2018 Summer Festivals Guide

The temperatures are slowly — finally! — starting to rise and snowdrops and crocuses are popping up in yards. That whiff of spring in the air means it’s almost time for the summer festival season.

Actually, as the festival season has started to stretch back into the winter, you can kick it off with Dyngus Day in Gordon Square on Mon 4/2 where “It’s good to be drunk and Polish” seems to the be the operative vibe, with an emphasis on the former.

But it starts in earnest at the end of April, when warmer temperatures are likelier, and local farms are starting to roll out their early produce (ramps first!). From then on, there’s something going on every weekend through early October. It’s the time of year to enjoy food of every type, music of every genre, art, dance, animals, sports, ethnic culture, parades, fireworks and just being outdoors.

It seemed like this year, more festivals nailed down their dates early, so we’ve got an almost filled-out schedule now, which we wanted to get to you as quickly as possible. We’ll add the laggards as they announce.

Thu 4/26-Sun 4/29: Geauga County Maple Festival

maplefestival

Sat 4/28: Ramp Up Peninsula Ramp Fest

RAMP-UP-Peninsula

Sat 5/5: VegFest

vegfest

Sat 5/12: The Hooley on Kamm’s Corners

TheHooley

Sat 5/19-Sun 5/20: Cleveland Asian Festival

clevelandasianfestival

Thu 5/24-Sun 5/27: Chagrin Falls Blossom Time Festival

blossom-time-festival/

Fri 5/25-Mon 5/28: Berea National Rib Cook-Off

berearib

Fri 5/25-Mon 5/28: Tremont Greek Festival

tremontgreekfest

Sat 6/2-Sun 6/3: Art in the Village Art Festival

Art_in_the_Village

Sat 6/2-Sun 6/3: Hessler Street Fair

hesslerstreetfair

Sat 6/2: Summit StageFest

summitstagefest

Sat 6/2: Pride in the CLE

prideintheCLE

Sat 6/10: Taste of Lakewood

tasteoflakewood

Thu 6/7-Sat 6/9: AHA! Festival Arts & Humanities Alive

playhousesquare

Fri 6/8-Sat 6/9: Canton Blues Festival

canton-blues-festival

Sat 6/9-Sun 6/10: Chagrin Falls Art by the Falls

art-by-the-falls

Sat 6/9-Sun 6/10: Crocker Park Fine Art Fair

CrockerParkFineArtFair

Sat 6/9-Sun 6/10: Hale Farm Sow and Grow Farm Festival

sow-and-grow-farm-festival-

Sat 6/9: Parade the Circle

parade-the-circle

Sat 6/9: Put-in-Bay Music Festival

Put-in-Bay Music Festival

Sat 6/9-Sun 6/10: LaureLive

laurelive

Thu 6/14-Sat 6/16: Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival

ducktapefestival

Fri 6/15-Sun 6/17: Vermilion Festival of the Fish

Festival of the Fish

Sat 6/16: Clifton Arts & Music Fest

cliftonartsfest

Sat 6/16: Euclid Wind Festival

shoreculturalcentre.com/WindFest

Sat 6/16: BayARTS & Music Festival

bayarts

Sat 6/16: Larchmere Porchfest

larchmereporchfest

Sat 6/16-Sun 6/17: La Sagrada Family Latin American Cultural Festival

Fri 6/22-Sat 6/23: Ohio Scottish Games

ohioscottishgames

Fri 6/22-Sun 6/24: Rock The Docks, Akron

RockTheDocks

Sat 6/23-Sun 6/24: Mulberry Creek “Party in the Garden” Herb Fest

mulberrycreek

Thu 6/28-Sat 6/30: Tri-C JazzFest

tri-c.edu/jazzfest

Fri 6/29-Tue 7/3: Rib White and Blue, Akron

rib-white-and-blue

Sat 6/30: Waterloo Arts Fest

waterlooarts

Thu 7/12-Sat 7/14: Summit County Italian American Festival

it-am

Fri 7/13-Sun 7/15: Painesville Party in the Park

parkpartyinfo

Fri 7/13-Sun 7/15: Cain Park Arts Festival

cainpark

 

