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Top 10 Events and Festivals in the Cleveland Ohio Area USA

Here Top Events USA highlights the top 10 Cleveland Ohio USA Events, festivals and fairs.

The most popular events and festivals taking place in Cleveland and the area around Cleveland Ohio include the Mid America Boat Show – one of the largest indoor boat shows in the country – and the Cleveland St Patrick’s Day Parade

See below for a complete list of the main Cleveland Ohio US events

Mid America Boat Show
mid January
Cleveland, Ohio

Top Boat Shows in the USAOne of the largest indoor boat shows in the country, and one of the most attended top 10 Cleveland Ohio USA Events, festivals and fairs, the Mid-America Boat Show features one million square feet of all kinds of boats from the newest cruisers to sailboats, pontoon boats, ski boats and personal watercraft, as well as speakers and presentations about everything from marine equipment and boating accessories to engine maintenance and repair, insurance, finance and banking.

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Cleveland St Patrick’s Day Parade

mid March
Cleveland, Ohio

Top St Patrick's Day Events in  the USAAn historic event that began 1867, the Cleveland St Patrick’s Day Parade now attracts more than 500,000 people each year to enjoy the efforts of over 13,000 registered participants marching in the parade, riding on floats, playing in marching bands, throwing candy to the crowd and more. One of the warm highlights of this event is the choice of the Grand Marshall to preside over the parade. This honorary title is usually given to a man "in his senior years, who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the Irish Activities in Cleveland." This has been part of the ceremony since 1935. This event is yet another of the most recognised top 10 Cleveland Ohio USA events, festivals and fairs

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I-X Indoor Amusement Park
late March – mid April
Cleveland, Ohio

This large family event features amusement park rides – inside – and great entertainment – also inside – with performances such as the acrobats of the NEW Cirque Shanghai, favorite stars and characters like Marvel’s Spider-Man, Captain America, and the ever popular Easter Bunny on hand to say hullo to his very young fans.

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International Beer Fes
mid May
Cleveland, Ohio

The largest showcase of world beers in the Midwest, and one of the main Cleveland Ohio US event, the International Beer Fest features over 200 respected breweries from all over the world highlighting more than 800 different beers. Main parts of the event include appearances by celebrity brewers, authors and personalities sharing their knowledge about beer, demonstrations and discussions about beer and even home brewing, seminars on food and beer pairings, and lectures on how to identifying beer flavors.

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Hessler Street Fair
mid May
Cleveland, Ohio

One of Cleveland’s most successful events attracting more than 10,000 visitors for over 40 years, the Hessler Street Fair is a free family affair highlighting food and showcasing local and visiting artists, poets, different types of musicians, puppeteers, story-tellers and successful and talented photographers.

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Ingenuity Festival
Cleveland, Ohio

In the past, Cleveland has been referred to jokingly as the “Mistake by the Lake”, but with a revitalized lakefront and a booming arts and culture scene, it’s no mistake that the Ingenuity Festival is one of the city’s summer keepsakes. It’s not uncommon to see stilt walkers, street break dancers, a thousand drums beating at the same time and a delicate display of flowers that provide the perfect backdrop as you stroll past the many faces of the people who grace the streets.

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Feast of the Assumption

mid August
Cleveland, Ohio

A four-day event attracting over 100,000 visitors, and which has become one of the main Cleveland Ohio US events, the Feast of the Assumption is an increasingly popular event held in Cleveland’s “Little Italy” area. It begins with the procession of a statue of the Virgin through the streets leading to the church for the special mass and then continues with celebratory entertainments including music, dancing, artwork, rides, and the expected and tempting, delicious Italian food.

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Cleveland Garlic Festival
early September
Cleveland, Ohio

Celebrating everything to do with garlic, and particularly famous for its garlic-themed food prepared by local chefs including everything from ice cream to oysters, as well as cooking demonstrations and an onsite celebrity chef Grill-Off, the Cleveland Garlic Festival is also popular for the celebration of the current Miss Cleveland Garlic Festival, live music and dancing performances, wine tastings, and special events for children.

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Cleveland National Air Show
early September
Cleveland, Ohio

top airshow events  in the USAThe Cleveland National Air Show is a fun event for the whole family with different flying exhibits including everything from US NAvy Blue Angles displays to parachuting, airborne aerobatics, wing walking, and helicopter demonstrations as well as a variety of interactive ground events like the displays of over 50 planes, exhibits on all things to do with the history of USA airmen, educational demonstrations like parachute packing and more fun activities like bungee jumping and rock wall climbing.

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Fabulous Food Show
early November
Cleveland, Ohio

The midwest’s largest “Taste, Try & Buy” culinary celebration, the Fabulous Food Show features high-energy performances by popular and celebrity chefs, hundreds of exhibitors selling and sampling products, and an entire pavilion of delectable wines, beers and spirits and live music. Learn tips and techniques that will have you cooking like a pro just in time for the holidays on one of the show’s six demonstration stages or sample fabulous wines.

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