Festivals take over Cleveland

Friday, August 24

What: Greek Festival

When: 4-11 p.m., noon-11 p.m. on Saturday and noon-10 p.m. on Sunday

Where: Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral  

Notes: This annual celebration invites people of all nationalities to come and enjoy Greek food and culture.


What: Front Porch Concert Series: Ernie Krivda

When: 7-9 p.m.

Where: Lakewood Public Library

Notes: This free jazz concert features Ernie Krivda and the other members of his B3 Quartet. Bring family, friends, a lawn chair and snacks to enjoy the evening of music. If there is inclement weather, the concert will be moved into the library’s auditorium.


Saturday, August 25

What: Cleveland Garlic Festival

When: noon-8 p.m., noon-6 p.m. on Sunday

Where: Shaker Square

Notes: Tickets can be purchased online at the festival’s website for $9 per day. Proceeds from the festival help the North Union Farmers’ Market operate weekly markets throughout the year in the Greater Cleveland area, providing local, healthy food to hundreds of thousands of people each year.


What: InCuya Music Festival

When: noon-11 p.m., 1-11 p.m. on Sunday

Where: Downtown Cleveland Malls B and C

Notes: The inaugural two-day festival takes place right on Lake Erie and will be a celebration of popular music. The line-up includes New Order, The Avett Brothers and SZA. Tickets can be purchased online on the festival’s website.


What: Spartigras 2018

When: 8-10 p.m.

Where: Thwing Atrium

Notes: Enjoy free food, games and more at this carnival hosted by the University Media Board.


What: KuKui Glow Your Mind Fest

When: 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Where: The Odeon

Notes: Cleveland’s first annual Glow Your Mind Fest will feature live performances, dancing and entertainment for those who are 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased online.


Sunday, August 26

What: Reggae Sundays: Carlos Jones & The P.L.U.S. Band

When: 3-8 p.m.

Where: Music Box Supper Club

Notes: Enjoy free reggae music and specials on food and beer at this event for all ages.