Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area: June 2018

Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area: June 2018

summer events and festivals in Ohio

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

June 2

Main Street Kent Art & Wine Festival. 10th annual event featuring Ohio wines, local artists, great food and live entertainment. Noon-10 p.m.

Summit StageFest. An outdoor festival of live theater for the entire family performed on four stages along with street performers, craft vendors, children’s activities and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Highland Square, Akron,

June 2-3

28th Annual Art in the Village. An outdoor art festival with an eclectic mix of more than 100 of the nation’s most talented artists who will collectively display millions of dollars in artwork. Legacy Village, 25001 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst,

June 3

Bath Art Festival. Enjoy fun, food, entertainment, and high quality arts and crafts in the beautiful setting of Bath Community Park. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bath Community Center, 1615 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Akron,

June 7-9

AHA! Festival — Arts & Humanities Alive! Now in its second year, AHA! Festival will fill the Cleveland State University and Playhouse Square neighborhood with words, music, dance and art.

Greek Fest. From live entertainment and cooking demonstrations to great food and gifts-to-go, come celebrate summer the Greek way. St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church, 251 25th St. NW, Canton, 330-454-7278,

Hot Air Balloon Festival. Family event that includes entertainment, carnival rides, crafts, fireworks, kiddie tractor pull, and hot air balloon launches. Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave.,

June 8-10

Riverfront Irish Festival. Family-friendly event featuring music and dance, traditional Irish and American fare, kids’ activities and an Irish Mass. Falls River Square, 2085 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls,

June 9

Put-in-Bay Music Festival. Family-friendly music festival featuring blues, rock, folk and more. Noon-7 p.m. Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay,

Parade the Circle. International and national guest artists join Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt dancers, handmade masks, and colorful floats. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. University Circle, Wade Oval, Cleveland, 216-707-2483,

June 9-10

Valley Art Center’s Art by the Falls Festival. Featuring 120 national artists selling artwork and demonstrating their talents at scenic Riverside Park in downtown Chagrin Falls. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Sow & Grow Festival. Experience the past and present farming lifestyle, beekeeping, exploring the gardens, sheep shearing and fiber dyeing demonstrations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711,

LaureLive — Music with a Mission. Music, arts and culinary festival in a beautiful setting with careful attention to the culinary and family aspects of the event. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday. Laurel School, Butler Campus, 7420 Fairmount Road, Russell Township,

June 10

Strawberry Festival. Enjoy live music, pony rides, strawberry pies, strawberry slushies, chocolate-covered strawberries, hot dogs and u-pick strawberries. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bauman Orchards, 161 Rittman Ave., Rittman,

Taste of Lakewood. Outdoor day-long food and music festival that celebrates what Lakewood is known for: tremendously good food. 1-7 p.m. Madison Park, 13201 Madison Ave., Lakewood,

June 14-16

Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival. Featuring everything Duck Tape from fashions and sculptures to a crafting tent. Duck Tape Parade Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Detroit Road, Avon, 866-818-1116,

The Country Fest. Artists include Cole Swindell, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Chris Lane, Maddie & Tae and more. Clay’s Park Resort, 13190 Patterson Road, North Lawrence,

June 16

Clifton Arts & Music Fest. A unique celebration combining fine arts and live musical performances — a true street festival in an attractive and vibrant urban neighborhood setting. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Clifton Boulevard (West 112th to West 117th streets),

8th Annual Larchmere Porchfest. Family-friendly event featuring 30 bands on 30 porches. Pick up your printed schedule and map at the tent on the corner of E. 127th St. and Larchmere. 1 p.m. Cleveland,

Wildwood Fine Arts Festival. Featuring more than 50 artists selling original creations including paintings, jewelry, pottery, textiles and more. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor, 440-974-5735,

June 21-23

Stark County Italian-American Festival. Celebrate Italian-American heritage with great food and free entertainment. Market Square, Downtown Canton, 301 Market Ave. N.,

June 21-24

Saint Ambrose Summer Festival. Enjoy your favorite festival foods, games for all ages, and listen to great bands. St. Ambrose, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, 330-460-7300,

June 22

River Rock Fest. Rock music enthusiasts will enjoy bands representing a diverse array of genres. 5-10 p.m. Cuyahoga Falls Amphitheater & Pavilion, 2085 Front St.,

June 22-23

Freedom Fest. Entertainment, family activities, skydivers and more. Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road, Canton,

June 22-24

Sarah’s Vineyard Summer Solstice Festival. Enjoy wine, food, art and live music. 1204 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls, 330-929-8057,

Cleveland Pizza Fest. Outdoor food and music festival featuring pizza shops from all over the North Coast as well as pizza favorites throughout the state. Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Road, Berea, 216-965-3478,

Lorain International Festival. Ethnic cuisine, wonderful entertainment, and shopping at cultural booths. Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane, Lorain,

June 22-25

Pyrate Festival. Put-in-Bay’s annual Pyrate Fest sees the return of the Pyrate King to find his stolen treasure. Fun for the whole family. DeRivera Park at the Pirates Platform, Put-in-Bay,

June 23

Waterfront Wine Festival. Featuring nine local wineries and food from Avon Lake’s finest restaurants. 4-9 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 32756 Lake Road, Avon Lake,

Ravenna Creates — Art on Main. Showcasing professional artists as well as artwork from area school students. Enjoy food and live music. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

June 28-30

39th Annual Tri-C JazzFest. Three-day summer music festival that takes place in the theaters of Playhouse Square and outdoors on U.S. Bank Plaza. Cleveland, 216-987-4444,

June 30

Waterloo Arts Fest. Featuring more than 40 local bands playing a great mix of music, local handmade art vendors, Cleveland’s best food trucks, and an exciting mix of innovative and interactive art experiences for all ages. Noon-7 p.m. Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District, Waterloo Road between East 161st Street and Calcutta Avenue, Cleveland,

June 30-July 1 & July 6-8

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,

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