Here’s Our 2016 CoolCleveland Summer Festivals Guide!

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

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

Sat 4/30: Ramp Up Peninsula Ramp Fest

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

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

Cleveland Asian Festival. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

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

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

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

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

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

Sun 6/5: Taste of Lakewood

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

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Chagrin Art By the Falls

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

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

Sat 6/11: Parade the Circle

Sat 6/11-Sun 6/12: LaureLive

Avon Duct Tape Festival

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

Sat 6/18: BayARTS & Music Festival

Sat 6/18: Larchmere Porchfest

Sat 6/18: Clifton Arts & Music Fest

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

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

Tri-C Jazz Fest. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios

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

Sat 6/25: Waterloo Arts Fest

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

Mulberry Creek Herb Festival. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

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

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

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

Sat 7/2: Larchmere Festival

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

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

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

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

Sun 7/10: Taste of Tremont

Fri 7/15: Agumboot Music Festival

Painesville Party in the Park

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

Sat 7/16: Mentor Headlands Beach Fest

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

Taste of Tremont

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

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

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

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

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

Ohio Burlesque Festival. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

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

Sat 8/6: Lakewood Arts Fest

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

Sun 8/7: Warehouse District Festival

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

Twins Day Festival. Photo by Charles Robinson.

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

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

Sat 8/7: Chardon Arts Festival

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

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

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

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

Pride. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

Sat 8/13: Cleveland Pride

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

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

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

Sat 8/20: Highland Square Porch Rockr

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

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

Pagan Pride. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

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

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

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

Great Geauga County Fair

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

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

Fri 9/9-Sun 9/11: NEOCycle

Skunkfest. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios.

Sat 9/10: Skunkfest

Sat 9/10: Hingetown Hoedown

Sat 9/17: FireFish

Sat 9/17: Blue Sky Folk Fest

Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival

Sat 9/17: Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival

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

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

Fri 9/23-Sun 9/25: Ingenuity

Sat 9/24: Music on the Porches, Peninsula

Sun 9/25: Ohio City Street Festival

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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