What to Do on Labor Day in Cleveland

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  • 01 of 07

    Enjoy the Many Cleveland Area Labor Day Events

    Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer season in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The three-day weekend brings a plethora of festivals, the Air Show and a host of activities for families to enjoy before it's time to head back to school and the more rigorous pace of the autumn season.

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  • 02 of 07

    Attend the Cleveland National Air Show

    Cleveland, Ohio: Wingwalker Teresa Stokes of Houston, Texas, waves to a camera mounted on a strut of wing while flying over the city of Cleveland 8/30. Teresa and pilot Gene Soucy will perform at the Cleveland National Air Show this Labor Day Weekend.
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    The Cleveland National Air Show, held each Labor Day weekend along the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland at Burke Lakefront Airport, combines educational exhibits with thrilling fly-bys and tactical demonstrations by exciting air teams, frequently including the famous "Blue Angels." Begun in 1964, the Cleveland Air Show has become one of the city's Labor Day traditions.

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  • 03 of 07

    Explore the Geauga County Fair

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    The Great Geauga County Fair, held at the Geauga County Fairground in Burton over Labor Day weekend each year, has been delighting residents since 1823. The five-day event features livestock, live entertainment, a midway of rides, and lots of fair food, just to name a few attractions.

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  • 04 of 07

    Browse the Western Reserve Antiques Show

    Held on the campus of Hudson's Western Reserve Academy, this quality antique show is held every Labor Day Monday. There is ​an early-bird breakfast and shopping opportunity for an extra admission fee before the show is open to the public. The show draws dozens of vendors from all over the region with offerings that include furniture, rugs, pottery, glassware and other collectibles.

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  • 05 of 07

    Immerse Polish Culture at the St. Cantius Polish Festival

    Tremont's St. Cantius' Catholic Chruch celebrates its Polish roots each Labor Day weekend with Polish food, music, dancing and more. The festival lasts Friday through Sunday. Admission is free.

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  • 06 of 07

    Be German for a Day at the Cleveland Oktoberfest

    The Cleveland Oktoberfest, held each Labor Day weekend at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, is an annual celebration of German food, polka music, dance and fun. In addition, there's a Bavarian marketplace for shoppers, a classic car show, a juried art exhibit and even a cornhole tournament.

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  • 07 of 07

    Savor Food and Wine at the Taste of Hudson Festival

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    Another must see Labor Day event, the Taste of Hudson features affordable samples from 20 area restaurants as well as live music, kids activities and lots of fun. The event, held Sunday and Monday in downtown Hudson, Ohio, began in 2004 and also features a beer and wine garden for adults plus a classic car show. Remember, too, that the Western Reserve Antiques Show on Monday is located just up the street from this festival.