Fun Cleveland Weekend Ideas: 6/2/23 – 6/4/23

June 1, 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 June 2nd

Zach Bryan at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

THis Friday at 8, country singer-songwriter Zach Bryan will be performing his Burn, Burn, Burn tour at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Known for his latest albums, American Heartbreak (2022) and Summertime Blues, each of the singles from these records has become a beloved fan-favorite, often turning into lively sing-alongs during Bryan’s live shows. Despite his rising stardom, Bryan stays true to country traditions, incorporating elements like the banjo in tracks such as “Quittin’ Time” and highlighting the slide guitar in “Motorcycle Drive By.”

Mike Polk Jr. Comedy Show

If you’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the comedic genius of Mike Polk Jr., the talented individual responsible for the viral Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video, the Factory of Sadness video (both parts one and two), the renowned Last Call Cleveland comedy troupe, and The Mike Polk Jr. Show, then you’re well aware of his unmatched ability to captivate an audience. Tonight at 9:45, you have the exciting opportunity to experience the electrifying atmosphere of the Mike Polk Jr. Show Live in the Frolic Cabaret room at Hilarities. For ticket prices, please visit the Hilarities website.

First Friday Hop

What could be more fantastic than a single incredible concert in a stunning location during our delightful summer? How about a trio of them?! Mark your calendars for the First Fridays of June, July, and August, where you’ll be treated to captivating live performances with unique themes. To complement the experience, there will be carefully selected market vendors offering their wares, and a variety of food and beverages for purchase. What’s more, these extraordinary events will take place simultaneously on three different stages scattered throughout Downtown. And fret not about traversing the distances on foot – we’ve got you covered with a complimentary trolley service that loops between all the venues. Simply hop on, hop off, and savor the enchantment of all three locations at your own pace!

US Bank Plaza: Get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms of Shake Ground, bringing you the soulful sounds of reggae.

Public Square: Join KB & The Riptides as they take you on a musical journey with their electrifying surf-inspired tunes that will make you want to hit the waves.

Voinovich Park: Immerse yourself in the toe-tapping melodies of Sugar Mules, who will transport you to the heart of Appalachia with their captivating bluegrass performances.

With these incredible line-ups, you won’t want to miss a single moment of these unforgettable summer evenings.

Saturday, June 3rd

Impractical Jokers

For over ten years, these comedians have been earning their livelihood by orchestrating a collection of practical jokes aimed at thoroughly embarrassing and humiliating each other. They have documented numerous episodes for a television show and have even premiered a feature film. Tonight at 7:30, this comedic ensemble will grace the stage at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Monter Truck Jam

Get ready for an electrifying event as an impressive lineup of colossal monster trucks, weighing a staggering 12,000 pounds each, will take center stage. The legendary Grave Digger, the mighty El Toro Loco, and the fearsome Megalodon are just a few of the formidable trucks that will be in attendance. The excitement will kick off at 7 pm at Browns Stadium, promising a night of adrenaline-pumping action.

Pride In Cleveland

The Pride in CLE event, organized by the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, is set to make its return on June 3, 2023, featuring a vibrant march and festival.

According to Gulnar Feerasta, the senior director of programs, Pride is more than just a fleeting moment; it represents an ongoing movement. As an integral program of the Center, Pride plays a vital role in propelling the movement forward.

While Cleveland has a long history of Pride celebrations, the Center introduced the annual Pride in CLE event in 2016. Due to the pandemic, the past two years were commemorated virtually, but last year saw the return of in-person festivities.

The march will weave its way through downtown, culminating in the festival held at Malls B and C, located between First Energy Stadium and Superior Avenue. Attendees can anticipate an array of entertainment, food trucks, and local vendors, creating an atmosphere of joy and celebration.

In a press release, Feerasta expressed that the event is fueled by the community’s pride in self-expression, love, and the intentional uplifting of the diverse intersectional identities within the LGBTQ+ community.

Beyond revelry, the Pride in CLE event seeks to advocate for and empower the LGBTQ+ community in Cleveland. The Center’s announcement highlighted the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community across the United States in 2022, including infringements upon their access to basic healthcare and education. In 2023, there will be a heightened focus on advocating for queer individuals who are consistently misrepresented.

With its return to downtown Cleveland, Pride in CLE promises to be a dynamic and inclusive event, fostering solidarity, visibility, and progress for the LGBTQ+ community.

Sunday, June 4th

Death Cab for Cutie

Asphalt Meadows, the newest album by this seasoned indie rock band, showcases their signature evocative tunes, reminiscent of their 25-year career. The title track sets a haunting tone, while the enchanting ballad “Rand McNally” reveals the band’s more introspective side. The exhilarating single “Here to Forever” stands out as one of the band’s finest compositions in their vast discography. Catch their performance tonight at 7 PM at the Agora, with Lomelda opening the show.

Todays Bride – Bridal Show

Discover the ultimate wedding shopping extravaganza that covers all your needs in one place – the Today’s Bride I-X Center Bridal Show on June 4th, 2023! Immerse yourself in a world of inspiration as you stroll through aisles showcasing the latest trends. Witness captivating live fashion shows, featuring the finest wedding attire for your entire entourage. Interact with over 150 local wedding experts, ready to offer discounts, special deals, and exciting giveaways! Remember, this extraordinary event lasts for just one day, so gather your bridesmaids, mom, and fiancé, and join us this June to transform your dream wedding into a reality!

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