Cleveland Garlic Festival - Cleveland, OH - Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2023
Live bands, Top Chef Grill Off Competition, parade, pageant, and opening preview party. Kids activities including rock climbing, tastings, garlic growing, and chalk art classes.
Milan Melon Festival - Milan, OH - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2023
Annual event for 55+ years. Parade, Melon Festival Queen and beautiful baby contests, road race, food and craft vendors, and other entertainment.
Cleveland National Air Show - Cleveland, OH - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2023
Tour aircraft, pack a parachute, watch aerial displays and kids zone.
Mantua Potato Festival - Mantua, OH - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Enjoy potatoes, including the “world’s largest pierogi,” beer/wine garden, contests, live entertainment and other fun for three days.
SkunkFest - North Ridgeville, OH - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
A gathering of skunk lovers.Vendors, music, raffles, speakers, food, contests and more
Cleveland Dragon Boat Festival - Lorain, OH - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2023
A day of dragon boat races on the Black River
Clepin – Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show - Independence, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2023
Four days of pinball, arcade games, toys and more set on free play.
Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 14 to Sep 22, 2023
It showcases regional, national and international urban culture as well as providing a platform for talented minority independent filmmakers, screenwriters and actors of greater Cleveland.
Elyria Apple Festival - Elyria, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
Crocker Park Wine Festival - Westlake, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2023
Features musical entertainment and over 150 wines at a benefit for health related charities in Cuyahoga County and elsewhere.
Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2023
There will be several local breweries serving each of their Oktoberfest brews as well as one or two of their other specialty craft styles! There will be quite a variety of local craft and artisan booths where you can purchase German and Oktoberfest themed t-shirts, candles, comic-book collage art, handmade jewelry and more! There will also be German food, German games, German, Polka, ‘uhmp-pa-pa’ bands, a strolling accordion player and German dancers. Other entertainment includes Face Painting by Claire, other local country/rock/cover bands a popcorn eating contest and FIREWORKS!! Free admission, free parking and free entertainment. Since 1979.
Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival - Cleveland, OH - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
A multicultural celebrating cultural and artistic diversity at Lincoln Park. The event includes over 130 vendors featuring artist selling their paintings, sculptures, jewelry, etc.; live music and dance performances; beer & wine garden; children’s village, and more. Free admission
Barberton Mum Fest - Barberton, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Over one million blooms of mums annually at Lake Anna Park. Free admission and parking, potted mum sale, family entertainment, arts & crafts, kids activities and more.
Cleveland Pickle Fest - Broadview Heights, OH - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Kick off Pickle Fest with a 5k run or community bike ride. Finish directly into the fest where you can sample pickle-flavored items and get your dill on. Live music, pickle eating contest, and vendors all day.
North Coast Oktoberfest - Sandusky, OH - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Past attractions have included a 5K run, 2 stages of live German music and dancing, German food from local restaurants, brat eating contest and other games, as well as commemorative beer stein and other merchandise.
Burton Apple Butter Festival - Burton, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Century Village Museum hosts a apple butter festival, their largest event of the year, with copper kettles of fresh apple butter, artisans, music, great food, tours and more!
Put-in-Bay Oktoberfest - Put-in-Bay, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
The annual German-style Festival features; German food, hot spiced wine and cold beer. Fantastic food including; brats, potato pancakes, apple dumplings, pierogi, cabbage and noodles, chicken paprikash and wonderful desserts. All provided by Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce member restaurants. Live polk music both days!
Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival - Huntsburg, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
A free family day in the country with free admission, free and free parking, games, entertainment and attractions.
Corn & Pumpkin Festival - Kirtland, OH - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Help husk, shell and grind the corn, make handmade cornhusk dolls and paint pumpkins (additional fee). Little farmers can pedal their way on mini tractors through the farm maze on the Pedal Tractor Overlook. They can navigate the hay maze and play in the kid’s areas. Explore the three-acre corn maze, enjoy harvest-themed crafts and other harvest activities including cooking demonstrations. Experience Farmpark with popular activities including cow milking, wagon rides, ice cream making, equine activities, border collie sheep herding demonstrations, plus meet a variety of farm animals. Visitors man also enjoy Showman’s Circle, featuring a farm-themed playground, water feature and live animal demonstrations. Corn & Pumpkin Festival is included with regular Farmpark admission/membership. Children younger than two and Farmpark members get in free.
Woolybear - Vermillion, OH - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2023
The Woollybear Festival areas consist of entertainment, food booths, craft booths, and merchant sales. Woollybear T-shirts, Woollybear sweatshirts, and Woollybear hats will be available at the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce stand. Various entertainers are at the main stage throughout the day. Parade with commentary by Dick Goddard of Fox 8 (whose idea lead to the creation of this event) occurs at the reviewing stand.
Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival - Jefferson, OH - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2023
Annual event for 30+ years. Drive yourself tours, parade, quilt show, crafts, farmers market, kids’ rides/games, contests and other entertainment. $5 parking fee per car. Enjoy both the shortest and longest covered bridges in America
Frost at the Cleveland Botanical Garden - Cleveland, OH - Nov 18 to Dec 31, 2023
A completely new holiday experience is coming to the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Winter botanical displays, holiday lights and immersive, themed rooms will transport you to an enchanting world.
Cleveland Turkey Trot - Cleveland, OH - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Starts at Williard Park for either a 5 mile, 5K or 1 mile run on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Polka Party Weekend - Independence, OH - Nov 24 to Nov 25, 2023
Holiday Inn Cleveland South hosts a weekend of polka including 15 bands and entertainers, three days of dancing, polka brunch, and more.
A Christmas Carol at the Ohio Theater - Cleveland, OH - Nov 24 to Dec 23, 2023
Winterfest and Tree Lighting Ceremony - Cleveland, OH - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2023
Opening weekend has free, family-friendly festivities begin at 4 p.m., with a lighting ceremony and fireworks starting at 6 p.m. The event will include musical performances and appearances from Santa Claus, live and interactive visual-arts demonstrations, skating, carriage rides, food trucks, fire pits and more. Check out their website for other programming on select Saturdays between December and the beginning of the new year.