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December 7, 2023

Coventry Village Transforms into “Coventry Land” during annual Holiday Fest and Lantern Parade

On Saturday, December 9th connect with the Coventry Village neighborhood at the annual Holiday Festival and Coventry PEACE Campus Lantern Parade. This free event will feature take-home crafts, free hot cocoa and cider stations, photo opportunities with Olaf, The Grinch, and Santa Claus and face painting, plus over 100 local small business vendors and merchants to buy from throughout the Coventry Village business district starting at 11 a.m. til dark.
November 22, 2023

Shop Local on Coventry Road

Shop Small on Coventry for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! A list of must stop shopping for deals and discounts from Coventry merchants.
October 2, 2023

CovenTREAT (Trick-Or-Treat in Coventry)

Spooky lovers unite! Halloween season is nearly upon us! On Friday, October 27th, throw on your best costumes and bring the whole family down for our Coventry Village Halloween celebration featuring a candy crawl at participating merchants and free face painting!
September 18, 2023

Coventry Village Eat Week 2023

With over 20 restaurants, bars, and food shops in our district, we've got a diverse palette of flavors to share with you. This week, we are inviting you to try them all with exclusive menu items, available this week only, and special offers to entice you. Join us Oct. 1-7th and explore them all!
September 1, 2023

Now Hiring: Coventry Village seeks new Executive Director

Coventry Village is seeking a part-time (20-25 hours) Executive Director to work with the Coventry Village Special Improvement District board and to implement our goals. Job requirements attached. Salary is 34 K. Please send your resume to
August 4, 2023

Coventry Street Festival is back again!

Dive into the Heart of Coventry: Sidewalk Sales, Restaurant Week, and SO Much More!
July 1, 2023

Retail Spaces Available in Coventry Village

Space Available in Coventry Village: Pop-Ups, Seasonal, and More!
June 26, 2023

Coventry Village's Final Fridays Art Walk: Celebrating Local Artists, Community, and Shopping Local

Coventry Village's Final Fridays Art Walk, hosted by Made Cleveland, encapsulates the essence of community, creativity, and the spirit of shopping local. This monthly event celebrates the exceptional talents of local artists, promotes the unique character of Coventry Village, and underscores the significance of supporting independent businesses.
May 1, 2023

4th Annual Juneteenth in Coventry Village

April 30, 2023

What is the Coventry Living Room Project?

The Coventry Living Room Project aims to create a public gathering space that strengthens the sense of community in the Coventry neighborhood.
January 8, 2023

Coventry neighbors bring public space to life this summer!

Coventry Living Room Project Design Session :: FREE :: Thursday, Jan. 26th, 6:30 PM at the Coventry Branch of Heights Library
December 15, 2022

A farewell to Record Revolution

"Buying locally never has meant so much to me as it does today, as I see another one of our Coventry Village "Hall of Fame '' merchants turn off their lights for the last time." - Tommy Fello
November 10, 2022

Holiday Festival in Coventry Village

Join us for our annual celebration of the season! A unique, lively local shopping, dining, and creative experience, neighborhood wide!
November 1, 2022

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday in Coventry Village

With over 50 local businesses in The Village, we LOVE to shop small! Join us for a weekend full of connection, discounts, and amazing shopping and dining!
October 4, 2022

CovenTREAT! Trick-or-Treat in Coventry Village

Join us for a night of family-friendly Halloween fun with the merchants of Coventry Village!
October 1, 2022

Heights Eco Fair in Coventry Village

Coventry Village in partnership with the Cleveland Heights Green Team, Heights Libraries, FutureHeights, and Amplify on Coventry is hosting the 2nd annual Heights Eco Fair on October 8th from noon to 4.00 pm at the Coventry PEACE Park in Cleveland Heights.
August 5, 2022

Harvey Pekar Comic Fest is BACK in Coventry!

Coventry Village, Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry, Heights Libraries, Gamer Haven, Zygote Press, and Lake Erie Ink are pleased to announce that the Pekar Park Comic Book Fest is back for 2022!
August 1, 2022

The Grog Shop Celebrates their 30th Anniversary!

