Saturday in the Suburbs: Shaker Heights, Chagrin Falls, and more

Here’s what’s going on in our little corner of Cleveland’s Eastern Suburbs this weekend:

We’ve been spending a lot of time in Shaker Heights on Saturdays lately, as their Farmers Market opens earlier in the season than anyone else near us. The 2015 season began April 4 and runs through December 19 this season. The North Union Farmers Market ( takes over Shaker Square every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon.

The first weekend in June is an especially fun time to visit Shaker Heights, as the Sussex area (near the school at 19824 Sussex Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 44122) holds its annual neighborhood sale on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Even if you are not an avid garage saler, the neighborhood is so beautiful and the people there so friendly that it is worth a visit. Last year I found antique Ball canning jars for $1.00 each, a well-tended thyme plant for $2.00, and a brand-new-with-tags Old Navy pea coat in my favorite shade of teal blue for $4.00.

Before we head over to the Sussex neighborhood for the sale, though, we will be stopping in scenic Chagrin Falls’ Riverside Park for Art by the Falls ( I have ordered some custom garden markers from jewelry and metal artist Kimberly Monaco from the West Side (I will overlook that) so I am picking them up tomorrow while she is over here on the Right Side, I mean East Side, of town. View her beautiful work here on Etsy:

Also Saturday in Chagrin Falls is the first Yoga by the Falls of the season. I found out about this cool way to take a free yoga class last summer, but never got over there to participate. I am going to make it happen this summer…just not tomorrow! Classes are held outside (moved inside for rain) at Triangle Park on the first and third Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. during June, July, and August. Check out the town’s website for more complete information and details (

Come back to Chagrin Falls on Sunday for their first Farmers Market of the season. Held in Triangle Park, the market runs from June 7 to October 25 on Sunday mornings form 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Once again, visit the North Union Farmers Market website (listed above) for more information. The Gray House Pies guys from Westlake come over to the East Side every Sunday morning just for this event. Not familiar with their pies yet? Visit them at, then visit them Sunday morning at the North Union Chagrin Falls Farmers Market. Your first taste of their pie promises to be akin to a religious experience!


Even more art events on the East Side this weekend:

  • Little Italy’s Summer Arts Festival is June 5-7. Check out their website for hours and details:
  • Legacy Village will once again host Art in the Village, a juried art show, June 6-7. Details can be found on their website here:
  • Downtown Painesville will host their Art & Jazz First Fridays throughout the summer, and you can check out my friend Stephanie Pratt’s awesome artwork while you are there!

As usual, there is so much to do in Cleveland this weekend that I couldn’t begin to list it all here. If you aren’t having fun in Cleveland this weekend, you aren’t trying!


2 thoughts on “Saturday in the Suburbs: Shaker Heights, Chagrin Falls, and more

  1. hahaha! the “Right side”? I’m so glad you overlooked the fact that I’m a west-sider 🙂 I ordered the book “forks over knives” like we discussed… can’t wait to check it out!
    It was great meeting you!

    • Kim, so glad you stopped by! It was great meeting you as well! I will post pics of my garden with your beautiful handmade markers later this week. Check back tomorrow for Whole Foods Wednesday! I will list more resources for those wishing to explore or implement a whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle.

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