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Check back often as we are always adding new events to our Northern Ohio events page.

APRIL 2014

April 1-26 , 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Flanagan's Wake
Kennedy's Theatre

Flanagan's Wake is the hilarious interactive Irish wake that is one of the longest-running shows in Chicago theater history. The audience is transported to Graplin, County Sligo, Ireland, where they participate with the villagers in the telling of tales, singing of songs, and mourn the passing of one of their own: Flanagan.

Playhouse Square

(216) 771-4444
www.playhousesquare.com

 

April 1-27, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Nature's Mating Games: Beyond the Birds & the Bees

Time: Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Wed 10 am to 10 pm, Sun noon to 5 pm

Location: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106

Price: $5 per person (in addition to General Admission)

Description: The Cleveland Museum of Natural History presents the North American debut of the provocative exhibition, Nature's Mating Games: Beyond the Birds & the Bees. Created by The Natural History Museum, London, Nature's Mating Games explores the wild science of seduction in the animal kingdom. Nature's Mating Games exposes unusual, odd and sometimes dangerous behaviors used to attract a mate. It showcases mating strategies that influence evolution. This exhibit is recommended for visitors 13 and older.

URL: www.cmnh.org

 

April 1-27, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Big Spring
March 22nd - April 27th, 2014
Tuesdays, Thursdays - Saturdays | 10 am – 5 pm
Wednesdays | 10 am – 9 pm
Sundays | Noon – 5 pm
216.721.1600
Imagine a curious world where kids can crawl, run, play and discover in an enchanting garden that towers above them and surrounds them with wonderful, vibrant color. This world of floral and whimsical fantasy exists at Cleveland Botanical Garden – where Big Spring returns for its second year.

You'll be transported into a larger-than-life wonderland of springtime fun, where – rain or shine – choosing what to do first is a kid's only conundrum.
www.cbgarden.org

 

April 1-27, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Wildlife Rescue It's Wildly Interactive
Great Lakes Science Center


Discover real-life stories of animal rescue, learn about the people who dedicate their lives to saving animals and explore the science behind their efforts when you see the special exhibition, Wildlife Rescue.

601 Erieside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 
216-694-2000 
www.greatscience.com

 

April 1-30, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Celebrate Earth Day In Cleveland Metroparks

Earth Day is April 22, and at Cleveland Metroparks we celebrate all month long with environmentally-friendly programs and activities. Take some time this month to enjoy nature with these programs at Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation.

Hunt of the Month: Recycle Symbols
Tuesday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 30
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon. - Sat.) AND Noon - 5 p.m. (Sun.)
CanalWay Center · Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Bring the kids out for a self-guided hunt. In honor of Earth Day, there are 20 hidden recycle symbols throughout CanalWay Center. See how many you can find.



April 1-30, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous exhibition
February 1 through May 4, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106

What was it like to be a dinosaur? Find out through virtual technology in this innovative exhibition! Take the controls in a state-of-the-art simulator to experience life as a Tyrannosaurus rex or Triceratops. This interactive exhibition fuses fossil displays with computer simulation to let visitors experience how these dinosaurs survived in their prehistoric world.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 231-4600
website

 

April 1 thru
May 25, 2014
(Lake County)

Spring Art Show
Penitentiary Glen Reservation

through May 25, 2014 • FREE • 9 am to 5 pm

Let local artist Giovanni Bocchieri take you on a creative journey "in the shadow of Leonardo" in this one-man show featuring leaf alchemy, paintings, jewelry and more.

Meet the artist at the free opening reception on Saturday, March 29 from noon to 4 pm. Enjoy demonstrations by the artist and light refreshments. Art is available for purchase.

For more info website

 

April 1 thru
December 31, 2014
(Erie County)

"Ups and Downs" Exhibit
Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum
301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$6/adult, $5/senior, $4/child; children 3 and under are free
419.626.6111
website

 

April 10-27, 2014
(Summit County)

Welcome Spring with theUUWA's Inaugural Spring Art Show

Meet the artists at theopening reception April 10

The UU Women in Action are pleased to present a group exhibitionof Unitarian Universalist artists. TheUUWA's Inaugural Spring Art Show exhibit will run April 10 through April 27with an opening reception and silent auction on Thursday April 10 at 7 pm. The reception will include hors d'oueveres, music and asilent auction of pieces donated by participating artists. Auction proceeds will benefit the programs ofThe Unitarian Universalist Women's Association working to serve the social andspiritual needs of people through fellowship, group expression, educationalprograms, service and action.

Location: The UU Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Rd., Akron (acrossfrom Summit Mall).
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10, 7 pm
Exhibit: Visit during churchoffice hours Tuesday through Friday 9 am – 2 pm or Sundays 9:30 am -1 pm.

