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3 things to do in Cleveland in May

After a surprise bout of chilly weather last week, the worst of winter is (hopefully) behind us, and days are becoming longer and sunnier. If you’re looking for ways to get out and about in Cleveland in May, you’re in luck: The Daily has pulled together some options for you. 

Check out ways in which you can explore the city’s offerings in May.

Taco Week

May 9-15

Taco Tuesday is simply not enough. Enter: Taco Week, seven days to enjoy $2 tacos from some of Cleveland’s most popular spots. More than 10 restaurants are participating, including Bomba, Barrio, Billy’s A Cappelli Martini Bar and Blue Habanero. Collect stamps in your taco passport from each restaurant as you venture around the city indulging in one of the most delicious hand-held foods.

Save the date and keep an eye on the Taco Week website for more details.

Steam in the Valley

May 13-15, 20-22

Steam in the Valley, an annual tradition at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, brings the historic Nickel Plate Road Steam Locomotive No. 765 to the Valley for an “unforgettable experience.” Passengers will have an opportunity to ride the railroad being powered by the historic steam locomotive, which has 14 wheels, stands 15 feet tall and weighs 404 tons.  

From family-friendly rides to night rides, dinner events and more, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Steam in the Valley. Tickets range from $25 to $150. 

Decide which event(s) you’ll attend and secure your tickets. 

Cleveland Asian Festival 

May 21-22

Celebrate Cleveland’s diversity and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month in May by attending the Cleveland Asian Festival. The grassroots festival highlights Cleveland’s AsiaTown neighborhood, diversity and Asian culture in Northeast Ohio. 

Organized by community members and local organizations, the annual festival is free and includes live entertainment and cultural performances. It also boasts a world market that includes more than 120 vendors and exhibitors, and 25 local restaurants and caterers offering authentic Asian cuisines. 

Explore the schedule of events and check out the vendors.