Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

When in Cleveland, enjoy a Lake Erie cruise

From Positively Cleveland:

From the glorious sunsets to the Cleveland skyline glittering at dusk, there’s nothing like a summer evening spent on the waters of Lake Erie. Whether you’re talking a party of two or 200, taking a ride on one of Northeast Ohio’s well-known cruise ships is a hallmark of the season and a highlight of a visit to the region.

What better way to follow up a day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than with a quick walk to the neighboring dock where the Goodtime III — a Cleveland tradition for more than half a century – awaits? Long known for its guided sightseeing daytime trips, the Goodtime III offers nighttime weekend dinner and dance cruises that make for an ideal grown-up night out.

Want to dine on the water? Catch the Goodtime’s first evening departure and enjoy a full buffet while the sun dips to the west. Stick around, though. After dinner, the boat swings back to port to pick up guests for late night dancing on the lake, with a live band on the main deck and a disc jockey cranking out music on deck two. And from the two uppermost decks of the 1,000-passenger ship, take in the unparalleled scenery and summertime air.

Meanwhile, the Nautica Queen, based on the Cuyahoga River in the Flats District, fills its summer schedule with a variety of themed cruises, special events and family-friendly offshore fun.

Wednesdays, for instance, are tropical nights on the Queen, bringing the tastes and sounds of far-off seas and emerald islands to this corner of the Great Lakes, while Thursday nights are set aside for dinner and Dancing through the Decades, cruising through four musical eras just offshore from the city crowned “rock and roll” king.

The Nautica Queen is popular for their Mother’s Day or Father’s Day brunch cruise, making for a gift that’s sure to beat breakfast in bed or that box of personalized golf tees you had in mind. And wine lovers should make plans to spend at least one summer Friday on board for the Wine on the Water wine tasting and dinner cruise.

If you’re interested in a little Lake Erie lore, the Nautica Queen’s Friday “Legends of Lake Erie” lunch cruises are held from June through October, treating guests to tales of sunken treasure, ghost stories and shipwrecks galore.

Depending on weather and water conditions, both ships also offer tours along the winding mouth of the city’s crooked river, providing close-up views and passage beneath some of the amazing bridges connecting some of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods.

One sure-fire spectacular night on the lake, naturally, is the Fourth of July, when the offshore viewpoint of the city’s fireworks display offers an unparalleled experience of the extravaganza. As one-night-only events, of course, these trips book up fast. But if you’re in town for Independence Day, there’s simply no better seat for the show than one on the water.

– Submitted by John Booth, guest blogger for Positively Cleveland

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