madison Park. The family-friendly Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a free-to-attend festival in Madison Park (13201 Madison Ave, Lakewood), a parade through Lakewood’s Birdtown neighborhood and an awards presentation. The parade takes place on the streets surrounding the park and leaves on Athens Avenue. If you’d like your dog to be a parade participant, pre-registration for the parade is $10 per dog and day-of registration is $15 per dog. Pre-registration ends on October 15 at noon. Multiple dog discounts are available with pre-registration only. Humans are free. This community event takes place rain or shine, and proceeds from the parade benefit LakewoodAlive, a nonprofit community development organization. For full information, visit the parade webpage.
Halloween Flea Market – The 7th annual Halloween Flea Market will be held Saturday, October 16, from Noon – 6pm, with vendors set up along Detroit Ave at Now That’s Class, The Symposium, 5 O’clock Lounge, and The Foundry Concert Club. Arts & crafts, home decor, props, toys, oddities, DVD+VHS, makeup, clothing, jewelry, snacks, and ALL THINGS HALLOWEEN! There is a suggested donation of $1 for entry, which will allow access to all four venues. All ages are welcome, bring the kiddos out to trick or treat at the tables. It’s all followed by a “ZOMBIE PROM” at the Foundry (11729 Detroit Ave, Lakewood) immediately following the Halloween Flea Market from 7pm-2am. (This is an 18+ event). Prizes for best costume, photo backdrop for prom pics, live drag & burlesque performances, all ending with crowning of the zombie prom Queen. Tickets for the prom are $10. More info on the entire festival here.
Night at the BREWseum – A part of Cleveland Beer Week, this event takes place in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (1 Wade Oval Dr., Cleveland). Amazing beers, the best from the Cleveland food scene, wine bar, live music and DJ. This is a beer fest for the history books! Night at the Brewseum will feature 100 beers including all of your Ohio favorites, national and international breweries, along with eats from the best in The Land. Ohio City Provisions, Butcher and the Brewer, Momocho, Saucison, Noble Beast, Banter, and Mabels BBQ. The event is Saturday, October 16, from 7:00 11:00 p.m., with last call at 10:30. Attendees will receive a tasting glass, 40 2 oz. beer pours, and food samples. You must be 21 and over to attend. Tickets are $75, with $40 Designated Driver tickets also available.
Pints and Pies – A spin-off of the Akron Craft Beer Festival, Pints & Pies offers the best of two worlds — craft beer and pies. It’s feature beers from some of the best craft breweries in Ohio and across the nation along with samples of locally made artisan-style pizza pies, savory pies and sweet pies from ten pizza vendors. Pies & Pints will offer tastings of close to 100 beers, presented in stations throughout the venue and organized by styles. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre on Saturday, October 16. General admission is $40. Consult the Civic website for more info.
Oyster Fest – Hosted by Buckeye Beer Engine (15315 Madison Ave, Lakewood) on Saturday, October 16th from 10am until close, this event will feature fresh oysters, shucked to order along with po’ boys and deviled eggs. There will be a “East Coast vs West Coast” theme, with West Coast Kumamoto and East Coast Pemaquid oysters being served.
Alpaca Yoga – Every Sunday at Vintage Alpaca farm (4399 Schaaf Lane, Brooklyn Heights) from 6pm -8pm, you can de-stress with a yoga class. The class starts with a 1-hour yoga class. While you are posing and meditating, the alpacas will be right there observing your form and balance! Afterwards, take a tour to learn about alpacas and the history of the farm in Brooklyn Heights, with even more petting and pictures in the “back 40”. Each class is $20, and tickets can be purchased here.