5 things to do this weekend in Cleveland: August 18-20

5 things to do this weekend in Cleveland: August 18-20
Posted at 8:00 AM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 08:00:39-04

This weekend in Cleveland it's all about art, music, and being outside. Get rare underground access to Cleveland's old subway system, hop on a trolley and act like a tourist for the day or stay outside at Wendy Park during the Burning River Festival.

Flats Art Festival

The second annual Flats Festival of the Arts will showcase both local and national talent. From ceramics to woodwork, there is art for everyone.

When: Saturday, August 19  from 11 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 20 from 11 to 5 p.m. 

Where: Flats East Bank | Old River Road & W. 10th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Admission: FREE

Veteran’s Memorial Bridge & Subway Tour

These images are rarely available to the public. The Subway Station tour will take residents back in time when Cleveland had a working subway.

When: Saturday, August 19, from 10-6 p.m. 

Where: 2433 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, OH 44113

Admission: FREE

Great Lakes Burning River Fest

Two nights of beer and music. What could be better on a summer night in Cleveland? Akron-based favorites Wesley Bright & The Honeytones will be on stage Friday night.

When: August 18-19 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Where: Whiskey Island and Wendy Park | 2800 Whiskey Is, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Admission: $15

Weapons of Mass Creation Fest

When: Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20. Times vary based on workshops and events.

Where: Mahall's | 13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Entering its eighth year, this conference brings professionals from art, business, design and technology all to one place. Attendees will have access to 16 to speaks along with discussion groups and panels.

Admission: $30-$110 Workshop tickets can be purchased here.

SPARX City Hop 2017

Explore Cleveland's various cultural neighborhoods and landmarks during SPARX City Hop 2017. Trolleys pick up attendees at U.S. Bank Plaza and take them through Ohio City and downtown.

When: Saturday, August 19 from 11- 6 p.m.

Where: Downtown Cleveland Alliance| 1010 Euclid Ave Fl 3, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Admission: FREE trolley tours around the city