Contact: Carol Dobbins, 330-836-2206or email uuwakron@gmail.com

 

April 11-27, 2014
(Lake County)
Murder at Castle Black Dinner Theatre
Old Firehouse Winery
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm; Sundays @ 5pm

A comedic murder mystery set in Tudor England. A feast fit for a king is interrupted by a vile murder at court. With so many who hated Lord Edward Dunn, it's no surprise when he is found dead. But 8 suspects lead to 8 possible endings in this hilarious show where the audience decides the ending. Five Course dinner & show $50 per person. $5. discount if reservation is made 2 weeks in advance. Advance reservations required.

For more information click here.


April 16 - 31, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

The STRONGSVILLE HISTORIC VILLAGE is open for TOURS beginning April 16 until October 15, 2014 on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. and 2:30pm. Cost (donation) for tours is Adults $5 Seniors $4 Children $3 (5-12) Located in the center of town on two acres at 13305 Pearl Rd. just two blocks North of Royalton Rd. in Strongsville. Closed April 20 and May 25.

Learn about the founding of Strongsville and its history by touring eight historic buildings including four historic homes, a log cabin, general store, doll museum, hat museum, academy, and barn that span the era from 1816 to 1917. Exhibits of local and Ohio history feature artifacts from Strongsville's original founders, furnished period rooms and more. For more information and to arrange for group tours call 440-572-0057 and www.strongsvillehistoricalsociety.org.

 

April 21, 2014
(Lake County)

Fun Day Monday -- Spring Break
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
April 21, 2014 • FREE • 10 am to 4 pm

School's out for Spring Break. Looking for a fun family experience? Stop by the Nature Center anytime between 10 am and 4 pm. Visit the Nature Center for scavenger hunts, seasonal craft, outdoor x-plorer packs, hiking, hands on exhibits, the Wildlife Center, live animals and much more. Naturalists are on-hand to answer all of your nature related questions and to help guide you through the day. Visit the Nature Store; refreshments are available. All ages welcome.

For more info website

 

April 22, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Celebrate Earth Day In Cleveland Metroparks

Earth Day Hike
Tuesday, April 22 * 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Harvard Trailhead · Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation

Celebrate Earth Day along the "Burning River." Meet at the Harvard Road trailhead and hike south while discussing how pollution in the Cuyahoga River led to a national call for action. Keep an eye out for bald eagles along the way. The trailhead is located off Old Harvard Avenue in the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Harvard Avenue and Jennings Road in Cleveland.

website

April 22, 2014
(Geauga County)

Spaghetti Dinner
Apr 22, 29 (Tue. 5:30pm - 7:30pm)

AYCE Spaghetti includes 2 meatballs, Garlic Bread, extras available: salad, extra meatballs, Meatball Subs Public Invited Fraternal Order of Eagles Chardon Area Woman's Auxiliary 440-286-992 www.foe.com

 


April 22, 2014
(Wayne County)

Wooster Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair
April 22, 2014, 11:30am-6:30pm

OSU/OARDC
Fisher Auditorium
1680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691

In its 6th year, this all-volunteer fair is a celebration of Earth Day and the environmental stewardship activities of individuals and organizations. The Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair is an indoor and outdoor event featuring 'green' exhibits, alternative fuel vehicles, drive-thru recycling, student competition displays, CNG panel discussion, cooking demonstration and food vendors. Parking and admission are free! Rain, or shine. For more information, contact Gwen at 330-263-3700 or covert.25@osu.edu.

 

Blue Man Group April 22-23, 2014
(Summit County)

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group will thrill Akron with its high-octane theatrical experience, when it comes to The University of Akron's EJ Thomas Hall, April 22-23, 2014 as part of the Broadway in Akron 2013-2014 Season.

E.J. Thomas Hall
The University of Akron
198 Hill Street
Akron, Ohio 44325-0501
www.ejthomashall.com



April 24, 2014
(Geauga County)


Maple Town Tune Traders Jam Session

Singers and musicians: come share melodies and songs of all genres. Acoustic, gently amplified instruments & vocals welcome. Hot beverages available. Snacks to share welcome. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

April 24, 2014

Maple Town Tune Traders Jam Session

(Thu. 7pm - 9pm)
Singers and musicians: come share melodies and songs of all genres. Acoustic, gently amplified instruments & vocals welcome. Hot beverages available. Snacks to share welcome. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center www.geaugaparkdistrict.org


April 24-26, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

Scenic Rivers Pilgrimage
Lodge and Conference Center
Geneva Ohio 44041
440-415-7100

Immerse yourself in the natural history of Ashtabula County, which has more State Scenic Rivers than any other Ohio County. Explore areas rich in wildflowers during guided walks, visit northeast Ohio birding sites during migration and enjoy the spring scenery from a canoe. Based at the Lodge and Conference Center, the pilgrimage will feature locations in Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga counties.