To celebrate 30 years, the Grog Shop is packing everything fans love about the venue into one awesome weekend: September 22-25. These shows will be announced to the public today, 7/28, at 11am, and tickets onsale 7/29 at 10am. Check out the lineup below!
June 20, 2022

Coventry Village Street Festival

It's BACK! A neighborhood CLASSIC: Join us for the celebration of our unique community, The Coventry Street Festival! Saturday, July 23, 1-6pm. Featuring Live Music from Local Artists, Coventry Street Food Festival, Sidewalk Sale with Coventry Merchants, Vendor Market sidewalk sale, Free Movie in the Park: Spider Man No Way Home, and SO much more!
June 1, 2022

Final Fridays: Art Walk + Market

Final Fridays will feature an all-night happy hour at participating bars, discounted shopping at local merchants, a sidewalk art walk, live entertainment, and engaging activities for all! Come, be a part of a vibrant and creative evening like none other.
May 31, 2022

Made Cleveland brings over 100 local makers to Coventry Village

We're more than thrilled to be the permanent home of Made Cleveland's first brick-and-mortar store! After two successful holiday pop-ups in the neighborhood, Ash O'Connor finally decided to get serious with Coventry and sign a lease with Cleveland Heights for the former City Buddha space at 1807 Coventry Road.
May 1, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration

Join Coventry Village and Safer Heights in supporting black-owned businesses and artists at our 3rd Annual Juneteenth celebration on June 19th!
February 11, 2022

Celebrating LoveForCov this Valentine's!

Love is officially here in Coventry Village! With the recent blizzards and frigid weather, we are looking forward to snuggling up with our loved ones this Valentine’s Day. When planning your dates and activities, show some LoveForCov by shopping with our local merchants! 
January 14, 2022

Celebrating 50 Years of Tommy's Restaurant!

Grateful for 50 years of business in Coventry Village, we celebrate Tommy's Restaurant on this monumental anniversary!
December 14, 2021

KoKo Bakery is Finally Here!

We are so excited to be welcoming our newest Coventry Village merchant, KoKo Bakery! Koko Bakery will be open for business on Thursday, December 16th. The location is the former Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt (1767 Coventry Rd.) space next door to Pacific East.
December 2, 2021

Coventry Village 2021 Holiday Festival!

Our 2021 Holiday Festival will be taking place on December 11th from 11am-9pm. We have activities planned for the whole family, with kid-friendly events during the day and holiday bar crawls at night. 
November 26, 2021

Coventry Cash! December 1 - January 31!

Coventry Cash is valid at most merchants in Coventry Village! Join us on Nov. 26 + Nov. 27 to receive yours!
November 16, 2021

Made Cleveland Pop-Up Coming to Coventry Village!

Made Cleveland announces its Holiday Pop Up Market in the heart of Coventry Village. Experience a festive way to shop high-quality art and goods made only from local Clevelanders.
November 11, 2021

Coventry Village Holiday Gift Guide

We know how stressful the gift search can be, so we put together a gift guide! Check out our gift guides for every person in your life. We’ve got gifts for even the hardest friend to please.
November 1, 2021

2021 Shop Local Weekend

It’s our favorite time of year in Coventry Village, Shop Local Weekend! As we enter the full holiday swing, make an effort to shop small this year. As many of our local small businesses are recovering from COVID, you will find many opportunities to put your dollar in the hands of your community.
October 27, 2021

Halloween Extravaganza!

Happy Halloween to everyone in Coventry Village! The spookiest time of the year has arrived, and we are ready to celebrate in a truly frightening fashion on October 29th from 5-8pm. This year’s CovenTREAT Trick or Treat event will be taking place during our October Final Friday, as well as our last Movie in The Park showing for the season. We highly encourage everyone to come in costume, especially for Trick or Treating among the Coventry Village merchants! 
October 23, 2021

Lake Erie Ink Creates Community

We are so grateful to Lake Erie Ink for providing a home for the aspiring writers of Cleveland Heights! Not only do they provide workshops for young artists and writers, they also offer academic support, and create unique opportunities for education and expression. This upcoming month they are partnering with organizations from all over Cleveland Heights for their newest Weekend Ink Genre Workshop.
October 6, 2021

Coventry Village Announces “Amplify” Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open in 2021!

