August 29, 2014

2014 Cleveland National Air Show

One noticeable thing missing from Labor Day weekend last year was the sound of jets and planes flying through the sky in downtown Cleveland. Fortunately, the Cleveland National Air Show is back in action this year!

The air show features a variety of acts, including the U.S. Army Golden Knights Precision Parachute Team, vertical takeoff of the British Aeroxpace Sea Harrier, an L-39 Albatross jet demonstration and the Shockwave jet truck that spews fire. The famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels will close out the show each day.

If you want to sit near the action, tickets for Burke Lakefront Airport are $23 for adults or $16 for children aged 6 to 11 at the gate. Children ages 5 and under are admitted for free. You can also check out the show for free from multiple locations downtown, such as the plaza of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the grounds near the Great Lakes Science Center and the East 9th Street pier.

Don't miss this Cleveland Labor Day weekend tradition!

2014 Cleveland National Air Show hours:
Saturday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
*No entry/re-entry after 3 p.m.

For more information, visit Cleveland National Air Show.

August 28, 2014

Smoke on the Water Labor Day Festival

Music Box Supper Club is the newest addition to The Flats in downtown Cleveland. Located next to Shooters, the restaurant/music hall hopes to showcase some of the best national touring musicians and local musicians on its two stages.

This weekend, the Music Box will celebrate its recent opening and the long weekend with the Smoke on the Water Labor Day Festival.

Starting Friday, the venue will be serving up some tasty BBQ while hosting performances by a variety of bands throughout the weekend, including Cats on Holiday, the JiMiller Band, Backstage Politics and the Joe Moorhead Band, among others. Admission is free all weekend.

Celebrate Labor Day weekend by relaxing by the water at Music Box Supper Club!

Smoke on the Water Labor Day Festival hours:
Friday, Aug. 29 from 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 30 from 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 30 from 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Monday, Aug. 31 from 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
*Dining begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 29 and 11 a.m. Aug. 30, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

For more information or directions, visit Music Box Supper Club.

August 21, 2014

Salute: A Toast to Taste

Wine and beer lovers won't want to miss this event!

Since relocating to the East Bank of the Flats last year, Lago Restaurant and Wine Bar has been hosting various events to encourage the community to check out their new location. Their newest event, Salute, celebrates food and drink.

Guests will enjoy an array of top European wines and craft beers. Each wine and beer has been carefully paired with one of eight tasting stations, featuring delectable bites created by Lago's chefs. It all takes place on Lago's veranda where guests can enjoy beautiful views of the sunset and Downtown Cleveland's skyline.

General tickets cost $40 and include 16 drink tickets and complimentary paired appetizers. VIP tickets are $60 and include drink tickets, complimentary paired appetizers as well as access to a special VIP area with additional high-end wines and beers.

Salute: A Toast to Taste hours:
Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 p.m.-midnight

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Salute.

August 13, 2014

116th Feast of the Assumption
The Assumption of Mary is an important holy day for Catholics around the world. For the last 116 years, Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood has been celebrating this feast day with a weekend-long festival.

The 116th Feast of the Assumption kicks off Aug. 14 with rides, games and food at Holy Rosary and vendors lining Mayfield and Murray Hill Roads. The festivities continue into the weekend with live music, strolling entertainment, special sales at local stores and plenty of Italian food and dessert!

The actual holy day, Aug. 15, will include a solemn mass at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, followed by a massive procession through the streets. The procession is truly a sight to behold, with thousands of locals, many dressed in traditional Italian costumes, carrying a giant statue of Mary up and down Little Italy. The feast closes on Sunday with a final candlelight procession at 9:30 p.m. and fireworks at Tony Brush Park.

You don't want to miss out on one of Cleveland's longest running summer festivals!

116th Feast of the Assumption hours:
Thursday, Aug. 14 from 6-11 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 15 from noon to midnight
Saturday, Aug. 16 from noon to midnight
Sunday, Aug. 16 from noon to 11 p.m.

For more information, visit Historic Little Italy.

August 7, 2014

Drink & Dazzle - GG9 Celebration

The 2014 Gay Games 9 kick off in Cleveland this Saturday, Aug. 9 with an opening ceremony at 7 p.m. To get everyone in the celebratory mood, PlayhouseSquare will host a happy hour beginning at 3 p.m.

Guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne during the "Drink & Dazzle" happy hour as they socialize with athletes, singers and supporters of the Gay Games in the State Theatre lobby. The GE chandelier will be shining bright outside at East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue where visitors are invited to take a selfie.

Admission is free.

Drink & Dazzle - GG9 Celebration hours:
Saturday, Aug. 9 from 3-6 p.m.

For more information, visit PlayhouseSquare.

July 24, 2014

Burning River Fest

In 1969, the Cuyahoga River infamously caught on fire. While most of the nation still makes jokes about this incident, Clevelanders have decided to embrace it and spread awareness of eco-consciousness by hosting the annual Burning River Fest.

The Burning River Fest, which takes place tomorrow and Saturday, highlights environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes region and the Cuyahoga River ecosystem. The two-day event will include more than 25 performances by local bands, food demonstrations, performance artists from the Cleveland Museum of Art's Parade the Circle, interactive displays from environmental groups and a special batch of Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s famous Christmas Ale.

Tickets cost $15 at the gate. Children aged 12 and under are admitted for free. This is a cash only event.

Proceeds from the fest benefit the Burning River Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that provides resources for the sustainable future of local waterways.

Take in spectacular skyline views of Downtown Cleveland while learning how to preserve our local environment at Burning River Fest!

Burning River Fest hours:
Friday, July 25 from 6-11 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 from 6-11 p.m.

For more information or directions, visit Burning River Fest.

July 17, 2014

12th annual Taste of Tremont

Tremont has become known as a hub for trendy restaurants. From the casual Grumpy's Cafe and Prosperity Social Club to the upscale Lolita and Parallax, Tremont offers something for everyone.

With so many restaurants it can be hard to visit them all. Thanks to the Taste of Tremont this Sunday, people can sample food from all of the restaurants in one afternoon!

The Taste of Tremont has become one of Northeast Ohio's must-visit summer festivals, with around 30,000 people attending every year. Each vendor has some affiliation with Tremont and will be selling food, drinks and desserts to customers. Admission is free; guests pay each food vendor separately.

Besides food, the festival will feature a beer and wine garden and live music throughout the neighborhood. Many of the local stores will offer special discounts and sales through the duration of the event.

12th annual Taste of Tremont hours:
Sunday, July 20 from noon-8 p.m.

For more information, visit Taste of Tremont.