What’s Happening in May in Cleveland
Spring has arrived and with the warm weather comes a plethora of activities to enjoy with the entire family! Cleveland is no exception, with festivals, neighborhood block parties and cultural celebrations happening throughout the month of May. Additionally, most of these events support local community causes, so having a little fun can actually make a difference! While there are too many events to mention, we’ve done a little of the work to find a few festivals and neighborhood highlights that should earn a spot on your calendar.
Cinco de Mayo Cleveland, May 5th, Berea Fairgrounds
There’s a lot more than chips and salsa to experience during Cleveland’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration. This cultural festival held in Berea Fairgrounds in Middleberg Heights offers food, entertainment and fun for all ages. Events and activities for kids and families dominate the daylight schedule, and the “loco fiesta mood” kicks after the sun goes down. Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience culture and enjoy delicious food, beverage and maybe even a little wrestling!
The Hooley on Kamm’s Corner, May 14th, Kamm’s Corners on Lorain Avenue
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Get ready for “West Park’s Homecoming Celebration” when the 7th annual Hooley on Kamm’s Corner kicks off at noon on Saturday, May 14th. This Irish celebration offers live music, festival food, entertainment and activities for all ages. No entrance fee so bring the entire family for a day of fun! Last year over 30,000 people attended so carpooling, walking or riding bikes is highly recommended!
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, May 14-15
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Even if you’re not a runner, mark your calendar! The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon hails as one of the best in the region and draws upwards of 16,000 participants! Featuring a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and kid’s fun run, there’s a little something for everyone, regardless of your athletic ability. Even if you don’t participate, bring the family out to enjoy the race day excitement, complete with live music, food, drinks & plenty of kids’ activities. Check out the website for a list of the best locations to watch the race, along with additional information.
Hessler Street Fair, May 21-22, 1326 Hessler Road, Cleveland
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It’s springtime in Cleveland and that means it’s time for the neighborhood event that has become a local favorite. The Hessler Street Fair brings together neighbors and visitors every year for this free event to showcase arts, crafts, food and music. The fair raises funds to preserve and maintain the neighborhood and welcomes other local nonprofits to participate and raise funds for their causes.
Cleveland Indians Kids Fun Day, Sundays, Progressive Field, Downtown Cleveland
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There’s nothing quite like a Sunday at the ballpark, just ask any of the kids participating in the Kids’ Fun Days with the Cleveland Indians. This hometown team knocks it out of the park when it comes to planning a fun-filled day for the entire family. Every Sunday home game is Kids Fun Day (kids ticket only $10), offering kids a chance to take on special roles throughout the game and even run the bases. Check out their home schedule and make it a summer Sunday tradition.
What else do you have planned for May in Cleveland? Share the fun!