Coventry Village is pleased to announce that Amplify Dispensary will be opening in our neighborhood this year. Occupying the old “American Apparel” space adjacent to Grums, this will be the first-ever retail location operated by Buckeye Relief, expected to open at the end of 2021.
October 6, 2021

Eco-Fair 2021 in P.E.A.C.E Park!

Learn how to live sustainably in your everyday life while enjoying wellness activities at the 2021 Eco Fair in PEACE Park! The Cleveland Heights Eco Fair aims to connect NEO residents with resources that can guide them in their search for better, easier, more informed choices that align with their values of conservation and respect for the environment in which we all live. It's a celebration for families, community leaders, and businesses who are leading the way to a more sustainable way of life. Visit for complete details.
October 3, 2021

Now Hiring in Coventry Village!

Coventry Village is the place to be if you need work! Our merchants are hiring for several different positions. Application details are listed with each open position. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive regular updates on who’s hiring in the neighborhood.
September 21, 2021

September Final Friday in Coventry Village

Wow, this year blew by so fast, we can barely believe it’s September already! Our Final Friday event this month is the perfect opportunity to ring the new season. Join us for discounts, a trip to detention with The Breakfast Club, and a special performance from the Erie Heights Brass Ensemble! We’ve got plenty of fun planned for the whole family, so come on down to Coventry Village on September 24th from 5-9 pm. 
September 20, 2021

Happy Birthday Grog Shop!

The Grog Shop is turning 29 years old this month and we’re thrilled to announce a great lineup of shows to celebrate their anniversary weekend!
September 8, 2021

2021 Harvey Pekar Comic Festival on September 18th!

Our annual Harvey Pekar Comic Fest is BACK! This year, we are pulling out all the stops to make this year's festival unforgettable.
August 23, 2021

August Final Friday!

Coventry Village is back with our favorite evening event series on the last Friday of each month! Final Friday will feature an all-night happy hour at participating bars, discounted shopping at local merchants, sidewalk art walk, live entertainment, and engaging activities for all!Come, be a part of a vibrant and creative evening like none other.
August 18, 2021

Once In A Blue Moon: A Mystical Market in Coventry Village

August 13, 2021

Coventry Village Says Goodbye to Village Landmark, City Buddha

The best of friends are the hardest ones to say goodbye to! We are so sad to see our beloved friends at City Buddha leave, but we are excited about the next chapter. Thank you for spending so many years with us, we will always cherish the imprint you've left on Coventry Village. See a letter from owner Larry Collins.
August 12, 2021

Coventry Village Kicks Off The School Year with A Neighborhood Carnival

Cleveland Heights, Ohio -- Coventry Village is excited to announce that two incredible local organizers will be hosting a Back to School Drive in the neighborhood! KidFly Attire and Winedowntogether have created a full day to celebrate the new school year. Join us in Coventry Village from 2-8 pm on Aug 21, 2021. This event is free to the public and open to all ages, featuring over 60 vendors throughout Coventry Village. There will be activities planned throughout the day that the whole family will enjoy! 
July 28, 2021

Food-Scrap Drop-off Program

The Rust Belt Riders Neighborhood food-scrap drop-off program is available in the City of Cleveland Heights. Bins will be found in the parking lot of the Coventry PEACE Campus off of Euclid Heights Blvd and will be available 24/7/365 for collection of household food scraps. 
July 22, 2021

University Heights Symphonic Band Performance at Coventry Village P.E.A.C.E. Park.

University Heights Symphonic Band announces a summer performance at the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park. The performance will take place on Friday, July 30, as part of the Coventry Village Special Improvement District’s Final Fridays series and will mark one of the band’s first events since returning to performing after the COVID-19 pandemic. This concert will begin at 7:30 PM.
June 23, 2021

Six Must Have Books from Mac's Backs

There is nothing like getting lost in a book for hours on end. When we are looking for that next page-turner, we know that Mac’s Backs Books is going to have exactly what we are looking for. As a longtime home for independent authors and hidden gems, Mac’s Backs is the perfect place to find your next read. 
June 14, 2021

F̶i̶n̶a̶l̶ FAB Fridays in Coventry: Pride Edition!

