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10 Best Things to Do in Cleveland in June

June has arrived in Cleveland, which officially means the start of summer! Warm weather and sunny days make Cleveland a great place to be, and both visitors and locals alike love this time of year.

This month, there are tons of outdoor events and festivals going on in Cleveland. It’s also the perfect time of year to head to the beach or an outdoor patio and relax.

Check out these great things to do in Cleveland in June for ideas on how to kick off the summer season!

Weather in Cleveland in June

The weather in Cleveland continues to warm up during June. Summer temperatures have finally arrived, with an average daily high of 77° F and an average low of 63° F.

On average, Cleveland experiences 8 days of rain during June, but you’ll generally have sunny skies and warm temperatures throughout the month.

Top 10 Things to Do in Cleveland in June

1. Celebrate National Donut Day

When: Friday, June 2, 2023

Where: Various locations

A half dozen Vegan Doughnut Company donuts
Don’t miss celebrating National Donut Day on June 2

June 2 is National Donut Day, so what better way to kick off the month than by indulging in some delicious sweet treats?

Some of the best donut shops in Cleveland to visit include:

  • Vegan Doughnut Company (14811 Detroit Ave, Lakewood)
  • Jack Frost Donuts (4960 Pearl Rd, Cleveland)
  • Goldie’s Donuts & Bakery (4010 Lorain Ave in Ohio City, and 5211 Mayfield Rd in Lyndhurst)
  • Brewnuts (6501 Detroit Ave, Cleveland)

Check out this list for more of the best donut shops in Cleveland, many of which will probably offer specials on Donut Day!

2. Pride in the CLE 

When: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Where: Malls B & C, 301 E. Lakeside Ave, Cleveland

Pride Month occurs during the month of June and celebrates the LGBTQ community. On June 3, the Pride in the CLE event will kick off Pride Month in Cleveland.

The Pride March will begin in Public Square and continue to Malls B & C. After the parade and march, there will be entertainment and vendors from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

You can find more information, including event details, on the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland website.

3. Parade the Circle

When: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Where: Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland

Parade the Circle is a fun family-friendly event in Cleveland that occurs in June at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The annual art parade is free for all to attend, and it features innovative costumes, giant puppets, and handmade masks created by artists, families, schools, and community groups.

This year’s parade theme is “Transformation,” inspired by the dragonfly.

4. Have a beach day

When: All month long

Where: Various locations

Euclid Beach Park picnic table
It’s the perfect time of year for a beach day in Cleveland

With the weather warming up and the official arrival of summer this month, it’s the perfect time to enjoy one of the many great beaches in the Cleveland area.

Some of the best beaches in Cleveland include:

  • Edgewater Beach
  • Euclid Beach Park
  • Rocky River Park Beach
  • Huntington Beach

Check out this list of Cleveland’s best beaches for more places you can go to soak up the sun on the shores of Lake Erie.

5. Celebrate Juneteenth

When: Monday, June 19, 2023

Where: Various locations

Max Sansing mural
Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States on June 19, 1865.

You can celebrate Juneteenth in Cleveland at Freedom Fest, a two-day festival featuring live music, family-friendly games and activities, and food and shopping from Black-owned businesses in the Cleveland area.

Another way to celebrate Juneteenth is at the 14th Annual Juneteenth African Dance & Drum Fest hosted by the Djapo Cultural Arts Institute. This is another festival hosted the weekend before Juneteenth with music, art, dance, history, culture, and folklore.

6. Tri-C Jazz Fest

When: Thursday-Saturday, June 22-24, 2023

Where: Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland

Playhouse Square chandelier at night
Tri-C Jazz Fest takes place in Playhouse Square in June

For jazz lovers, the Tri-C Jazz Fest is a must-do music festival in Cleveland. Featuring jazz performers from around the world, this festival hosts multiple concerts in Playhouse Square over the course of a weekend.

You can find out more information, including details about the lineup and how to buy tickets, on the Tri-C Jazz Fest website.

7. Larchmere PorchFest

When: Saturday, June 24, 2023

Where: E 127th St & Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland

Larchmere PorchFest is a great free community event in Cleveland featuring musicians from a wide variety of genres and family-friendly activities.

The residents of the Larchmere neighborhood open up their front lawns to host concerts throughout the day, and there are also local food vendors and activities for kids.

This is such a fun community event!

8. Dine out on a patio

When: All month long

Where: Various locations

Collision Bend patio
Enjoy an outdoor patio in Cleveland this month

June means that it’s officially patio season in Cleveland! There’s no better way to spend an evening or a weekend afternoon than by enjoying a meal or drinks outdoors on a patio.

Collision Bend Brewing Company, pictured above, is one of the best waterfront patios in Cleveland, along with Alley Cat Oyster Bar.

The South Side in Tremont is a great place to get brunch with a spacious outdoor patio, and we also love Toast in Gordon Square, Market Garden in Ohio City, All Saints Public House in Battery Park, Harlow’s Pizza in Lakewood, The Fairmount in Cleveland Heights, and the Yard on 3rd in Willoughby.

This guide contains some of the best outdoor patios in Cleveland.

9. Edgewater NeighborFest

When: Sunday, June 25, 2023

Where: Clifton Blvd between W 115th & W 117th Streets

If you’re looking for fun, free outdoor events in Cleveland this June, don’t miss Edgewater NeighborFest. It’s a great event for the whole family.

This summer festival offers live music, activities for kids, and local food and craft vendors. This is a fun weekend activity to check out this June – find more info here.

10. Cleveland Metroparks Summer Concert Series

When: Thursdays in June

Where: Various locations

The Cleveland Metroparks Summer Concert Series is a free summer-long event that occurs every Thursday evening throughout the metroparks system. It’s a great way to enjoy some live music outdoors, AND a good excuse to visit some new parks.

Concerts take place at various locations around Cleveland, including Edgewater Beach and the East 55th Marina. Local food trucks and other concessions are available at the concerts.

What are you most excited for in Cleveland in June?

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