Events Throughout the City Promise a Lively Week in Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is gearing up for a busy week of events throughout the city and is preparing for an increase in visitors to the downtown area.

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Beginning Thursday, September 1st, at 8:00 p.m., the Cleveland Browns will conclude their preseason schedule with a home game against the Chicago Bears at 8:00 p.m. If you plan to tailgate before the game in the Municipal Lot, please read the rules and regulations.

In addition, the Cleveland Indians will host the Minnesota Twins, Florida Marlins, and Houston Astros at Progressive Field. View their remaining schedule here.

This weekend marks the return of the 2016 Cleveland National Air Show to Burke Lakefront Airport. The City of Cleveland is expecting an increase in vehicular traffic, pedestrians, and general visitors to the downtown area from Friday, September 2nd through Monday, September 5th.

Visitors are encouraged to download the OHGO app from the Ohio Department of Transportation to see real-time traffic speeds, hundreds of live traffic cameras, and travel delay times. Users can also set up custom traffic alerts.

The City will be enacting the following parking bans to expedite the flow of traffic. The parking bans will go into effect on Friday, September 2 at 8:00 a.m. and remain in place until Monday September 5th at 7:00 p.m. at the below locations:

  • Marginal Road from East 9th Street to East 55th Street
  • Marginal Road from East 9th Street to East 55th Street
  • East 38th Street from Hamilton Avenue to S. Marginal Road
  • East 40th Street from Hamilton Avenue to S. Marginal Road
  • East 49th Street from Hamilton Avenue to S. Marginal Road
  • Marquette Street from Hamilton Avenue to S. Marginal Road

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On Monday, September 5th at 11:00 a.m., the 11th Congressional District Annual Labor Day Parade will step-off at East 146th Street and Kinsman Avenue and end at Luke Easter Park. The event features a parade, festivities at Luke Easter Park, and live entertainment.

For the most efficient and affordable transportation to the Cleveland National Air Show, ride the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Waterfront Line to Burke Lakefront Airport.

Any Rapid line into Tower City Station connects you to the Waterfront Line.

From the east: Ride the Red Line to the Tower City Station, then transfer to the Waterfront Line. Or ride the Blue Line or Green Line to the Waterfront Line.

From the west, on the Red Line: Exit at the usual Tower City platform on the Rotunda level, take the escalators to the Public Square level, then take the stairs at the RTA secondary entrance – the Track 7 entrance, located between Darrio Fashion Group and Victoria’s Secret – down to Track 7, which serves the Waterfront Line.

Then ride the Waterfront Line to the North Coast Station on East Ninth Street. From there, it’s a short walk to the Air Show grounds. The Waterfront Line operates every 15 minutes, from 9 a.m.-midnight.

Plan all other trips at http://www.riderta.com/

Need to find a place to park? Visit parking.downtown.cleveland.com to find a convenient lot. If you need directions while walking or biking to any Downtown Destination, keep an eye out for DCA’s Ambassadors. The men and women in yellow shirts will be happy to give you directions, lend a hand or walk you to your destination. Ambassadors are also available to assist with lock-outs or flat ties, call the DCA operations center at 216-621-6000.

About Dan Williams

Director of Media Relations for Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City of Cleveland

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