For more info

 


April 24-27, 2014
(Geauga County)

Geauga County Maple Festival
Chardon, OH
Apr 24 (Thu. 12pm - 10pm)
Apr 25 & 26 (Fri. & Sat. 10am - 11pm)
Apr 27 (Sun. 11am - 7pm)

The Geauga County Maple Festival, the oldest maple festival in the United States, celebrates the production of pure maple syrup in Geauga County and Northeast Ohio. Join us for four days of fun, food and 'everything maple'. Events include Arts & Crafts, Bathtub Races, Concessions, Continuous Grandstand Entertainment, Golden Old Timers Luncheon, Historical Display, Invitational Lumberjack Competition, Pancakes in the Park, two Grand Parades. On Historic Chardon Square . 
For more information website

 



April 25, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra
Subscription Concert
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
TO REACH THE UNREACHABLE STARS
With a Special Tribute to the 25 NASA Astronauts from Ohio
Severance Hall
PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY

A musical salute to the spirit of exploration and discovery exemplified by the men and women of NASA, presented in partnership with the NASA Glenn Research Center. POPS orchestra, chorus and guest artists will capture the excitement and thrills of this incredible musical experience.
For more information website.

 

April 25, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Dinner with a Slice of History - Flying Solo, the Story of Ruth Elder (and other female daredevils) 6:30pm

Fasten your chin strap and take off with Ruth Elder, a woman daredevil pilot who soared into America's heart in the 1920s. In 1927, women were supposed to stay at home, mostly in the kitchen. But one woman proved she could do anything a man could do- even fly an airplane! Join us as author Julie Cummins talks about her newest children's book, FLYING SOLO, along with a passel of other women daredevils, all born before 1900. Copies of her books will be available for purchase. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm with the presentation to follow. Tickets are $15 non-members, $13 members. Please RSVP soon- seats are limited! 216-623-1111.

International Women's Air and Space Museum 
Burke Lakefront Airport 

1501 N. Marginal Rd. Room 165 , Cleveland 
(216) 623-1111 
www.iwasm.org

 

April 25-27,2014

Arbor Day - A Celebration of Trees

(9am - 4pm)
Come join us as we celebrate Arbor Day with a family friendly weekend of activities, food, music, crafts and fun. Arbor day, celebrated nationally, encourages the planting and care of trees. Free seedling give-away while supplies last. The Holden Arboretum 440-946-4400. www.holdenarb.org

 

April 25-27, 2014
(Lake County)

Arbor Day Celebration

Celebrate Arbor Day at the Holden Arboretum. Family friendly activities. The Holden Arboretum 440-946-4400. www.holdenarb.org

 

April 25-27, 2014
(Mohican Country)

MOHICAN WILDLIFE WEEKEND • April 25 – 27, 2014
Want to experience the habitats of birds and bats, learn about fly-fishing, and more in the great outdoors? Then you're bound to enjoy the 13th Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend. It's a celebration of wildlife habitat, heritage, and natural history. Choose from seven program sites, in Ashland & Richland Counties that will offer workshops and demonstrations to interest beginners and experienced naturalists alike. It's sure to be a fun and educational weekend for kids of all ages. Bring the whole family!
For more info call 877-266-4422 or go to www.mohicanwildlifeweekend.com
Local Visitor Bureau



April 25-28, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Legends!
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

Eight performances! -- Apr. 25th at 7pm; Apr. 26th at 11am, 3pm and 7pm; Apr. 27th at 11am, 3pm and 7pm and Apr. 28th at 7pm. The one-and-only Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to Youngstown. Surprise and wonder will delight audiences with feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds, so does the anticipation. Anything can happen! Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance.
Location:
Covelli Centre
229 E Front Street
Youngstown OH 44503
www.covellicentre.com
tickets: 330-746-5600, option 3, or ticketmaster.com

Local Visitor Bureau

April 26, 2014

Hound Hike: Trail Bound Hounds

(Sat. 10am - 11:30am)

Step outside after a long winter and head for a hike to enjoy a tail-raising experience. Only one leashed dog per handler. Reservation required. Geauga Park District - Headwaters Park 440-286-9516 www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

 

April 26, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Enjoy FREE admission to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
on 4/26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We're wild about The Cleveland Foundation's April 100th birthday gift to #Cleveland! Enjoy FREE admission to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on 4/26 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This gift recognizes their remarkable history and continued partnership with the Zoo, the Cleveland Zoological Society and Cleveland Metroparks.

