Here's a calendar of some of the top events in Cleveland throughout 2012 and 2013:
In addition to the events below, note that Cleveland will host Gay Games IX in 2014.
Mid-Feb.: Brite Winter Festival.
Early Apr.: Cleveland International Film Festival (includes a number of films of queer interest).
Early Apr.: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Week.
Last Apr.: Tri-C JazzFest.
Early May: International BeerFest.
Late June: Cleveland Gay Pride.
Early July: Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Heights.
Mid-July: Taste of Tremont.
Mid-July: Burning River Festival.
Mid-Sept.: Tremont Art and Cultural Festival.
Late Oct.: Cleveland Beer Week.
Resources for gay travelers to Cleveland
For visitor information on Cleveland, check out the excellent GLBT travel site created by the Cleveland Convention & Visitors Bureau. The city's LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland (6600 Detroit Ave., 216-651-5428), in the up-and-coming Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, is a good go-to for referrals and advice on the local scene.
The Cleveland-based Gay People's Chronicle has coverage on the local gay scene, and the alternative newsweekly, Cleveland Scene is strong on dining, nightlife, the arts, and local issues. Additionally, you'll find further information on the city's gay scene at the Cleveland About.com Gay Resource Page.