Fun Cleveland/NEO Weekend Ideas: 7/7/23 – 7/9/23

July 6, 2023

Todd Hall

Cleveland/NEO This Weekend: Our Picks

Looking for some things to do this weekend in Cleveland and the surrounding Northeast Ohio area to make the most of your weekend? There’s so much to see and do, even for those who are already familiar with the area. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a recent transplant, there’s always something new to discover in Cleveland and NEO. So why not get out and explore this weekend?

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Friday, July 7th

Guardians vs. Royals – Progressive Field

In their last handful of games before the All-Star Break, the Guardians go up against the hapless Kansas City Royals, one of MLB’s worst teams. A full weekend of games begins at Progressive Field, Starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday.

Jurassic Park (Live Film with Orchestral Score) – Blossom Music Center

Step into the mesmerizing world of Jurassic Park as we celebrate its 30th anniversary! Experience the sheer wonder of this legendary film on the grandest of screens, accompanied by a captivating live performance of John Williams’s iconic score, brought to life by The Cleveland Orchestra. Prepare to be enthralled by the exhilarating journey that confronts humanity with prehistoric predators, igniting an ultimate struggle for survival. With awe-inspiring visuals and revolutionary special effects, this cinematic masterpiece is the result of 65 million years of sheer brilliance and imagination. Get ready to relive the magic of Jurassic Park in an extraordinary fusion of film and music!

Cain Park Arts Festival – Cain Park

The Cain Park Arts Festival RETURNS! After more than four decades, the Cain Park Arts Festival is making its way back to Northeast Ohio, showcasing the incredible work of artists from all over the country. This three-day juried event will be completely FREE to attend. In addition to the captivating art exhibits, there will be an array of food concessions and live entertainment suitable for all age groups.

Saturday, July 8th

Truss – Mahalls Lakewood

In 2018, a group of students at the Ohio State University came together to form an energetic hard rock band. They began their musical journey by captivating audiences at college clubs, events, and parties throughout the region. In May 2019, the band achieved a significant milestone with the release of their single “Mayhem,” which was recorded at the esteemed studio in Ohio State’s Wexner Center for the Arts, with the assistance of their friend Cooper Towns. Since its release, “Mayhem” has garnered nearly 700,000 streams across various platforms, showcasing the band’s growing popularity.

Following their graduation, the band decided to return to their roots in Cleveland, where they have continued to showcase their talent through electrifying performances at local venues. Their passion for music and unwavering dedication to their craft have solidified their presence within the local music scene.

2nd Annual Shaker Soirée – Shaker Museum

Spend a delightful evening at the Shaker Soirée, the premier annual benefit event, held on Saturday, July 8, 2023, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the museum grounds. As a guest, you’ll enjoy an intimate garden setting where you’ll have full access to a wide selection of beverages including beer, wine, and signature cocktails. Indulge in delectable hors d’oeuvres inspired by international cuisines, skillfully prepared by Bon Vivant Catering, with options available for vegetarian and gluten-free attendees. Satisfy your sweet tooth with mouthwatering desserts that will be served throughout the evening.

To kick off the festivities, we invite you to join our Champagne Hour from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. This exclusive pre-event celebration includes unlimited champagne, an exquisite champagne cocktail, and a special hors d’oeuvre. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere with live music performed by the Youth Bridging Through Arts string quartet. As an option, you can also embark on a behind-the-scenes museum tour led by our Executive Director or join curator-led tours of our captivating special exhibitions. Your Champagne Hour ticket also grants you access to the Garden Party from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., where you’ll receive three drink tickets, complimentary valet parking, and the opportunity to mingle and enjoy the evening’s festivities.

During the Garden Party, indulge in the sumptuous offerings provided by Bon Vivant Catering, including a variety of delectable hors d’oeuvres and delightful desserts. You’ll receive two drink tickets to enjoy refreshing beverages, with the option to purchase additional drink tickets if desired. Groove to the beats spun by DJ Denicio as you revel in the company of fellow attendees. Take part in our auction and raffle, showcasing the best of local businesses, for a chance to win exciting prizes. Throughout the evening, cocktail tables and limited seating will be available for your comfort.

The Shaker Soirée is a celebration deeply rooted in our history. It pays homage to our former Gracious Gardens tours and commemorates the Shaker Historical Society’s inaugural social event, a community garden party held in 1948. By attending this event, you directly support our mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the captivating history of Shaker Heights. We strive to inspire curiosity and foster engagement between diverse communities by sharing the stories, people, and events that shape our local history.

All proceeds from the Shaker Soirée go toward supporting the operations, programming, exhibitions, and collections of the Shaker Historical Society. We invite you to dress in garden party attire and join us for an unforgettable evening filled with joy, camaraderie, and the rich heritage of Shaker Heights.

Blueberry Festival – Bauman Orchards

Bauman Orchards, known for their commitment to quality and flavor, will be showcasing their finest blueberry harvest. Prepare for a sensory delight as you wander through their beautiful orchards and handpick the juiciest blueberries, ensuring you get the freshest and most flavorful fruit possible.

Not only can you indulge in U-Pick Blueberries, but you can also learn about the art of blueberry cultivation and gain insights into the dedication and care that goes into growing these succulent berries. From the moment you step foot into Bauman Orchards, you will be surrounded by the sights, scents, and tastes of their bountiful blueberry harvest.

So mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in a blueberry extravaganza like no other. From U-Pick Blueberries at Bauman Orchards to the aroma of freshly brewed Ott’s Coffee, the mouthwatering Blueberry Donuts being prepared on-site, and a delightful array of food options from Puente’s Tijuana Tacos, to the whimsical Willa’s Flower Truck and joyful Pony Rides, the Blueberry Festival is an event that promises a memorable experience for the whole family. Don’t miss out on this delicious celebration of all things blueberry!

Sunday, July 9th

Dude Perfect – Rocket Mortgage Field House

Dude Perfect, the YouTube sensations consisting of Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert, and twins Coby and Cory Cotton, are set to captivate audiences in 24 cities during their upcoming summer tour. Following the immense success of their 2022 tour, which saw sold-out events and a nomination for Pollstar Family, the demand for their family-friendly entertainment continues to surge. Alongside their involvement in Amazon’s Thursday Night Football broadcast, Dude Perfect has also announced a new fan destination and headquarters.

In the 2023 edition of their tour, the Dudes will deliver an engaging and action-packed show, filled with laughter and thrilling trick-shot-themed battles. Audiences can expect to witness beloved segments from their award-winning “Overtime” series, including Cool Not Cool and Wheel Unfortunate with Ned Forrester. Additionally, new fan-favorite segments like Get Crafty and Top 10 are in the works.


This special School of Rock show will feature the talented musicians from School of Rock Somerville and School of Rock Mason, as a part of their summer tour.

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