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3 things to do in Cleveland in September

Whether the temperatures linger in the 80s or settle into a fall rhythm, September in Cleveland offers endless activities sure to suit your interests. Fascinated by all things science and tech? Love feeling the energy of the city abuzz? Or do you take inspiration from music? Our city has you covered. We’ve pulled together a few suggestions to fill out your social calendar this month.


Sept. 23–25

See creativity on display at Ingenuity Cleveland’s flagship event, IngenuityFest, Sept. 23–25. This year’s event theme, “Expo: Ingenuity,” takes inspiration from world’s fairs and exhibitions and centers on progress.

Attendees can interact with makers, participate in science experiments, hear performances, purchase goods from vendors and more. 

View the details, including ticket information.

“Take a Hike” Tours

Throughout September

Are you new to Cleveland? Or, maybe you’ve lived here for years and are looking to learn something new about your city. “Take a Hike” Tours offer a look at many of Cleveland’s various neighborhoods, including the Warehouse District, Ohio City and the Superior Arts District.

Held weekly in different spots across the city, these tours are free. To help tell Cleveland’s story, the tours include performances by actors portraying some of the city’s most famous residents.

The Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation offers these tours.

Get the details and review the tour schedule.

If these dates and times don’t work for you, consider a self-guided tour.

“Get Back to Let it Be” exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Throughout September

Immerse yourself in Beatles history at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with this special exhibit. Included with regular museum admission, the exhibit takes guests back to 1969, showcasing handwritten lyrics, instruments, clothing, film clips and more, related to the iconic band.

Whether you’ve been to the Rock Hall in the past or it’ll be your first time, the exhibit offers a new experience with items on loan from the musicians and their estates.

View exhibit details.

Discounted museum tickets are available for students and Northeast Ohio residents. Get more details and reserve your tickets.

Can’t make it this month? You haven’t missed your chance; the exhibit will be on display through March 2023.