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3 things to do in Cleveland in March

Spring is right around the corner, and that means there will be plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the Cleveland sunshine in the coming weeks and months. If you’re ready to get some fresh air, we’ve got you covered. And if the temperatures remain stubbornly cool over the next few weeks, we found one event that won’t keep you out in the cold. 

Check out some ways you can enjoy the city’s offerings in March.

Cleveland Pierogi Week

Through March 6

Pierogies. Can’t get enough of these Polish dumplings, or are you looking to get your first taste of this Cleveland favorite? This week, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to get your fill during Cleveland Pierogi Week, which is ongoing through March 6 and presented by Cleveland Scene and Market Garden Brewery.

For just $7, Clevelanders can get at least three pierogies. More than 25 local restaurants are participating, each offering their own take on this Polish dish.

Find out how to get a taste.

Towpath Trail Lantern Parade

March 12

Ready for spring? While we can’t guarantee the temperature will rise, you can get a jumpstart on the spring season at the Towpath Trail Lantern Parade Saturday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. 

Featuring the work of local artists and led by the Revolution Brass Band, this parade is “a celebration of light, creativity and sustainability welcoming spring to the banks of the Cuyahoga River.” It will follow a 1.6-mile loop, beginning and ending at Sokolowski’s Overlook.

Attendees are encouraged to make their own lanterns; Upcycle Parts Shop will host workshops March 5 and 12.

Get more details about the parade.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17

After cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade will return in 2022. Scheduled for a 1:04 p.m. kickoff, the parade will center on the theme of “Coastlines”—the intended theme of the 2020 parade—to celebrate Ireland’s scenic coastlines.

The parade, organized by the ​​United Irish Societies of Greater Cleveland, routinely includes 10,000 participants in 125 units.

Learn more about the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.