Now that summer is in full swing, there is always something to do in Northeast Ohio. Here are five events to check out this weekend.
1. Waterloo Arts Festival
The North Collinwood neighborhood, more specifically Waterloo Road, is unofficially Cleveland's artist community. It's the only place in Cleveland trying to revitalize an entire neighborhood through the arts. The Beachland Ballroom was the first venue on Waterloo Road 17 years ago. In the last several years, artists and community art spaces have filled the empty buildings on Waterloo Road as a way to breathe new life into the North Collinwood neighborhood. Zygote Ink House, Praxis Fiber Workshop and Brick Ceramics are a few venues who have made North Collonwood home. The 15th Annual Waterloo Arts Festival features more than 40 bands, local handmade art and interactive art programming.
When: Saturday, June 24, 12-7 p.m.
Where: Cleveland on Waterloo Rd between E.161st St and Calcutta Ave
Photo by: Bridget Caswell
2.Cleveland Pride Festival
Each June communities around the world celebrate Gay Pride Month to commemorate the Stone Wall Inn riots that sparked the gay rights movement in America. This year marks the 28th year of Cleveland Pride Festival as it continues to grow throughout Cleveland.
When: Saturday, June 24 Festival opens at 11 a.m. and the parade kicks off at noon.
Where: Voinovich Park | E 9th Street Pier, Cleveland, OH 44114
3. Tri-C Jazzfest
Celebrating Cleveland's mark on music and entertainment, the three-day 38th Annual Tri-CJazzfest takes places in theaters and outdoors at U.S. Bank Plaza. The festival connects students and the community to local and international artists in an energizing atmosphere. On Euclid Avenue and surrounding streets near Playhouse Square, dozens of free events from cooking demos to chat sessions with Jazz artists will be happening all weekend.
When: June 22-June-24.
4. Cleveland Pizza Fest
Yes, you heard correctly. There's a festival dedicated to pizza. Twelve local pizza vendors are prepared to feed the nearly 20,000 visitors who will flock to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds for this weekend event. Favorite local spots include Angelos, A Slice Above and Primoz Pizza.
When: June 23-June 25
Where: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds | 19201 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg
5. St. Demetrios Greek Festival
Opa! Couldn't make it to Greece this summer? In need of some authentic Greek food? The St. Demetrios Greek Festival is your one-stop shop for music, food, shopping and entertainment.
When: June 22-25 Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church | 22909 Center Ridge Road
Kaylyn Hlavaty covers news that's all about the pride we share in Cleveland. Have a story tip or idea? Drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect on Twitter: @kaylynhlavaty