Everything Worth Doing in Cleveland This Summer

Summer 2017 has officially arrived, and if you're wondering how to spend your time, we have you covered. Here are 23 things worth adding to (and checking off) your bucket list for the season.

Summer 2017 has officially arrived, and if you're wondering how to spend your time, we have you covered. Here are 23 things worth adding to (and checking off) your bucket list for the season.

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 Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales
June 30
Victory Park, 7777 Victory Ln, North Ridgeville
Meeting the famous faces of Budweiser doesn't have to be an unattainable dream anymore, because the Clydesdales are coming to North Ridgeville June 30. Go ahead and crack open a cold one with some of the most famous horses in the world.
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Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales


June 30
Victory Park, 7777 Victory Ln, North Ridgeville
Meeting the famous faces of Budweiser doesn't have to be an unattainable dream anymore, because the Clydesdales are coming to North Ridgeville June 30. Go ahead and crack open a cold one with some of the most famous horses in the world.

Photo via steelcityjohn/Instagram
 Cleveland Orchestra’s Star-Spangled Spectacular
June 30
Mall B, 300 St. Clair Ave
You don't have to wait until July 4 to celebrate — revel in some musical patriotism at the Cleveland Orchestra's free concert downtown June 30.
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Cleveland Orchestra’s Star-Spangled Spectacular


June 30
Mall B, 300 St. Clair Ave
You don't have to wait until July 4 to celebrate — revel in some musical patriotism at the Cleveland Orchestra's free concert downtown June 30.

Photo via clepublicsquare/Instagram
 The Great Inflatable Race
July 8
Victory Park, 7777 Victory Ln, North Ridgeville
Tired of jogging around your neighborhood? Try running through one of this race's inflatable obstacle courses for a change of scenery. While the company says their races "aren't about winning," why pass up a chance to participate in the first-ever all-inflatable fun run?
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The Great Inflatable Race


July 8
Victory Park, 7777 Victory Ln, North Ridgeville
Tired of jogging around your neighborhood? Try running through one of this race's inflatable obstacle courses for a change of scenery. While the company says their races "aren't about winning," why pass up a chance to participate in the first-ever all-inflatable fun run?

Photo via thegreatinflatablerace/Instagram
 Free Playhouse Square Backstage Tour
July 15, Aug. 5 and Sept. 9
1501 Euclid Ave
This summer, you don't have to be an actor to get behind (or maybe even on) stage at Playhouse Square. The almost-century-old Cleveland institution is offering free tours for the rest of the summer, giving you an intimate backstage pass to the biggest theater district in the country outside New York City.
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Free Playhouse Square Backstage Tour


July 15, Aug. 5 and Sept. 9
1501 Euclid Ave
This summer, you don't have to be an actor to get behind (or maybe even on) stage at Playhouse Square. The almost-century-old Cleveland institution is offering free tours for the rest of the summer, giving you an intimate backstage pass to the biggest theater district in the country outside New York City.

Photo via najath_akram/Instagram
 Go to an Indians Game
All summer
Progressive Field
What better way to reaffirm your love for Cleveland during the summer than supporting the Tribe? Let the dozens of games left in the season fill the void the Cavs left on June 12.
Photo via kbrown_1990/Instagram

Go to an Indians Game


All summer
Progressive Field
What better way to reaffirm your love for Cleveland during the summer than supporting the Tribe? Let the dozens of games left in the season fill the void the Cavs left on June 12.

Photo via kbrown_1990/Instagram
 Taste of Tremont
July 16
Professor Ave., Tremont
It's never easy to decide where to eat in Tremont, and on July 16, you don't have to. Taste of Tremont is the perfect way to dive into all this community has to offer (spoiler alert: it's a lot).
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Taste of Tremont


July 16
Professor Ave., Tremont
It's never easy to decide where to eat in Tremont, and on July 16, you don't have to. Taste of Tremont is the perfect way to dive into all this community has to offer (spoiler alert: it's a lot).

Photo via tasteoftremont/Instagram
 Irish Cultural Festival
July 21-23
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
The west side has the highest Irish population in Ohio, according to census approximations, so Cleveland is an ideal place to celebrate Irish heritage and culture.
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Irish Cultural Festival


July 21-23
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
The west side has the highest Irish population in Ohio, according to census approximations, so Cleveland is an ideal place to celebrate Irish heritage and culture.

Photo via g_vasiliev/Instagram
 Van Aken Beer Gardens
July 21 and Aug. 18
Shaker Plaza west parking lot and The Pearl Asian Kitchen, 20060 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights
There's still two more dates to hit up Van Aken Beer Gardens, and enjoy some local food and drinks. Clevelanders, pets and bicycles are all welcome to July's Beach Days and August's Dog Days of Summer.
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Van Aken Beer Gardens


July 21 and Aug. 18
Shaker Plaza west parking lot and The Pearl Asian Kitchen, 20060 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Heights
There's still two more dates to hit up Van Aken Beer Gardens, and enjoy some local food and drinks. Clevelanders, pets and bicycles are all welcome to July's Beach Days and August's Dog Days of Summer.

Photo via thevanakendistrict/Instagram
 Euclid Beach Park Day
July 22
10825 East Blvd
Mid-summer is an ideal time to remind yourself that no matter what East or West Coasters tell you, you do live by a collection of beaches. Use one of them on July 22, and enjoy some carnival food, rides and face painting while you're there.
Photo via antjones216/Instagram

Euclid Beach Park Day


July 22
10825 East Blvd
Mid-summer is an ideal time to remind yourself that no matter what East or West Coasters tell you, you do live by a collection of beaches. Use one of them on July 22, and enjoy some carnival food, rides and face painting while you're there.

Photo via antjones216/Instagram
 Pub Trivia at Tabletop
Through July 25
1810 W 25th St
Until July 25, Tabletop isn't just a place to show off your board game skills. Every Tuesday from 8 to 10 p.m., flaunt your general knowledge, too — or on July 25, your primarily Nic Cage-related knowledge.
Photo via lambsarahe/Instagram

Pub Trivia at Tabletop


Through July 25
1810 W 25th St
Until July 25, Tabletop isn't just a place to show off your board game skills. Every Tuesday from 8 to 10 p.m., flaunt your general knowledge, too — or on July 25, your primarily Nic Cage-related knowledge.

Photo via lambsarahe/Instagram