From innovators to runners to football fans, 200,000 people are expected to pack into downtown Cleveland for various events this weekend and pump millionsof dollars into the local economy as a result.
The Cleveland Classic at Browns Stadium will draw 15,000 to 20,000 alone. And the Komen Race for the Cure has 25,000 participants. There's also the Cleveland Indians last homestand, Ingenuity Fest, Cleveland Rowing Regatta and other arts and cultural events.
Restaurants like Greenhouse Tavern are prepping for the crowds.
"We joke around in the kitchen about getting a break and there really isn't. Marine week was really great for us and after that, navy week and the air show and now we're rolling into another big weekend," says Matt Danko, pastry chef.
Positively Cleveland says tourism is up by nearly 2 million visitors in the last two years.
"These are really exciting weekends when you have so many different people and many of them speak to different audiences." It's a trend they hope won't stop.