Sept. 22-24: Things to do this weekend in Cleveland

Posted: 2:17 PM, Sep 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-21 14:17:26-04
Sept. 22-24: Things to do this weekend in Cleveland

This weekend kicks off the official start to fall. The city is jam-packed with events going on throughout the weekend—celebrating neighborhoods like Ohio City and the creativity that arts and technology brings to the area at the Ingenuity Festival.

Ohio City Street Festival

It's a celebration of all things Ohio City—from art performances and outside musical entertainment to a plethora of food and activities. W.25th Street will be closed off so the public can walk around to see the food, drink and retail vendors that represent the neighborhood.

When: Sunday, September 24 from noon to 8 p.m.

Where: W.25th Street

Admission: FREE

Photo: Ohio City Inc.

The Greater Cleveland Urban Festival

From short to longer films, there is something for everyone at this 9-day film festival celebrating urban films. This year's theme is "Hear Me Out" highlighting comedies and dramas showing at venues across the city.

When:  Thursday, September 21 to  Friday, September 29

Where: Shaker Square Cinemas | 13116 Shaker Square

Admission: Tickets range based on events. Buy tickets here.

The Taste of Shaker Square

The 2nd annual Taste of Shaker highlights restaurants at Shaker Square and benefits The Greater Cleveland Urban Festival. Award-winning restaurants like Edwins, Zanzibar, Yours Truly and Sasa will be giving samples from their signature menus.

When: Saturday, September 23 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Shaker Square | 13209 Shaker Sq, Cleveland, OH 44120

Admission: Tickets available at Dewey's House for $15.

Alien Adventure Corn Maze

There's nothing like to kick off the first fall weekend than with a corn maze. Weaving in and out of intersections,  you will have to keep an eye for aliens on the loose in this 3-acre maze.

When: From Tuesday from Sunday until October 15  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Lake Metroparks Farmpark | 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland, Ohio 44094

Come #GiveAFetch and WIN

Calling all dog lovers to Tremont and kick off National Dog Week with goodies for both dogs and people. Local animal shelters will be there with animals for adoption. Bring your pup for a free drawing caricature drawing.

When: Saturday, September 22 to Sunday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Park | 

Admission: FREE

IngenuityFest 2017

Ingenuity Fest is back on with art installations, maker exhibits and dance performers. This year it's igniting technology and creativity at the  Hamilton Collaborative, which formerly housed the Osborn Manufacturing Company. Local food vendors and artisans will be


  • Friday, September 22 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Saturday, September 23 from noon to 1 a.m.
  • Sunday, September 24 from noon to 5 p.m.

Where: 5401 Hamilton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

Admission: $5 for general admission and $10 for a weekend pass.

Photo: Ingenuity Cleveland

90's Rooftop Party at Velvet Dog

Grab your overalls and slap on your bracelets for a throwback 90's party at the Velvet Dog. Tickets include entry to the rooftop, 40% off drinks and 25% percent off of food. Relive the glory days with some 90's hits.

When: Saturday, September 23 from 4-9 p.m.

Where: Velvet Dog | 1280 W 6th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Admission: $20

Scarecrow Picnic at The Cleveland Botanical Gardens

Build a scarecrow to decorate your home for the fall season. Materials will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own! 

When: Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  Cleveland Botanical Gardens | 11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Admission:  $6 per scarecrow but does not include admission to the gardens. Register here.