10 Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend in Cleveland (Sept. 2 - 5)

Here's our list of top things to do in Cleveland for your 3-day Labor Day weekend.

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Browns vs. Chicago Bears  When: Thu., Sept. 1 Two teams in the process of rebuilding from crappy seasons face off today in a preseason game at First Energy Stadium as the Cleveland Browns take on the Chicago Bears. The Browns rebooted the team this year by adding quarterback Robert Griffin III and hiring coach Hugh Jackson. And the Bears hope to rebound from a 6-10 season that was marred by injuries. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $33.
Browns vs. Chicago Bears When: Thu., Sept. 1 Two teams in the process of rebuilding from crappy seasons face off today in a preseason game at First Energy Stadium as the Cleveland Browns take on the Chicago Bears. The Browns rebooted the team this year by adding quarterback Robert Griffin III and hiring coach Hugh Jackson. And the Bears hope to rebound from a 6-10 season that was marred by injuries. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $33.
Kamm's Corners Greek Festival  When: Fri., Sept. 2 For the past several years, the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland has played host to the Kamm’s Corners Greek Festival. This year’s installment kicks off today at 11 a.m. It features Greek food and pastries as well as a full dinner menu that includes lamb shank, lamb roasted on the spit, Greek roasted chicken dinners and more. There will be dance performances and live music as well. You’ll be able to sit both inside and outside. Greek beer and wine will be served. Admission is free. The event continues through Monday.
Kamm's Corners Greek Festival When: Fri., Sept. 2 For the past several years, the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland has played host to the Kamm’s Corners Greek Festival. This year’s installment kicks off today at 11 a.m. It features Greek food and pastries as well as a full dinner menu that includes lamb shank, lamb roasted on the spit, Greek roasted chicken dinners and more. There will be dance performances and live music as well. You’ll be able to sit both inside and outside. Greek beer and wine will be served. Admission is free. The event continues through Monday.
Cleveland Oktoberfest 
When: Fri., Sept. 2
It's a tradition in these parts to celebrate Oktoberest over Labor Day weekend. The annual event, which takes place at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, features German food, beer and music over the course of the long weekend. At the Sausage Autobahn, you can chow down on pierogis, cabbage, noodles and potato pancakes. A variety of musical acts will perform too. Stone Pony will pay tribute to Springsteen, E5C4P3 will perform the music of Journey and the Spazmatics will deliver an '80s tribute. Several different microbreweries will compete in the Micro-Brew Competition. Admission is $12 for adults; children 12 and under are free. A four-day pass will set you back $25. Today's hours are 4 p.m. to midnight, and the event runs through Monday. clevelandoktoberfest.com.
Cleveland Oktoberfest When: Fri., Sept. 2 It's a tradition in these parts to celebrate Oktoberest over Labor Day weekend. The annual event, which takes place at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, features German food, beer and music over the course of the long weekend. At the Sausage Autobahn, you can chow down on pierogis, cabbage, noodles and potato pancakes. A variety of musical acts will perform too. Stone Pony will pay tribute to Springsteen, E5C4P3 will perform the music of Journey and the Spazmatics will deliver an '80s tribute. Several different microbreweries will compete in the Micro-Brew Competition. Admission is $12 for adults; children 12 and under are free. A four-day pass will set you back $25. Today's hours are 4 p.m. to midnight, and the event runs through Monday. clevelandoktoberfest.com.
Rock Hall 21st Birthday 
When: Fri., Sept. 2
Since opening nearly 21 years ago, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has welcomed 10 million visitors and driven an estimated $2 billion into the local economy. To celebrate its 21st birthday, the Rock Hall will host a series of events. First, it will host the 4th annual Believe in CLE yoga party today at 6:30 p.m. The free event includes a 60-minute Vinyasa yoga practice followed by a post-practice party featuring Fresh DJ Cosimo Maximo. There will also be drinks, appetizers and dancing in the Rock Hall’s new beer garden. Then, from 3 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, the Rock Hall will throw a ’90s style birthday party. The band Old Skool will provide the tunes, and there will be food trucks and games. Guests can also buy Magic Hat Brewing Company beers in the Rock Hall’s new beer garden on the plaza. There will also be a ’90s rap battle and dance contest. The ’90s rock comedy Wayne’s World will screen in Foster Theater where seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The events on the plaza are free; admission to the Rock Hall is $10.
