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Sept. 20-22: 10 things you should be doing this weekend in Northeast Ohio

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 14:48:45-04

CLEVELAND — It's what many of us have been working for all week: the bliss of the weekend. It's the last official weekend of summer before fall sets in, so we picked the best things to do so you can come back to work on Monday to say you actually did something fun.

Cleveland Flea

The Cleveland Flea is hosting its final outdoor market of the season at Tyler Village. There will be over 100 small business owners putting their best products forward for purchase. Plot your path and find treasures, explore delicious bites at various food trucks, all while enjoying fall season in Cleveland.

Admission: Entry fee is $4-day pass or $6 for a two-day pass. Children 15 and under are free. You can pay at the door or online; both cash and credit card are taken at the door.

When: Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tyler Village, 3602 St. Clair Avenue.

Find more info on parking and vendors here.

Azure Rooftop Lounge Fall Equinox Party

For the first time ever, Azure Rooftop Lounge will be celebrating the fall season and the fall equinox. Experience the flavors of fall on a rooftop lounge that offers your favorite views of Cleveland. Sip on cider, cocktails, food and more.

Admission: The event is free and open to the public. You can register for a ticket, but it is not required for attendance, nor does is guarantee preferred access, seating or entry.

When: Saturday, September 21 from 6-9 p.m.

More info here.

FireFish Festival

This one-of-a-kind artistic experience is happening on Broadway Avenue between Erie and 5th Street in Lorain. The festival engages all of the senses with music, dance, fire and art. Enjoy art installations and pop-up art galleries that transform Broadway Avenue’s storefronts and abandoned buildings.

Admission: Free

When: Friday, Sept. 20 from 4-11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The festival will occupy Broadway Avenue between West Erie Avenue and 6th in downtown Lorain.

More info here.

1st Annual Honeybee Festival 2019

The first annual honeybee festival will promote the nurturing of a healthy honeybee population, where you will find homegrown and locally handcrafted items, food, vendors, music, story entertainment, mini seminars and children’s activities.

Admission: Free

When: Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: John’s Country Nursery: 15808 Old State Road in Middlefiled.

More info here.

Oktoberfest at Tremont Taphouse

Award-winning German Music Society's Deutscher Musik Verein 30-plus-piece German Brass Band, which starts at 6 p.m. on the patio. Food such as giant pretzels, housemade Weisswurst, sauerkraut, spaetzle, potato pancakes and apple chutney, to name a few. Local breweries like Butcher and Brewer and Fat Head’s Brewery will showcase their beer.

Admission is $5 at the door.

When: Sept. 21 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

More info here.

Flaming River Con

Check out the Flaming River Con at the Louis Stokes Wing of the downtown Cleveland Public Library! This is a con dedicated to LGBTQIA+ geek culture, focusing on queer vendors, art, comics, books, zines, podcasts, panels, and workshops. The event is family friendly.

Admission: Free entry, donations accepted. Donations help keep our year round programming low cost and accessible to all.

When: Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland.

More info here.

The 18th Annual Armenian Festival

The festival features lots of delicious Armenian food and pastries such as stuffed grape leaves, shish kebab, cheese pastries, vegetarian/vegan dishes and absolutely breath-taking Armenian desserts, including Pakhlava, Gata, and Simit to name a few. There will be cultural exhibits, church tours, and outdoor games for both kids and adults. There will be Armenian music and a dance ensemble.

Admission and parking: FREE

When: Friday, Sept. 20 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (9-11 p.m. outside only, Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. (9 to 11 p.m.) and Sunday, Sept. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Church, 678 Richmond Road in Cleveland.

Cleveland Armenian Festival.

2019 West Side Flea

Shop local at this flea market with dozens of vendors selling handmade jewelry, estate sale finds, home décor, handcrafted soap, homemade desserts, local produce and art. There will be free yoga sessions and free live music throughout the day.

Admission: Free. The event is dog friendly, but all dogs must be on leash.

When: Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Olmsted Community Park.

More info here.

Maria's Field of Hope

The summer season is coming to an end so head over to Maria's Field of Hope in Avon before all the sunflowers are gone. The Prayers from Maria Foundation first planted the Sunflower field in 2014 to gracefully draw attention to the lack of funding for childhood cancer. The field was inspired by the memory and spirit of Maria McNamara, planted as a way to love and honor the courageous children who are battling cancer and those we have lost.

Maria's Field of Hope

Admission: Free

When: Open every day at 10 a.m. at 34925 Chester Road, just west of southwest corner of Jaycox and Chester Road in Avon, Ohio.

More info here.

Jurassic Quest at the I-X Center

Jurassic Quest is a go-at-your-own-pace event. This family-friendly event will give your young paleontologist a chance to see, touch, ride, and interact with their favorite dinosaurs.

Admission: The general admission tickets (regular kids ticket, adult ticket, and senior ticket) include the Dinosaur Exhibit, Baby Dinosaur Show, Walking Dinosaur Show, Dino Exhibit Tour.

When: Sept. 20 through Sept. 22. at the I-X Center. More info here.