CLE Weekend Hot List: Sept 3 -5
Kamm’s Corners Greek Festival – Held by the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland, Kamm’s Corners Greek Festival will be a weekend of – you guessed it – Greek culture. Now in its tenth year, you can get your fill of homemade Greek food such as stuffed grape leaves, Pastitsio, gyros souvlaki, lamp chops, baklava, loukoumathes and other Greek pastries. Live entertainment and music play throughout the day. The festivals runs Friday through Monday. Fri 3 – 9, Sat/Sun 11 -9, Mon 11 -8. It takes place at West 168th and Lorain. Admission and parking are both free.
Broadway Block Party / Firefish Festival – The Firefish arts festival, normally held on one night, has been broken into a month’s worth of festival dates, and is teaming up with Lorain’s Broadway Block Party. This Friday’s event will feature fire performances by members of Ohio Burn Unit, and dance performances by North Point Ballet. Stop by to see and create sidewalk chalk illustrations created by Carida Cira Diaz, hear music curated by Josh Biber, and enjoy their cash bar. It’s all happening at “The Bank,” located at 383 Broadway Ave in downtown Lorain. Hours are 4pm – 10pm, and admission is free.
Cleveland National Air Show – It’s a familiar yearly sound to Clevelanders – the big sweeping sounds of jets booming overhead each September. The Cleveland National Air Show flies into town this Labor Day weekend, Saturday to Monday from 9am to 4pm at the Burke Lakefront Airport. Featuring the US Air Force Thunderbirds, A-10C Thunderbolt II, and the USA Golden Knights, there’s plenty in the sky and the ground to check out. Tickets are ONLY available in advance, and are $35 for adults, $20 for ages 6-11, and free for children under 6. Box seats are also available for $40, regardless of age. On-site parking is $25.
Hungarian Festival – It’s time for our city’s largest Hungarian festival, now in its 65th year. Held by the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting, it takes place in the German Central Park in Parma (7863 York Road), it opens at 10:30am with a flag-raising ceremony, Catholic and Protestant church services (in Hungarian) at 11, followed by the opening of the kitchens at Noon. Homecooked traditional Hungarian food will be in abundance: stuffed cabbage, sausages, chicken paprikas, fresh baked bread, crepes, langos (fried dough), pastries and more. Admission is $7, which goes to the Hungarian Boy and Girl Scouts. The event runs from 9:30am until park close at 7pm. More information is available at the website.