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As we head into fall, there are no shortage of great events to keep you busy! Here is a sampling of fun happenings in Cleveland:
Great Lakes Brewing 25th Anniversary Block Party
Friday, September 6 at 11am
Come celebrate a milestone anniversary of Cleveland’s favorite beer company. There will be vendors, food, bands, and of course, a beer garden! Admission is free, you just pay for your food and drink as you go. Click here for more information.
Beach Yoga Bliss Retreat
Friday, September 6 –Sunday, September 8
Join Maria of Daily Downward Dog for a beach yoga retreat. Each day includes vinyasa and meditation classes, plus free time to explore Huron. Lake Erie Paddler will be there on Saturday with stand-up paddle boards, too! Individual classes are $15. Click here for more information and to sign up.
Cleveland Garlic Festival
Saturday, September 7– Sunday, September 8
It’s the most fragrant festival in Cleveland! Check out the Cleveland Garlic Festival, featuring tasty food, cooking demonstrations and competitions, 14 local bands, children’s activities, Miss Garlic, and more. Tickets are $8 for an adult one-day pass or $12 for a two-day pass. All proceeds benefit the North Union Farmers Market. Click here to buy tickets.
Partners September Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 11 at 5:30pm
Come mix and mingle with members of the Playhouse Square Partners organization and find out about the great things Partners have coming up! All are welcome. Happy hour pricing includes $1 off beer, wine, and well drinks.
Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Social
Thursday, September 12 at 5:30pm
Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub
Join the John Carroll University Cleveland Alumni Chapter to celebrate the (almost) halfway point to a very important holiday! Happy hour prices will be available until 8pm. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22
Cleveland Botanical Garden
RIPE! Fest offers chef demonstrations, beer and wine pairings, live music, local food, hands-on children’s activities and a marketplace of locally made health and beauty products, gifts and décor. There will also be a Golden Pancake Flip on Sunday morning, featuring local chefs. Come see the Garden in all its fall beauty! Tickets are $11 in advance ($6 for Garden members). Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
The Little Race for a Big Cause
Saturday, September 28
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland for a 5K run or 1K walk to benefit this great organization. Aside from the race, you get free zoo admission for participants and discounted admission for spectators, as well as live entertainment. The first 300 registrants also receive a t-shirt. Pre-registration is $20. Click here to register.
***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote the Beach Yoga Bliss Retreat and the Cleveland Garlic Festival and was offered admission to both, which I declined due to scheduling conflicts. I am a member of Playhouse Square Partners and the John Carroll University Cleveland Alumni Chapter board. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***