31 things to do in Northeast Ohio 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
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
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
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
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 9⁄17)
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 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
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
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
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
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.
Through Sept. 9
9⁄11 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