Coventry Village is back with our favorite evening event series on the last Friday of each month! This month, during PRIDE, we'll be celebrating local queer artists and creators!
June 9, 2021

Five Ways to Stay Safe at Community Events

Coventry Village events are coming back in full swing! We are so excited to be seeing all your smiling faces visiting our merchants. While we desperately missed seeing everyone, we still have a responsibility to stay safe and protect vulnerable community members.
June 7, 2021

Coventry For Vegans

Going vegan can be a pretty intimidating lifestyle change, one of the main fears we have is, “What if I can’t find anything to eat while I’m out?” Coventry Village is a great spot for vegans, with a wide variety of vegan cuisine you’re guaranteed to snag a great meal!
June 5, 2021

Juneteenth Celebration in Coventry Village

Join Coventry Village and Safer Heights in supporting black-owned businesses and artists at our Juneteenth celebration on June 19th!
May 27, 2021

New Businesses Opening This Spring in Coventry Village

This month, join us in welcoming five brand-new merchants to our community. We know that our incredible community will make our newest merchants feel right at home. Without further ado, meet our newest merchants! 
May 19, 2021

Local Music Venues Announce Plans To Reopen

With a range of beloved series, and new fan favorites, the venues are coming back in full swing. A new life has been breathed into the local music scene, as independent artists flock to the stages with new and vibrant material. Artists like Red Rose Panic, Mixed Feelings, Liz Kelly, and Apostle Jones, are lighting up the local scene. Fans who have spent the year cooped up are eager to come back to the local music scene.
May 3, 2021

10 Perfect Mothers Day Gifts

Mother's day is around the corner, and we’re all looking for the perfect gift and of course, we want one that will make this year’s an unforgettable one. Check out our Mother's Day Gift Guide!
March 23, 2021

Youth-Led Pop-Up Shop at Grog Shop with EYEJ

EYEJ Youth Council Plans “Pop-Up Shop” Fundraiser: Join the Youth Council from Empowering Youth Exploring Justice will be hosting a pop-up shop fundraiser at Grog Shop on March 27 & 28th!
December 15, 2020

Christmas Eve Caroling in Coventry PEACE Park

Join City Church Heights for an evening of singing together!
December 4, 2020

Coventry Village Holiday Shopping Gift Guide

The merchants of Coventry VIllage are working hard to stay afloat during these peak-pandemic winter days. Shop local in a variety of ways this holiday season and make a huge difference for our community.
October 29, 2020

Coventry PEACE Campus reaches agreement with Heights Library on new lease

Coventry PEACE Inc. is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Heights Library and signed a 15-month lease on the former Coventry school building, which has been home to arts and community service non-profits for more than a decade.
October 12, 2020

Grog Shop launches crowdfunding campaign for local concert series!

Help the Grog Shop today by donating to their crowdfunding campaign and purchasing tickets for upcoming shows!
September 21, 2020

Flower Power Art Show Empowers Local Women Artists!

Join Safer Heights in Coventry Village for a pop-up art show + shop featuring all local women artists! This women's empowerment event will take place along the sidewalks of Coventry to facilitate social distancing. MASK REQUIRED. Please come out to support these creative women of many art forms, meet them, see their art, and buy art!
August 14, 2020

Grog Shop & B Side Lounge present Behind the Bar at B Side Patio concert series!

Grog Shop & B Side Lounge present Behind the Bar at B Side Patio concert series!
August 1, 2020

Coventry Village Hosts INSIDE OUT: Pop Up Art Gallery

‘INSIDE OUT’ MEETS YEAR OF UPHEAVAL WITH MESSAGE OF LOVE‍. A reimagined art walk in Coventry Village provokes reflection on 2020 events.
May 15, 2020

Coventry Village Businesses Re-Open Safely

The Businesses of Coventry Village safely reopen in for carryout, patio dining, curbside, and more. Here's the latest listing of hours, protocols, and safety precautions being taken.
April 30, 2020

