Cleveland comes alive in summer. Patios get packed, the lake is teeming with boats and beachgoers, and everything is a great excuse for a festival.
The best part is, there are a ton of free things to do as everyone pours outside to take part in the revelry. Here are some ideas to get you started.
All the Festivals
The only way to really get to know our city is at one of our multitude of summer festivals. There are free festivals everywhere, so pick a weekend, pick a theme and find the real CLE. Click here to view all the festivals happening this summer.
East side, west side, Downtown — Lake Erie has beaches just begging to be lounged on. From Edgewater Park to Euclid Beach to Huntington Beach, you can rest assured that you're never too far from a lake view. Why not even take a day trip to Lake Erie Shores & Islands where you can spend the day island hopping.
Rock Hall Live
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame keeps Cleveland jamming with free live music events in the plaza all summer long. Check them out here.
Get Insta-worthy snapshots in front of all our iconic Cleveland script signs at various locations around the city.
The Great Outdoors
Get out and get active. Bike, hike, fish, swim or even go geocaching around the 18 Cleveland Metroparks reservations or within the 33,000 acres that make up the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Take the kiddos to some incredible playgrounds around town, including Preston’s H.O.P.E., Lakewood Park and those within the Cleveland Metroparks.
NASA Glenn Research Center tours
Once per month, from April to October, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at NASA’s work at Cleveland’s Glenn Research Center.
Browns Training Camp
It wouldn't be Cleveland without football. Even in the summer, you can be apart of the excitement by checking out the the Browns Training Camp. Dates will be announced soon, but you can check out our Cleveland Browns page for more information on how to get in on all the action.