Thursday = Fun Day in Cleveland this Summer

Downtown Cleveland is celebrating summer this year with the expansion of their Sparx Concert series. In addition to the free live Thursday night concerts, local restaurants will be offering promotions and other fun activities. The concert and promotions start today (June 4) and go until Sept. 11.

e4th Restaurant promotions will take place throughout E 4th, Playhouse Square and the Warehouse District each Thursday evening throughout the summer. According to, lots of nearby restaurants will be hosting events on their patios, which is awesome. I love when the weather gets warm enough for us to enjoy some patio dining! Some of the highlights include:

  • Erie Island coffee is offering free samples of smoothies and coffee-bean roasting on its patio
  • Flannery’s Pub will be hosting a  patio barbecue
  • Pickwick & Frolic will open a bar outside on its patio

In addition to the free concerts and restaurant promotions, there will also be free outdoor movie screenings on the Thursdays between July 23 and August 13th. The movie showings include:

  • July 23: The Dark Knight
  • July 30: Casino Royale
  • August 6: Twilight (My obsessed-with-Edward colleague is super excited about this one!)
  • August 13: Iron Man

Food deals at some of my favorite places PLUS free music PLUS free movies? Count me in! The full concert schedule can be found here.

For more information, check out the Downtown Cleveland Alliance website and