By: Briana Johnson-Sims, OverDrive Training Specialist

What’s hot in Cleveland this August? Digipalooza 2017, of course! Our conference is jam-packed with great events, including a keynote from Cokie Roberts, evening socials, and morning yoga. But there’s even more for those who choose to come early and stay late!

Arriving early on Wednesday? Stop by East 12th and Walnut street at lunchtime for Walnut Wednesday food trucks and sunshine. That should tide you over until our evening event at Punch Bowl Social. Punch Bowl takes you into the heart of Cleveland’s reimagined Flats neighborhood, where you can play games, enjoy music, eat food, and more, right by the water.

On Thursday evening, Digipalooza lands at East 4th street, where lights are always strung and some of Cleveland’s best restaurants live. We’ll take you to the House of Blues for some sweet Southern cuisine and live music.

Did I mention that Cleveland is known for having some of the best food in the nation? Check out Happy Dog to see how many toppings you can fit on one hot dog, visit Slyman’s for delicious corned beef, or Melt Bar & Grilled to see all the ways you can make cheese awesome.

Between meals, get immersed in Cleveland’s renovated downtown and see the sights. The Cleveland Public Main LibraryTerminal Tower Observation Deck, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Playhouse Square, which hosts the largest outdoor chandelier, are all within walking distance of the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. All of this and more is waiting for you in Cleveland when you attend Digipalooza this August.

Digipalooza wraps up Friday, so that means you have the weekend to explore! Cleveland’s famous West Side Market features 100 vendors perfect for breakfast or lunch and is nestled in Ohio City where you’ll find shops, pop up stands, local restaurants and a number of Cleveland breweries. Baseball fan? Make some time to see the Cleveland Indians play the New York Yankees at Progressive Field. The series runs August 3rd through August 6th, so that means there will be plenty of opportunities to check out the Tribe and some of Cleveland’s best treats all at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.

The world renowned Cleveland Museum of Art is a perfect way to see some of Cleveland’s culture and is close to Severance Hall, our gorgeous concert hall that’s home to the famous Cleveland Orchestra. Speaking of culture, The Cleveland Cultural Gardens offer serenity and beauty, allowing you to stroll through 29 different gardens that represent different cultures from around the world. Looking for even more to do during your stay? Send your Account Specialist an email before you arrive or just ask one of our friendly staff members while you’re here! We can’t wait to share not just the latest innovations and tips with you but our city as well. 


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