Sat 7/14: Lakewood Summer Meltdown

LakewoodAlive 

Sat 7/14-Sun 7/15: Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival

music-in-the-valley-folk-wine-festival/

Sat 7/14-Sun 7/16: SerbFest

stsavacathedral serbfest

Sun 7/15: Taste of Tremont

Taste-of-Tremont

Sat 7/21: Mentor Headlands Beach Fest

headlands-beachfest

Fri 7/20-Sun 7/22: Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival

clevelandirish

Fri 7/20 & Sat 7/21: Uncorked Medina Wine Festival

uncorkedmedinawinefest

Tue 7/24-Sun 7/29: Lake Country Fair

lakecountyfair

Tue 7/24-Sat 8/4: American Dance Festival

adfincle

Fri 7/27-Sat 7/28: Avon Annual Summer Market

The Summer Market

Sat 7/28-Sun 7/29: Rooms to Let CLE

rooms-to-let-cle/

Mon 7/30-Sun 8/5: Medina County Fair

medina-fair

Thu 8/2-Sun 8/5: Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, Canton

pro-football-hall-of-fame-enshrinement-festival

Thu 8/2-Sat 8/4: Ohio Burlesque Festival

ohioburlesque

Fri 8/3-Sat 8/4: Vintage Ohio at Lake Metroparks

lakemetroparks

Fri 8/3-Sun 8/5: Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg

twinsdays

Sat 8/4: Lakewood Arts Fest

lakewoodartsfest

Sun 8/5: Warehouse District Festival

warehousedistrict

Mon 8/6-Sun 8/12: Cuyahoga County Fair

cuyfair

Sat 8/11: Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival

DragonBoat

Sat 8/11: The Signal Tree Festival at Lock 3

signaltreefest.com

Fri 8/10-Sun 8/12: Ohio Celtic Festival

ohiocelticintfest

Wed 8/15-Sat 8/18: Feast of the Assumption

holy-rosary/feast-info

Sat 8/11-Sun 8/12: National Hamburger Festival

hamburgerfestival

Fri 8/17-Sat 8/18: Burning River Fest

burningriverfoundation

Sat 8/18-Sun 8/19: Third Annual Flats Festival of the Arts

flats-festival-arts

Sun 8/19: Cleveland Tomato Festival

cleveland-tomato-festival

Sat 8/18: Highland Square Porch Rockr

porchrokr

Thu 8/23-Sun 8/26: Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival

Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival

Sat 8/25: Akron Pride

akronpride

Sat 8/25: Blue Sky Folk Fest

blueskyfolkfest

Sat 8/25-Sun 8/26: Cleveland Pagan Pride

clevelandpaganpride

Sat 8/25-Sun 8/26: InCuya

incuya

Sat 8/25-Sun 8/26: Cleveland Garlic Festival

clevelandgarlicfestival

Sat 8/25-Sun 8/26: St. Josaphat Ukrainian Festival

St. Josaphat Cathedral

Sat 8/26: One World Day

One World Day

Thu 8/30-Mon 9/3: Great Geauga County Fair

geaugafair

Fri 8/31-Sun 9/2: Hale Farm Made in Ohio Arts & Crafts Festival

Hale Farm

Fri 8/31-Mon 9/3: Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest

clevelandoktoberfest

Sat 9/1-Sun 9/2: St. John Cantius Festival

stjohncantiuschurch

Mon 9/3: 11th Congressional District Labor Day Parade & Festival

Labor Day Prade & Festival

Thu 9/6-Sun 9/9: Thunder on the Strip, Geneva-on-the-Lake (double check)

thunderonthestrip

Fri 9/7-Sun 9/9: NEOCycle

neocycle

Sat 9/8: Skunkfest

Skunkfest

Sun 9/9:

bereaartsfest

Thu 9/13-Sat 9/15: Heights Music Hop

Heights Music Hop

Sat 9/15-Sun 9/16: Chalk Festival

chalk-festival

Sat 9/15-Sun 9/16: Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival

tremont-arts-cultural-festival

Fri 9/21-Sat 9/22: FireFish

FireFish Festival

Sat 9/22-Sun 9/23: Mulberry Creek Garlic Festival

mulberrycreek

Sat 9/22: Music on the Porches, Peninsula

music-on-the-porches

Sun 9/23: Ohio City Street Festival

OHCStreetFest

 

Fri 9/28-Sun 9/30: Ingenuity

Ingenuity Cleveland

Sat 10/13-Sun 10/14: Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival

coveredbridgefestival

 

 

 

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