Rock Hall 21st Birthday When: Fri., Sept. 2 Since opening nearly 21 years ago, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has welcomed 10 million visitors and driven an estimated $2 billion into the local economy. To celebrate its 21st birthday, the Rock Hall will host a series of events. First, it will host the 4th annual Believe in CLE yoga party today at 6:30 p.m. The free event includes a 60-minute Vinyasa yoga practice followed by a post-practice party featuring Fresh DJ Cosimo Maximo. There will also be drinks, appetizers and dancing in the Rock Hall’s new beer garden. Then, from 3 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, the Rock Hall will throw a ’90s style birthday party. The band Old Skool will provide the tunes, and there will be food trucks and games. Guests can also buy Magic Hat Brewing Company beers in the Rock Hall’s new beer garden on the plaza. There will also be a ’90s rap battle and dance contest. The ’90s rock comedy Wayne’s World will screen in Foster Theater where seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The events on the plaza are free; admission to the Rock Hall is $10.
Cleveland National Air Show 
When: Sat., Sept. 3
A Labor Day tradition, the Cleveland Air Show returns to Burke Lakefront Airport today as the Blue Angels will give a one hour choreographed presentation that includes “graceful aerobatics” and “fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers.” The demonstration also includes the Blue Angels C-130 Hercules (“Fat Albert”). Before the performance, Air Show attendees will witness the highly choreographed “walk down” preflight routine as the Blue Angel pilots climb into their F/A-18 Hornets, start them up and head out for take-off. The 2016 Air Show will be the first time for Clevelanders to see a full Air Force F-22 Raptor demonstration. The original Batcoper and Batmobile will also be on hand. Appearing for the first time in Cleveland, the Batcopter will take to the sky, and the Batmobile will cruise the taxiway and show off its patented turbine after burner. Attendees can also meet the TV, movie and air show pilot, Captain Eugene A. Nock, A.T.P. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day. Tickets are $21 in advance, $23 at the door.
Cleveland National Air Show When: Sat., Sept. 3 A Labor Day tradition, the Cleveland Air Show returns to Burke Lakefront Airport today as the Blue Angels will give a one hour choreographed presentation that includes “graceful aerobatics” and “fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers.” The demonstration also includes the Blue Angels C-130 Hercules (“Fat Albert”). Before the performance, Air Show attendees will witness the highly choreographed “walk down” preflight routine as the Blue Angel pilots climb into their F/A-18 Hornets, start them up and head out for take-off. The 2016 Air Show will be the first time for Clevelanders to see a full Air Force F-22 Raptor demonstration. The original Batcoper and Batmobile will also be on hand. Appearing for the first time in Cleveland, the Batcopter will take to the sky, and the Batmobile will cruise the taxiway and show off its patented turbine after burner. Attendees can also meet the TV, movie and air show pilot, Captain Eugene A. Nock, A.T.P. Gates open at 9 a.m. each day. Tickets are $21 in advance, $23 at the door.
Larchmere Sidewalk Sale 
When: Sat., Sept. 3
The Larchmere district starts at East 120th Street and extends east to North Moreland. It features a range of cool shops and restaurants. Twice a year, the neighborhood hosts a sidewalk sale. Today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can shop for "bargain priced merchandise" during the bi-annual street-wide sale. There will be art and photography, antiques and mid-century, books new and old, crafts and classes, handmade rugs, jewelry and more. The local restaurants will participate as well with dessert specials.  larchmere.com.
Larchmere Sidewalk Sale When: Sat., Sept. 3 The Larchmere district starts at East 120th Street and extends east to North Moreland. It features a range of cool shops and restaurants. Twice a year, the neighborhood hosts a sidewalk sale. Today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can shop for "bargain priced merchandise" during the bi-annual street-wide sale. There will be art and photography, antiques and mid-century, books new and old, crafts and classes, handmade rugs, jewelry and more. The local restaurants will participate as well with dessert specials. larchmere.com.
Tanz SummerFest 
When: Sun., Sept. 4
TanZ SummerFest, an outdoor music festival that takes place today from 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on West 6th Street in the Warehouse Districtt, promises to send summer out with a bang. Along with Grammy-winning headliner Afrojack and Grammy-winning support artist Cedric Gervais, the music festival’s lineup includes Apster, LondonBridge and local talent DJ EV, Corrupt and Derek Armstrong. General Admission passes start at $30 and VIP packages start at $100. tanzsummerfest.com.
Tanz SummerFest When: Sun., Sept. 4 TanZ SummerFest, an outdoor music festival that takes place today from 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on West 6th Street in the Warehouse Districtt, promises to send summer out with a bang. Along with Grammy-winning headliner Afrojack and Grammy-winning support artist Cedric Gervais, the music festival’s lineup includes Apster, LondonBridge and local talent DJ EV, Corrupt and Derek Armstrong. General Admission passes start at $30 and VIP packages start at $100. tanzsummerfest.com.