For more information, visit http://goo.gl/dLMY0O

 

April 26, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Celebrate Earth Day In Cleveland Metroparks

American Girl Morning: Save the Earth!
Saturday, April 26 * 10 a.m. to noonCanalWay Center · Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation

Calling all girls! Bring your American Girl gal pal for a morning of fun eco-friendly activities. Create your own trail mix and a recycled craft. Then hit the trails for a hike. This program is for girls ages 8 to 12 years old. Registration, beginning April 1, and $10 fee are required.

website

April 26, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Arbor Day Hike

Saturday, April 26 ∙ 2 - 3 p.m.

Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve. Meet at Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Offices parking lot.

Celebrate Arbor Day with a hike among the trees. Cleveland Metroparks naturalist Jill Hauger leads a hike around the preserve to explore the trees and the wildlife that lives among them. Did you know all the trees at the site grew naturally and none were planted?

website


April 26, 2014
(Huron County)

Huron Lions Wine Tasting Poker Run
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Registration: 12:00 - 1:00
D & D Smith Winery
401 West Main St., Norwalk
Tasting Hours are: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Cost $20 per adult or $35 per couple
$15 for Lion Members & spouses
(Must be at least 21 years old)

Visit each of the five wineries and pick up a poker chip at each. At Paper Moon, turn in your chips, and pick out your hand. The best poker hand in both the men's and women's division wins.

For details and reservations please contact:
Chuck Billie @ 419.433.2327
For further information click here for flyer.

 

April 26, 2014
(Lucas County)

Party for the Planet
Saturday, April 26

Here at the Zoo, we're all about being good stewards of the environment. That's why Earth Day is such a big deal around here. Celebrate with us by bringing in your recyclables and taking part in cool activities that help you learn how to be a little "greener" in the future. Also, watch animal feeding demonstrations and meet some of our keepers.
For more information:
Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609
419.385.4040
website

 

April 26, 2014
(Medina County)

Family-A-Fair Family

Medina County Family-A-Fair, Inc., in partnership with The United Way of Medina County, is set to host their annual family fun day at the Medina County Fairgrounds Community Center on Saturday, April 26th from 11am to 3pm. The Community Center is located at 735 Lafayette Road (Route 42), Medina, Ohio 44256.

Designed to give parents, grandparents and children an affordable opportunity to learn and play together, the free event will feature a variety of crafts, games and entertainment for the whole family. Over 50 non-profit agencies, organizations and local businesses will provide hands-on activities while showcasing a wide range of family programs and resources. Among this year's exhibitors will be the Medina County Park District, the Medina County District Library, SHC/The Arc of Medina County, the Medina County Health Department, the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Our Zoo to You.

For more information about Family-A-Fair, call Cassie Joyner at 330.264.8677 or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/medinafamilyafair.

 

April 26, 2014
(Medina County)

Family Fishing Derby
Buffalo Creek Retreat, 11am-3pm,
www.medinacountyparks.com
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April 26, 2014
(Medina County)
18th Annual Medina County Earth Day Celebration
Time 10 am - 4pm
Buffalo Creek Retreat
Medina County Park
This is a FREE event.
For more information flyer.

April 26, 2014
(Mohican Country)

Live Birds of Prey - Mohican State Park
Among our most popular attractions are birds of prey presentations conducted by experts from the Ohio Bird Sanctuary every Saturday evening at 7:00pm April through November at Mohican State Park Lodge. Learn about Ohio's flighted predators. Marvel at the speed of falcons, the stealth of owls, and the accuracy of hawks.

For more info call 419-938-5411 or go to www.mohicanstateparklodge.com

Local Visitor Bureau

April 26, 2014
(Mohican Country)

THE UDDER MUDDER 5k Walk/Run at Malabar Farm • April 26, 2014
Family friendly event. $20 entrance fee includes "Udder Mudder" t-shirt. Stay in the area and enjoy Mohican Wildlife Weekend activities. Food available. 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
For more information call 419-892-2929

 

April 26, 2014
(Ottawa County)

Family Fishing Day
East Harbor State Park Lockwood Shelter Pond, 1169 N. Buck Rd., Marblehead
419.734.4424 ext. 2
eastharborstatepark.org
Apr 26, 2014
10 am-2 pm (kids only)
In celebration of Earth Day, families are invited to catch some trout released by The Ohio Division of Wildlife. Adults may fish after 2 pm.