Inn On Coventry Reopens for Takeout: May 1

Get ready to once again enjoy some of your regular breakfast or lunch favorites, including our signature Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, our specialty omelets, Reubens, steak sandwiches, and Cali Clubs. In addition, we are excited to also provide you with COCKTAILS TO GO—Mimosas and Bloody Marys to name a few.
March 31, 2020

Mac's Backs Weekly Readings for Coventry Village

Mac's Backs Books hosts a free virtual reading on Coventry Village Facebook and Instagram LIVE every Tuesday at 3pm.
March 16, 2020

‍Supporting Small Businesses of Coventry Village During Coronavirus Concerns

‍Supporting Small Businesses of Coventry Village During Coronavirus Concerns
February 17, 2020

Miracle On Ice: 40th Anniversary Celebration

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Olympics' Miracle on Ice, we are having a Hockey Day at Panini's.
February 9, 2020

Valentine's Day in Coventry Village

Whether you're in love, going on a 2nd Tinder Date, or flying SOLO... Coventry Village has something special for you on Valentine's Day.
December 9, 2019

Lots of Cheer at Our Annual Holiday Fest & Jingle Bell Shop!

Join Coventry Village in celebrating the season with free fun for kids, shopping for all, Coventry Cash, bar crawls and more!
November 1, 2019

Coventry Village Holiday Festival: Winter Wonderland

Join Coventry Village as we ring in the holiday season with a day, packed full of specials, treats, festivities, shopping, activities and fun for people of all ages! Bring your best friend, your kids, your parents, or the whole squad out for a great time!
October 16, 2019

Shop Local Weekend in Coventry Village

Join us for a day full of shopping, gifts, giveaways, goodies, and more while we support our favorite local Coventry Village shops!
October 2, 2019

Final Fridays October 2019

Final Fridays will feature an all night happy hour at participating bars, discounted shopping at local merchants, open art studios, theatre openings, live entertainment and engaging activities for all! Come, be a part of a vibrant and creative evening like none other. FINAL FRIDAYS: HALLOWEEN Friday, OCTOBER 25 | 5-9pm FREE PARKING ALL DAY (lots / meters / garages)
September 26, 2019

CovenTREAT 2019!

Join us for candy, treats, and Halloween crafts from your favorite Coventry Village shops & spots.
September 4, 2019

Heights Music Hop 2019

Heights Music Hop 2019 Coventry Village District – September 12 | 6-9 p.m. Cedar Fairmount District – September 13 | 6-10 p.m. Cedar Lee District – September 14 | 6-11 p.m.
July 2, 2019

Final Fridays - July 2019

Coventry Village is excited to announce the launch of a new evening event series on the last Friday of each month!Final Friday will feature an all night happy hour at participating bars, discounted shopping at local merchants, open art studios, theatre openings, live entertainment and engaging activities for all!
July 1, 2019

Coventry Movie Nights in the Park

Join us every Thursday in Coventry PEACE Campus. Park at 9pm for a FREE movie. Bring your own snacks, blanket/chair, and all your friends! Arrive by 8pm for pre-movie activities.
July 1, 2019

Coventry Sundays in PEACE Park

Join us as we celebrate the summer in Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park with yoga/movement classes at 5pm on select dates and free weekly drum circle with Donald Davis from 6-8pm.
July 1, 2019

Pekar Park Comic Book Fest

On July 20, the Pekar Park Comic Book Fest will return to Coventry Village for its fifth year.
May 23, 2019

Final Fridays

Join the merchants and artists of Coventry Village on May 31st for an evening of food, drinks, shopping, music, art and more from 5-9pm.
May 22, 2019

Coventry Village Sidewalk Sale & Makers Market

The merchants of Coventry Village will be setting up on the sidewalk, alongside of local artists, makers, and businesses for a day of music, shopping, and free family games and activities.
May 22, 2019

Coventry Market

A Summer Flea Market Series presented by The Old Vaudevillian in Coventry Village held at the Coventry PEACE Campus. Come shop local unique vendors, stroll Coventry and enjoy the amazing park.
April 24, 2019

Final Fridays

Join the merchants and artists of Coventry Village on April 26th for an evening of food, drinks, shopping, music, art and more from 5-9pm.
April 24, 2019

