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Guide | Things to do during NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland

Don’t want to buy a ticket to the actual game? Check out these ways to still get in on the fun.

CLEVELAND — The countdown to NBA All-Star Weekend is officially on!

From February 18 through February 20, all eyes will be on the city of Cleveland as the biggest names in basketball and entertainment arrive to celebrate the NBA's 75th season. 

While the NBA has a slew of events planned, those can be pricey. So if you're looking to save a bit of cash or just support local businesses and entrepreneurs, these events are for you. 

You'll still get the glitz and glam of NBA All-Star weekend, but at a fraction of the cost of some tickets. 

The information found below is a running list and will be updated as more events are announced. 

The House of Glo presented by Gloria James 

The inaugural fashion show is described as "a fashion presentation celebrating Black designers, highlighting social justice initiatives and supporting Northwest Ohio's only public HBCU, Central State University." 

Location: Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave #200 

When: Friday, February 18 | : 7:00 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here

Terry Rozier and Friends Celebrity Bowling Party 

Join Youngstown native and Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier for a night of bowling fun at Euphoria Lanes featuring other special guests. 

Location: Euphoria Lanes, 1812 E. 30th Street, Cleveland

When: Friday, February 18 |  6:00 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

Cleveland vs. The World Celebrity Basketball event 

This family-friendly event is being put on by Legit Paper's Ray Jr. who will serve as the General Manager of the Cleveland Team while Comedian and actor, Haha Davis will serve as the GM for the World team. Guests will have the opportunity to experience a 3-point contest, dunk contests, live performances and more. 

Location: Warrensville Heights High School, 4270 Northfield Rd 

When: Saturday, February 19 |  Noon to 3 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

The 'Real Black Friday' Black Biz Expo 

The annual "Real Black Friday" Black Business Expo is taking place this year at Tower City. More than 100 black-owned business will be in one place during NBA All-Star weekend. The free, family-friendly event will include live entertainment, food vendors and more. 

Location: Tower City Center

When: Saturday, February 19 |  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

All-Star Greek Jam

Members of multiple Greek organizations will take to the court to go head-to-head in a basketball showcase. There will be strolling, vendors, food trucks, and live music. 

Location: Brush High School, 4875 Glenlyn Rd 

When: Sunday, February 20 |  Noon to 4 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

NBA All-Star Weekend 2K22 Tournament 

This family-friendly event allows guests the opportunity to experience the competition, virtual reality basketball, and classic basketball video games. "Immerse yourself in a grandstand arena featuring multiple screens, ultra-surround sound, and maybe – a couple NBA players," a website for the event reads. 

Location: The Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave

When: Saturday, February 19 |  6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

Breakthrough Sounds Artist Mixer & Open Night 

Join Breakthrough Sounds for a weekend of performances, networking, and fun for the 2022 All-Star Weekend at Breakthrough Sounds!

Location: Breakthrough Sounds Recording Studio, 7605 Granger Road. 

When: Saturday, February 19 | 7 p.m.

For tickets or more information, click here.

Breakthrough Sounds NBA Watch Party & DJ Battle

Join Breakthrough Sounds for a weekend of performances, networking, and fun for the 2022 All-Star Weekend at Breakthrough Sounds!

Location: Breakthrough Sounds Recording Studio, 7605 Granger Road.

When: Sunday, February 20 | 7 p.m.

For tickets or more information, click here.

All-Star Weekend Youth Lock-in   

During the inaugural lock-in, open to youth ages 9 to 15, students will take part in various activities such as vision board making, interacting learning,  physical activities and more.

Location: Sevynteenth All Purpose Center, 7545 Granger Road. 

When: February 18-19|  1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

TRVP Fvshion All-Star Weekend Pop-Up Shop  

Shop for streetwear fashion items from a local brand during this two-day pop-up shop in Lakewood. 

Location: TRVP FVshion Studio , 13702 Madison Avenue. 

When: February 18-19|  1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

For tickets or more information, click here.

* If you have an event that you would like to be added, you can email Digital Reporter, Kierra Cotton at kcotton@wkyc.com or Tweet her @KierraCotton. 

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*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.