Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area: June 2019

Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area: June 2019

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

June 1

Main Street Kent Art & Wine Festival. Featuring Ohio wines, local artists, great food and live entertainment. Noon-9 p.m. mainstreetkent.org

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, summitstagefest.org

St. George Romanian Festival. Romanian food, music and dancing, entertainment and more. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. St. George Romanian Orthodox Church, 144 30th St. NW, Canton, stgeorgecanton.org

June 1-2

29th Annual Art in the Village. More than 100 artists on display featuring mediums such as paintings, jewelry, photography, sculptures, ceramics and much more. 10 a.m. Legacy Village, 25001 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, legacy-village.com

June 2

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, bathartfestival.com

June 6-8

Hot Air Balloon Festival. This is the longest running balloon festival in Ohio, with over 25 hot air balloons filling the skies. Musical entertainment, carnival rides, festive foods and crafters are just a few of the items lined up at this annual festival. Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave., visitcoshocton.com

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, cantongreekfest.com

June 7-9

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, riverfrontirishfest.com

June 8

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, pibmusicfest.com

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. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. University Circle, Wade Oval, Cleveland, 216-707-2483, clevelandart.org

June 8-9

Sow & Grow Farm Festival. Experience the past and present farming lifestyle including draft horse demonstrations, oxen talks, wheel plowing a garden, beekeeping, sheep shearing, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711, wrhs.org

Art by the Falls. Nationally recognized, juried fine art and craft festival featuring 120 national artists selling artwork and demonstrating their talents. Riverside Park, Downtown Chagrin Falls, 440-247-7507, valleyartcenter.org

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. Laurel School, Butler Campus, 7420 Fairmount Road, Russell Twp., laurelive.com/laurel-school

June 9

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., tasteoflakewood.com

June 13-15

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

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

June 15

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, larchmereporchfest.org

Wildwood Fine Arts Festival. This popular event hosts more than 100 artists and craft artisans, great food, live music and wines from local wineries. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wildwood Cultural Center, 7645 Little Mountain Road, Mentor, 440-974-5735, cityofmentor.com

BAYarts Art & Music Festival. Over 70 vendors will participate this year with local handmade items, local food, wellness, kids art and of course, beautiful music. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, bayarts.net

June 15-16

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

June 20-22

The Country Fest. Headliners include Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, Dustin Lynch and more. Clay’s Park Resort, 13190 Patterson Road, North Lawrence, thecountryfest.com

June 20-23

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, stambrose.us

June 21-23

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

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, millerferry.com/cal/pyrate-festival

June 22

Ravenna Creates — Art on Main. Paintings, pottery, woodwork, metal work and jewelry will be available in more than 40 booths which will line Main Street in Historic Downtown Ravenna. Sample local Ohio wines, grab a bite to eat and listen to an assortment of live music on two stages. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. mainstreetravenna.org

June 27-29

40th 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, tri-c.edu/jazzfest

June 28

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., cityofcf.com

June 28-30

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

June 28-30 & 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

June 29

Freedom Fest. Food vendors, beer garden, entertainment, inflatables and activities, train rides, fireworks and more. Noon-11 p.m. Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road, Canton, cityofgreen.org/freedomfest

Waterloo Arts Fest. 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. Noon-7 p.m. Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District, Cleveland, 216-692-9500, waterlooarts.org/fest

June 30

Edgewater Street Fest. A unique celebration combining fine arts and live musical performances — a true street festival in an attractive and vibrant urban neighborhood setting. Noon-7 p.m. Clifton Boulevard (W. 117th and W. 115th streets), cudell.com

About the author

Denise Koeth is managing/digital editor of Northeast Ohio Parent. She writes for and assists with production of the print magazine, as well as manages digital content on the NortheastOhioParent.com website and oversees the brand’s social media activity. Denise grew up in Northeast Ohio and she and her husband are currently raising their two boys here.

2 Comments

  1. Don’t forget the Summer Dance Festival presented by DANCECleveland at Playhouse Square! Celebrate National Dance Day July 27th with free dance and movement classes for all ages and abilities from 10 am to 4 pm at Playhouse Square, a free local dance showcase and ticketed performance of BalletX at 7:30 in the Ohio Theatre. Learn more at DANCECleveland.org.

    1. Thank you! This listing is for June events; we will have another one for July festivals. Thanks for your comment!

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