If you’re looking for a unique experience this spring, then head to Cleveland, Ohio to explore the vibrant city.

Cleveland has it all, whether you’re looking for a family-friendly event or an all-night party. From the bustling markets of West 25th Street to the quaint shops of Coventry Village, there’s something for everyone.

While the weather may still be a bit chilly, that’s no reason to avoid the city during this time of year.

Here are some must-attend events and attractions to experience in Cleveland this spring.

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2024 Solar Eclipse

The 2024 solar eclipse is coming, and the countdown is on.

As the sun, moon, and earth align in perfect harmony, millions of people worldwide will be able to witness this unique phenomenon. Since Cleveland will be in the path of totality, this rare event will be one of our lifetime’s most spectacular astronomical events.

With unobstructed views over Lake Erie, Cleveland will be ideal for travelers to see the celestial event. The Great Lakes Science Center, NASA Visitors Center, and Cleveland Metroparks will be hosting events. 

Attend A Music Festival

Music festivals in Cleveland are the perfect way to welcome the spring season. From rock to hip-hop, the city’s wide variety of spring festivals keep visitors of varying interests entertained.

Thyagaraja Festival is the most prominent Indian classical music festival outside of India. There’s also the Tri-C JazzFest, which features Herbie Hancock and the 2023 Grammy-award winner for Best New Artist, Samara Joy, this year.

Reggae Fest, now its 7th year, is another event taking place at Voinovich Bicentennial Park

Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a day of celebration and remembrance that has been observed in Cleveland for generations. It marks the end of slavery in the United States, and it has come to symbolize freedom and progress for African Americans.

On this day, Clevelanders gather to commemorate the anniversary of June 19th, 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and all enslaved people were free.

In Cleveland, Juneteenth is celebrated with parades, festivals, concerts, food vendors, art exhibitions, and more. It’s a time to reflect on Black history while celebrating present-day freedom and progress.

Visitors can participate in several annual events including the MetroHealth Juneteenth Freedom Fest, with performances from the country’s oldest Black-producing theater. Similarly, the Mx. Juneteenth party is another event to consider that celebrates the Black Queer community with live music and drag performers. 

Explore New Food & Drink Openings

Cleveland is home to various dining options, from fine-dining restaurants to casual pubs and trendy cafes.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner spot or an exciting night out with friends, there are plenty of new restaurants in Cleveland to satisfy your cravings.

You’ll surely find something delicious at one of these new eateries, from classic American fare to international cuisine. Explore Cleveland’s best food and drink openings and discover your next favorite dining experience.

Some places to check out include: 

The Judith

The Judith is a timeless Parisian café experience, with an elegant, inviting interior. The neighborhood café menu offers warm salads, baguette sandwiches, and fresh-baked patisserie items.


James Beard‐nominated chef Jill Vedaa and business partner Jessica Parkison of Salt+ fame has added Poppy to their growing restaurant group. Guests can enjoy lunch and dinner while dining in a turn-of-the-century craftsman-style home or on the expansive garden patio.

Wolf Pack Chorus

Chef Chris Wolf and partner Katie Wolf opened their modern brasserie concept in a historic carriage house property in the Little Italy neighborhood. Guests can expect an upscale modern American menu and redesigned interiors.

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