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31 things to do in North­east Ohio this weekend

Cleveland Oktoberfest kicked off its seasonal celebration at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds with the craft-brewing competition, which saw Masthead Brewing Co. winning best of show.
Cleve­land Okto­ber­fest con­cludes its sea­son­al cel­e­bra­tion at the Cuya­hoga Coun­ty Fair­grounds this weekend.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s time for anoth­er week­end full of fun out­door events. From out­door con­certs and fes­ti­vals to pro sports, there’s still plen­ty to do across North­east Ohio before cold weath­er set­tles in.

Check out our list fea­tur­ing more than 30 things tak­ing place in Cleve­land, Akron and across North­east Ohio this week­end and beyond.

Cleve­land Browns vs. Cincin­nati Bengals

The NFL sea­son kicks off on the shores of Lake Erie as Joe Bur­row and the divi­sion-rival Ben­gals come to town to face off against Nick Chubb, Myles Gar­rett and the rest of the Browns team.

Cleve­land Browns Sta­di­um, 100 Alfred Lern­er Way, Cleveland

1 p.m., Sept. 10


Duran Duran at Blos­som Music Center

Rock Hall inductees bring their Future Past tour to North­east Ohio. Tick­ets start at $35.

1145 W. Steels Cor­ners Rd., Cuya­hoga Falls

7 p.m., Sept. 10


Cleve­land Oktoberfest

Raise a pint to sum­mer as a bit of Munich comes to the Cuya­hoga Coun­ty Fair­grounds. Okto­ber­fest is the largest out­door annu­al event in Cleve­land with plen­ty of Ger­man and Cen­tral Euro­pean beer, food and live music and much more. Tick­ets are $16 or $25 for a two-day pass.

19201 East Bagley Road, Mid­dle­burg Heights

4 p.m., Sept. 8

Noon, Sept. 9


Dave Chap­pelle Live

Come­di­an brings his stand-up com­e­dy tour to Cleve­land this week­end. Tick­ets start at $79.50.

Rock­et Mort­gage Field­House, Cleveland

7:30 p.m., Sept. 8



Cleve­land Play House presents a bio­graph­i­cal play chron­i­cling the decades-long career of for­mer Supreme Court Jus­tice Thur­good Mar­shall. Tick­ets $49 – 95.

Allen The­atre, 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Sept. 9 through Oct. 1


Water­loo Arts Fest

Fea­tur­ing mul­ti­ple stages of music, food trucks, ven­dors and much more. Admis­sion is free.

Water­loo Arts Dis­trict, Cleveland

Noon — 7 p.m., Sept. 9


Berea Arts Fest

Fea­tur­ing artists across many medi­ums includ­ing every­thing from paint­ing and wood work­ing to glass blow­ing and mixed media, day will also include kids crafts, live enter­tain­ment and musi­cal per­for­mances, food ven­dors and much more. Free admission.

Front St., Down­town Berea

10 a.m. — 5 p.m., Sept. 10


Akron Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra: Dis­tant Worlds

Head to Blos­som Music Cen­ter for a night filled with the music of the “Final Fan­ta­sy” video game fran­chise. The evening’s per­for­mance will be accom­pa­nied by video and the Cleve­land Orches­tra Cham­ber Cho­rus. Tick­ets start at $29.

1145 West Steels Cor­ners Rd., Cuya­hoga Falls

7 p.m., Sept. 9


Fresh Fest Cleveland

Fea­tur­ing per­for­mances by KRS-One and DJ Scratch as well as a line­up of North­east Ohio-based per­form­ers, the event will also include a farm­ers mar­ket, local ven­dors, well­ness activ­i­ties, a kids zone, 3‑on‑3 bas­ket­ball tour­na­ment and much more. Secure park­ing and com­pli­men­ta­ry shut­tle. Free.

Rid-All Farm and Otter Park, Cleveland

1 p.m. — 9 p.m., Sept. 9


Jay Pharoah at Hiliarities

Come­di­an, actor and for­mer mem­ber of ‘Sat­ur­day Night Live’ cast brings his act to Cleve­land for two nights only. 21-and-over show. Tick­ets start at $30.

