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Your Red Hot Summer HeatMap: Cleveland’s 24 Hottest Festivals and Eventspowered by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

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The 10-10 Festival of Plays

June 21 through July 13, 2019, Various times (see link)
Spend 10 minutes in theatre buffs' heaven with the 10-10 Festival of Plays, a series of 10 one-act plays that are (wait for it) 10 minutes long. Complimentary wine and snacks are provided before the performance and during intermission.  
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Lawn Chair Cinema in Kamm's Corners

June 21, July 19, and August 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m. (movie begins at dusk)

On third Fridays, Impett Park in Kamm's Corners becomes a "Lawn Chair Cinema" under the stars. Family-friendly fun (ring toss or hula hoops, anyone?) and the sounds of DJ Kenny G kick off the outdoor festivities, followed by a movie starting at dusk.

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Front Porch Concert Series

June 28 through August 30, 2019, 7 to 9 p.m.

Downtown Lakewood is your new favorite music venue, thanks to this free summer concert series. Join other music lovers on the steps of the Lakewood Public Library every Friday for acts spanning the spectrum from rock to jazz. Rock on!  

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Kupala Fest

June 29-30, 2019, 12 p.m.
Cleveland's Ukrainian community and friends come together in Tremont for the annual Kupala Fest. Celebrate the summer solstice in true Ukrainian style with food, music, entertainment, and shopping.
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Cleveland Tall Ships Festival

July 11-14, 2019, Various times (see link)

All aboard for a one-of-a-kind experience: a fleet of 10 Tall Ships is coming to Cleveland for four days of nautical fun. Kick off the festivities with the Parade of Sail on Thursday night, then return for the chance to tour the ships and enjoy the accompanying maritime

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Family Fishing Day

July 13, 2019, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Introduce your family to the love of fishing at University Circle's Rockefeller Park Lagoon. With face painting, live music, and free lunch in tandem, your kids will fall hook, line, and sinker for this one.
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Taste Of Cultura • Latino Makers Exposition

July 18-21, 2019, Various times (see link)
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Creativity abounds at the Taste of Cultura, a four-day showcase of Cleveland's Latino makers and shakers. The schedule includes a Spanish wine networking mixer; Artists of Color Symposium; paint-and-sip session; live music; and painting fun for kids.
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Family Unity in the Park

July 19, 2019, 3 to 7:30 p.m.
Let the fireworks fly as Family Unity in the Park makes a triumphant return after a year off! Join Mt. Pleasant and Union Miles residents for live music, food trucks, family fun, cookouts, and of course, fireworks at this lively party in the park.
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Euclid Beach Park Day

July 20, 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Travel back in time to the heyday of Euclid Beach Park with unlimited rides on the Grand Carousel, rocket ship rides, lawn games, and memorabilia that throw back to one of Cleveland's most beloved institutions.
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Get a taste of the emerging La Villa Hispana neighborhood at this open-air summer market dedicated to celebrating Latino and Hispanic culture. Traditional foods, interactive art, local vendors, and live music await!
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Everyone from tiny dancers to the silver-sneakered set can get their groove on at the third-annual American Dance Festival (ADF) in partnership with DANCECleveland. Take free classes, watch student showcases, and see performances by renowned companies like Malpaso and
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The sounds of summer are alive at Lexington-Bell Community Center, where families are invited to see music performance by the kids who attend the center. Food, games, and face painting will also be on hand at this family-friendly summer soiree.  
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Family fun is in full force at the 18th Annual Cedar Fairmount Summer Festival! Take in some live tunes, create Day-Glo or chalk art, try instruments with the Music Settlement, or just take in the vibrant scene from atop Cedar Hill.
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SaturStravaganza at moCa

August 10, 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday's alright for art appreciation, and SaturStravaganza is sure to deliver. Part of the Uptown Summer Series, this all-day event features yoga, a morning dance party, hands-on art activities, a painting party, and entertainment by Musicircus.
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One World Day 2019

August 25, 2019, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

One of Cleveland’s points of pride is its diversity—which is on full display at One World Day. Marvel at the Parade of Flags, witness a naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens, and enjoy a wide array of ethnic food and music.  

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Made in Ohio Festival

August 30 - September 1, 2019, Times vary each day (see link)
Shopping local has never been so easy (or fun). Support Ohio artisans and and sip local wines/beers while shopping for jewelry, art, pottery, soaps, lotions, quilts, and other uniquely Ohio crafts.   
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People come from near and far for this day celebrating Hungarian music, culture, and, most importantly, food. Treat your tastebuds with delicacies including stuffed cabbage, goulash, and strudel— all alongside a healthy serving of Hungarian folk music. 

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2019 Berea Arts Fest

September 8, 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beautiful Coe Lake is the setting for Berea Arts Fest, a one-day invitational showcasing 100 fine artists and makers. Channel your own inner artist at the chalk walk, or watch your little ones get hands-on at the Kids Kreation Station.

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Cleveland's indie filmmakers unite at this local film festival designed to showcase minority films that "reinforce positive images and dispel negative stereotypes." Along with a packed slate of films, panel discussions and networking meetups provide ample
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India Fest USA

September 14, 2019, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Designed as a bridge between Indian and American cultures, the India Festival USA offers something for everyone—from talent contests to a Taste of India food fest to shopping to a TaeKwonDo demo by Grandmaster Keun Ryu.  
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A Day at the Chalet

September 15, 2019, 12 to 5 p.m.
Who needs Pinterest projects with events like Arts in Strongsville's craft-filled A Day at the Chalet? This free outdoor arts festival is geared at kids with interactive arts-and-crafts sessions, live music, face painting, and more.
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Life is but a dream at this "creative feast" showcasing Cleveland's ingenuity and innovation! IngenuityFest 2019: Dreamscapes will transform Hamilton Collaborative into a "300,000-square-foot wonderland" filled with art, technology, and immersive

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