April 26, 2014
(Richland County)

WILDLIFE BARNYARD DANCE at Malabar Farm • April 26, 2014
Live music and caller, round and square dancing. Beginners welcome! Food available. Malabar Farm State Park main barn, 7 - 10 pm. $1 donation.
For more information call 419-892-2929

4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, OH 44843
419.892.2784
website

 


April 26, 2014
(Summit County)
PARTY FOR THE PLANET
Time - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Regular zoo admission rates apply
Join us to learn more about our planet and what we can do to help the environment. Exhibitors from the area will be available to offer information on green practices and preserving our environment. They'll also provide giveaways for attendees. Crafts, activities and animal encounters, along with visits from zoo mascot, Conrad Conservation, will entertain your brain at this party.

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


April 26, 2014
(Summit County)

RAMP UP PENINSULA
TIME: 11:00am-5:00pm
LOCATION: Brandywine Country Club on Par 3
5555 Akron Peninsula Rd.
WEB: www.explorepeninsula.com
CONTACT: Diane Seskes, 330-657-2670
EMAIL: rampuppeninsula@gmail.com
FEE: 12 and under free, all others $3.00
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a festival honoring the ramp, the wild leek, the ramson, also known as "little stinkers" by some folks in the Cuyahoga Valley. Enjoy food & market vendors, artists and artisans, information booths and food demonstrations, local music all day, wine & beer bar, picnic tables & a pavilion, hiking and bridle trails as you join us in our celebration of the ramp!


April 26, 2014
(Wayne County)

Wooster Wine & Beer Festival

Hours: 6:30-10:30 pm

Location: Greenbriar Conference & Party Centre, 50 Riffel Road, Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-264-2787

Website: www.wayneartscenter.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423246977922357/

Admission: $45

Description: Wine and beer tasting celebration and auction to benefit the Wayne Center for the Arts. Fine wine makers and craft brewers present their finest creations along with delicious selections from Wooster's independent restaurateurs.

 

April 27, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Northeast Ohio Lego Users Group Lego Display

Calling all Lego enthusiasts young and old! On Sunday April 27th from 1:00 to 5:00PM, the Solon Historical Society welcomes NEOLUG, a group of adult Lego Builders formed in 2010. They will set up "MOC's, or My Own Creations. These are creations they have built that are not from sets, with no instructions. These "lugs" exist all over the country and the world and are comprised of adult Lego builders. Come see these true pieces of art and meet their creators. This program is free to the public. The Society is located at 33975 Bainbridge Rd. Call 440-248-3586 for additional information.


April 27, 2014
(Lake County)


Earth Day 2014
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
April 27, 2014 • FREE • Noon to 4 pm

Come out for a day of earth-friendly family fun that includes an eco-fair featuring local and national conservation organizations. Other activities include habitat preservation programs with live animals, a kid's eco-craft, and Earth ball games. Shop for earthy items at The Nature Store.


Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

April 29, 2014
(Geauga County)

Spaghetti Dinner
Apr 29 (Tue. 5:30pm - 7:30pm)

AYCE Spaghetti includes 2 meatballs, Garlic Bread, extras available: salad, extra meatballs, Meatball Subs Public Invited Fraternal Order of Eagles Chardon Area Woman's Auxiliary 440-286-992 www.foe.com

 

MAY 2014
May 1, 2014
(Geauga County)

Shutterbugs Camera Club

(Thu. 7pm - 9pm)
Held 1st Thursday of each month (except July). Learn tips, tricks and new techniques in instructional sessions and exercise your creativity with monthly photo assignments. All skill levels welcome. For monthly location assignments see 'Things to Do' at Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

 

May 1, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Spring Garden Lecture: Amy Stewart

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens present their Spring Garden Lecture: Amy Stewart, New York Times Bestseller and author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks. Explore the dizzying array of plants that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol. Amy Stewart takes a most intoxicating perspective on the leaves, bark, seeds, roots, flowers and fruit imbibed around the world. It's the compelling mixture of history, science, literature and humor that Stewart is known for.
Call 330-740-7116 for reservations. For an additional fee, meet Amy Stewart at a reception before the lecture.

Location:
Fellows Riverside Gardens - Mill Creek MetroParks
123 McKinley Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44509
tickets: 330-740-7116

Local Visitor Bureau

May 1, 2014
(Stark County)

Craft Spirits Tasting at The Crush House
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6pm
$19 per person
Enjoy 4 Spirit & Food Tastings in the Vineyard Room, plus take home a novelty glass.

For more information click here.

