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Your Month by Month Guide to Some of the Biggest and Best Cleveland Festivals

February

Brite Winter Festival (2/15

Free music, festivities and more in the heart of Ohio City. BriteWinterCleveland.com.

March

Cleveland International Film Festival (3/17-3/30)

For more than four decades, Cleveland screens the best and brightest on the festival circuit. ClevelandFilm.org.

St. Patrick's Day Parade (3/17)

Everyone's Irish for the day. Sing, drink, eat, dance and generally have fun.

April

Indians Home Opener (4/4) The Wahoos open the 2014 home campaign against the Minnesota Twins. Indians.com.

Dyngus Day (4/21)

Celebrate all things Polish through Detroit-Shoreway, Tremont and Ohio City. Dyngusdaycleveland.com.

May

Hessler Street Fair (5/17-5/18)

One of Cleveland's most historic streets celebrates its cultural heritage and talent with the city. HesslerStreetFair.org.

Cleveland Asian Festival

(5/17-5/18)

Centered in AsiaTown, the festival offers food, music, arts and more, all honoring the city's strong Asian population. AsiaTownCleveland.com.

Rite-Aid Cleveland Marathon (5/18)

Whether you run or not, the marathon is a jaunt through Cleveland's neighborhoods that feeds off the fans and residents. ClevelandMarathon.com.

Rib Cook-Offs (5/23-5/26) At Nautica and down at the fairgrounds, get more pork than you could possibly dream of. BereaRib.com.

Tremont Greek Fest

(5/23-5/26)

For three days in May, everything's Greek to us. TremontGreekFest.com.

Rockin' on the River

Down in Cuyahoga Falls, they kick off a summerlong series of concerts by the water. RockinOnTheRiver.com.

June

Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival (6/13-6/15)

What can duct tape do? What can't it do, is the better question. AvonDuctTapeFestival.com.

Summer Solstice Party (6/21) The Cleveland Museum of Art is the place to be for the annual solstice celebration. ClevelandArt.org.

Tri-C Jazzfest (6/26 - 6/28)

Legends and newcomers grace Northeast Ohio with all things jazz. TriC.edu.

Cleveland Pride Parade and Festival (6/28)

Pride month is capped off with Cleveland's celebration of its LGBT population in full force. ClevelandPride.org.

Waterloo Arts Festival (TBD)

With street renovations and Operation Lightswitch poised to transform the neighborhood, there's no better time to head over to the home of the Beachland Ballroom. Facebook.com/WaterlooArtsFest.

Wade Oval Wednesdays Bringing a weekly mix of food, concerts, and family fun to University Circle, it's a beautiful mid-week escape for Northeast Ohio. UniversityCircle.org.

July

Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival (7/18-7/20)

The Irish party heads south to the fairgrounds for this annual celebration of all things Irish. ClevelandIrish.org.

Burning River Festival (7/26)

Great Lakes Brewing Co. helps entertain revelers while everyone learns a bit more about the environment. BurningRiverFest.org.

Scene's Ale Fest (7/26)

The best party in Tremont returns again for a full day of outdoor drinking and music in Lincoln Park. Clevescene.com.

Taste of Tremont (7/20)

July is Tremont month, and the neighborhood's eclectic restaurants are showcased at this annual favorite. TasteofTremont.com.

August

Cuyahoga County Fair

(8/4-8/10)

It's the county fair, and there's nothing wrong with that. Animals, food, fried stuff, beer and more. CuyFair.com.

2014 International Gay Games (8/9-8/16)

Cleveland is the center of the world as the International Gay Games descend on Northeast Ohio. GG9Cle.com.

Cleveland National Air Show (8/30-9/1)

After a one-year hiatus, the air show and all its majesty and wonder return to the shores of Lake Erie. ClevelandAirShow.com.

Weapons of Mass Creation (8/15-8/17)

Art, graphic design, illustration and anything that makes the eyes smile. Cleveland's creative class is on display. WMCFest.com.

September

SPARX City Hop (TBD)

Cleveland's blessed with a host of neighborhoods boasting countless art galleries and artists. This is your chance to see them all. DowntownCleveland.com.

IngenuityFest (TBD)

Science, design, art, comedy, technology, people: They all come together at this stellar annual event, taking place at the docks again this year. IngenuityCleveland.com.

October

Cleveland Beer Week (TBD) We like to drink. We really like to drink. This week, brewers from around the country visit Cleveland for special pours and Clevelanders enjoy their bars in a whole new light. ClevelandBeerWeek.org.

Woollybear Festival (TBD)

Dick Goddard, woollybears, hometown love, what can be better than that? VermillionChamber.net.

November

Winterfest (TBD)

The tree-lighting ceremony, horse carriage rides, family fun, snow, Christmas lights and free music await you as Cleveland kicks off the holiday season in Public Square. DowntownCleveland.com.

Cleveland Comedy Festival (TBD)

The best comics in Cleveland are well worth your price of admission, but organizers also bring in notable national acts. ClevelandComedyFestival.com.

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