Why? Upcoming Events!

As we head toward Halloween, what spooky, scary, and just plain fun events are going on in CLE? Check these out:

Friday, October 14 is the Feast of the Deceased from Emerging Chefs. Chef Brian Doyle of SOW Food will put on a scarily delicious feast, served in the Monroe Cemetery in Ohio City. Tickets are $80.

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Friday, October 14 and Friday, October 28, NEO Food Tours are hosting Harvest Happy Hour tours. These tours include tastings from West Side Market vendors, a tour of the Ohio City area, and a final stop at Light Bistro for a special dish and cocktail. Tickets are $55 and $5 from every ticket benefits Ohio City, Inc.

Image Source - neofoodtours.com

Saturday, October 15, NEO Food Tours is hosting a Brews ‘n Pubs tour. The tour kicks off at Old Angle Tavern and will visit CLE breweries, including Indigo Imp and Market Garden Brewery. Tickets are $60.

Saturday, October 15 is the Lakewood Spooky Pooch Parade. The event starts at 12:30 with vendors, non-profits, entertainment, and contests. The parade steps off at 2pm down Detroit Avenue. Registration is only $10 per spooky pooch. Dress up your pooch and yourself and head on over!

Image Source - downtownlakewood.org

October 14-22 is Cleveland Beer Week! There are tons of great events happening all over town to celebrate, including beer dinners, special tastings and keg tappings, a bike ride in beer costume through Peninsula, and much more! For a full list of events, ticket information where applicable, and all your beer week details, click here.

Image Source - clevelandbeerweek.org

Sunday, October 16, Dinner in the Dark takes over Light Bistro for a culinary adventure. Different chefs create each course and the diners are kept “in the dark” about what they’ll be eating until the course is served. Proceeds benefit a local charity. Tickets are $81.57.

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Saturday, October 22 is the third-annual Cleveland Zombie Crawl. Dress like a zombie and crawl from bar to fantastic bar along West 25th Street. Tickets are only $10 and proceeds benefit the Ohio City Near West Development Corporation. BRAINS! I mean, BEER!

Image Source - clevelandzombiecrawl.com

From now through Sunday, October 30, get your scream on at Cedar Point Halloweekends. While some rides are closed for the season, most remain open. You can also creep through 4 haunted houses and 6 outdoor scare zones. It’s a hauntingly good time! If you want scares closer to home, check out this list of Cleveland-area haunted houses.

Are you attending any of these upcoming events? Which events are you most looking forward to?

***Disclosure: I was invited to attend both The Feast of the Deceased and the Cleveland Zombie Crawl with media passes. Due to scheduling conflicts, I declined both invitations. As always, all opinions in this post are 100% my own.***

7 Responses

  1. Typical Broke Clevelander

    I love how theres always things to do in Cleveland, if you can afford to drop over $50 a person. What a joke. Must be nice for you since you get to attend all of these for free. This is why everyone bitches that there is nothing to do, because sure- theres a lot to do if you can drop some cash. You can be happy anywhere if you have enough money. This blog is really a joke anymore and I will not be following it

  2. First, I’m sorry that you feel that way. I try to showcase events that are unique and interesting. Some are more expensive, but some (such as the Zombie Crawl) are not. I’m always open to suggestions as well for upcoming events, whatever the cost.

    As my disclosure states, I was offered media passes to two of the eight events listed above. I don’t list or attend events because of media passes. Thanks for your feedback.

  3. Looking forward to Dinner in the Dark this Sunday, and will be enjoying a couple of Beer Week events as well!

    Maybe to address the issue commented above, you could focus a post on fun, free activities around Cleveland. There are lots if people just look, so I’m sorry Typical Broke- I don’t agree with you.

  4. I think I may have to check out the Lakewood Spooky Pooch Parade. Sounds right up my alley.

    In regards to the first comment: If CLEgal were to include EVERY event – no matter the cost – it would be one heck of a long post that you would still be reading. She did include events of varying price points in this post. I agree with Bite Buff’s comment: there are plenty of low cost/free activities if you just look around.

  5. So much to do the next couple of weekends and of course I am out the next 2. Go figure, busy life. I am hoping to make it to a haunted house or to halloweekends, been dying to go to cedar point all year

  6. I’m late to the conversation but definitely have to agree. There are a lot of things to do in Cleveland that are low cost or free:

    I’ve always found the Cleveland Metroparks offer great free programs all year long (this time of year is one of my favorite, though, because of the fall foliage).

    And the Cleveland Museum of Art (minus some of the special/temporary exhibits where you may have to pay for a low-priced ticket) is always free.

    A final suggestion: Groupon, Living Social, and Ohio Travel Deals (if you’re looking for a discount on travel in the region) often offer half-price discounts on local restaurants and events.

    In regards to the upcoming events in the post, I would say the quality of the event often justifies the ticket price and Dinner in the Dark’s ticket price goes towards a different charity each month since the event is a fundraiser.

    Besides NEO Food Tours (of course, I may be a bit biased on that one 😉 ), I’m most looking forward to the zombie crawl. I’ve wanted to go for the last couple of years and finally can. Plus it’s only $10!

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