Why? Upcoming Events!

If you thought life in Cleveland would slow down after summer passed, think again! This fall is shaping up to be just as busy. Here are some great upcoming events to check out:

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Ingenuity Festival

September 14 – 16

Docks 30 and 32

Live music, performance art, speakers, food, comedy, and more. It’s a coming together of cool and unique Clevelanders to celebrate, well, ingenuity. The festival is free, so come early, stay late, and take in all the inspiration. Click here for more information.

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Sparx City Hop

Saturday, September 15

All over Cleveland

Experience Cleveland’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods by “hopping” around them courtesy of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance. There will be 4 free trolleys with different routes, including Asia Town, Campus District, Ohio City, and Tremont. There will be a C-Town Chowdown, walking tours with actors portraying famous figures from Cleveland’s past, dance performances, an open air market and much more. For information on the trolley lines and more, click here.

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Tremont Art and Cultural Festival

Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16

Lincoln Park

Live music, art demonstrations and performances, Yoga Rocks the Park, chef demos, and more! This is a fun, all-ages, budget-friendly event that celebrates the great art and culture that goes on in Tremont. Click here for a schedule of events and more information.

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RIPE! Fest

Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23

Cleveland Botanical Gardens

A celebration of fall harvest, RIPE! Fest combines a farmer’s market, local crafts, live music, food trucks, gardening classes, and kids’ activities into two action-packed days. Be sure to catch the pancake flip-off on Sunday morning! Tickets are $11 in advance and $13 at the door. Click here for more information.

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Flavors of Northeast Ohio 2012

Monday, September 24 at 6pm

Cleveland Downtown Marriott at Key Center

Flavors of Northeast Ohio isn’t just about tasting. Each table at Flavors is paired with a local chef who creates their meal tableside. Restaurants with chefs participating include AMP 150, Luxe, Light Bistro, and Market Garden Brewery. Tickets are $225 and proceeds benefit the American Liver Foundation. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Cleveland Foodbank Young Professionals Happy Hour

Thursday, September 27 at 6pm

Grovewood Tavern

The Cleveland Foodbank is forming a Young Professionals group committed to supporting the mission of the Foodbank. At the kickoff happy hour, you can learn more about the group’s upcoming events, meet other members, and enjoy tasty treats from Grovewood Tavern. Bring cans of food as your admission. Two cans equal one drink ticket (limit two drink tickets per person). Click here for more information and to RSVP.

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Playhouse Square Partners’ Ohio State v. Michigan State Viewing Party

Saturday, September 29

The Blind Pig

Each Fall, PlayhouseSquare Partners hosts their annual OSU viewing party. This year, cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans when they go head-to-head. The party will start a half hour prior to kickoff. Admission is free and you can purchase food and drink packages for $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The package is good for 4 hours of unlimited food, beer, wine and well drinks. A portion of the proceeds from these packages will go towards the Playhouse Square Bus Fund. There will also be raffles, football squares, and more. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

***Disclosure: I am a council member of The Cleveland Foodbank’s Young Professionals group. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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