Hilar­i­ties 4th Street The­atre, Cleveland

7 p.m. & 9:45 p.m., Sept. 8 – 9


Steve‑O Live

Come­di­an and TV per­son­al­i­ty brings his brings his Buck­et List Tour to Akron. This an 18-and-over show. Tick­ets start at $35.

Goodyear The­ater, 1201 E. Mar­ket St., Akron

7 p.m., Sept. 8


Air Sup­ply

Clas­sic rock duo head to North­east Ohio this week­end for a live 21-and-over only show.

MGM North­field Park, 10777 North­field Rd., Northfield

8 p.m., Sept. 9


Woof­s­tock 2023

Res­cue Village’s dog and fam­i­ly-friend­ly event returns for its 30th year. Day includes parade, cos­tume con­test, live music, ven­dors, food trucks and much more.

Cleve­land Metroparks Polo Field, Cha­grin Falls

10 a.m. — 4 p.m., Sept. 10


Cleve­land Drag­on Boat Festival

Enjoy music, food trucks, ven­dors and more as you watch the races.

Black Riv­er Land­ing, 421 Black Riv­er Lane, Lorain

9 a.m., Sept. 10


Asian Cul­tur­al Day at Cleve­land Cul­tur­al Gardens

The World on Stage sum­mer series con­tin­ues with an after­noon fea­tur­ing music and dance from North­east and South­east Asia

3p.m. — 5 p.m., Sept. 9

Cen­ten­ni­al Peace Plaza, 1051 Mar­tin Luther King Blvd., Cleveland


Run­ning with a Mission

Fundrais­er for The City Mis­sion fea­tures a kids fun run, 1‑mile walk and 5k race. Reg­is­tra­tion fees range $10 – 35. Reg­is­tra­tion begins at 7:30 a.m. Day also includes live enter­tain­ment, face paint­ing, DJ and more.

Edge­wa­ter Park, 7600 Cleve­land Memo­r­i­al Shore­way, Cleveland

8:45 a.m., Sept. 9


Har­bor Hogs and Hot Rods

Car and bike show also fea­tures live music, food, ven­dors and more. The Lake Coun­ty Dog Show will also take place dur­ing the event. Admis­sion is free, but there is a $10 fee for reg­is­ter­ing your vehi­cle or dog for the show.

301 3rd Street, Fair­port Harbor

11 a.m. — 4 p.m., Sept. 9


Out­door Fall RV Fest

Check out hun­dreds of RVs from Ohio’s top deal­ers and enjoy fam­i­ly activ­i­ties, food trucks, ven­dors, live enter­tain­ment and more. Tick­ets $15. Kids 12 and under free.

I‑X Cen­ter, Cleveland

Through Sept. 10



Con­tem­po­rary Irish folk group is cur­rent­ly cel­e­brat­ing its 20th anniver­sary. Enjoy an after­noon of Irish song and music with them. Tick­ets $20 – 89.

Han­na The­atre, 2067 E. 14th St., Cleveland

3:30 p.m., Sept. 10


Molto Bel­la Auto Show

Explore hun­dreds of rare, clas­sic auto­mo­biles across the Great Mead­ow. Event includes food and drink options and admis­sion to Manor House and grounds is includ­ed. Tick­ets $19 for adults, $10 for youth 17-and-under.

Stan Hywet Hall, 714 North Portage Path, Akron

9 a.m. — 3 p.m., Sept. 10 (rain date 917)


Lake Coun­ty vs. Lansing

The Cap­tains fin­ish out their sea­son with a home series against the Lugnuts. Fri­day night’s game fea­tures fire­works and Sun­day is Fan Appre­ci­a­tion Day. Tick­ets start at $10.

Clas­sic Park, 35300 Vine St., Eastlake

Through Sept. 10


Ever­clear live in concert

‘90s rock­ers are back out on tour and joined by spe­cial guests, The Ataris. Tick­ets $36 – 60.

House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

7 p.m., Sept. 11


‘Six’ at Play­house Square

The sto­ry of the six wives of Hen­ry VIII, is sung from the wives’ point of view. Tick­ets, $35-$129.

