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Les Miserables Outing

The Gateway District, Warehouse District and Great Lakes Theater are holding a Downtown Cleveland Residents & Friends Night on Wednesday, October 29th for the 7:30 PM performance of Les Miserables at the Hanna Theatre.  Join your friends and neighbors for this unforgettable blockbuster musical – the winner of over 100 international awards and witnesses by over 65 million people worldwide.

Premium Lounge Seating:  $30!  Includes a complimentary beverage!

Order today.  Seating is limited.

Reserve your seats here by October 27th.



Extended Take a Hike Season

You still have time to enjoy the regular Take a Hike tour season through September 16th!  Offering five, free, guided, walking tours every week of the Gateway District, Warehouse District, Civic Center, PlayhouseSquare and Canal Basin Park in the Flats, the regular tour season can be found here.  Each tour features actors and actresses portraying important Clevelanders from the past. 

If you have just discovered the Take a Hike tours and realize time is running out, or, if you would love to explore Downtown Cleveland in the Falll, you will be excited to know that, for the first time, one Take a Hike tour will be offered through December 16th.  Details are in the process of being confirmed, so check back soon to learn more.




Sparx City Hop

Save the date for Saturday, September 20th for the annual Sparx City Hop!   From 11 AM to 6 PM that day, you can explore the Gateway District, Warehouse District,  Ohio City, Tremont, the Art Quarter, AsiaTown and the St. Clair/Superior District via free trolleys. 

Enjoy sidewalk concerts, art galleries, special tours, dining and other neighborhood offerings.  

Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation’s Take a Hike program, presented by Dollar Bank, will be a partner in the Sparx City Hop, so plan to enjoy a Take a Hike tour.

Use the Sparx City Hop Green Line to get to the Take a Hike tour meeting locations.

The Sparx City Hop Take a Hike tour schedule, for Saturday, September 20th only, is below:

At 1 PM and 3 PM, meet at the Gateway District Trolley Stop on Euclid Avenue (just east of The Arcade and across from the 5th Street Arcades) to take the Historic Euclid Avenue tour.  The Historic Euclid Avenue “hike” will combine exciting sections of the Gateway District and PlayhouseSquare tours into one Euclid Avenue route, highlighting the rich history and exciting current developments from The Arcade to the GE Chandelier.  On this hour-and-a-half-long tour, attendees will learn about the Gateway District’s historic dime stores, such as Woolworth’s and Kresge’s, the incredible Arcade, which was modeled after the great light courts of Europe, the 5th Street Arcades and the 9.  Home to Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena, East 4th Street, five hotels, unique stores and over 60 restaurants and bars, the Gateway District is the most visited neighborhood in Downtown Cleveland.  The tour will also cover an intriguing portion of the PlayhouseSquare District.  Known for being the second largest performing arts center in the country, PlayhouseSquare boasts even more than incredible theatres.  Learn about renowned department stores, such as Halle’s and Sterling Linder, important social clubs, such as the Union Club, and, of course, the GE Chandelier.  Along the tour route, history will come to life as actors portray Garrett Morgan, the inventor of the traffic light and gas mask, and Alan Freed, the disc jockey who coined the term “rock and roll.”

At 2 PM, meet at the Warehouse District trolley stop on Superior Avenue near Take 5 Rhythm & Jazz Tapas Lounge to take a tour of the Warehouse District, Cleveland’s First Neighborhood.  On this hour-and-a-half-long tour, attendees will learn about the Rockefeller Building, the Bingham, lighthouse steps, the Warehouse District Anthology public art, and much more.  Attendees will have the opportunity to admire breathtaking Victorian architecture while learning about the historic Garment District and hardware industry.  The Warehouse District offers exceptional fine dining, clubs, unique shops, services and residential properties in a beautiful setting. Along the tour route, attendees will have the pleasure of “meeting” John D. Rockefeller.  Be sure to check out Harris Stanton Gallery and SHAHEEN Modern & Contemporary Art while you’re in the neighborhood!  To view other Warehouse District Sparx City Hop participants, click here.

To learn more about the Sparx City Hop, click here.  

Sparx City Hop and the Take a Hike program are supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.   Sparx City Hop is presented by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and is made possible through the collaboration of its neighborhood partners, including:  Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation, Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation, PlayhouseSquare District Development Corp., The Campus District, St. Clair Superior Development Corp., AsiaTown, Tremont West Development and Ohio City Near West Development Corp.


Gay Games and Aha!

Welcome to the 2014 Gay Games participants, volunteers and supporters!  The Gateway District invites you to explore the neighborhood during the Games.  Home to Progressive Field, Quicken Loans Arena, East 4th Street, five hotels, unique stores and over 60 restaurants and bars, you’ll be entertained and delighted by what the Gateway District has to offer.

Enjoy a free Take a Hike tour while you’re in town, and be sure to visit the Downtown Farmers Market on Public Square on Fridays.

Don’t forget to check out Aha! Cleveland, a festival of lights from August 7th through the 9th on the Malls during the evenings.  The complete map and schedule of events can be found here.

Whatever you choose to do during your visit, your friends at the Gateway District know you will enjoy all that Downtown Cleveland has to offer!





Sunday, August 3rd

Take a Hike is pleased to participate in the 10th Annual Warehouse District Street Festival on Sunday, August 3rd.

Start your day by taking the Canal Basin Park tour, which begins at 10 AM at Setter’s Landing RTA Station (1025 West Superior Avenue.)  After your tour, head over to the Warehouse District Street Festival, which kicks off at 12 Noon on West 6th Street.  Street Festival admission is FREE, and$2 parking will be available in ABM Parking Services lots on West 6th and West 9th Streets.

During the Street Festival, a special Warehouse District Take a Hike tour will be offered at 2:30 PM beginning in front of Constantino’s Market located at 1278 West 9th Street.  

Plan to bring your friends and family down to “take a hike” and the Warehouse District Street Festival on Sunday, August 3rd!  Enjoy 

To see the full list of Street Festival activities, click here.




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