Catch a Concert
Cleveland music icons from every era, including DEVO (Sept. 16, Beachland Ballroom) and Nine Inch Nails (Sept. 24, Blossom Music Center), take the stage this month, but the big-ticket event is Kid Cudi’s Moon Man’s Landing (Sept. 17, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica) featuring Cleveland's own Chip Tha Ripper.
Find Your Beach
Tired of sitting in that long line of cars waiting to get into Edgewater Beach? Try heading east to Mentor’s Headlands Beach State Park. Ohio’s largest natural sand beach provides views of the Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse. Meanwhile, Bay Village’s Huntington Beach offers craft beer and Honey Hut ice cream at The Noshery.
Gear up for the Air Show
The Cleveland National Air Show takes flight Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 3-5). Watch military planes dance across the sky at Burke Lakefront Airport. On the ground, eat fair food and take cockpit photos with the “Top Gun Experience.” Yet, locals know the best views come from nearby parks or beaches.
Breaking a sweat at a street festival is a summertime staple. This month, the Cleveland Museum of Art turns the sidewalks of University Circle's Fine Arts Garden into a masterpiece at the annual Chalk Festival (Sept. 10-11). Get your fair fill at the Geauga County Fair (Aug. 31-Sept. 5), which offers fried food favorites and classic rides.
Root for the Home Team
With MLB getting serious and the NFL gearing up, there’s no better time than the end of summer to be a Cleveland sports fan. The Browns celebrate their home opener week two (Sept. 18) against the New York Jets. Meanwhile, the Guardians could be fighting for a playoff spot with a homestand against the Minnesota Twins (Sept. 16-19).
Take a Hike
This summer has been a hot one, so as it starts to cool off, take advantage of gems like the Cleveland Metroparks’ Emerald Necklace, a series of trails that connect to form a network of stunning paths with gorgeous foliage and local wildlife, or the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the only federally maintained parkland in the region.
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