School’s out, the days are longer and the temperature is rising. The conditions are perfect for some summer fun.
The best way to experience Cleveland is with its people, and they’ll be out in full force at all the amazing festivals happening in June. Experience their creativity through art, music and more while hitting the streets for parades and fairs that celebrate the many cultures, lifestyles and neighborhoods that make The Land such a special place.
Get out there and feel the heat at these June festivals:
Celebrate the city's vibrant LGBTQ+ community back in-person this year in the heart of Downtown Cleveland. This inclusive event combines entertainment, education and activism — with the goal of exuding unity and acceptance, raising awareness and generally just creating good vibes all around.
A family-friendly festival where you can see larger-than-life art sculptures, costumed performers and sway to live music? Count us in.
From a designer fashion show to a full-fledged parade, everything at this quirky event revolves around — no joke — Duct Tape.
To commemorate the historic day when slavery in America ended, join Clevelanders at Mall C in Downtown Cleveland for a family-friendly celebration packed with delicious bites, inspiring art, and powerful art and music performances all honoring CLE's Black culture.
Kamm's Corners, a neighborhood boasting a rich and rather admirable Irish heritage, hosts The Hooley. Dance an Irish jig to the bagpipers or tip back a few cold ones with the live bands at this mother-of-all block parties.
Looking to recharge your soul and surround yourself with positive energy? Bring your yoga mat over to Edgewater Park for the CLE Yoga Festival. This event ties together music, nutrition, and of course - yoga to have you leaving a completely nourished soul.
Intimate jam sessions. Soul-soothing solos. Classic quartets. Big band bopping. Dramatic divas. That's the sound of Cleveland for three solid days during the Tri-C Jazzfest. Experience nearly a dozen performances, as well as numerous free concerts featuring the best of blues, big band, zydeco, gypsy swing, Latin, calypso, bop and straight-ahead and smooth jazz.
Grab your bagpipes and kilt and head down to Cuyahoga Country Fair to celebrate Scottish Heritage at this family-friendly festival. Watch pipe bands compete, enjoy some traditional highland dancing and grab the Haggis and other celtic items available for purchase.
Want to hang out with Clevelanders on their very own front lawns? The eclectic and oh-so-cozy neighborhood of Larchmere comes alive during this festival where 30 indie bands perform on front porches of several neighborhood homes.
The Cleveland Museum of Art puts on an eclectic music bash on its back lawn for the annual Summer Solstice party. The popular event is highlighted with artistic performances, art and exotic world music coming from as far as Africa and South America.
Formerly Clifton Arts Fest, that frolicking stretch of Clifton Avenue in the Edgewater community draws roughly 40,000 people to a street festival celebrating pride, vitality, diversity and the arts.