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Cuyahoga County Fair, Feast of the Assumption and other things to do in NEO this weekend, Aug. 12-15

Cuyahoga County Fair
Posted at 3:33 PM, Aug 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-15 10:09:09-04

CLEVELAND — Here in Cleveland, we experience all four seasons so warm weather should be appreciated. Here are a few events to help you do just that, enjoy summertime in Cleveland.

Cuyahoga County Fair
Originally called the West Cuyahoga County Fair, the Cuyahoga County fair has been around since the late 1800s. While the name has changed, the location has stayed the same—the Berea Fairgrounds.

Fairgoers can enjoy live music, dog stunt shows, a demolition derby, magic shows, food, amusement rides and so much more. With a history so rich, this is a county fair you won’t want to miss.

When: now until Aug. 14
Where: Berea Fairgrounds
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Disney's Frozen - Playhouse Square
"Frozen" joins Disney musicals"The Lion King" and "Aladdin" on tour across North America. This Disney on Broadway performance will have dazzling costumes, superb vocals and amazing special effects.

Enjoy the songs you know from the original film plus experience new musical numbers to fall in love with.

When: Now until Sept. 11
Where: Playhouse Square
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Say Goodbye to Summer Bash
University Hospitals invites the entire family out for a day of fun as we celebrate our summer coming to an end. The large outdoor carnival is free to the public and will include dunk tanks, carnival games, inflatables, food and prizes.

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Say Goodbye to Summer

When: Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 5805 Euclid Ave.
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WANTED: The Bon Jovi Tribute Band
The musicians of "WANTED: The Bon Jovi Tribute Band" recreate music from Bon Jovi, giving an experience similar to the real thing. The show is completely live, with no tracks or sampling.

They are performing at the House of Blues alongside A Tribute to The Cars, recreating the sounds of the 70s pop/rock band The Cars.

When: Saturday, Aug. 13
Where: House of Blues
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Akron Pickle Festival
Pickle lovers this one is for you.

Akron hosts first ever Pickle Fest

Bob for pickles, fish for pickles and of course eat pickles in many different forms. For the first time ever, the Akron Pickle Fest will give a standing ovation to everything pickle.

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The Akron Pickle Festival

When: Sunday, Aug. 14
Where: 520 Main St.
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Feast of the Assumption
The Parish of Holy Rosary hosts the Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy for the 123rd year. This celebration of faith and family will be held for four days and will include authentic Italian food, rides for small children, live music and more.

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When: Aug. 12 - Aug. 15
Where: 12021 Mayfield Rd.
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BrewFest Waterfront District
Since August 2014 the BrewFest Waterfront District has been celebrating craft beer with their festival in downtown Lorain. You'll be able to enjoy beer of all styles from all over the country while listening to music, playing games and eating good food.

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BrewFest Waterfront District

When: Aug. 13
Where: 319 Black River Landing
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The Riverside
The Riverside heads to the Riverdog in Wakeman, Ohio with their melodic folk string band. Originating in Southern California, the four-piece band effortlessly performs around one microphone to craft a story.

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The Riverside

When: Aug. 12
Where: Riverdog Retreat
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An evening of comedy with Lou Santini and friends
Make your way to the Akron Civic Theatre as Lou Santini comes back to perform in Cleveland. Santini spent 11 years in Cleveland as a radio broadcast host and is a comedian, writer and actor. His "tell it like it is" comedy draws crowds from far and wide.

Joining Santini are performers Kevin Whelan and Nancy Abraham in an evening that is sure to bring a lot of laughs.

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Lou Santini and Friends

When: Aug. 12
Where: Akron Civic Theatre
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Salsa Dance Party
This isn't any ordinary salsa dance party, it's a party with a purpose to support the Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival. The fundraiser is hosted by Kaiser Gallery, a contemporary gallery in Tremont. A portion of each ticket supports the festival and includes a dance lesson from LeSalsa.

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Salsa Dance Party

When: Aug. 13
Where: Kaiser Gallery
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Machine Gun Kelly: Mainstream Sellout Tour
Machine Gun Kelly or MGK will end his multi-city Mainstream Sellout tour right here in his hometown Saturday. To celebrate, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced Machine Gun Kelly Day will take place on the same day.

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Machine Gun Kelly performs on day two of the Lollapalooza Music Festival on Friday, July 29, 2022, at Grant Park in Chicago. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

The free celebration will feature performances by previous Tri-C High School Rock Off winners and the Cleveland Contemporary Youth Orchestra. There will also be photo booths, ticket giveaways and MGK merchandise for purchase.

Soon after the celebration, the Mainstream Sellout Tour kicks off at FirstEnergy Stadium at 5 p.m.

When: Aug. 13
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium
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Ohio Celtic Festival
The list of terrific Irish entertainers set to perform at this year's Ohio Celtic Festival is extensive. Talented Irish performers from all across the nation will take the stage. Music isn't the only thing you're sure to enjoy. There will be activities for kids, food, face paintings and more.

When: Aug 12. - 14
Where: Lake County Fairgrounds
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