River Rally

Cuyahoga River Rally celebrates the history of the Cuyahoga River and the lifestyle enhancements clean water provides with an all day festival, live music and free history tours.

Cuyahoga River Rally offer a number of events to celebrate how far the Cuyahoga River has come, including riverside yoga, kayaking tours, boat rides, walking tours and biking tours.

Cuyahoga River Rally is part of Cleveland History Days, a week-long celebration of our city’s rich legacy.

The Hart Crane Park Festival Village

Live Music and Beer Garden 11 AM - 4 PM

Head to Hart Crane Memorial Park to enjoy an afternoon of live music in our beer garden.

Music Line-Up

  • 12:00 PM – Kristine Jackson
  • 1:30 PM – The Baker’s Basement
  • 3:00 PM – The Vumms

River Rally Activities

  • Riverside Yoga | 10 AM
  • Cuyahoga River Revival Walking Tours | 11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM
  • Kayak Cleanup | 11 AM, 1 PM (Tours meet 15 minutes before start time)
  • Urban Biding Walking Tours | 11:15 AM, 2 PM
  • Where the River Burned Bike Tours | 12 PM, 2 PM
  • Dragon Boat Rides | 11:15 AM, 12: 15 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM
  • Cuyahoga River Kayak Tour | 12 PM, 12:45 PM, 2:15 PM, 3 PM (Tours meet 15 minutes before start time)
  • River Tours on the Holiday Boat | 11:15 AM, 12: 15 PM, 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM

Riverside Yoga with OneTreeLove

Join us for a free, outdoor yoga class from OneTreeLove instructor Lisa Meranti for all-level outdoor yoga to connect mind, body, and planet. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or towel, and drinking water.

Cuyahoga River Revival Walking Tour

Led by volunteers from the Cuyahoga River Area of Concern Advisory Committee, this walking tour winds up the banks of the ‘Crooked River’ pausing to observe areas where river restoration actions have been implemented, spotlighting fish habitats, erosion remediation, and public access points. Walking tours cover about 2 miles and include some hills.

Kayak Cleanup

Bring your own kayak to Cuyahoga River Rally and join Eddie “Trash Fish” Olschansky in a fun and rewarding river clean-up session. Participation is free. Buckets and trash grabbers provided. A limited number of kayak rentals are available for $25.

Urban Birding Walking Tours

Join Matt Debelak, Education Coordinator of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium on a walk along the river and search for ducks, hawks, herons, swallows, and many other birds that may be utilizing this aquatic resource in different ways. A limited amount of binoculars will be available at the event on a first-come first-served basis.

Where the River Burned Bike Tours

Led by the Ohio City Bike Co-Op team, this 5 mile tour will include the sites and history of the the Cuyahoga River Fires, the comeback of the river, and Cleveland’s industrial valley. The tour includes some hills. Bikes are not provided and helmets are required.

Dragon Boat Rides

Take a ride on a Dragon Boat! Cleveland Dragon Boat Association, a little-known secret on the Cuyahoga River, offers complimentary Dragon Boat experiences. Learn about this growing sport and start a new adventure with them.

Cuyahoga River History Kayak Tour

Led by a Ranger from Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this guided kayak tour will help you explore the river and learn about the ongoing restoration efforts by the National Park Service and their partners.

River Tours on the Holiday Boat

Soak up the sun and the scenery along the Cuyahoga River during a 30-minute boat ride on the Holiday, which will pass Canal Basin Park, the future home of Irishtown Bend Park, and The Flats.


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