Photo of people dancing as butterflies during a Parade the Circle event

3 things to do in Cleveland in June

Though summer doesn’t officially begin until later this month, warm weather is here. With it, many members of the Case Western Reserve University community are looking ahead to longer days, relaxing evenings and opportunities to enjoy the fresh air.

For our students who remain on campus taking summer courses, working in labs or participating in internships, and for our faculty and staff members who live in Cleveland year round, we’ve compiled a list of events to check out in June in the CLE.

The events we’ve selected are all free, open to the public and held outdoors, meaning you can enjoy the pleasant weather. Looking for more ideas? Check out the Destination Cleveland website to see what’s happening this month.

Pride in the CLE

June 3

Celebrate LGBTQ+ pride and show the resiliency of our city during Pride in the CLE Saturday, June 3. Anchored by the signature march from Public Square to Malls B and C, the event brings a wide array of people together for celebration and advocacy.

After the parade, attendees can check out vendors representing health organizations, social justice groups and more. Plus, there will be DJs, music and other entertainment. 

The march will step off at 11 a.m., with the festivities at Malls B and C continuing through 6 p.m.

Learn more about Pride in the CLE.

Parade the Circle and Circle Village

June 10

After a three-year hiatus, Parade the Circle is back in 2023. This lively cultural event allows members of the community to show their artistic side with costumes, masks, giant puppets and more. This year’s event celebrates the dragonfly—or libélula—with a theme of transformation. The parade will kickoff Saturday, June 10, at noon and travels through Wade Oval.

There also will be music, with performances by Taylor Lamborn Band and Councilman Conwell & The Footprints, plus activities offered by local organizations.

Whether you design your own costume and join the parade, or find a spot along the route to watch it go by, you will be surrounded by color and activity.

View the parade details.

Larchmere Porchfest

June 24

Immerse yourself in the local music scene at the 15th annual Larchmere Porchfest. A free family-friendly event, the day-long festival features 30 bands performing on 30 porches beginning Saturday, June 24, at 2 p.m. Each concert lasts approximately 35 minutes, with time for guests to move venues between concerts.

Two finale concerts will be held at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., followed by additional performances at select local restaurants.

In addition to music, food will be available at nearby establishments, a food court and from other vendors.

Get more details about the festival.