February 09, 2020

The Best Cleveland Food and Drink Festivals Through Memorial Day Weekend

Here are the best food and drink festivals coming to Cleveland this late winter through spring. With these you're guaranteed to have a fabulous time meeting interesting people, and trying some of the best food and drinks Cleveland has to offer.

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 Cleveland Dessert Festival
Sun, Feb. 16
The Madison, 4601 Payne Ave., 216-851-8833
The very first Dessert Festival is coming to Cleveland this February and features the best desserts the city has to offer. Each guest will receive a treat box and get to sample more than 20 kinds of tasty treats.
Photo via @midwestdessertfests/Instagram

Cleveland Dessert Festival

Sun, Feb. 16
The Madison, 4601 Payne Ave., 216-851-8833

The very first Dessert Festival is coming to Cleveland this February and features the best desserts the city has to offer. Each guest will receive a treat box and get to sample more than 20 kinds of tasty treats.

Photo via @midwestdessertfests/Instagram
 Local Brews Local Grooves
Sat, Feb. 22
House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583
House of Blues is back with its famous craft beer and music festival. The in-house event will feature live music from the hottest bands in Cleveland, with lots of food and drink options to purchase. Tickets are $20.
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

Local Brews Local Grooves

Sat, Feb. 22
House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., 216-523-2583

House of Blues is back with its famous craft beer and music festival. The in-house event will feature live music from the hottest bands in Cleveland, with lots of food and drink options to purchase. Tickets are $20.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
Unlimited Crab Leg Fest
Sat, Feb. 22
Just Jettie’s Soul Cafe, 3348 St Clair Ave., 216-266-0120
Seafood lovers can look forward to yet another crab leg feast at Jettie’s Soul Cafe, including unlimited access to a soul food buffet, and alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverage options. Tickets are on sale for $65.
Photo via @trilliumcafeandinn/Instagram

Unlimited Crab Leg Fest

Sat, Feb. 22
Just Jettie’s Soul Cafe, 3348 St Clair Ave., 216-266-0120

Seafood lovers can look forward to yet another crab leg feast at Jettie’s Soul Cafe, including unlimited access to a soul food buffet, and alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverage options. Tickets are on sale for $65.

Photo via @trilliumcafeandinn/Instagram
 Cleveland Mardi Gras Bar Crawl
Sat, Feb. 22
Various Locations
The Mardi Gras Bar Crawl is coming to Cleveland with the biggest liquor-filled celebration of the year. For $15, you will receive your very own Mardi Gras masquerade mask, a 16oz color changing stadium cup for your drinks, and discounted prices on all food and drinks purchased at the event.
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

Cleveland Mardi Gras Bar Crawl

Sat, Feb. 22
Various Locations

The Mardi Gras Bar Crawl is coming to Cleveland with the biggest liquor-filled celebration of the year. For $15, you will receive your very own Mardi Gras masquerade mask, a 16oz color changing stadium cup for your drinks, and discounted prices on all food and drinks purchased at the event.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
6th Russian Maslenitsa Pancake Festival
Sun, March 1
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse, 750 E 88th St., 216-512-0505
The Russian Cultural Garden of Cleveland is hosting this year’s pancake festival. The event will be filled with traditional Russian food and fun activities to participate in. Admission is free to the public, with food and drink options available for purchase inside the venue.
Photo via @thatfoodbloggirl/Instagram

6th Russian Maslenitsa Pancake Festival

Sun, March 1
Rockefeller Park Greenhouse, 750 E 88th St., 216-512-0505

The Russian Cultural Garden of Cleveland is hosting this year’s pancake festival. The event will be filled with traditional Russian food and fun activities to participate in. Admission is free to the public, with food and drink options available for purchase inside the venue.

Photo via @thatfoodbloggirl/Instagram
St Paddy’s Bar Crawl
Sat, March 7
Hi and Dry Bowling & Beer, 2221 Professor Ave., 216-566-9463
The annual St Patrick’s Day festivities come to Cleveland in March. Put on your brightest green and come celebrate Irish style. 
Photo by Jeff Niesel

St Paddy’s Bar Crawl

Sat, March 7
Hi and Dry Bowling & Beer, 2221 Professor Ave., 216-566-9463

The annual St Patrick’s Day festivities come to Cleveland in March. Put on your brightest green and come celebrate Irish style.

Photo by Jeff Niesel
United We Brunch
Sat, March 14
The Madison, 4601 Payne Ave., 216-851-8833
Saturdays are the best days for brunch, and Scene is gathering some of the best restaurants in Cleveland for this event. Come sip on mimosas, Bloody Marys and mingle at the Madison.
Photo by Emmanuel Wallace

United We Brunch

Sat, March 14
The Madison, 4601 Payne Ave., 216-851-8833

Saturdays are the best days for brunch, and Scene is gathering some of the best restaurants in Cleveland for this event. Come sip on mimosas, Bloody Marys and mingle at the Madison.

Photo by Emmanuel Wallace
Chocolate Fest Cleveland
Fri, March 13
Logo Custom Events, 1091 W. 10th St., 216-410-9168
The biggest chocolate event of the year is coming to Cleveland this March. The event offers some of the best chocolate vendors in the city, providing samples of their delicious treats and goodies.
Photo via Ayalan/Flickr

Chocolate Fest Cleveland

Fri, March 13
Logo Custom Events, 1091 W. 10th St., 216-410-9168

The biggest chocolate event of the year is coming to Cleveland this March. The event offers some of the best chocolate vendors in the city, providing samples of their delicious treats and goodies.

Photo via Ayalan/Flickr
All Fizzed Up
Sat, March 21
The Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave. #101, 216-881-2221
Ohio’s first hard-seltzer event is happening in Cleveland this March. To celebrate the end of winter, come drink a fizzy hard-seltzer beverage at the world-famous Agora Theatre. 
Photo via @nikim_p /Instagram

All Fizzed Up

Sat, March 21
The Agora, 5000 Euclid Ave. #101, 216-881-2221

Ohio’s first hard-seltzer event is happening in Cleveland this March. To celebrate the end of winter, come drink a fizzy hard-seltzer beverage at the world-famous Agora Theatre.

Photo via @nikim_p /Instagram
The Ohio Mead Festival
Sat, April 4
Skidmark Garage, 5410 Hamilton Ave., info@ofcollective.com
Enjoy samples of Ohio Honey Wine at this year’s Ohio Mead Festival. The event will feature old and new vendors this year so get ready.
Photo via @eans_brew/Instagram

The Ohio Mead Festival

Sat, April 4
Skidmark Garage, 5410 Hamilton Ave., [email protected]

Enjoy samples of Ohio Honey Wine at this year’s Ohio Mead Festival. The event will feature old and new vendors this year so get ready.

Photo via @eans_brew/Instagram