Best Festival

Feast of the Assumption

Rather than sheep, the typical Clevelander counts fried ravioli to fall asleep throughout the year — and the Feast of the Assumption is the reason why. The annual explosion of excellent eats in Little Italy ranks among the most important weekends in our region (or world?). We recommend taking the Red Line out there; you'll avoid the parking headache and your bloated stomach will have easy access to a train ride home post-game. While you're there and over the course of four beautiful days, make sure you take in all the Feast has to offer: the procession, live music, arts and, duh, the aforementioned fried ravioli. This thing's been going on since 1898, so there's a massive meatball of history buoying the event each year. They'll once again anticipate some 100,000 visitors this year — and you had better be one of them.

Mayfield Road, 216-421-2995

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