Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area: July & August 2019

Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area: July & August 2019

Ohio summer festivals and events

Find family-friendly fun all summer long with the following festivals taking place in Northeast Ohio.

July 5-7

Boston Mills ArtFest. Nationally recognized fine art show featuring a variety of artists from around the country, showcasing various mediums and styles. Boston Mills Ski Resort, 7100 Riverview Road, Peninsula, bmbw.com

July 11-13

Italian American Festival. You will not be disappointed while you walk down the scent-filled streets of gnocchi, cavatelli, pizza fritta and Italian sausage. Lock 3, 200 S. Main St., Akron, lock3live.com, it-am.org

Olde Canal Days Festival. The festival includes a grande parade, fireworks, historic displays and live entertainment. Downtown Canal Fulton, 330-854-9095, visitcanton.com

July 12-13

Farm Fest. Families can learn how to fish, drive a horse, milk a cow, ride the barrel train and more. Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, 440-256-2122, lakemetroparks.com

July 12-14

Cain Park Arts Festival. Art exhibits, restaurant-quality food and entertainment. 14591 Superior Road, Cleveland Hts., 216-371-3000, cainpark.com

Anime Fest. Anime Fest returns for a fourth year, only at the Canton Palace Theatre. 605 Market Ave. N., Canton, cantonpalacetheatre.org

July 13

Lakewood Summer Meltdown. This “something for everyone” event offers endless recreation and celebration opportunities, including a street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, live music and more. 4-10 p.m. Detroit Avenue in Lakewood between Marlowe and Elmwood, lakewoodsummermeltdown.com

Art on the Hill. Street festival with more than 80 artisans, great food, a Chinese auction of art and local prizes, photo contest, and wine tasting by four local wineries. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. East Prospect Street, Mantua Village, revitalizemantua.org

Medina Bee Festival. Watch beekeepers open a hive, taste honey, learn about beekeeping, meet Buzz the Bee, get a balloon animal and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Medina County Library, 210 S. Broadway St., 330-725-0588, mcdl.info/beefest

July 13-14

Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival. Stop and listen to the musicians as they tour the grounds, and enjoy tasting wines from a select number of Ohio-based wineries. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711, wrhs.org

July 18-21

8×10 TheatreFest. Annual contest and festival of 10-minute plays. Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, 330-836-2626, weathervaneplayhouse.com

St. Paul Grecian Festival. Experience everything about the Greek Orthodox heritage, including delicious food, beverages and pastries while listening to live, authentic Greek music. 4548 Wallings Road, North Royalton, stpaulgoc.org/festival

July 19-20

Uncorked Wine Festival. Featuring more than 80 wines from around the world and 16 craft beers, along with entertainment for all to enjoy. Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8708 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville, medinacountyparks.com

July 19-21

Alive Festival. Christian music festival and summer destination for people of all ages. Atwood Lake Park, 9298 Atwood Lake Road, Mineral City, alive.org

Painesville Party in the Park. Unique musical experience where many different genres including Rock, Reggae, Jazz, Funk, Pop, Indie, Folk, Rock-a-Billy, Country, Classic Rock, Jam Bands, Latin, and more are brought together. painsevilleimprovement.com

July 20

Willoughby ArtsFest. A great opportunity to see and purchase a wide range of juried art, enjoy music and the quaint downtown Willoughby restaurants and local merchants. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Willoughby, willoughbyartsfest.com

Headlands Beachfest. Family-friendly celebration of wind, water and sand. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Headlands Beach State Park, 9601 Headlands Road, Mentor, 440-466-8400, cityofmentor.com

Euclid Beach Park Day Festival. Enjoy fun family activities including unlimited rides on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, Rocket Ship rides, Laughing Sal, lawn games, delicious treats and so much more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cleveland History Center, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, wrhs.org

July 25-28

Streetsboro Family Days. Rides, food vendors galore and free admission for a huge family event, streetsborofamilydays.org

July 26

Kids Fest. This evening of entertainment for children and families includes experiences with music, dance, art, craft making, storytelling and interactive play. 4-8 p.m. Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Amphitheater & Pavilion, 2085 Front St., cityofcf.com 

July 26-28

Solon Home Days. Solon’s weekend-long annual city festival featuring rides, food, vendors, music and entertainment. Solon Community Park, 6679 SOM Center Road, Solon, solonohio.org

July 26-August 11

Ohio Shakespeare Festival: Measure for Measure. Performed under the stars. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, 330-863-5533, stanhywet.org

July 27

Wizardly World of Kent. Wizard and magic fans of all ages come together and enjoy the wonders of downtown Kent, complete with costume contests for kids and adults, live music, crafts, potion classes, photo booths, vendors, face painting, delicious food and more. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. mainstreetkent.org

Summer Dance Festival. Celebrate National Dance Day with free dance and movement classes for all ages and abilities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, dancecleveland.org

July 28-August 4

Fin Fest. A week-long celebration of sharks. Greater Cleveland Aquarium, 2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, 216-862-8803, greaterclevelandaquarium.com

August 1

KidsFest & Flea Market. Flea Market 10 a.m.-1 p.m. KidsFest noon-3 p.m. Chardon Square, 101 S. Hambden St., chardonsquareassociation.org

August 2-4

Twinsday Festival. The world’s largest gathering of twins (and other multiples). 9825 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, 330-425-3652, twinsdays.org 

August 3

42nd Annual Lakewood Arts Fest. For 40 years, the Lakewood Arts Festival has brought local and national artists to the streets of Lakewood. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., lakewoodartsfest.org

August 3-4

Kent Lions Sweet Corn Festival. Fun, food, games, pony rides, entertainment and more. Noon-5 p.m. Beckwith Orchards Cider Mill, 1617 Lake Rockwell Road, Kent, mainstreetkent.org

August 4

The FEST. Free family day of fun including performances by National Christian musical artists, Mom’s Relaxation Station, Dad’s Den and activities for children of every age. Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28700 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, thefest.us 

Nature Arts Festival. Enjoy live music, family make-n-take projects, open mic and chalk. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Big Creek Park, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon Township, geaugaparkdistrict.org

August 10

Fun Fest. Free family festival with arts, crafts, music, petting zoo, balloons, games, train ride, inflatables, dancing, face painting, characters and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Massillon, massillonmuseum.org/fun-fest

Big Creek Handmade Fest. An outdoor handmade market featuring a variety of local artisans and crafters, as well as food trucks. Noon-5 p.m. Greenbriar Commons, 6200 Pearl Road, Parma Hts., avantgardeshows.com

August 15-18

Little Italy’s Feast of the Assumption. Four days of festivities, booths featuring Italian foods and desserts, live music, and rides for young children. Holy Rosary Church, 12021 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, holy-rosary.org

August 17

Tallmadge Circle Festival. Entertainment, kids area with magician and pony rides, fireworks and a parade. 5:30-11 p.m. Tallmadge Circle Green, 80 Community Road, 330-633-5417, tallmadgechamber.com

August 24

Medina Fest. Kids activities and games, live musical entertainment, food and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Medina Square, 2 Public Square, mainstreetmedina.com

August 30-September 2

Cleveland Oktoberfest. A holiday family tradition, attracting fun-lovers from every walk of life, while offering an exciting menu of activities and entertainment to delight young and old alike. Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg Hts., clevelandoktoberfest.com

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