Gervasi Vineyard
1700 55th Street NE, Canton, OH 44721
330.497.1000


May 1-4, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous exhibition
February 1 through May 4, 2014
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106

What was it like to be a dinosaur? Find out through virtual technology in this innovative exhibition! Take the controls in a state-of-the-art simulator to experience life as a Tyrannosaurus rex or Triceratops. This interactive exhibition fuses fossil displays with computer simulation to let visitors experience how these dinosaurs survived in their prehistoric world.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
(216) 231-4600
website

 

May 1-18, 2014
(Summit County)

Don't Dress for Dinner
Weathervane Playhouse
1301 Weathervane Lane
Akron, Ohio 44313-5186
Phone: 330-836-2626
website

 

May 1- 31, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

The STRONGSVILLE HISTORIC VILLAGE is open for TOURS beginning April 16 until October 15, 2014 on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. and 2:30pm. Cost (donation) for tours is Adults $5 Seniors $4 Children $3 (5-12) Located in the center of town on two acres at 13305 Pearl Rd. just two blocks North of Royalton Rd. in Strongsville. Closed April 20 and May 25.

Learn about the founding of Strongsville and its history by touring eight historic buildings including four historic homes, a log cabin, general store, doll museum, hat museum, academy, and barn that span the era from 1816 to 1917. Exhibits of local and Ohio history feature artifacts from Strongsville's original founders, furnished period rooms and more. For more information and to arrange for group tours call 440-572-0057 and www.strongsvillehistoricalsociety.org.

 

May 2, 2014

"Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Excursions
Time: 7- 9 pm
Departs: Rockside Station
Theme: Cinco de Mayo Celebration train

Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different beers, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each beer's characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked prior to boarding.
Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com

 

May 2, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)
Dazzle The District
5-8:30 pm
Happy hours, "Taste of Playhouse Square" & live music on Star Plaza
8:30 PM
Hot Chelle Rae

9:30 PM
Lighting Ceremony
Cost: FREE
website

May 2, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Wings and Wine: Hidden Treasures at IWASM 6-9pm

Join us for an evening of wine and cheese. We will be taking a look at some items from the collection that are not currently on display. You will also learn how to care for the treasures that you have at home, so that you may preserve them for future generations. Come see Katharine Wright's knickers, as seen in the book Hidden Treasures by Harriet Baskas (available at the museum store). Tickets are $15 for non-members and $13 for members. RSVP by April 28.

International Women's Air and Space Museum 
Burke Lakefront Airport 

1501 N. Marginal Rd. Room 165 , Cleveland 
(216) 623-1111 
www.iwasm.org

 

May 2-3, 2014
(Wayne County)


Spring Fair
Dates: May 2-3, 2014
Hours: See website for hours
Location: P. Graham Dunn, 630 Henry Street, Dalton, OH 44618
Phone: 866-922-0306
Website: www.pgrahamdunn.com
Admission:Free Admission
Description: Tons of great sales and free family fun at P. Graham Dunn, including train rides and pony rides, balloon artist, fishing, bounce house, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy & more! See website for details.

 

May 2-4, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Dave and Ed's Super Auto Events
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:00am - Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 3:00pm

A family-oriented event with vendors from across the country featuring swap meet, car corral and car show on Sunday. Friday and Saturday hours 8:00-5:00; Sunday 8:00-3:00.
Also held July 25-27 and Sep 12-14, 2014.

Location:
Canfield Fairgrounds
7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd (State Route 46)
Canfield OH 44406
330-477-8506
www.autoevents.com
330-533-4107 (fairgrounds phone)

 

May 2-18, 2014
(Geauga County)

The Wizard of Oz

(Fri-Sat 8pm & Sun. 2pm)

After a tornado whisks away Dorothy to the magical land of Oz, she starts her quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey. A magical story with all the music you know and love! Geauga Lyric Theater Guild 440-286-2255 www.geaugatheater.org

 

May 3, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Ranger K-9 5K and 1-MILE POOCH PARADE

"Ranger K-9 5k and 1-Mile Pooch Parade"
Sat, May 3 at 9 a.m - Noon
Edgewater Park, Lakefront Reservation

1-Mile Pooch Parade: $10 pre-registration
Ranger K-9 5k: $20 pre-registration

The event is dog-friendly and will include local vendors, dog-adoption trailers, K-9 training demonstrations and more.

Proceeds from the event will go towards kevlar vests and other equipment for the Ranger K-9 unit.

To register and for more information, visit website.

 

May 3, 2014
(Geauga County)

Spring Drive it Yourself Tour 2014

(Sat. 10am - 4pm)

FREE FAMILY FUN! Celebrate National Tourism Week with this annual trek through Geauga County! Choose 10 locations out of the 25 fabulous stops and get your map stamped along the way. Then join us for the Finale at Middlefield Market for music, refreshments, fun & prizes!!! Family Friendly and a GREAT way to explore the area! Details on website! 440-632-1538; 800-775-8687 www.TourGeauga.com

 


May 3, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Kite Festival - Mill Creek MetroParks Farm

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Lift your spirits and your kites on the warm spring breezes. Members of the Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites and Fly Pittsburgh will brighten the skies with expert kite flying and ingenious designs. Bring your own kites to share in the fun and participate in kite flying activities and contests. A Create-a-Kite workshop will be offered for a small fee. Registration not required.

