Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area in August and Early September

Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area in August and Early September

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


Through August 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, 

August 12-14

35th Annual Strongsville Rib Burnoff. In addition to the ribs, various other vendors will provide festival food and drinks. Free entertainment. Thursday 4-11 p.m. Friday 3-11 p.m. Saturday Noon-11 p.m. Strongsville Commons,

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,

August 13-15

Ss. Robert & William Family Festival. Kids activities, rocket ship rides, casino, Touch-A-Truck, inflatables, raffle and much more. Friday and Saturday 5-10 p.m. Sunday 11:30-6 p.m. 351 East 260th St., Euclid,

North Ridgeville Corn Festival. 

Enjoy fireworks, corn eating contest, kids’ games, free & live entertainment, and the Grande Parade. Free admission. North Ridgeville School Campus, 34600 Bainbridge Rd,

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,

Family Day Neighborhood Garden Party. Area artists and performers are welcome to this locally sourced extravaganza. There will be something for every member of the family to do, play, watch, and create. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., 330-376-9185,

August 20-21

Mentor CityFest. Color Dash & Walk, CityFest Parade, arts and crafts vendors, food and more. Friday 4-11 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Civic Center Park, 8500 Civic Center Blvd., Mentor,

August 21

Strongsville Duck Race and Kids Fest. Games, activities, inflatables, food and more. Ducks will launch about 2 p.m. 11 a.m.-3p.m. Cleveland Metroparks Chalet, 16200 Valley Pkwy.,

August 21 &28

3rd Annual Sunflower Festival. Held in conjunction with Heart & Home Marketplace, this event features acres of Sunflowers creating a beautiful backdrop for the perfect photo. There will be over 100 artisans and makers of handcrafted items such as jewelry, leather goods and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery, 6193 Edison St., Hartville, 330-877-8344,

August 27-29

Mentor PerchFest. Anglers of all ages will be invited to participate in fishing tournaments and clinics which will cover all aspects of fishing, including how to tie fishing flies, how to identify fish species, how to clean and fillet fish, and more. The event will also include children’s activities, games, live entertainment, and more. Friday 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina, 8365 Harbor Dr., Mentor,

August 28

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

Cleveland Pickle Fest. Don’t miss the 5K Run and 10K Bike Ride, amazing pickle vendors, music, games, contests, and more. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, 6380 Mill Rd., Broadview Hts.,

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. Saturday Noon-8 p.m. Sunday Noon-6 p.m. North Union Farmers Market, 13111 Shaker Square, Cleveland,

September 3-6 & 10-11

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.,

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. 2-10 p.m. Park Avenue, Orange Village,

September 18-19

Sunflower Harvest Weekend. Learn about all varieties of sunflowers and how they are used, and pick your own sunflowers in their fields. 9 a.m-5 p.m. Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland, 440-256-2122,

THROUGH September 5

Asian Lantern Festival. In the event’s fourth year, guests can look forward to an entirely new experience with more than 70 large-scale illuminated displays featuring over 1,000 individual lanterns. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way, 216-635-3391,

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