25 Things to Do in Greater Cleveland This Weekend and Beyond, From Live Music to Cultural Festivals
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25 Things to Do in Greater Cleveland This Weekend and Beyond, From Live Music to Cultural Festivals

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Northeast Ohio is never short of fun and excitement in the middle of summer, and 2024 is no exception.

Greater Cleveland is in the midst of prime season for outdoor concerts, street festivals and other warm-weather activities, and the calendar proves it. Here are 25 things to do in Greater Cleveland this weekend and beyond, from sporting events to outdoor markets.

Kaulig Companies Championship Rounds

The Kaulig Companies Championship begins Thursday on the South Course at Akron Firestone. There will be a different round each day through Sunday, with a trophy ceremony on the final day. Concerts are held on the course after play during the first three days, with artists including Marc Lee Shannon, Kameron Marlowe and The Vindys of The Commonheart. Single-day tickets start at $30.

The gates will open on July 11-12 at 9:00 a.m. and on July 13-14 at 8:30 a.m.

Firestone Golf Club, 452 East Warner Road, Akron

July 11-14

kauligchampionship.com

Norah Jones with Mavis Staples

Nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones is touring her ninth studio album, Visions, this summer. She’ll perform in Cleveland with soul legend Mavis Staples, one of her many former duet partners and influences. Tickets start at $78.25.

8:00 PM July 11th

Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls

concerts.livenation.com

Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody

The Cleveland Orchestra will perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody as part of Summers at Severance. The program will feature the Severance Hall debut of pianist Inon Barnatan, with Oksana Lyniv conducting. Tickets start at $19.

7:00 PM July 11th

Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Music Center, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

clevelandorchestra.com/

Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads: Slightly Dirty Summer Tour

The eclectic SoCal septet, who describe themselves as “a fusion of folk, rock, reggae and blues with hip-hop, funk, metal and punk,” join forces with reggae/ska band and fellow SoCal band Dirty Heads for an evening of hip-hop, brass-heavy grooves. Opening acts Common Kings and Elovaters. Tickets start at $60.

6:00 PM July 11th

Jacobs Pavilion, 2014 Sycamore St., Cleveland

jacobspavilion.com/

RELATED:Every concert will be held at Jacobs Pavilion in Nautica in 2024: How to get tickets

Lake County Captains vs. Lansing Lugnuts

The Lake County Captains have four straight home games against the Lansing Lugnuts. Specials for those games include fireworks, Dawgs Day, Halloween in July, Merica Night and more. Tickets start at $10.

7:00 PM July 11-13; 1:00 PM July 14

Classic Auto Group Park, 35300 Vine St., Eastlake

milb.com/lake-county

Luke Bryan: Mind of a Country Boy Tour 2024

Bryan, an “American Idol” judge and five-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will visit Northeast Ohio. He will open for Dillion Carmichael, Alan Springsteen, Larry Fleet and DJ Rock. Tickets start at $89.25.

7:00 PM July 12th

Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls

concerts.livenation.com

Be Our Guest: Disney DJ Night

House of Blues Cleveland is hosting Be Our Guest, a Disney-themed DJ night for adults. The 18+ event will be held in the Cambridge Room and will feature a medley of nostalgic tunes from Disney movies, TV shows and more. Tickets start at $20.

7:00 PM July 12th

House of the Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

houseofblues.com/cleveland

Walking in Tremont

It’s the second Friday of every month, which means it’s time for another Walkabout Tremont. The event highlights the walkability of Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, with its many restaurants, shops, art galleries and more. The celebration features pop-up booths, food and drink specials, live music and more, with July’s theme being “American Classics.”

5:00 PM July 12th

Tremont

experiencetremont.com/featured-events/walkabout-tremont/

2024 Pan American Masters Games

The International Masters Games Association is hosting the 2024 Pan-American Masters Games in Cleveland. Thousands of athletes of all ages will come to the city from around the world to compete in more than two dozen sports. The full schedule is available online.

July 12-21

Several locations throughout Greater Cleveland

clevelandmasters2024.com/

Brad Williams with special guest JB Ball

Brad Williams will bring his hilarious stand-up to Northeast Ohio. Williams is known for several television appearances, including his stand-up specials such as “Fun Size” and “The Degenerates.” Tickets start at $30.

7:00 PM July 12th

Goodyear Theatre, 1201 E. Market St., Akron

dobryroktheater.com/

Summerfest at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland is hosting four events throughout the year to celebrate its 10th anniversary, and Summerfest is this weekend. Live music, games, and $10 pints are just a few of the special attractions for the occasion.

July 12-14

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland, 1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland

hofbrauhauscleveland.com/

Lake Erie Crushers vs. Evansville Otters

The Lake Erie Crushers will face the Evansville Otters in three consecutive home games. Specials during the three-game weekend include two fireworks shows, Barbie Day and Women in Sports Night. Tickets start at $11.

