There’s nothing quite like summer in The Land—and it’s just days away. With seemingly endless opportunities to enjoy yourself the next few months—from kayaking on the Cuyahoga to catching a game at Progressive Field to enjoying live music on patios around the city—it’s likely you don’t need any recommendations to fill your time. But, in case you do, The Daily has you covered.
See ways in which you can explore the city’s offerings in June.
Pride in the CLE™
An annual event celebrating LGBTQ+ rights, culture and liberation, Pride in the CLE™ is back for its first in-person celebration since 2019. With the last march and festival marking the largest Pride event on record, with more than 30,000 attendees, this year’s event is expected to be filled with festival-goers, vendors, entertainment, and more.
A march will be held, winding through the streets of Cleveland and ending at the historic Malls B & C for the traditional Pride in the CLE™ festival. The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is planning the event in conjunction with an official Pride Steering Committee.
Slavic Village Pierogi Dash
What could be better than running (or walking) a 5k and then satiating your hunger with pierogies and enjoying live polka music? Clevelanders can head to the historic Slavic Village, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, located on the southeast side of town, for what race organizers dub “Cleveland’s tastiest race.”
Runners and walkers will be able to enjoy pierogies, smokies and refreshments (including alcohol beverages for those 21+) while supporting Slavic Village Development. The $30 registration fee helps the organization continue to assist those with housing needs and repairs, support neighborhood education, create community greenspaces, provide assistance to small businesses and more.
Live local music will return to Cleveland’s Larchmere neighborhood, just minutes from Case Western Reserve in the Buckeye-Shaker area, during Larchmere PorchFest. Neighbors, friends and live music lovers are invited to take in the sounds of 22 bands on 22 porches, visit local businesses, taste local flavors and just enjoy the beautiful neighborhood.
The family-friendly event is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit on—and, if they want to see as many bands as possible, bikes are recommended.