Everything Worth Doing in Cleveland Before Summer's End

The summer sunshine will soon submit to cool fall days, followed by months of snow and ice. Thankfully, there is no shortage of activities to pack into the final weeks of summer, which officially ends Sept. 22. Here is a list of everything you need to do before the seasons change.

The summer sunshine will soon submit to cool fall days, followed by months of snow and ice. Thankfully, there is no shortage of activities to pack into the final weeks of summer, which officially ends Sept. 22. Here is a list of everything you need to do before the seasons change.

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 Visit A Beach Near Cleveland
Even if you don’t have time to make it to Florida before summer ends, Ohio offers tons of spots to get sandy and enjoy the water. And lucky for all Clevelanders,  these beaches are all within a days driving distance. 
Photo via Cleveland Metroparks/Facebook

Visit A Beach Near Cleveland


Even if you don’t have time to make it to Florida before summer ends, Ohio offers tons of spots to get sandy and enjoy the water. And lucky for all Clevelanders, these beaches are all within a days driving distance.

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 Cleveland Oktoberfest
160 Eastland Rd., 440-781-5246
As the largest annual outdoor event in Cleveland, Oktoberfest is certain to be an exciting end-of-summer adventure. This Labor Day weekend festival features plenty of food, beer and entertainment to keep you satisfied.  
Photo via Cleveland Oktoberfest/Facebook

Cleveland Oktoberfest

160 Eastland Rd., 440-781-5246
As the largest annual outdoor event in Cleveland, Oktoberfest is certain to be an exciting end-of-summer adventure. This Labor Day weekend festival features plenty of food, beer and entertainment to keep you satisfied.

Photo via Cleveland Oktoberfest/Facebook
 Holden Arboretum Canopy Walk
9550 Sperry Rd., 440-946-4400
Holden Arboretum’s 500-foot Canopy Walk is a must-see. Grab some friends and experience this 120-foot climb that ends with a view of Lake Erie.
Photo via Holden Arboretum/Facebook

Holden Arboretum Canopy Walk

9550 Sperry Rd., 440-946-4400
Holden Arboretum’s 500-foot Canopy Walk is a must-see. Grab some friends and experience this 120-foot climb that ends with a view of Lake Erie.

Photo via Holden Arboretum/Facebook
 Made In Ohio Art and Craft Festival
2686 Oak Hill Rd., 330-666-3711
Head to Hale Farm for this Sept. 2-3 celebration of local art and talent. Vendors include quilters, potters, carvers, glass-artists, soap and lotion makers and other crafters. Enjoy the art and treat yourself to the local food and wine being served. 
Photo via Made In Ohio Festival/Facebook

Made In Ohio Art and Craft Festival

2686 Oak Hill Rd., 330-666-3711
Head to Hale Farm for this Sept. 2-3 celebration of local art and talent. Vendors include quilters, potters, carvers, glass-artists, soap and lotion makers and other crafters. Enjoy the art and treat yourself to the local food and wine being served.

Photo via Made In Ohio Festival/Facebook
 Hungarian Scout Festival
7863 York Rd., 440-582-1233
This Labor Day event features Hungarian food, dancing and fellowship. Stop by to experience new culture and check out the numerous vendors, which will sell authentic Hungarian art and souvenirs. 
Photo via Hungarian Scout Festival/Facebook

Hungarian Scout Festival

7863 York Rd., 440-582-1233
This Labor Day event features Hungarian food, dancing and fellowship. Stop by to experience new culture and check out the numerous vendors, which will sell authentic Hungarian art and souvenirs.

Photo via Hungarian Scout Festival/Facebook
 Try A Seasonal Ice Cream Flavor
Don’t miss out on a  seasonal ice cream flavor at one of Cleveland’s many ice cream shops. This is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and savor the final weeks of summer. 
Photo via aliciacollinz/Instagram

Try A Seasonal Ice Cream Flavor


Don’t miss out on a seasonal ice cream flavor at one of Cleveland’s many ice cream shops. This is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself and savor the final weeks of summer.

Photo via aliciacollinz/Instagram
 Cedar Point Shores
1 Cedar Point Dr., 419-627-2350
Visit Cedar Point’s brand-new water park before it closes for the season Sept. 4. 
Photo via Cedar Point/Facebook

Cedar Point Shores

1 Cedar Point Dr., 419-627-2350
Visit Cedar Point’s brand-new water park before it closes for the season Sept. 4.

Photo via Cedar Point/Facebook
 Festival of Saint Rocco
3205 Fulton Rd., 216-961-8331
Celebrate with Saint Rocco Parish on Labor Day weekend with live entertainment, homemade food, Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments and to find out the history of Saint Rocco.
Photo via bretmatula/Instagram

Festival of Saint Rocco

3205 Fulton Rd., 216-961-8331
Celebrate with Saint Rocco Parish on Labor Day weekend with live entertainment, homemade food, Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments and to find out the history of Saint Rocco.

Photo via bretmatula/Instagram
 Tremont Polish Festival
906 College Ave., 216-781-9095
Check out this Labor Day weekend festival hosted by Saint John Cantius Church in Tremont.  Enjoy some live Polka dancing and fresh food. 
Photo via Saint John Cantius Church/Facebook

Tremont Polish Festival

906 College Ave., 216-781-9095
Check out this Labor Day weekend festival hosted by Saint John Cantius Church in Tremont. Enjoy some live Polka dancing and fresh food.

Photo via Saint John Cantius Church/Facebook
 Cleveland Bazaar
Various locations
Support local art and check out Northeast Ohio’s oldest handmade craft show. The Bazaar makes a final appearance Sept. 8, so don’t miss it!
Photo via clebazaar/Instagram

Cleveland Bazaar

Various locations
Support local art and check out Northeast Ohio’s oldest handmade craft show. The Bazaar makes a final appearance Sept. 8, so don’t miss it!

Photo via clebazaar/Instagram