2018 Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off, May 25 – 28, 2018, Memorial Day Weekend at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Middleburg Heights.
Kicking off summer will be the Memorial Day Weekend 19th annual Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off. As one of the premier events in the Cleveland area, it is put on through the work of the Berea City Club Inc. and local volunteers. Founded in 1998, the Berea City Club was has, since its inception, donated over a half-million dollars into the community. Projects either partially or fully funded and planned by the Berea City Club include: The Berea Clock Tower, Coe Lake Bridge, and Lou Groza Boulevard. The Children’s Activity Area will feature a Super-Slide, Kiddie-Bouncer, Jousting area and the ever popular Rock-Climbing Wall.
Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off draws Area and National Rib Teams to compete for First, Second and Third Place in a variety of areas: Best Ribs, Best Sauce and other Awards. For more information, visit  http:// berearib.com/ or call Berea’s National Rib Cook-Off Hotline Number at  440-234-5181.
Cuyahoga County Fair 2018 will be Aug. 7-12, 2018 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds 19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights.
The Cuyahoga County Fair has a history reaching back to 1893. Except for one year in the Depression (1932) and two years, during World War II (1942 and 1943) the event has been held each year at the Fairgrounds.
The original fair was called the West Cuyahoga County Fair in 1893, since there were so many other smaller fairs in the area. In 1895, advertising promised fairgoers an exhibition that would “bring together the best of everything.” That slogan has been the guiding motto every year since that time. The West Side Fair continued on and grew.
Today, the fairgrounds has grown to 117 acres. When people enter under that arch today, they find many of the same traditions of past fairs, from arts and crafts to farm produce, picnics and musicians, food and conversation, rides and grandstand thrill shows.
Entertainment and attractions have changed. Motocross, demolition derbies, music and youth interests have evolved, and the fair has adjusted over the years to ensure that there’s always something new to experience at the Cuyahoga County Fair.
For more information, visit www.cuyfair.com or call 440-243-0090..
2018 Parade the Circle is June 9, 2018, at noon at the Wade Oval with the Circle Village open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. For more info http:// www.clevelandart.org/ events/ special-events/ parade-the-circle/ about
The theme this year is Cadenza, a flourish of individual creativity. For 29 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this free signature summer event to Greater Cleveland. University Circle comes alive with color, music and art for all ages. International and national guest artists join Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt dancers, handmade masks and colorful floats. Circle Village, which includes activities, entertainment and food is presented by University Circle Inc.
For questions about Parade the Circle, contact Community Arts at 216-707-2483 or e-mail at commartsinfo@clevelandart.org.