Bike the Heights

May is Bike Month and the Cedar Fairmount, Cedar Lee and Coventry Special Improvement Districts will be celebrating in a big way with the introduction of their first collaborative Bike the Heights weekend from Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5.
April 16, 2019

4/20 in Coventry Village

Grog Shop, B Side Lounge, and Sunshine Headquarters Too are hosting different events starting on Friday, April 19th and all day on Saturday, April 20th!
April 16, 2019

Independent Bookstore Day

Discounts available at Attenson's Antiques & Books, Mac's Backs Books, and more!
March 26, 2019

Best of CLE 2019

So many merchants on Coventry have been nominated for Best of CLE 2019 from @clevelandscene! Show some love for your favorite neighborhood and vote for these local businesses!
March 26, 2019

Star Wars Day

Join the merchants of Coventry Village as we celebrate Star Wars Day, this year, on May The Fourth!
March 14, 2019

Coventry Kids Day on March 31st!

COVENTRY KIDS DAY March 31, 2019, 12pm-4pm
November 1, 2018

Coventry Village Holiday Festival 2018

Coventry Village is hosting its annual Holiday Festival on December 8, 2018 from 11am through the evening with events and activities for all! Combining the fest with Grog Shop and B Side Lounge’s Jingle Bell Shop, along with increased partnership between Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus and the Coventry Merchants, the district is proud to present something for everyone.
October 1, 2018

Coventry Village Announces Mallory Phillips as New Executive Director

Coventry Village Special Improvement District Names Mallory Phillips as New Executive Director
April 25, 2018

Coventry Village Summer Series 2018

Coventry Village Summer Series 2018. FREE Summer FUN! All events are free & open to the public.
April 9, 2018

Indie Bookstore Day at Mac's Backs-Books! April 28th

Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, April 28th Celebrate with Mac Backs-Books on Coventry!
April 4, 2018

Studio How-To Grand Opening Party! Saturday, April 7th

We're excited for you to meet our newest Coventry Village neighbor, Studio How-To. Join them for their grand opening party on Saturday, April 7th from 11 AM to 6 PM.
February 2, 2018

Big Fun Closing + Tommy Fello's sweet letter to his long-time friend, Steve Presser

Tommy Fello (Tommy's Restaurant) shared the sweetest letter and tribute to his long-time friend, Steve Presser (Big Fun.) One of the things that makes Coventry Village like no other is the wonderful friendships built between merchants.
January 22, 2018

Crain's Cleveland Business: Source Lunch with Suzanne DeGaetano of Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry

Crain's Cleveland Business sits down with Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry Co-Owner, Suzanne DeGaetano for a Source Lunch
January 2, 2018

Final Days - 50% Off Everything at Vintage Apparel: Made in Cleveland

January is the last month of the Vintage Apparel: Made in Cleveland Pop-Up shop! Enjoy 50% off your ENTIRE purchase. Every BRAND NEW vintage piece in the store is now $5-$20!
November 15, 2017

Coventry Village Holiday Festival 2017

Join us for a full day of FREE Holiday fun all throughout the Coventry Village neighborhood!
November 14, 2017

Earn Coventry Cash!

This holiday season --- Earn a $10 Coventry Cash Coupon for every $50 you spend (per single transaction) at participating locations.
November 1, 2017

Small Business Saturday in Coventry Village

Shop Small in Coventry Village on Saturday, November 25th. FREE Parking all day + special events and offers all throughout the neighborhood!
October 22, 2017

CovenTREAT 2017

Coventry Village Trick -or-Treat. Candy, treats, and Halloween crafts. Fri, Oct 27th. 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Look for the official "CovenTREAT Stop" signs posted at participating locations.
September 26, 2017

CircleLink Free Shuttle

Park once and take CircleLink, University Circle's FREE neighborhood circulator. to your next destination. Starting October 1st, service will begin running routes from Coventry Village to University Circle and Little Italy.
September 22, 2017

Grog Shop Celebrates 25 Years

The Grog Shop opened in 1992 when Kathy Blackman and two other business partners took over a Cleveland Heights bar on the corner of Coventry and Mayfield roads. They all lived near the space and thought it would make for a good rock club. They were right.