EVENTS IN CLEVELAND
Population (2010): 396,815
Climate: Humid continental with warm summers and lots of snow in the winter. Summer highs average in the low 80s (F) and winter lows average in the mid 20s (F).
Time Zone: Eastern / Eastern Daylight
Cleveland's Top Venues: Agora Theatre, House of Blues, Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena, FirstEnergy Stadium
Teams in Cleveland: Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians
Featured Events in Cleveland:
Cleveland, Ohio is a city of many colors, catering to practically anyone, from motor vehicle enthusiasts to avid rock and rollers. Serving as the point of connection between numerous canals and Lake Superior, this heavily-populated urban center once played a key role in manufacturing, especially during the Industrial Revolution. Since then, the economy of Cleveland has diversified to a various forms of commerce. According to a study by The Economist in 2004, Cleveland was ranked as one of the most livable cities in the United States.
The growing relevance of this major city has brought plenty of action when it comes to sports. Cleveland is host to so many professional sports that any avid fan will surely enjoy sampling. The most prominent teams include the Cleveland Indians, the Browns (NFL), the Cavaliers (NBA), and the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL). The city's athletic facilities have also hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game five times. Let's not forget about college sports, like the Cleveland State Vikings for both football and basketball (men's and women's), making the city a great destination for tailgaters.
For those who would rather spend their time enjoying fine arts, Cleveland offers plenty of opportunities, as it contains the Playhouse Square Center - which is one of the country's largest performing arts centers, second to only New York's Lincoln Center. One of the reasons music is so popular in this area is because of disk jockey Alan Freed, who coined the term "rock and roll" while working at the broadcast studios of WJW Radio. Music lovers will also be able to enjoy Opera Cleveland and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.
Many might be surprised to learn that this Ohio treasure is home to numerous cultures, which naturally makes it one of the most notable U.S. cities when it comes to cuisine and culinary arts. Some food items that are trademarks of Cleveland are kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, pierogies, corned beef and other Polish dishes. Aside from great dining experiences, visitors can also get a taste of some unique alcoholic beverages at the Great Lakes Brewing Company.
There are two things every Cleveland visitor must do - check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and take a tour on the USS Cod (World War II submarine). With the wide scope of things to do, Cleveland is an American city that can never be underestimated.