Location:
Mill Creek MetroParks Farm
7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd.
Canfield, OH 44406
330-533-7572
www.millcreekmetroparks.org/visit/places/metroparks-farm/

May 3, 2014
(Medina County)

Kite Fest, Windfall School, 4691 Windfall Rd, Medina, 11am-3pm, fun for the entire family, come fly a kite, bring your own or low cost kits available, 330.573.3934.

 

May 3, 2014
(Wayne County)

Lehman's May Daze Spring Celebration
10 am-3 pm
Lehman's Hardware, Kidron, OH. GPS Mapping: 4779 Kidron Road, Dalton, OH 44618
Phone: 888-438-5346
Website: www.Lehmans.com
Admission: Free Admission
Description: Food samples, crafts, games, product demonstrations and much more!


May 3-4, 2014
(Lake County)

Railroads in the Parks
Farmpark

May 3 & 4, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm

The Visitors Center will be filled with operating model train exhibits. Both HO and N-Scale modular layouts will be on display. Other featured exhibits include G-scale trains, Lionel O-gauge trains, Lego train layout, Farmpark's G-scale Garden Railroad layout in the Courtyard and displays on agriculture and the railroad. Children may build a wooden train for an additional $2 fee. The wooden train interactive play area lets the youngest railroad enthusiasts play engineer.
Farmpark admission applies.

Penitentiary Glen Reservation
May 4, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm

The entire family will enjoy a FREE afternoon of indoor and outdoor activities. Miniature steam engine rides 1 to 3 pm, weather permitting

For more info website

 

May 3-4, 2014
(Stark County)

23rd Annual International Battle of Magicians

Event Time: 08:00 PM to 05:00 PM
It's fun time again in Canton, Ohio as the "Battle of Magicians" 23rd Annual Magic, Comedy and Illusion Show takes the stage at the Palace Theatre. This year's show promises to be one of the best ever with some of the most exciting and hilarious acts in the world. With performances on Saturday May 3th at 8:00 P.M. and Sunday May 4th at 2:00 P.M., you won't want to miss this once in a lifetime show at the "Battle of Magicians", where Las Vegas comes to Canton.

Location:
Canton Palace Theatre
605 Market Ave. N
Canton, Ohio 44702
330.494.2623
View Website

May 4, 2014
(Medina County)

The Annual Ohio Toy Soldier Show & Sale will be held Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Galaxy Restaurant & Banquet Center in Wadsworth, Ohio. The Show will be open to the public from 10am to 3pm. Admission is $6.00 for adults and children under age 12 free with adult. Contemporary and Vintage Toy Soldier and Military Miniature Figures, covering major brands and including all scale and eras; presented by some of the best known vendors in the hobby. Products by Marx, W. Britain, IMEX, Dragon, Elastolin, Dimestore, King & Country, Frontline, Trophy, American and Russian Connoisseur Figures, 1/6 Action Figures, Die Cast Armor, Century 21, Forces of Valor, Conte, Del Prado, Collectors Showcase, with some Military Memorabilia, Books, Magazines and Military Models for good measure. Also a full line of the latest Historical Audio and Video products. Free door prizes; ample free parking. The Galaxy Restaruant & Banquet Center is located at 201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281.

 

May 6-7, 2014
(Summit County)

Mamma Mia!
Don't miss Mamma Mia, when it comes to The University of Akron's EJ Thomas Hall in Akron, May 6-7, 2014 as a special to the Broadway in Akron 2013-2014 season.

E.J. Thomas Hall
The University of Akron
198 Hill Street
Akron, Ohio 44325-0501
www.ejthomashall.com


May 6-16, 2014
(Summit County)

The Legend of the Gold Doubloons
Weathervane Playhouse
Youth
1301 Weathervane Lane
Akron, Ohio 44313-5186
Phone: 330-836-2626
website

 


May 6-18, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)
Jersey Boys
State Theatre
The 2006 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four bluecollar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30!
For more information website
May 9, 2014

"Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Excursions
Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Departs: Rockside Station
Featuring: Mother's Day Celebration: A Taste of Wonderful Whites

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different wines, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each wines characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked before you are able to board the train.

