Fun Cleveland/NEO Weekend Ideas: 9/29/23 – 10/1/23

September 30, 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, September 29th

Cleveland Beer Week – Various Locations

In contrast to typical one-day or weekend beer festivals, Cleveland Beer Week offers an extended opportunity to feature a wide range of craft beers, spanning from our cherished local breweries to renowned international brewers. CBW seamlessly blends together beer, culinary delights, educational experiences, and unforgettable events throughout the week, creating a memorable and immersive celebration.

Oysterfest – Buckeye Beer Engine

The informal commencement of Cleveland Beer Week begins with a delectable treat: overnight-fresh oysters, shucked upon request and thoughtfully matched with a selection of the finest East Coast beers.

No bookings are accepted; it’s a first-come, first-served affair. Oysters are offered individually. Availability is limited, and event particulars may be subject to modifications.

Kamms Corner Beer Week Kickoff Crawl – West Park Station, Cleveland

This year’s crawl will showcase 8 exclusive limited-release beers for Cleveland Beer Week. These unique brews were crafted especially for this occasion. Be sure to stop by West Park Station and join in the fun with your friends!

Tickets are priced at $25 per person, and we highly recommend purchasing them in advance. Limited tickets may be available at the door, depending on space availability. The proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the Malone Scholarship Program, as well as Rec2Connect and Friends of City Dogs Cleveland. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enjoy a great beer while contributing to these worthy causes!

Saturday, September 30th

Ohio Mac and Cheese Festival – Crushers Stadium Avon

Did you ever think, even in your wildest dreams, that there would be a Mac & Cheese Festival? Prepare yourself with some Lactaid and make your way to Mercy Health Stadium in Avon to sample the creative twists local vendors have put on mac & cheese, along with a diverse selection of beers and, believe it or not, different types of milk. That’s right, milk! Don’t forget to secure your tickets in advance, as this event consistently sells out in other regions!

Octoberfest Pretzel Eating Contest – Hofbrauhaus Cleveland

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland proudly presents “Cleveland Meets Munich Oktoberfest!” So get out there and enjoy the fun every weekend from September 15th to October 8th for an unforgettable celebration. Revel in the Biergarten with carnival games, stein-holding contests, live entertainment, authentic German performers, delectable food specials, and much more. Below, discover the exciting lineup for Weekend 3:

Friday, September 29th

  • Stein Holding
  • Biergarten Festival
  • Clambake Extravaganza
  • Entertainment by Fred Ziwich (6 pm)

Saturday, September 30th

  • Pretzel Eating Contest
  • Stein Holding
  • Biergarten Festival
  • Clambake Delights
  • Entertainment by Aaron Dussing (4 pm) and The Zolkas (8 pm)

Sunday, October 1st

  • Brunch Buffet
  • Biergarten Festival
  • Face-Painting Fun
  • Barktoberfest (Bring your furry friends to the Biergarten)
  • Clambake Celebration with Aaron Dussing (2 pm)

Don’t miss out on this incredible fusion of Cleveland and Munich traditions.

Tim Allen – Playhouse Square Downtown Cleveland

Comedian Tim Allen will perform live at KeyBank State Theatre on September 30 at 7:00 PM.

The acclaimed actor and comedian, Tim Allen, continues to captivate audiences with his stand-up performances, consistently selling out venues across the nation. His journey as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s served as the ideal precursor to his iconic ABC television series, “Home Improvement,” which earned him accolades including a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy nomination, and an impressive eight People’s Choice Awards.

Currently, Allen graces our screens as the star of the Disney+ series “The Santa Clauses” and previously delighted fans for nine seasons in the hit FOX sitcom “Last Man Standing.” He also lent his voice to the beloved character Buzz Lightyear in Disney’s blockbuster “Toy Story” franchise and showcased his acting prowess in notable films such as “Galaxy Quest,” “Wild Hogs,” “Jungle 2 Jungle,” and “The Shaggy Dog,” to name just a few.

Sunday, October 1st

Browns vs. Ravens – Browns Stadium

In Cleveland, the love for sports is undeniable, but it’s football that reigns supreme. Through the Browns’ long history of hardship, marked by scant star power and tight budgets, the unwavering dedication of the fans has shone through. Win or lose, whether the weather is clear or a fierce blizzard is raging, Cleveland faithful assemble, decked out in the iconic orange and brown, ready to cheer their hearts out. This unwavering support persists.

And this Sunday, when the Browns face off against the Baltimore Ravens, the stakes are higher than ever. This game isn’t just a regular match; it’s a crucial battle for supremacy in our division, a chance to prove our mettle against a formidable opponent. In the heart of Cleveland, we understand that this game is more than just a contest—it’s a testament to our dedication, a showcase of our passion, and a moment when we stand together as one to support our beloved team.

Joe Thomas Pre-Game Tailgate – Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame

Come celebrate the lead-up to Joe’s Ring of Excellence ceremony at the Browns vs. Ravens game by joining us for a spirited tailgate honoring the Cleveland Browns’ Hall of Famer. Enjoy the following highlights:

  • Experience live entertainment with Max Stakolich and Old Skool performing on the outdoor stage.
  • Get ready for thrilling giveaways and engaging games.
  • Satisfy your taste buds with delicious offerings from Rock Hall food and drink trucks.
  • Dive into the world of Joe Thomas with an exclusive exhibit, generously loaned to us by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Meet Joe Thomas in person as he shares his insights and participates in a swag toss.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration!

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