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Cleveland When To Go and Weather

Peak Season

Mid-May - August

When winter is pretty harsh, spring in Cleveland can be oh-so-sweet. But, summer is when Cleveland’s hibernation really ends. Restaurants open their patios and sidewalk seating, the Goodtime III is running and there’s a worthwhile festival almost every weekend. Come for the Great American Rib Fest, Parade on the Circle, Burning River or Taste of Tremont, to name a few.

Off-Season January - April

Winter and early spring are not the best times to visit Cleveland, unless you’ve always wanted to ice fish. (February is a good month for that.) In general, winters are usually cold and gray and snowstorms are a good possibility. The Cleveland International Film Festival is a major reason to come in March. Still, early spring weather is unpredictable. You might get lucky and have balmy, comfortable temperatures, or it could snow.

Shoulder Season September - December

The shoulder season is a great time to visit, if crisp fall air and gorgeous fall foliage are high on your list of priorities. With kids back in school, Cleveland’s local attractions won’t be as busy or loud as they are in peak season. The weather might not be the best during the holidays, but the holiday lights and festivities make up for it. Plus, Cleveland still has a robust annual Thanksgiving Parade to herald in the holidays.

Monthly Averages

Cleveland, OH Weather Forecast

7-Day Forecast

  • Sat



    48  40

  • Sun


    Mostly Sunny

    47  40

  • Mon



    47  40

  • Tue


    Mostly Sunny

    54  43

  • Wed



    58  47

  • Thu


    Mostly Sunny

    56  45

  • Fri



    57  48