Summer Festivals Guide 2019

Kurentovanje. Photo by Anastasia Pantsios


With a deep cold spell coming on, it’s time to start dreaming about … outdoor festivals?

You’d better believe the planners of these much-anticipated events are on the job. We usually run our festival guide sometime in April. But when we first started looking for this year’s dates back before New Year’s, we found that a lot of events had already nailed down their dates — and now more than two-thirds of the recurring events on our calendar have them.

So we’re giving you an early list to start you off. This lets us include some very early events such as Brite Winter and Kurentovanje, which are usually over before we publish.And it lets all of YOU get a head start on planning your summer.

If you see an event missing and they already know their 2019 dates, let us know. We’ll be publishing an updated calendar as the season gets closer.


Fri 2/22-Sat 2/23: Lake Erie Folk Fest


Sat 2/23: Brite Winter


Sat 3/2: Kurentovanje


Mon 4/22: Dyngus Day

Thu 4/25-Sun 4/28: Geauga County Maple Festival


Sat 4/27: Ramp Up Peninsula Ramp Fest


**Sat 5/4: Station Hope



Sat 5/18: VegFest


Sat 5/11: The Hooley on Kamm’s Corners


Sat 5/18-Sun 5/19: Cleveland Asian Festival


Sat 5/18-Sun 5/19: Rooms to Let CLE


Thu 5/23-Sun 5/26: Chagrin Falls Blossom Time Festival


Fri 5/24-Mon 5/27: Berea National Rib Cook-Off


Fri 5/24-Mon 5/27: Tremont Greek Festival


Sat 6/1-Sun 6/2: Art in the Village Art Festival


Sat 6/1-Sun 6/2: Hessler Street Fair


**Sat 6/1 Summit StageFest


Sat 6/1: Pride in the CLE


Fri 6/7-Sat 6/8: Canton Blues Festival


Sat 6/8-Sun 6/9: Chagrin Falls Art by the Falls


Sat 6/8-Sun 6/9: Hale Farm Sow and Grow Farm Festival


Sat 6/8: Parade the Circle


Sat 6/8: Put-in-Bay Music Festival


Sat 6/8-Sun 6/9: LaureLive


Thu 6/13-Sat 6/15: Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival


Fri 6/14-Sun 6/16: Vermilion Festival of the Fish


Sat 6/15: Winter Lantern Festival


Sat 6/15-Sun 6/16 Fairy Days at Heritage Farms Peninsula


Sat 6/15: BayARTS & Music Festival


Sat 6/15: Larchmere Porchfest


Sat 6/22: Ohio Scottish Games


Sat 6/22-Sun 6/23: Mulberry Creek “Scarborough Fair” Herb Fest


Thu 6/27-Sat 6/29: Tri-C JazzFest


Sat 6/29: Waterloo Arts Fest


Wed 7/11-Sun 11/14 Tall Ships Festival


Fri 7/12-Sun 7/14: Cain Park Arts Festival


Fri 7/19-Sun 7/21: Painesville Party in the Park


Sat 7/13-Sun 7/14: Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival


Sun 7/21: Taste of Tremont


Fri 7/19-Sun 7/21: Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival


Fri 7/19 & Sat 7/20: Uncorked Medina Wine Festival


Sat 7/22: Mentor Headlands Beach Fest


Tue 7/23-Sun 7/28: Lake Country Fair


Tue 7/23-Sun 7/28: Summit County Fair


Fri 7/26-Sat 7/27: Avon Annual Summer Market


Mon 7/29-Sun 8/4: Medina County Fair


Thu 8/1-Sun 8/4: Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, Canton


Thu 8/1-Sat 8/3: Ohio Burlesque Festival


Fri 8/2-Sat 8/3: Vintage Ohio at Lake Metroparks


Fri 8/2-Sun 8/4: Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg


Mon 8/6-Sun 8/11: Cuyahoga County Fair


Thu 8/15-Sun 8/18: Feast of the Assumption

Sat 8/17-Sun 8/18: Third Annual Flats Festival of the Arts


Mon 8/19-Sun 8/25: Lorain County Fair


Sat 8/24-Sun 8/25: Cleveland Pagan Pride


Sat 8/24-Sun 8/25: Cleveland Garlic Festival


Sun 8/25: One World Day


Thu 8/29-Mon 9/2: Great Geauga County Fair


Fri 8/30-Sun 9/1: Hale Farm Made in Ohio Arts & Crafts Festival


Mon 9/2: 11th Congressional District Labor Day Parade & Festival


Sat 9/7: Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival


Thu 9/5-Sun 9/8: Thunder on the Strip, Geneva-on-the-Lake


Sat 9/7: Skunkfest


Sun 9/8: Berea Arts Fest


Sat 9/21-Sun 9/22: Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival


Fri 9/20-Sat 9/21: FireFish


Sat 9/28-Sun 9/29: Mulberry Creek Harvest Gathering


Sat 9/21: Music on the Porches, Peninsula


Fri 9/27-Sun 9/29: Ingenuity


Sat 10/12-Sun 10/13: Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival




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2 Responses to “Summer Festivals Guide 2019”

  1. Our annual Polish Festival is on October 4,5,6, 2019

  2. Cheryle Pugh

    My company is looking to participate as a vendor for many of your festivals scheduled throughout the summer/fall months. Please send registration/information forms incliding fees if possible. Thank you.

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