You want to go to the beach. But you want to make sure the water is safe. Cleveland’s popular Edgewater Beach had a few bad water quality days this summer — a harmful algal bloom during the July 4 holiday week and then a sewer discharge in August. So RocktheLake delved into water quality —…

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Enjoy 10 days of sailboat races at Cleveland Race Week, the  largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and one of the largest in the country. The 38th annual event attracts more than 300 boats from across the United States, Canada and internationally. Events Include: One Design Weekend Women’s and Double Handed Junior Day Remote Control…

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One of America’s most competitive triathlons comes to Cleveland. The Olympic-Distance Age Group National Championship — which participants must qualify for — will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11. The Sprint National Championship will occur on Sunday, Aug. 12, and anyone is welcome to enter. Athletes will swim in Lake Erie and bike and run…

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Cleveland Metroparks will showcase local food, beverages, arts, and music with the first-ever Taste on the Lake at Edgewater Park. For $20, you get one beverage ticket and one food ticket, to taste samples from restaurants, including Bloom Bakery, Market Garden, Merwin’s Wharf, Toast and Tremont Taphouse. Additional samples will be $3 to $5. About…

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Cleveland Yachting Club was the first in Cleveland, organized in 1878. Now there are probably a dozen yacht clubs from Lorain to Mentor. They each have storied histories, and flags, and rivalries. Here’s a taste of their history. The group built its first club house in downtown Cleveland, at the base of East 9th Street,…

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Welcome Copper River Salmon season at Pier W with the annual Copper River Salmon Run. The 5K run/walk begins at Edgewater Park at 10 a.m. and benefits Malachi House. This premier, sustainably caught salmon will be on the restaurant’s menu late May through September. A post-race party on the Pier W deck in Lakewood, overlooking…

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Help choose the opening act for Taste on the Lake in a battle of Cleveland bands, performing original songs. Vote for your favorite band online to open at this summer’s Taste on the Lake July 7.

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REI is hosting free Cleveland Play Days, full of activities at Edgewater Beach and Holden Arboretum, to celebrate its opening in May at Pinecrest Shopping Center in Orange. You can do outdoor spinning and yoga, take classes in smartphone photography for the outdoors and backcountry cooking and take part in a white elephant gear swap.…

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You’ve got your groom, or your bride. You’ve picked out the flowers and the gown or the tux. Now what backdrop would be best for wedding photos you’ll treasure forever? Lake Erie, obviously.  Do you want a snappy bright blue sky and rollicking waves that scream HAPPIEST DAY OF OUR LIVES! Or are you going…

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Edgewater is the place to be during a Cleveland summer, whether you’re wading at the beach, fishing from the rocks or dancing at Edgewater Live. Cleveland bought the land that would become Edgewater Park in 1894. Today the park sits on more than 130 acres and boasts some 6,000 feet of shoreline. Read cleveland.com’s history of…

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