19:05 July 12-13; 14:05 July 14

Crushers Stadium, 2009 Baseball Blvd., Avon

lakeeriecrushers.com/

FarmFest

FarmFest returns this weekend to celebrate the 34th anniversary of Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Animal encounters, wagon rides, educational activities, pony rides and more will be available during the all-day event. Free admission.

9 a.m. July 13

Lake Metroparks Farm Park, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland

lakemetroparks.com/events-activities/events/farmfest

Western Reserve Fire Museum and Education Center Gear Day

Firetruck fans will want to stop by the Western Reserve Fire Museum for Apparatus Day. Many of the restored and original trucks will be on display in the museum grounds, along with food stalls, children’s activities and museum tours.

10 a.m. July 13

Western Reserve Fire Department Museum and Education Center, 310 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland

wrfmc.com/

Twist Social Club 25th Anniversary

Twist Social Club, Cleveland’s beloved West Side LGBTQ+ bar and nightclub, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. As part of the event, Twist will host a drag showdown featuring Malibu Peruu, Betty Aboddum, Anhedonia Delight, and Erica Martinez. No cover charge.

8:00 PM, July 13th.

Twist Social Club, 11633 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland

twistsocialclub.com/

Summer Night City Market

City Goods hosts its City Market on the second Saturday of every month during the warm weather season. In July, City Goods decides to host a night market. The event will feature a variety of items to look at from local vendors, as well as food, drinks, and live music.

16:00 July 13th

City Goods, 1442 W. 28th St., Cleveland

citygoodscle.com/

St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral Ukrainian Festival

The Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Volodymyr in Parma hosts its annual Ukrainian Festival. Ukrainian food, art, live music and more will take over Parma’s Ukrainian Village for an all-day event. Admission is free.

Noon July 13

St. Vladimir’s Cathedral, 5913 State Road, Parma

stvladimirs.org/

Great Lakes Medieval Fair and Marketplace

Tis the season for the Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace. Festivities, entertainment, performances, theme weekends and more take place every Saturday and Sunday this summer. Tickets start at $25.

Saturdays and Sundays until August 11 at 11:00

3033 Ohio 534, Rock Creek

medievalfaire.com/

Cleveland Fashion Gala 2024

The 2024 Cleveland Fashion Gala is a joint charity fashion show raising money for the Sweetest Day Foundation and David Njoku’s God Is Excellent Foundation. This year’s theme is “New Roaring Twenties Fashion” and will feature a number of celebrity collaborations.

17:30 July 14th

Cleveland City Hall Rotunda, 601 Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland

www.clevelandfashiongala.com/

Train & REO Speedwagon – Summer Road Trip 2024

Pop hitmakers Train join forces with REO Speedwagon, one of their classic pop-rock forebears, to bring fans a night of hits. Tickets start at $48.65 for Monday’s show.

6:00 PM July 15th

Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls

concerts.livenation.com

Chicago & Earth, Wind & Fire: Heart & Soul Tour 2024

A pair of Rock Hall inductees, Chicago (2016) and Earth, Wind & Fire (2000), join forces for an evening of tunes reminiscent of mid- to late-’70s radio. So many memorable brass charts atop so many classic rhythms should have the likely boomer audience dancing in their seats. Tickets start at $38.55.

19:30 July 16

Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls

concerts.livenation.com

RELATED:Blossom Music Center’s Biggest Summer Concert Season Since the ’80s: How to Get Tickets

“MJ”

“MJ,” a musical based on the filming of Michael Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous World Tour, opens in Cleveland next week. The show will play at the KeyBank State Theatre through August. Tickets start at $39.

19:30 July 16-17

KeyBank State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

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Alanis Morissette: Triple Moon Tour

Canadian alternative rock goddess Alanis Morissette returns to Blossom with 2015 Rock Hall inductee Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and up-and-coming Nashville singer-songwriter Morgan Wade, who will open the show. Tickets start at $25.55.

19:00 July 17th

Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls

concerts.livenation.com

Asian Lantern Festival

Asian Lantern Festival returns to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Attractions include a 50-foot pagoda, walkable tunnels, and immersive themed areas including Crystal World and Blooming Gardens. Live acrobatics will take place every hour, and culturally inspired food will be available. Advance tickets start at $24 ($21 for members).

Until August 25th

3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland

clevelandmetroparks.com

Related:Asian Lantern Festival Returns to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Redd Kross and Dale Crover

Melvins drummer Dale Crover supports the legendary band in a show at the Beachland Ballroom next door to the Grog Shop. Tickets start at $25.

19:00 July 17th

Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland

beachlandballroom.com/

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