Con­nor Palace at Play­house Square, 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Through Sept. 10


Lungs by Dun­can Macmillan

Ensem­ble Theatre’s new sea­son begins with the area pre­miere of “Lungs,” a play that fol­lows a cou­ple through the life cycle of their rela­tion­ship, focus­ing on the ups-and-downs that come with love. Tick­ets $15 for stu­dents, $35 for adults.

Notre Dame Col­lege Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, South Euclid

7:30 p.m., Fri­days & Sat­ur­days; 2 p.m., Sun­days; Through Sept. 24


Asian Lantern Festival 2023
More than 1,000 lanterns lit up the night at the Cleve­land Metroparks Zoo’s Asian Lantern Fes­ti­val on open­ing night, Fri­day, July 7, 2023. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.comDavid Petkiewicz, cleve​land​.com

Asian Lantern Fes­ti­val at the Cleve­land Zoo

The Asian Lantern Fes­ti­val con­tin­ues this week­end at the Cleve­land Metroparks Zoo. Large-scale dis­plays include a near­ly 40-foot-tall giant lantern, walk-through tun­nels, and a 150-foot-long Enchant­ed Gar­den Expe­ri­ence. Tick­ets $19 and up.

3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland

Through Sep­tem­ber 17


Tow­path Strolls

Explore part of the Tow­path Trail in Tremont and enjoy fam­i­ly-friend­ly activ­i­ties and live enter­tain­ment every Fri­day in Sep­tem­ber. Free

Sokolowski’s Over­look, 1201 Uni­ver­si­ty Rd, Cleveland

5 p.m. — 8 p.m., Sept. 8


Walk­a­bout Tremont

Explore Tremont’s shops and restau­rants at the Cleve­land neighborhood’s month­ly art walk event. Find deals on din­ing and drink­ing options, and check out live music and new art dis­plays, at the area’s estab­lish­ments. Free.

Pro­fes­sor Ave. and sur­round­ing streets, Cleveland

5 – 10 p.m., Sept. 8


Bug Day

Annu­al edu­ca­tion­al event fea­tures games, crafts, exhibits, live bugs and more. Weath­er per­mit­ting, rides on repli­ca minia­ture trains will be offered by Lake Shore Steam­ers from 1 – 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Pen­i­ten­tiary Glen Reser­va­tion, 8668 Kirt­land-Chardon Rd., Kirtland

Noon — 4 p.m., Sept. 10


A Splen­did Land: Paint­ings from Roy­al Udaipur

Last chance to see exhi­bi­tion at the Cleve­land Muse­um of Art focus­ing on 200 years of land­scape paint­ings com­mis­sioned by the kings of Mewar, the roy­al dynasty that once ruled from Udaipur, India. Free.

Through Sept. 10

11150 East Blvd., Cleveland


Tabaimo: Blow

The Cleve­land Muse­um of Art presents its first immer­sive exhi­bi­tion since tak­ing over the Trans­former Sta­tion in Ohio City. On view for the first time since 2012, this instal­la­tion by con­tem­po­rary Japan­ese artist Tabaimo blurs the lines between fan­ta­sy and real­i­ty through a series of ani­mat­ed dig­i­tal pro­jec­tions of bub­bles, frag­ment­ed body parts and var­i­ous plants accom­pa­nied by evoca­tive music. Free.

1460 W. 29th St, Cleveland

Now through Feb. 3


Rub­ber City Jazz and Blues Festival

Fea­tur­ing dozens of jazz and blues acts that will descend upon Akron this week­end for an eclec­tic mix of sounds. Fes­ti­val fea­tures both free and tick­et­ed events. See web­site for more details.

Mul­ti­ple locations

Through Sept. 9


Read more: Rub­ber City Jazz and Blues Fes­ti­val to fea­ture more than 50 musi­cians Sept. 7 – 9 in Akron

911 Remem­brance Ceremony

Memo­r­i­al will be held at the Sol­diers’ and Sailors’ Mon­u­ment with the plac­ing of wreaths in the monument’s Memo­r­i­al Room at 8:30 a.m. fol­lowed by an out­door ser­vice begin­ning at 11:30 a.m. after which, the mon­u­ment will be open to the pub­lic until 5:30 p.m.

3 Pub­lic Square, Cleveland

8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Sept. 11


Source: cleve​land​.com