5 Unique Festivals & Events Heating up Cleveland this Summer

Published on May 27th, 2016

The weather is finally heating up in Cleveland for the summer! If you’re looking for something to do in Cleveland, there are plenty of events with live music, entertainment, food trucks, and more. Whether you live in Cleveland, are visiting, or are planning to move there, you will want to hit up a few of these events.


Museum of Art’s Solstice 2016 – 6/25 8 PM – 1 AM

This event started in 2009 when the The Cleveland Museum of Art opened the East Wing of the museum. This festival was so popular it now occurs every summer in late June and it quickly sells out. Festival-goers can enjoy music and art late into the night by exploring museum galleries and listening to bands from around the world. By now, over 100 different bands have performed at this festival. Tickets are required and discounts are offer to CMA members so keep your eyes peeled for these in early May.


The Cleveland Flea – Saturdays 9AM – 4PM

Explore the handmade side of Cleveland this summer at the Flea. Enjoy hand crafted cocktails with palette pleasing eats while you browse a selection of unique items. The Flea happens on most Saturdays on Superior Avenue. This even is “more than a market,” where you can explore vintage goodies, culinary treats, and handmade goods.


Edgewater Live – Thursdays 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Party on the beach with live music, great food, delicious cocktails, and beer. If you’re looking for something to do on a Thursday during happy hour, this event has it all from great views to good vibes.


Burning River Festival – 8/26 – 8/26 6-11 PM

Like beer? Look no further. The Burning River Festival is put on by Cleveland’s best known brewery, Great Lakes Brewing Co. This festival pays homage to the burning of the Cuyahoga River with live bands, local brews, and freshly made foods. You can get in for free if you volunteer and parking is free at Edgewater Park, with continuous shuttles taking guests to Whiskey Island.


Ingenuity Fest – TBA (tentatively 9/23-9/25)

Ingenuity Fest combines the beauty of art, music, technology, and science during this weekend event open to the public. Applications are currently open if you want to submit an idea or project, volunteer or sponsor the event.


There’s no excuse to be bored in the Rock ’n’ Roll capital of the nation. With live music, foodie culture, and plenty of happy hours to hit up, there is always something to do on the weekends and evenings in the city by the lake. Looking to move to Cleveland? Learn more about the city in our Where to Live guide, featuring the top neighborhoods, schools, restaurants and more. Ready to make the move? Get a free rate quote using our multi-step calculator or give us a call at 1-844-77-vLoan.

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