Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area in July and August

Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area in July and August

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

July 10-25
Lakewood Summer Meltdown Hybrid 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk. Ready, sweat, go! A virtual and in-person race, to ensure that all participants have the opportunity to continue this Lakewood summer tradition. Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Avenue, Lakewood, lakewoodalive.org/event/lakewood-summer-meltdown

July 15-17 and  August 19-21

Drive-Thru Greek Fest. Out of an abundance of caution, the St. Haralambos Parish Council will proceed with three, three-day drive-thru festivals similar to their festival last year. St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 251 25th St. NW, Canton, 330-454-7278, cantongreekfest.com

July 15-18

Alive Festival 2021. Christian music festival and summer destination for people of all ages. Food and drink, recreation, marketplace, activities. Atwood Lake Park, 9298 Atwood Lake Road, Mineral City, alive.org

July 17

30th Annual 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, 440-942-1632, willoughbyartsfest.com

July 17, August 14, September 18

Painesville Party in the Park Lite. 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 come together. Noon-12 a.m. painesvilleimprovement.com/party-in-the-park

July 17-18

Fairy Days Festival. Fairies will be everywhere on the farm. Morning costume parade, fairy games to play, glitter wings to decorate and much more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Heritage Farms, 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula, 330-657-2330, heritagefarms.com/fairy-days

 July 23, September 1

Art by the Falls. In light of necessary COVID-19 precautions, Valley Art Center is staging Art by the Falls in a Gallery Exhibition at 155 Bell St. in Chagrin Falls for the summer of 2021 and through artist pop-ups during the South Russell and Chagrin Falls Farmers Markets and at the Valley Art Center. valleyartcenter.org/abf.html

July 23-25

Solon Home Days Community Block Party. Weekend-long annual city festival featuring rides, food, vendors, music and entertainment. Solon Community Park, 6679 SOM Center Road, Solon, solonohio.org/1444/Home-Days

July 25

60th Annual Valley City Frog Jump Festival. Family fun day with music, food, activities, Frog Jump and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Liverpool Mill Stream Park, located on the northeast side of Valley City Business District. frogjump.valleycity.org

August 6-8

Twins Days Festival. The world’s largest gathering of twins and other multiples. Twins contests, double take parade, royal court, talent show, and on-site research. Glenn Chamberlin Park, 10260 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, 330-425-3652, twinsdays.org

August 7

44th Annual Lakewood Arts Festival. A festival of local and national artists, musical entertainment, and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Lakewood, lakewoodartsfest.org

August 8

The FEST 2021. Free family day of fun including performances by national Christian musical artists, Mom’s Relaxation Station, Man Cave, Kids Zone, food and activities for children of every age. Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28700 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe, thefest.us

Edgewater Street Fest. A unique celebration combining fine arts and live musical performances – a true street festival in an attractive and vibrant urban neighborhood. Noon-7 p.m. Clifton Boulevard between W. 117th St. and W. 115th Street, cudell.com/edgewater-street-fest

Chardon Square Arts Festival. Over 100 artists both local and out of state provide a wonderful opportunity for a day of shopping and dining in a park-like setting. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Chardon Square, chardonsquareassociation.org/events/arts-festival

August 8-22

Coshocton Sunflower Festival. Experience the joy of living sunshine with this festival that features three acres of 30 varieties of sunflowers from 2-feet-tall fuzzy teddy bears to 12-feet-tall skyscrapers. Vendors, flower cutting, live music, activities, food trucks, and more. Coshocton KOA, 24688 County Rd. 10, Coshocton, CoshoctonSunflowerFestival.com

August 12-15

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/2014-feast-info

August 15

Massillon Museum 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

August 28

Medina Fest. Kids activities and games, live musical entertainment, food and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Medina Square, 2 Public Square, Medina, mainstreetmedina.com/medina-fest-2021.html

Cleveland Pickle Fest. Don’t miss the 5K Run and 10K Bike Ride, amazing pickle vendors, music, games, contests, and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, 6380 Mill Rd., Broadview Hts., greaterclevelandvolunteers.org/pickle-fest/

August 28-29

Cleveland Garlic Festival. Garlic cook off, music, vendors, garlic fries, Mitchell’s Homemade garlic ice cream, Mighty Locavores area for kids, Ohio craft beers, and more. North Union Farmers Market, 13111 Shaker Square, Cleveland, clevelandgarlicfestival.org

September 3-6 and 10-11

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

September 11

Pinecrest Wine Festival 2021. Taste your way through Central Park and down Park Avenue and choose from 100+ different wines, along with craft beer and spirit options. 2 p.m.-10 p.m. Park Avenue, Orange Village, discoverpinecrest.com/event/pinecrest-wine-festival-2021/

Editor’s Note:
The Kids Fest in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Amphitheater on July 27 will not be taking place this year. We removed it from this list. 

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