May Events in Northeast Ohio

Happy May! Summer is almost here! We hope everyone’s been enjoying the warmer days as only those who experience Northeast Ohio winters can. We’ve put together a selection of some great events for the coming month from arts & culture to carnivals & rides - so head out and have fun!

Gordon Parks Photography Exhibit - Cleveland Museum of Art - 2019

March 23 - June 9

Gordon parks exhibit

This spring the Cleveland Museum of Art is presenting an exhibition of the work of Gordon Parks, a pioneering African-American photographer. Put together with extensive new research, the exhibit will focus on his pivotal 1940s-50s work and celebrate his influence, passion and vision.

Ingenuity Cleveland - The Dreamer’s Bal - Fundraiser Event May 4, 2019 - Cleveland, OH

May 4, Saturday 8:00pm

The Dreamer’s Bal

Ingenuity Cleveland has been showcasing the talented makers and artists of Cleveland for many years now. This May will be their annual fundraiser Bal, with the theme of a surreal daydream. Step out of the day to day and into another reality for Ingenuity Cleveland’s The Dreamer’s Bal.

Bedford Garden Club Annual Plant Sale - May 10-11, 2019 - Bedford, OH

May 10-11, Saturday & Sunday

Bedford plant sale

It’s time to get your garden in order! The Bedford Garden Club is hosting its annual plant sale May 10th and 11th. Find perennials, annuals, herbs and veggies or even houseplants to keep your home green and colorful inside and out. Don’t wait long though - cause they always sell out!

View From Above - National Geographic Live - Cleveland, OH - Ohio Theatre - May 15, 2019

May 15, Wednesday 7:30pm

View from Above

Presented by National Geographic Live, at this Ohio Theatre event, you’ll hear from the astronaut Terry Virts about the unprecedented views he recorded with the Cupola modular he installed on the International Space Station and about the experiences no photo can capture.

Cleveland Asian Festival - May 18-19, 2019

May 18-19, Saturday & Sunday

Cleveland Asian Festival

Now in its 10th year, the 2019 Cleveland Asian Festival will once again bring a vibrant celebration of many Asian cultures to Downtown Cleveland’s Asia Town. Featuring performances of dance and music, art and of course plenty of amazing food, you won’t want to miss out!

Chagrin Valley Blossom Time - Memorial Day Weekend, Cleveland Events

May 23-26, Thursday-Sunday

Blossom time

This Memorial Day weekend event offers plenty for everyone in the family. The Chagrin Valley festival includes rides, food, games, an annual race and plenty more. But many consider the hot air balloon launches to be the highlight of the weekend and the evening balloon glow the most wonderful sight of all!