CLEVELAND (WJW) — This feels good to say. Here is a list of things to do in Cleveland. Things that involve groups of people and gatherings. Events that not too long ago, may not have been possible. There is now hope that we will emerge from this pandemic together. Not to go back to normal, but to a new normal.
Of course, some COVID-19 health restrictions still apply for most of these, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have some fun.
Here are some ideas for this spring in Cleveland and beyond:
Halfway to Halloween?! – May 15, May 22
Two scream-inducing spaces are opening this month, including the Factory of Terror in Canton and the Haunted School House and Laboratory in Akron for one-night-only events to celebrate halfway to Halloween. The first event is this Saturday, and the other takes place next Saturday. Both begin at 7:30 p.m. Find out more about the events right here.
Cleveland Taco Week – May 17-23
Tacos are delicious. That’s just science. But for Cleveland Taco Week, you’ll have the opportunity to try out tons of restaurants’ offerings for only $2 a piece. And that’s a deal too good to miss. Find out more about the event right here.
CLE Tiki Barge – Starting May 21
Tiki enthusiasts can soon rent time on the boats for two-hour slots each, with COVID-19 health guidelines implemented on every vessel. Taking to the Cuyahoga River, and the inner harbor of Lake Erie for the first time last year, the Cle Tiki Barge company has expanded in 2021 to include a new 30-person barge, aptly called the Big Kahuna, which, most importantly, comes complete with a bathroom. Find out more about barge right here.
Obviously, you already knew that Cleveland teams were back at it again and that you could go cheer them on in person (with the Indians hopefully upping their stadium capacity as the season continues), but we’re just here to remind you. Find Indians tickets right here.
LOOKING AHEAD TO SUMMER …
Alan Jackson – July 10
The first really big concert to hit Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse since the pandemic struck is coming this summer. And it’s none other than country royalty Alan Jackson. He may not have a mullet anymore but he’s still got the songs. Find out more about the indoor, in-person concert right here. Tickets start at $40.
Wonderstruck in Cleveland – July 24 through July 25
It’s important to note that while Wonderstruck in Cleveland is not actually in Cleveland, the big outdoor concert is bringing some top talent to the area, including Trombone Shorty, Third Eye Blind, Portugal. the Man and Noah Cyrus. Held at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, tickets currently start at $90 for a day pass. Find out more about the event right here.
The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center – Starting July 3
To listen to one of the best orchestras in the world as the sun sets on a perfect Northeast Ohio summer night … there’s nothing quite like it. Bring a picnic basket full of all your favorite delights and settle in for a true treat. Yes, the orchestra, which did not get to hold in-person concerts at Severance Hall this season, is back this summer at Blossom Music Center. From Beethoven to Beatles, the concert lineup has something for everyone. Find out more right here.