Cleveland Eats Schedule


September 14 - 16, 2017

Pre-Festival Events

Thursday Night Benefit - September 14 - 6 p.m. Buy Tickets
An evening to benefit scholarships for Tri-C Hospitality Management students.
Join us for this unique “behind-the-scenes” event at Tri-C’s Hospitality Management Center on Public Square to kick off the inaugural Cleveland Eats Culinary Festival.

Friday Night Street Party - September 15 - Free!
Happy hour in downtown Cleveland on Mall B.

  • 4-9 p.m.
  • Cleveland's best food trucks in coordination with the Northeast Ohio Food Truck Association
  • Local craft beer and other beverages
  • Live local music
  • Chefs' Council and students seek to break the record for the world's largest pierogi! Pierogi unveiling will be on Mall B at 7PM

Saturday - The Main Event - Cleveland Eats Culinary Festival

September 16: Noon - 10 p.m.

On Mall B, downtown Cleveland's public park. Featuring more than 30 of the city's top chefs preparing delicious small plates; locally brewed craft beer; continuous live entertainment; amazing culinary demonstrations; family-friendly events; and lots to see and do. The festival concludes with a magnificent firework display over downtown!

Saturday General Admission - $5* Buy Tickets

Two-Day VIP Admission - $50 Buy Tickets
As a Cleveland Eats VIP, you'll enjoy everything that the GA pass provides plus:

  • Access to the VIP Tent both Friday and Saturday
  • Access to private bar for beverage purchases
  • Additional seating
  • VIP-only restrooms
  • Prime viewing area to the stage
  • Complimentary champagne toast prior to fireworks (Saturday only)
  • Limited and reserved prime seating for VIP guests in the Culinary Demonstration Tent (Saturday only; first-come, first-served)
  • Complimentary cheese and charcuterie boards brought out each hour (Saturday only)

*Kids 12 and under get in free with the purchase of a general admission ticket.