Cleveland Events

Parade The Circle festival and other Cleveland Events; (c) Soul Of America

Cleveland Events

Cleveland Events listed below are held in the City of Cleveland, unless indicated otherwise.


Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration
Celebration of the civil rights leader’s life throughout the community; Cleveland;


Black History Month
Various events celebrating Black culture throughout Cleveland;

Annual Black Heritage Concert
Featuring the gifted and talented students; Cleveland Institute of Music;

Annual Celebrity Soul Food Cook-Off
Presented by Black United Fund;


Cleveland International Film Festival
Annual film festival featuring 200 documentaries, premieres, shorts, family, and independent films; films cover 30 countries; Tower City Center, Cleveland;


TRI-C JazzFest
Festival featuring local and nationally known jazz artists; past artists included Spyro Gyra, Charlie Hunter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Etta James, Lou Rawls, Gladys Knight; held at Cuyahoga Community College;


Cleveland Fine Art Expo
Cuyahoga Community College;

Great American Rib Cook-Off
Memorial Day Weekend; Enjoy some of Cleveland’s best ribs; live entertainment and family fun; Tower City Amphitheater;


Celebration of the African American culture; Atlanta, GA

Parade The Circle
Cleveland’s largest annual signature event that attracts a parade of thousands to University Circle cultural district; Weblink

Rock and Soul Festival
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum;

Ohio Independent Film Festival
Various locations in Cleveland;


Glenville Festival
Festival featuring parade and family activities in this predominantly African American community; Cleveland;

Puerto Rican Parade and Festival
Downtown Cleveland;

Tower City Amphitheater;


Black Culture International Parade and Festival
Tri-C Metro Campus Theatre;

Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival
Canton, OH;

African American Family Picnic
Luke Easter Park;


Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival
Annual festival featuring ethnically diverse food, music, children’s activities and more; Cleveland;

Taste of Cleveland
Labor Day Weekend; Modeled after the same festival in Chicago, Cleveland has a tremendous food festival by local merchants that also features art show and kid’s activities; Tower City Amphitheater;


Kuumba Cultural Arts Festival
Featuring performances in theater arts, contemporary dance or ballet; Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and Museum;

Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African-American culture at various venues;


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