Here’s Our 2016 CoolCleveland Summer Festivals Guide!

Hessler
Hessler Street Fair. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

Yes, the weather outside is frightful — early April has given us snow, icy rain and cold temperatures. But never mind. As we know, summer always comes in Cleveland and brings us a plethora of festivals and special events, so many we find ourselves having to make hard choices.

Want to start your planning? Here’s CoolCleveland’s annual guide to northeast Ohio summer festivals. We’re omitting a few that having announced their dates yet, such as Ingenuity — we’ll add those when we get them. And we may have overlooked a few, so let us know if you see anything missing.

One point of clarification: some people have asked us about including weekly/monthly recurrent/series events. This list is only about festivals and not intended to be inclusive of everything going on all summer long. Send us the information about your recurrent events, and we will try to include them in our weekly events listings.

Sun 4/17: Earthfest

earthdaycoalition.org/

Thu 4/21-Sun 4/24: Geauga County Maple Festival

maplefestival.com

Sat 4/30: Ramp Up Peninsula Ramp Fest

facebook.com/RAMP-UP-Peninsula/

Sat 5/14: The Hooley on Kamm’s Corners

kammscorners.com/Hooley2016.html

Sat 5/21-Sun 5/22: Cleveland Asian Festival

clevelandasianfestival.org/2016/

AsiaFest
Cleveland Asian Festival. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

Sat 5/21-Sun 5/22: Hessler Street Fair

hesslerstreetfair.org/

Thu 5/26-Sun 5/29: Chagrin Falls Blossom Time Festival

yourhometownchagrinfalls.com/blossom-time-festival/

Fri 5/27-Mon 5/30: Berea National Rib Cook-Off

berearib.com/

Thu 5/27-Mon 5/30: Tremont Greek Festival

tremontgreekfest.com/

Sat 6/4-Sun 6/5: Art in the Village Art Festival

artfestival.com/Art_in_the_Village

Sun 6/5: Taste of Lakewood

tasteoflakewood.com

Fri 6/10-Sat 6/11: Canton Blues Festival

downtowncanton.com/canton-blues-festival/

ChagrinArt bytheFalls
Chagrin Art By the Falls

Sat 6/11-Sun 6/12: Chagrin Falls Art by the Falls

valleyartcenter.org/art-by-the-falls

Sat 6/11-Sun 6/12: Crocker Park Fine Art Fair

artfestival.com/Crocker_Park_Fine_Art_Fair

Sat 6/11: Parade the Circle

clevelandart.org/parade-the-circle

Sat 6/11-Sun 6/12: LaureLive

laurelive.com

AvonDuctTape
Avon Duct Tape Festival

Fri 6/17-Sun 6/19: Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival

ducktapefestival.com/

Sat 6/18: BayARTS & Music Festival

bayarts.net/

Sat 6/18: Larchmere Porchfest

larchmereporchfest.org/

Sat 6/18: Clifton Arts & Music Fest

cudell.com/artsfest

Sat 6/18-Sun 6/19: Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival

shakerartscouncil.org/

Thu 6/23-Sat 6/25: Tri-C JazzFest

tri-c.edu/jazzfest/

TriCJazzFest
Tri-C Jazz Fest. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios

Fri 6/24-Sun 6/26: Rock The Docks, Akron

facebook.com/events/

Sat 6/25: Waterloo Arts Fest

waterlooarts.org/arts-fest/

Sat 6/25-Sun 6/26: Mulberry Creek Medieval Herb Fest

mulberrycreek.com/

MulberryCreek
Mulberry Creek Herb Festival. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

