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Issue Date: June 2010 Issue


Summer Fun Guide: Get Your Fest Fix

Because the tall ships dock for five days only, here are more fun fests to get you through the summer

Miranda S. Miller
Little Italy June Art Walk/Venetian Carnival
June 4-6, Fri-Sat noon-late, Sun noon-5 p.m.; Free
Cleveland’s Little Italy Neighborhood, 440-382-5830, clevelandlittleitaly.com

Fun for – Mardi Gras revelers
Carnival’s a big deal in Italy, so it makes sense that our own Little Italy is adding the celebration to its art walk. Parade-goers get to make a mask, have their face painted and pose for pictures wearing Venetian carnival garb

North Coast Harbor Boating & Fishing Fest
June 5-6, Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Free
Voinovich Park, 800 E. Ninth St., Cleveland, boatingfest.com

Northeast Ohio Polka Fest
June 12-13, noon-midnight; $6
5499 Lake Road, Geneva-on-the-Lake, 440-466-9300, oldfirehousewinery.com

Wellington Cheese Heritage Festival
July 16-18, Fri 5-9 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun noon-6 p.m.; Free
Town Hall, South Main Street, Wellington, 440-647-3987, mainstreetwellington.org

Fun for – The people-watcher (or the amateur filmmaker)
Mid-July heat and humidity, clingy summer clothes and a contest to see who can wolf down the most macaroni and cheese? Oh, yeah. This has YouTube written all over it.

Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival
July 23-25, Fri 4:30-11:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Sun 1-10:30 p.m.; $10
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Road, Berea, 216-251-1711, clevelandirish.org

Twins Days
Aug. 6-8, Sat 9 a.m.-dusk, Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Friday events for registered twins and families); $3
Twinsburg, 330-425-3652, twinsdays.org

Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest
Sept. 3-6, Fri 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat-Sun noon-midnight, Mon noon-9 p.m.; $8
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Road, Berea, 440-243-0090, labordayoktoberfest.com

Taste of Cleveland
Sept. 3-6, Fri 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-11 p.m., Mon noon-8 p.m.; $8
Time Warner Cable Amphitheater, 351 Canal Road, Cleveland, 440-247-2722, cleveland.com/tasteofcleveland

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