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3 things to do in Cleveland in July

Even once the Independence Day fireworks dissipate, the summer activities won’t end in Cleveland. The month ahead is full of opportunities to enjoy what makes our city so special. To get you started, we’ve pulled together three options members of the Case Western Reserve University community can consider. 

Looking for more to do in July? Check out the Destination Cleveland website for more ideas.

Cain Park Arts Festival

July 7–9

Surround yourself with local art during the annual Cain Park Arts Festival, a tradition that has endured in Cleveland Heights for more than 40 years. 

The event features juried competition for artists to showcase their work across different media, including photography, jewelry, glass, wood and watercolors. Additionally, there are opportunities to view several art exhibitions on display and try out food trucks and other vendors. 

Meanwhile, make sure to schedule in time to listen to live performances by local musicians, such as James McKeivier & the Starry Sky Band, Cleveland’s Breakfast Club, Djapo Cultural Arts African Drums & Dance, and others.

Learn more about the Cain Park Arts Festival.

GardenWalk Cleveland

July 8–9

It’s no secret to locals that Cleveland is packed with natural beauty. The Cleveland Metroparks, and Cuyahoga Valley National Park boast a wide array of alluring flora and fauna, but it doesn’t end there—many residential neighborhoods are sights to behold in their own right.

See for yourself during this year’s GardenWalk Cleveland. Over two days (July 8–9), take self-guided tours through Fairfax, Ohio City, Old Brooklyn, Detroit Shoreway and other neighborhoods to see residential gardens, urban farms, orchards and more.

Learn more about this event and see what neighborhoods are participating.

Taste of Tremont

July 16

Check out Tremont, one of Cleveland’s trendiest neighborhoods, during the annual Taste of Tremont street fair Saturday, July 16. Tremont is known for its local dining hotspots, and this event gives you the chance to try several of them at once.

But even once your belly is full, you won’t run out of things to do. Stop by to see the other vendors that will fill the streets, pop into some of the neighborhood galleries and shops, and take a break to listen to the live music.

Taste of Tremont will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Get more event details.