Sat 6/25-Sun 6/26: Cleveland Museum of Art Centennial Festival Weekend

clevelandart.org/centennial-celebrations

Fri 7/1-Sun 7/3: Italian American Summer Fest at Berea Fairgrounds

italianamericansummerfestival.com/

Fri 7/1-Mon 7/4: Rib White & Blue Akron National Rib Festival

lock3live.com/rib-white-blue-akron-s-national-rib-festival

Sat 7/2: Larchmere Festival

larchmere.com/larchmere-festival

Thu 7/7-Sat 7/9: Summit County Italian American Festival

it-am.org/

Fri 7/8-Sun 7/10: Cain Park Arts Festival

cainpark.com/index

Sat 7/8-Sun 7/10: Tall Ship Madeline & Harbor Fest, Lake County

fairportharbor.org/

Sat 7/9-Sun 7/10: Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival

wrhs.org/music-in-the-valley-folk-wine-festival/

Sun 7/10: Taste of Tremont

facebook.com//Taste-of-Tremont/

Fri 7/15: Agumboot Music Festival

agumboot.com

PainesvillePartInThePark
Painesville Party in the Park

Fri 7/15-Sun 7/17: Painesville Party in the Park

parkpartyinfo.com/

Sat 7/16: Mentor Headlands Beach Fest

cityofmentor.com/headlands-beachfest/

Sat 7/16-Sun 7/17: African-American Festival at Lock 3 Live

lock3live.com/

TasteOfTremont
Taste of Tremont

Fri 7/22-Sun 7/24: Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival

clevelandirish.org/

Fri 7/29-Sun 7/31: Midwest Reggae Fest

midwestreggaefest.com/

Fri 7/29-Sat 7/30:  The Summer Market, Avon

thesummermarket.com

Mon 8/1-Sun 8/7: Medina County Fair

medina-fair.com

Thu 8/4-Sun 8/7: Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, Canton

visitcantonstark.com/pro-football-hall-of-fame-enshrinement

OhioBurlesque
Ohio Burlesque Festival. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

Thu 8/4-Sun 8/7: Ohio Burlesque Festival

ohioburlesque.com/

Sat 8/6: Lakewood Arts Fest

lakewoodartsfest.org/

Fri 8/5-Sun 8/7: Weapons of Mass Creation

wmcfest.com/

Sun 8/7: Warehouse District Festival

warehousedistrict.org/

Fri 8/5-Sat 8/6: Vintage Ohio at Lake Metroparks

lakemetroparks.com/

twinsDay
Twins Day Festival. Photo by Charles Robinson.

Fri 8/5-Sun 8/7: Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg

twinsdays.org/

Sat 8/7: Nature Arts Festival at Big Creek Park

geaugaparkdistrict.org

Sat 8/7: Chardon Arts Festival

chardonsquareassociation.org/arts-festival/

Mon 8/8-Sun 8/14: Cuyahoga County Fair

cuyfair.com

Fri 8/12-Sat 8/13: Flair Festival at Lock 3 Live

lock3live.com/events

Fri 8/12-Sun 8/14: Ohio Celtic Festival

ohiocelticintfest.com/

Fri 8/12-Mon 8/15: Feast of the Assumption

holy-rosary.org/

Pride
Pride. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

Sat 8/13: Cleveland Pride

clevelandpride.org/home

Sat 8/13-Sun 8/14: National Hamburger Festival

hamburgerfestival.com/

Tue 8/17-Sun 8/21: Lake County Fair

lakecountyfair.org

Fri 8/19-Sun 8/21: Flats Festival of the Arts

ffota.org

Sat 8/20: Highland Square Porch Rockr

porchrokr.org/

Mon 8/22-Sun 8/28: Lorain County Fair

loraincountyfair.com

Sat 8/27-Sun 8/28: Cleveland Pagan Pride

clevelandpaganpride.org/

PaganPride
Pagan Pride. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

Sat 8/27-Sun 8/28: Cleveland Garlic Festival

clevelandgarlicfestival.org/

Fri 8/26-Sat 8/27: Burning River Fest

burningriverfoundation.org/

Thu 9/1-Mon 9/5: Great Geauga County Fair

geaugafair.com/

GreatGeauga
Great Geauga County Fair

Fri 9/2-Mon 9/5: Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest

clevelandoktoberfest.com/

Thu 9/8-Sun 9/11: Thunder on the Strip, Geneva-on-the-Lake

thunderonthestrip.com/

Fri 9/9-Sun 9/11: NEOCycle

neocycle.org/

Skunkfest
Skunkfest. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

Sat 9/10: Skunkfest

skunkhaven.net/

Sat 9/10: Hingetown Hoedown

hingetownhoedown.com

Sat 9/17: FireFish

firefishfestival.com

Sat 9/17: Blue Sky Folk Fest

blueskyfolkfest.com

DragonboatFestival
Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival

Sat 9/17: Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival

cledba.org/

Sat 9/17-Sun 9/18: Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival

tremontwest.org/tremont-arts-cultural-festival

Sat 9/17-Sun 9/18: Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival

clevelandart.org/chalk-festival

Fri 9/23-Sun 9/25: Ingenuity

ingenuitycleveland.com

Sat 9/24: Music on the Porches, Peninsula

explorepeninsula.com/music-on-the-porches

Sun 9/25: Ohio City Street Festival

ohiocity.org/ohiocitystreetfestival

Tremont
Tremont Arts & Culture Fest. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

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One Response to “Here’s Our 2016 CoolCleveland Summer Festivals Guide!”

  1. Ellen mcgarvey

    Cleveland is getting more and more gorgeous

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