How will you celebrate the last days of Summer in Cleveland, OH?

It is hard to believe that the Summer will soon be officially over, especially since the weather has just started to behave appropriately.  Labor Day weekend always offers up an assortment of activities, festivals and events in the Cleveland area. It also is a chance to try and squeeze in some typical Summer fun, one last time!

If you haven’t already firmed up your plans here are some suggestions, all sure to please:

The Cleveland Air Show, is BACK! We were all disappointed when the show was cancelled last year, but it returns with some exciting acts including the highlight of the show, the Blue Angels. The entire family can enjoy interactive ground displays, educational exhibits, kid-friendly activities, planes and more.  Enjoy touring unique aircraft, help pack a parachute, get a picture with a pilot or just enjoy the day-long festival of flying, food and outdoor fun Visit the website for more details  and ticket information.

  • SIDE NOTE: Friday night before the Air show kicks off there is a special fundraiser, Corks in the Concourse 2014! “Flying Circus” theme featuring several different wineries, hors d’ouevres, music, dancing and much more. Come meet air show performers, bid on the great items in our silent auction or raffle and enjoy some great food and wine. CALL FOR DETAILS Phone: 216-623-1111

Rock & Dock at North Coast Harbor Marina is a fantastic addition to our downtown waterfront.  If you are a boater it is a great way to travel into the city and see the sights, or if you just feel like getting out on our great lake you can rent a paddle boat, jet ski, kayak and even paddle boards. Located behind The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on E. 9th Street, CLICK HERE to visit their website and learn more.

The Cleveland Botanical Gardens  is a special place to visit during the Summer months and if you didn’t have an opportunity yet, Labor Day weekend is a great time to stop by. Although the garden is closed on Monday Saturday and Sunday are great days to visit. The Hershey Children’s garden offers hidden paths, the coolest treehouse ever an area where kids can  drawn water from big red pumps and a goldfish in a frog-filled pond. The glasshouse, butterfly experience, and art galleries inside are all enchanting as well. CLICK HERE to plan your visit.

Greek Festival at Kamm’s Corners, 3583 West 168th Street Cleveland OH 44111 This will be the 4th year for the Greek Festival at Kamm’s Corners. The festivities will be all weekend long feturing authentic Greek cuisine, beverages and pastries. Live entertainment by the band Stigma and dance performances every evening from  youth dancers across the area featuring dance teams from St Paul, St Demetrios, Annunciation Cleveland and Annunciation Akron. FREE ADMISSION and PARKING

Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival , at Hale Farm & Village 2686 Oak Hill Road Bath, OH 44210 on Saturday August 30th – 10:00am to 5:00pm. This offers up fun for the entire family if you are up for a little bit of a drive. The festival features over 100 artisans, local food vendors and all that Hale Farm & Village has to offer. The $5 admission fee includes admission to the festival as well as the grounds and buildings at Hale Farm & Village. Some artisans include a blacksmith, glass blower and candle maker. Some of the treasures you will find are ceramics, glass, jewelry, soaps & lotions, home décor, photography, and candles. CLICK HERE for more information and directions

Oktoberfest at the Cuyahoga County fairgrounds is not just about beer, you can enjoy every kind of German fare you can imagine, Fireworks, a living cuckoo clock “the Glockenspiel”,  5k Bier run and so much more.  CLICK HERE for ticket information and more detailed event schedules.

100th year celebration for The festival of St. Rocco  located at 3205 Fulton Road in Cleveland’s Ohio city neighborhood is sure to please any Italian food lovers. The 4-1/2 day festival  offers music and dancing, games of chance, a special Mass on Sunday, activities for the kids, and possibly the most popular event  Monday’s famous greased pole climb at 1 p.m. They’ll crowd round to see who’ll make it the top of an old wooden utility pole on the church parking lot, that’s heavily slathered with axle grease for the event.

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