The Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes are coming to Cleveland! Old-fashioned sailing vessels will be docked, giving day sails and more.  Here’s where else they’ll be in summer 2019 Kenosha, Wisconsin: Aug. 1-4 Green Bay, Wisconsin: July 25-28 Bay City, Michigan: July 18-21 Midland and Sarnia, Ontario: Aug. 9-11 Kingsville, Ontario: Aug 16-18 Erie, Pennsylvania:…

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The Downtown Cleveland Alliance sponsors Light up the Lake, which shoots fireworks off from Dock 20 over Lake Erie. The event starts at 8:30 p.m.  You can watch from downtown, the Flats, Wendy Island, Edgewater Park and North Coast Harbor. You can also watch from the Goodtime III or Nautica Queen.   

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Learn about the Great Lakes Exposition of 1936 and 1937, presented by the Cleveland Metroparks.  The Bay Village Historical Society quarterly potluck dinner begins with a social at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and program at 7. Great Lakes Expo brought 7 million people to Lake Erie: Remember When

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Bring the whole family for this free event between Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum. Almost 30 ice displays will be set up, along with fun family activities. Plus, the Science Center and Rock Hall will offer free admission.  Slide down the North Coast Harbor Ice Slide   Character Meet &…

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Get set for summer with the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, at the I-X Center. Tour the latest boats, shop for boat gear enjoy live music and see what’s new in the boating world. This year’s boat show will include a Kelly’s Island Sunday Funday and a Kids Day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday.…

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Anglers have reported some of the best fishing of the year on Cleveland-area rivers over the past two days, Cleveland Metroparks aquatic biologist Mike Durkalec says. Fish are spread throughout the system, with anglers reporting some 25-29-inch fish this week, Durkalec wrote in his weekly fish report. Steelhead have been caught on marabou jigs under floats, brightly colored…

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Celebrate Christmas with a paddle in the Cleveland Harbor, before the Browns game. Bring your stand-up paddleboard or your kayak and launch from LeanDog in the Cleveland Harbor.  Make sure you have 1.) a board/kayak, leash and PFD, 2.) a wet or drysuit, 3.) booties, 4.) a costume, and 5.) a willingness to have a…

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Nearly 260,000 people visited Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor this year for festivals, summer sports in Voinovich Park and other events. That doesn’t include the Clevelanders and tourists powerwalking the East Ninth Street Pier at lunch time or strolling on a summer evening to see a Lake Erie sunset. Or visitors to museums, Cleveland Browns games…

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The Cleveland Boat Show has a new name — the Cleveland Boat Show.  For years, the annual January boat show at the I-X Center hosted by the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association was officially known as the Mid-America Boat Show. But no one really called it that.  So new association President Michelle Burke announced Tuesday…

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Cleveland in July will welcome 10 Tall Ships — six from the United States, four Canadian and one from New Zealand. The festival July 11-14 will include day sails, live music, ship tours and more.  Read all about it — and see photos from the last few Tall Ship festivals in Cleveland — on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.…

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