Fun Cleveland Weekend Ideas: 6/9/23 – 6/11/23

June 9, 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 9th

Moulin Rouge – Playhouse Square

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. A celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love, MOULIN ROUGE! is more than a musical — it is a state of mind. 

Guardians vs Astros – Progressive Field

The Houston Astros, a powerhouse American League team that won last year’s World Series, come to Progressive Field for their one and only visit to town this regular season. The first pitch is at 7:10 and the series continues through Sunday.

Girls Gotta Eat – Agora

The Agora will host a live rendition of the highly acclaimed podcast, Girls Gotta Eat, featuring the hilarious duo Ashley Hesseltine and Rayna Greenberg. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary interactive encounter as Ashley, Rayna, and some special guests take the stage to tackle all your most pressing inquiries about sex, dating, and relationships. This one-of-a-kind event guarantees a revitalized perspective on the dating scene and, of course, plenty of laughter-induced abdominal workouts. Be there or be square! That’s what the press release promises.

Saturday, June 10th

The Hooley – Kamms Corner

Experience the Hooley on Kamm’s Corners, a yearly street festival held on Lorain Ave. between West 165th Street and Rocky River Drive, from noon to 8 p.m. This vibrant event features a multitude of attractions for the whole family. Discover an array of crafts, enjoy live music, marvel at the performances of Irish dancers from local schools, and be enthralled by the enchanting sound of pipes and drums.

Satisfy your taste buds with delectable treats available at pubs, eateries, and street vendors. Indulge in mouthwatering kettle corn, delicious ice cream, and freshly squeezed lemonade, alongside other delightful festival classics. Delight in the lively ambiance of two entertainment stages where a diverse lineup of musical acts will captivate the audience.

Best of all, admission to this extraordinary event is absolutely free. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in a day of festive fun and entertainment at the Hooley on Kamm’s Corners.

Parade the Circle – Wade Oval

Making its long-awaited return after a hiatus since 2020, the 31st art parade will transform Wade Oval into a vibrant spectacle of colors and sounds. This lively event will feature innovative costumes, handcrafted masks, towering puppets, and impressive floats. Artists, families, schools, churches, and community groups from Greater Cleveland and beyond have come together to create magnificent pieces that will captivate both participants and onlookers. Excitingly, the 2023 parade introduces a lead artist, Héctor Castellanos Lara.

Parade the Circle will commence at noon at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and wind its way counterclockwise around Wade Oval until it spills into the oval in front of the museum. The procession promises to be a visually stunning journey. Additionally, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors are warmly invited to engage in the festivities of Circle Village, an interactive experience that will further enhance their enjoyment of this remarkable event.

Art by the Falls – Chagrin Falls

Valley Art Center and the 39th Annual Art by the Falls, an exquisite outdoor festival showcasing fine arts and contemporary crafts. Set in the idyllic village of Chagrin Falls, this event captivates over 15,000 visitors who flock to Riverside Park to immerse themselves in the talents of more than 130 artists from across the nation.

At the festival, you’ll have the rare chance to personally connect with the artists, delve into their creative processes, and acquire their remarkable pieces. Alongside the captivating array of fine art and craftsmanship on display, Art by the Falls treats attendees to live music, delectable food vendors, an interactive community art project, and delightful art activities for children. As you explore the festival, you can revel in the scenic beauty of Riverside Park and meander through the historic downtown of Chagrin Falls. The area boasts two picturesque waterfalls, an enchanting gazebo, and cozy coffee and tea shops, as well as numerous restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and shops.

Art by the Falls has become an eagerly anticipated highlight in the Chagrin Falls community, attracting over 15,000 art enthusiasts and buyers from the region. It serves as a jubilant celebration of the arts and the boundless creativity of the participating artists. For collectors and art aficionados, this event presents an exceptional opportunity to uncover and acquire new and distinctive works of art. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary artistic experience!

Sunday, June 11th

3rd Annual Crocker Park Block Party – Crocker Park Westlake

Join us at Crocker Park for the highly anticipated yearly event that begins at 9:30 a.m. with an exhilarating 5K race and a one-mile run. Following the races, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., we invite you to immerse yourself in the lively block party. Prepare to be captivated by a multitude of activities such as face painting, balloon twisting, live music, and creatively designed sidewalk chalk zones. Best of all, admission to this extraordinary event is absolutely free.

  • An opportunity to meet and interact with law enforcement officers from the Westlake Police Department
  • The ever-popular Touch-A-Truck experience
  • Thrilling K-9 demonstrations
  • Live music performances
  • A vibrant Chalk Zone for artistic expression
  • Face painting, balloon twisters, and more exciting activities
  • A tempting array of food trucks to satisfy your cravings
  • Various vendors and exhibitors showcasing their offerings

The Cure – Blossom

The Cure, known for their distinctive blend of post-punk, new wave, and rock, gained global popularity with their breakout hit “Boys Don’t Cry” and their iconic ’80s style featuring Robert Smith’s hair and smudged lipstick. After their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, the band surprised fans with a headlining tour, marking their 45th anniversary since formation in 1978. With a gothic influence on their pop, punk, and rock sound, The Cure released 13 studio albums and over 40 singles, including classics like “Lovesong,” “Just Like Heaven,” and “Friday I’m in Love.” Their last studio record was 2008’s “4:13 Dream.” Now, the legendary band is making a comeback, bringing their music back to life on stages across the country. Don’t miss out on this chance to catch The Cure live and experience their timeless sound once again.

Throughout the ’80s and early ’90s, The Cure solidified their mainstream status with albums like “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” and the acclaimed “Disintegration,” which showcased their gothic-infused tone and atmospheric sound. Indulging his musical preferences, frontman Robert Smith reflected on “Disintegration,” stating that it was an album he created purely for his own enjoyment. After four decades, Smith’s dedication has kept the band alive. With their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a new tour, rumors of new music have sparked excitement. Be part of The Cure’s comeback as they reignite their music on stage once again. Secure your tickets now and witness the legendary band in all their glory.

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