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3 things to do in Cleveland this October

It’s officially time for sweater weather in The Land. As the temperatures drop and you seek out the best autumn activities and places to view the vibrant leaves before they fall, we’ve compiled a list of three events members of the Case Western Reserve University community can check out in October.

There’s something happening this month that appeals to just about anyone—whether you’re a fan of cooler weather or would prefer to stay warm indoors.

Looking for more ideas? Check out the Destination Cleveland website.

Fall Festival at North Coast Harbor

Oct. 7, 14 and 21

Celebrate the autumn season in Cleveland by spending Saturday afternoons in Voinovich Bicentennial Park. Each Saturday will have a different theme: Flannel Funday (Oct. 7), Hay Hooray & Bright Nights (Oct. 14) and Boo Bash (Oct. 12).

The events will feature favorite seasonal food, activities, live music, games and more.  

The Oct. 7 and 21 events will run from 2 to 6 p.m., and the Oct. 14 event will run from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. to allow for Bright Nights activities. 

View the full event information.

Free Hispanic Heritage Month Concert

Oct. 14

Close out Hispanic Heritage Month with a free concert featuring Sammy DeLeon y su Orquesta Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Mandel Concert Hall at Severance Hall. The concert will begin at 7 p.m.

Hosted by WKYC’s Lydia Esparra, the concert will feature energetic Latin jazz tunes. The concert is sponsored by WKYC Studios, Cleveland Foundation, and Hispanic Roundtable.

Reserve tickets for the performance.

Cleveland Monsters home opener

Oct. 20

Join the crowd as the Cleveland Monsters hockey team opens the home slate of its schedule Friday, Oct. 20, at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse against the Syracuse Crunch. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. 

Tickets start at just $10 to see the action on the ice. Discounted concession promotions will be available as part of the Monsters 1-2-3 Friday deal: soda is $1, hot dogs are $2 and beer (for those 21+) is $3. The first 7,500 fans through the door also will receive a magnet schedule.

Get your tickets.