Cleveland EventsIn addition to its many cultural and historic landmarks, this destination hosts a number of outstanding festivals and events that may coincide with your trip.
One of Cleveland's most popular traditions is the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17. The Geauga County Maple Festival in nearby Chardon features crafts, parades, carnival rides, contests and the Sap Run marathon in late April.
In May the Tremont Greek Fest , near downtown Cleveland, offers a variety of Mediterranean cuisine and fun things to do with friends.
Parade the Circle Celebration is an art parade that takes place in June in University Circle, the heart of the culture area of Cleveland. Also in June, the Tri-C Jazz Fest showcases local and regional jazz artists at PlayhouseSquare.
In late June, the Star-Spangled Spectacular features performances by the Cleveland Orchestra and a fireworks display. Nearby Cleveland Heights offers music and art during mid-July's Cain Park Arts Festival .
In mid-August the Feast of the Assumption is held in the Little Italy section of Cleveland (also known as Murray Hill). Also in August is the Cuyahoga County Fair , one of the largest fairs in the state, at the fairgrounds in nearby Berea. On Labor Day weekend the Cleveland National Air Show takes place at Burke Lakefront Airport. Throughout the downtown area in late September, Ingenuity Fest mixes performing and visual artists with inventive high-tech creations. Little Italy residents and visitors celebrate Columbus Day with the annual Columbus Day Parade in October.
The Christmas season is welcomed by Winterfest , a holiday lighting program at PlayhouseSquare and fireworks display held the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
See all the AAA recommended fun things to do and events for this destination.
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The local sales tax is 8 percent. The city lodging tax is 5.5 percent (less in suburbs).
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Cleveland Clinic, (216) 444-2200; St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, (216) 861-6200; University Hospitals Case Medical Center, (216) 844-8447.
334 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114. Phone:(216)875-6680 or (800)321-1001
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Hertz, which offers discounts to AAA members, has a counter at the airport and at 3663 Park East Dr., Beachwood; phone (216) 831-3836 (Beachwood), (216) 267-8900 (airport) or (800) 654-3080.
The Amtrak station is at E. Ninth Street and Cleveland Memorial Shoreway; phone (800) 872-7245.
Greyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, is at 1465 Chester Ave.
Cabs are available at the Public Square taxi stands or they can be ordered by phone. Rates average $2.75 for the first one-eighth mile and 28c for each additional one-eighth mile. The average fee for waiting is $18-$20 an hour. A $1 fuel surcharge also is added to the fare. Companies include Ace Taxi, (216) 361-4700; Americab, (216) 881-1111; and Yellow Cab, (216) 623-1500.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) offers bus and train service. Rail service runs from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the Tower City Rapid Transit Station on Public Square and continues to the Louis Stokes Station at Windermere in East Cleveland as well as from Tower City Center to points in Shaker Heights. The Waterfront Line transports visitors to popular attractions Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m.-midnight; weekends and holidays 9 a.m.-midnight.