Here’s Our Summer Festivals Guide for 2017!

 

Dyngus
Dyngus Day

 

Eventually, this cycle of hot and cold — 25 degrees one day and 70 the next — will come to an end, and it will be warm for keeps. Then the festival season will start.

Actually, Clevelanders love a festival so much that the “season” has expanded its reaches well into the early part of the year with events such as Kurentovanje and Brite Winter. But the “something every weekend” season starts in May (with a few choice events in April) and then it gets hard to keep up.

We’re dropping this a month earlier this year because, with the exception on Akron’s Lock 3 and a handful of festivals in September, everybody’s got their dates set and planning is underway. As usual, there are some new events (Akron’s StageFest in June, for instance, and the debut of Akron Pride in August) and some are gone (Cudell’s Clifton Arts & Music Fest is taking the year off due to construction in the area). Others are going stronger in their 40th or 50th year —or in the case of the Great Geauga County Fair, going on two centuries!

Publishing our list early also gives you readers the chance to fill in any we’ve missed. We’re looking for festivals that people would travel from outside the community or neighborhood to attend, and this list isn’t intended to capture recurring weekly concerts or monthly events — that’s a whole other subject!

We hope you’ll plan to get out and about this summer, and be adventurous. Put something on your calendar that you’ve never attended before!

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Mon 4/17: Dyngus Day

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Sat 4/22: Earthfest

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Thu 4/27-Sun 4/30: Geauga County Maple Festival

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Sat 4/29: Ramp Up Peninsula Ramp Fest

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Sat 5/13: The Hooley on Kamm’s Corners

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Sat 5/20-Sun 5/21: Cleveland Asian Festival

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Sat 5/20-Sun 5/21: Rooms to Let

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Hessler
Kessler Street Fair

Sat 6/3-Sun 6/4: Hessler Street Fair

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Thu 5/25-Sun 5/28: Chagrin Falls Blossom Time Festival

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Fri 5/26-Mon 5/29: Berea National Rib Cook-Off

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Fri 5/26-Mon 5/29: Tremont Greek Festival

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Sat 6/3-Sun 6/4: Art in the Village Art Festival

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Sat 6/3: Summit StageFest

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PrideInTheCle
Pride in the Cle

Sat 6/3: Pride in the CLE

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Sat 6/11: Taste of Lakewood

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Wed 6/7-Fri 6/9: AHA! Festival at Cleveland State University

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Fri 6/9-Sat 6/10: Canton Blues Festival

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Sat 6/10-Sun 6/11: Chagrin Falls Art by the Falls

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Sat 6/10-Sun 6/11: Crocker Park Fine Art Fair

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Sat 6/10-Sun 6/11: Hale Farm Sow and Grow Farm Festival

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June 14, 2014, Parade at noon, Circle Village 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. For more than 20 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. 25th Annual 2014 Parade the Circle Saturday, June 14, 2014 Wade Oval Parade at 12 noon Parade theme: Recologia Desigual Never Odd or Even Circle Village 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Sat 6/10: Parade the Circle

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Sat 6/10-Sun 6/11: LaureLive

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Fri 6/16-Sun 6/18: Vermilion Festival of the Fish

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Fri 6/16-Sun 6/18: Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival

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Sat 6/17: BayARTS & Music Festival

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Sat 6/17: Larchmere Porchfest

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Jazzfest
Tri-C JazzFest

Thu 6/22-Sat 6/24: Tri-C JazzFest

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Fri 6/23-Sat 6/24: Ohio Scottish Games

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Fri 6/23-Sun 6/25: Rock The Docks, Akron

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Sat 6/24: Waterloo Arts Fest

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Sat 6/24-Sun 6/25: Mulberry Creek Medieval Herb Fest

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Fri 6/30-Sun 7/2: Italian American Summer Fest at Berea Fairgrounds

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CainPark (1)
Cain Park Arts Festival

Fri 7/7-Sun 7/9: Cain Park Arts Festival

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Sat 7/7-Sun 7/9: Harborfest Tall Ships Adventure

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Sat 7/8-Sun 7/9: Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival

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Thu 7/13-Sat 7/15: Summit County Italian American Festival

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Fri 7/14-Sun 7/16: Painesville Party in the Park

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Sun 7/16: Taste of Tremont

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Fri 7/21-Sun 7/23: Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival

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Fri 7/21 & Sat 7/22: Uncorked Medina Wine Festival

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MentorHeadlandsBeachFest
Mentor Headlands Beach Fest

Sat 7/22: Mentor Headlands Beach Fest

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Tue 7/25-Sun 7/30: Lake Country Fair

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Fri 7/28-Sat 7/29: Avon Annual Summer Market

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Thu 8/3-Sun 8/6: Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, Canton

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Thu 8/3-Sat 8/5: Ohio Burlesque Festival

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Fri 8/4-Sat 8/5: Vintage Ohio at Lake Metroparks

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Fri 8/4/-Sun 8/6: Latino Arts & Culture Celebration and Puerto Rican Parade

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Fri 8/4-Sun 8/6: Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg

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LakewoodArts
Lakewood Arts Fest

Sat 8/5: Lakewood Arts Fest

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Sun 8/6: Warehouse District Festival

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Mon 8/7-Sun 8/13: Cuyahoga County Fair

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Sat 8/12: Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival

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Fri 8/11-Sun 8/13: Ohio Celtic Festival

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Sat 8/12-Tue 8/15: Feast of the Assumption

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Sat 8/12-Sun 8/13: National Hamburger Festival

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Thu 8/17-Sun 8/20: St. Constantine & Helen Greek Festival

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BurningRiver
Burning River Festival

Fri 8/18-Sat 8/19: Burning River Fest

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Fri 8/18-Sun 8/20: Weapons of Mass Creation

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Sat 8/19-Sun 8/20: Second Annual Flats Festival of the Arts

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Sat 8/19: Highland Square Porch Rockr

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Sat 8/26: Akron Pride

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Sat 8/26-Sun 8/27: Cleveland Pagan Pride

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Sat 8/26-Sun 8/27: Cleveland Garlic Festival

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Sat 8/27: One World Day

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Geauga Fair
Great Geauga County Fair

Thu 8/31-Mon 9/4: Great Geauga County Fair

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Fri 9/1-Mon 9/4: Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest

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Thu 9/7-Sun 9/10: Thunder on the Strip, Geneva-on-the-Lake

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Fri 9/8-Sun 9/10: NEOCycle

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Sat 9/9: Skunkfest

Skunkfest

 

Sat 9/16: Blue Sky Folk Fest

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Sat 9/16-Sun 9/17: Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival

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MulberryCreek
Mulberry Creek Garlic Fest

Sat 9/23-Sun 9/24: Mulberry Creek Garlic Festival

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Sat 9/23: Music on the Porches, Peninsula

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One Response to “Here’s Our Summer Festivals Guide for 2017!”

  1. You forgot the Ohio Scottish Games held at the Lorain County Fairgrounds on June 24! http://www.ohioscottishgames.com/

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