RTA provided extra rail service on St. Patrick's Day, on the Green Line.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides service to many special events each year. The text includes some trip suggestions, but it is recommended that you always check with RTA's on-line trip planner.

February

Brite Winter Festival. A celebration of art and music, co-sponsored by RTA, on the West Bank of the Flats.

March

St. Patrick's Day. Downtown Cleveland is party central for all things Irish. A massive parade usually begins at 1 p.m. on Superior Avenue. One of RTA's busiest ridership days of the year.

Cleveland International Film Festival. Based at Tower City Cinemas, downtown. Co-sponsored by RTA.

April

Cleveland Indians home openerProgressive Field. RTA operates special rail service.

Earthfest, One of the oldest and largest events of its kind in the nation. Held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea.

May

Cleveland International TattooGalleria at Erieview, 1301 East Ninth St.

Cleveland Asian Festival2800 Payne Ave.

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon.

Tremont Greek Fest, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 2187 W. 14th St. at Fairfield Avenue. Ride the 81 bus.

June

Parade the Circle and Circle VillageWade Oval, University Circle. Ride the HealthLine to the station near Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., and walk 0.6 miles.

Cleveland Wine Festival, Voinovich Bicentennial Park at North Coast Harbor, To reach the festival, ride the Waterfront Line to the North Coast Station and walk 0.4 miles.

Shaker Heights Arts and Music Festival. Ride the Blue Line to the Farnsleigh Road Station.

Cleveland Pride Parade downtown, with a festival to follow at Voinovich Bicentennial Park at North Coast Harbor. To reach the festival, ride the Waterfront Line to the North Coast Station and walk 0.4 miles.

July

July, 9 p.m., Star-Spangled Spectacular. Cleveland Orchestra, free concert, Public Square, followed by fireworks. Ride any Rapid line to the Tower City Station, or ride the HealthLine to Public Square..

July, Arts Festival, Cain Park, 14591 Superior Road, Cleveland Heights. Ride the 40 bus, and take a short walk.

July Taste of Tremont. Bus route 81 serves this area.

August

Noon-8 p.m., Street Festival, West 6th Street, Historic Warehouse District.

Feast of the Assumption, Little Italy.

September

Ingenuity Fest, behind FirstEnergy Stadium, on property owned by the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority. From Tower City, ride the Waterfront Line to the West 3rd Street Station, and walk a short distance.

Sparx City Hop downtown, various locations.

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