Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Greater Cleveland: Where entertainment bedazzles.

There’s so much to see and do in the world of entertainment here--you won’t know where to begin! Restaurants serving Ethiopian to Vietnamese specialties. Nightclubs with the latest dance craze. Comedy clubs serving up laughs. Irish pubs and elegant wine bars. Quiet romantic spots and glittery, loud discos. No matter your taste in dining or dancing, Greater Cleveland can satisfy your hankering. Prefer the theater or a live concert performance? Choices abound. Click here to find out more about performing arts in Greater Cleveland.

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The stars aren’t the only things you’ll find glittering at night in Cleveland. The city is alive with lights, music, and dining--even the bridges are awash in colored lights! The Flats, a riverside entertainment district, offers dining, open-air concerts, even a park--amid the parade of “river life.”

Watch a 300-foot barge maneuver along the “crooked” Cuyahoga River as you meet new friends dockside at the latest dance club. The Flats is a brief trip from the city center using the unique public transit option--the Waterfront Line. The nearby Warehouse District and Gateway District sport their own unique brands of nightlife options--including microbreweries, restaurants, and comedy clubs.

No matter where you go in the region, you’ll find nightlife to suit your style.

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Greater Cleveland comes alive with live performances by many of the biggest names in music--from pop to jazz, rock to country, and alternative to opera. Local, new, and small acts fill area nightclubs--and larger concerts and shows are held at "The Q", Nautica Stage, and Cleveland State University Convocation Center in town, and out in the country setting of Blossom Music Center.

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Greater Cleveland is home to a flurry of fairs, festivals, and special events--The Cleveland National Air Show, the Grand Prix of Cleveland, holiday lighting and fireworks displays, trolley tours, dining and sightseeing cruises--the list is endless.

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Greater Cleveland: When you want great places to go, fun things to do.

Cleveland is one of the most exciting cities in the U.S. for recreation, sports, leisure activities, and just plain fun. Click here to find plenty of ways to spend your free time with friends and family--and ways to meet new friends too!

Whether you enjoy golf, tennis, sailing, bowling, bird watching, hiking, antiquing, or rock climbing--you’ll find just what you’re looking for in Greater Cleveland. Of course, no visit to Cleveland is complete without a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Only 11 percent of the world's land surface can view the changing beauty of trees in autumn. Because Ohio's forests contain a greater variety of trees than other eastern North American states, our fall season is one of the most beautiful in the world. Visitors from around the world visit Ohio just to view the changing colors of its trees. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources maintains a website, updated daily in the autumn months, with reports on the changing colors.

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Greater Cleveland: A world of enrichment awaits.
Few cities of comparable size can match the impressive arts and cultural climate of Greater Cleveland. The region boasts some of the country’s finest museums and hosts professional performances in theater, dance, and music year-round.

University Circle is the heart of the area’s arts and culture scene. Located only minutes from downtown Cleveland, this unique 500-acre area is dedicated to more than 70 cultural, educational, religious, science and medical institutions. Here is where you’ll find wonderful museums, churches and synagogues, parks, gardens, and the spectacular Severance Hall, home of the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra.

The city is also home to a lively theater district. Playhouse Square, located right downtown, brings popular and classic performances--from musicals to dramatic plays--to its renovated theaters.

Whatever your interest, you’ll find Cleveland rich with culture.

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