Festival Fun in Cleveland this Week

As we hit the mid-point of summer, it seems the amount of festivals and events continues to rise. People are taking advantage of the beautiful weather, and trying to figure out ways to be outdoors as much as possible. Use this as your guide for planning the upcoming week and weekend. I hope to see you all out and about.

Wednesday, July 16: The 17th annual Walk and Dine in the Gateway District. What better way to explore the city of Cleveland, than to preview the appealing downtown living options and new downtown developments. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at costs $60 (if bought in advance). The ticket price is well worth it though, because you are not only supporting the Gateway District but you also get free food and alcoholic beverages as you tour the new Heinen’s at The 9, Residences at 1717 and other fabulous locations. You’ll be one of the first to check out these amazing new buildings that are being renovated!

Thursday, July 17: Old Brooklyn Pierogi Fest. If you’ve read my blog before, you know my serious love for pierogies. Pierogi Fest happens this Thursday on Pearl Road, next to Mr. E’s Inn in downtown Old Brooklyn! Besides the obvious food choices there will also be live music and local vendors!

Friday, July 18Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. This event actually takes place all weekend, and costs $12 to get in. Whether you are Irish or not, celebrate the Irish Heritage with live music, drinks, food and more!

Saturday, July 19: The 6th annual Scene Ale Fest in Tremont. Calling all beer lovers out there – this is your event! Buy your tickets in advance for only $30 and receive 10 drink tickets! In addition to more than a 100 beers for your tasting pleasure, there will be food, live music, games and local vendors! This fabulous event takes place right in Lincoln Park from 1-5 p.m. It’s the perfect excuse for some great day drinking!

Sunday, July 20: The 12th annual Taste of Tremont. Stop by the historic Tremont neighborhood between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m. to sample tasty treats from all the hip Tremont restaurants. Perhaps my favorite thing about the Taste of Tremont, beyond the food and drinks and live entertainment, is that Banyan Tree has a huge sale each year. You can get jewelry and scarves for $5! Be sure you don’t grab all the good stuff until I get there!  

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