The Mystery of Love and Sex 
When: Fri., Sept. 2, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 3, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Sept. 4, 7:30-10 p.m., Thu., Sept. 8, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 9, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 10, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Sept. 11, 2:30-4 p.m., Thu., Sept. 15, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 16, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 17, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Sept. 18, 2:30-4 p.m., Thu., Sept. 22, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 23, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 24, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Sept. 25, 2:30-4 p.m., Thu., Sept. 29, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 30, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Oct. 1, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 2, 2:30-4 p.m. 
Phone: 216-932-3396 
Email: boxoffice@dobama.org 
Price: $10-32 
www.dobama.org
*MIDWEST PREMIERE* 2016 Lambda Literary Award Finalist Written By Bathsheba Doran Directed by Shannon Sindelar Featuring: Wesley Allen+, Heather Anderson Boll*, Tess Burgler+, and Scott Miller* *Member of Actors’ Equity Association +Equity Membership Candidate Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She’s Jewish, he’s Christian, he’s black, she’s white. Their differences intensify their connection until sex and love complicate everything in surprising, compulsive ways. Spanning five years, Bathsheba Doran’s (KIN) new play is full of compassion and wry wisdom. Full of twists and turns, this is a love story about the consequences of growing up.
The Mystery of Love and Sex When: Fri., Sept. 2, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 3, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Sept. 4, 7:30-10 p.m., Thu., Sept. 8, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 9, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 10, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Sept. 11, 2:30-4 p.m., Thu., Sept. 15, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 16, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 17, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Sept. 18, 2:30-4 p.m., Thu., Sept. 22, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 23, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 24, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Sept. 25, 2:30-4 p.m., Thu., Sept. 29, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 30, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Oct. 1, 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 2, 2:30-4 p.m. Phone: 216-932-3396 Email: [email protected] Price: $10-32 www.dobama.org *MIDWEST PREMIERE* 2016 Lambda Literary Award Finalist Written By Bathsheba Doran Directed by Shannon Sindelar Featuring: Wesley Allen+, Heather Anderson Boll*, Tess Burgler+, and Scott Miller* *Member of Actors’ Equity Association +Equity Membership Candidate Charlotte and Jonny have been best friends since they were nine. She’s Jewish, he’s Christian, he’s black, she’s white. Their differences intensify their connection until sex and love complicate everything in surprising, compulsive ways. Spanning five years, Bathsheba Doran’s (KIN) new play is full of compassion and wry wisdom. Full of twists and turns, this is a love story about the consequences of growing up.
St. Rocco Festival 
When: Thu., Sept. 1, 5-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 2, 5-11:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 3, 1-11:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 4, 1-11:30 p.m. and Mon., Sept. 5, 12-11:30 p.m. 
Phone: 216-961-8331 
Email: stroccocleveland@ymail.com 
www.stroccocleveland.org/Festival-201
Family Fun - Carnival Rides, Games, Casino, Instant Bingo. Live bands and of course food: Italian Sausage, Lemon Ice, Pasta and Lasagna with homemade sauce and meatballs, Gelato, Wine, Beer and our famous Zeppole. The Greasy Pole competition is on Monday. Check out our website for full details.
St. Rocco Festival When: Thu., Sept. 1, 5-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 2, 5-11:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 3, 1-11:30 p.m., Sun., Sept. 4, 1-11:30 p.m. and Mon., Sept. 5, 12-11:30 p.m. Phone: 216-961-8331 Email: [email protected] www.stroccocleveland.org/Festival-201 Family Fun - Carnival Rides, Games, Casino, Instant Bingo. Live bands and of course food: Italian Sausage, Lemon Ice, Pasta and Lasagna with homemade sauce and meatballs, Gelato, Wine, Beer and our famous Zeppole. The Greasy Pole competition is on Monday. Check out our website for full details.
Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14 
When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 4 
Phone: 216-302-8856 
Email: playwrightslocal@gmail.com 
Price: $15 Adults | $12 Seniors | $10 Students 
playwrightslocal.org/objectively-reasonable
Playwrights Local announces the world premiere of “Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14.” Directed by Terrence Spivey, this documentary play addresses the impact and aftermath of the Tamir Rice shooting, expressing unheard voices from Greater Cleveland. Created by an ensemble of playwrights, “Objectively/Reasonable” is a collage of original monologues based on interviews with legal experts, social critics, and everyday people.
Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14 When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 4 Phone: 216-302-8856 Email: [email protected] Price: $15 Adults | $12 Seniors | $10 Students playwrightslocal.org/objectively-reasonable Playwrights Local announces the world premiere of “Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14.” Directed by Terrence Spivey, this documentary play addresses the impact and aftermath of the Tamir Rice shooting, expressing unheard voices from Greater Cleveland. Created by an ensemble of playwrights, “Objectively/Reasonable” is a collage of original monologues based on interviews with legal experts, social critics, and everyday people.