Pinball wizards: The 2023 Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show comes to town

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The 2023 Cleveland Pinball and Arcade Show is coming to the Holiday Inn in Independence this Thursday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 17.

The four-day event features more than 100 pinball and arcade machines, which are free to play with admission, along with pinball tournaments, seminars, vendors, roving entertainment, vendors, and more.

The show kicks off Thursday at 5 p.m. with the opening of the game room and qualifying rounds for the main, classic, and women’s pinball tournaments.

On Friday, Sept. 15, more than 120 games will be open for playing while tournament qualifiers continue. DJ Charlie Brown will be performing from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., while Ohio Burn Unit will perform its jaw dropping comedy show for people of all ages beginning at dusk.

DJ Charlie Brown returns on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m., while the tournaments continue. Roving entertainers, such as stilt walkers and jugglers will also be circulating

On Sunday, Sept. 17, the tournament finals start, and the gaming continues.

Tickets are $20 on Thursday and Sunday; $25 on Friday and Saturday. Kids ages 12 and younger get in for free with paid adult admission.

All attendees receive a wristband that includes 20% off at Melt Bar & Grilled Independence on show days.