For more information:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com

 

May 9-11, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 8:00pm - Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 2:30pm

Performance times: May 9 & 10 at 8pm; May 11 at 2:30pm
Easy Street Productions presents this popular musical based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.
Location:
DeYor Performing Arts Center
260 W. Federal Street
Youngstown OH 44503
tickets: 330-743-8555

 

May 9 - 18, 2014
(Mahoning County)

The Wiz - The Youngstown Playhouse
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 7:30pm - Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:30pm

Performance dates: May 9-10 and 16-17 at 7:30pm; Dec 11 and 18 at 2:30pm
It's the timeless classic you know and love, with a modern, soulful twist. Join Dorothy and her friends Scarecrow, Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion on their fabulous journey as they ease on down the yellow brick road in an urban land of Oz. This Tony® award-winning musical celebrates the power of believing in yourself!
Location:
The Youngstown Playhouse
600 Playhouse Lane
Youngstown OH 44511
www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com
box office: 330-788-8739

Local Visitor Bureau

May 10, 2014
(Geauga County)

Friends of WomenSafe Wine Tasting

(Sat. 6pm - 9pm)
Wine Tasting sponsored by Friends of WomenSafe. Enjoy a sampling of an interesting variety of wines (foreign and domestic), hearty appetizers, and luscious desserts. Berkshire Hills Party Center 440-285-9050 www.eventbrite.com/o/friends-of-womensafe-inc 4770166049


May 10, 2014
(Summit County)

Nordonia Hills Chamber of Commerce
Duathlon

Sagamore Hills Medical Center
885 W. Aurora Rd. (Rt. 82)
Building Two
For more info website


May 10, 2014
(Tuscarawas County)

Vintage Garden Tractor Show

Organized locally, what started out as a hobby for two neighbors has turned into a show and swap meet. There are vintage garden tractors, parts vendors, a dead sled pull, hourly giveaways, a pedal tractor pull for children and more. This show also features customized garden tractors, lawn equipment, walk behinds, chainsaws and toy tractors.
For more information visit website

 

May 10 thru
June 10, 2014
(Stark County)
Historic Fourth Street Walking Tour

Event Time: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Take a leisurely two-hour stroll to see historic and architectural highlights of the town's grandest old neighborhood. The houses, which span a century of architectural excellence (1830s to 1930s), were home to industrialists and bankers, to prominent families who entertained President McKinley, and to humanitarians who harbored fugitive slaves. Learn about the Five Oaks mansion and the "Lillian Gish house."

Reservations are not necessary. The $7 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour, which starts at the corner of Fourth Street and North Avenue, N.E. (in front of Five Oaks). In case of rain, the walk will be cancelled. The next Fourth Street tour will be offered on Sunday, September 14, at 2:00 p.m.

Copies of Vogt's book, Fourth Street, A Century of History and Design, will be available at the walk.

Location:
Massillon's Historic Fourth Street
210 Fourth Street, N.E., Massillon, Ohio 44646

Event Contact Info
Margy Vogt - vogt@sssnet.com - 330.832.8469



May 11, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Mother's Day
10 am to 5pm

Treat Mom to a Wild Time!

Want to create a memorable day for your mom this Mother's Day? Bring her to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when all moms receive FREE Zoo admission.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
and Rain Forest
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
216-661-6500 
www.clemetzoo.com

 

May 11, 2014
(Lucas County)

FREE admission for moms on Mother's Day and RSVP for brunch!
This Mother's Day, show your mom she's the best—and show her the world! All mothers receive free admission when their kids bring them to the Zoo.

Give Mom a great Mother's Day experience by taking her to the Zoo. You can also treat her to our superb Mother's Day Brunch that takes place in our Nairobi Pavilion.

For more information:
Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609
419.385.4040
website

 


May 11, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Second Sundays is an Exciting monthly event held at the beautiful Tyler History Center, 325 Federal Plaza W, in Downtown Youngstown. Second Sundays is an Excellent Presentation of Hot Jazz, Special Guest Artists with Fantastic Food & Beverages.

Second Sundays exists to showcase the talents of Professional and Independent Jazz Artists & Musicians, Honor the work of Local Charities and provide a wholesome environment for Lovers of Jazz where the Art can be appreciated.
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
$20 Admission
$35 Couples

May 11th, 2014 (Mother's Day Event)
Special Guest Artist: TBA
Charity of the Month: H.O.W (Helping Other Women)

TYLER HISTORY CENTER
​325 FEDERAL PLAZA WEST
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44503

For more information website

Local Visitor Bureau


May 11, 2014
(Summit County)

Mother's Day Tea & Program

2:00 – 4:00 pm (details TBA)
Create a memory while sharing elegant tea fare with Mom, Grandma, daughters, and/or special friends. Delicious tea, savories and sweets, and program, walk-thru tour & shopping in the Cellar Door Store.

Limited seating with advanced reservations, $30 adults/$18 children ages 8-12. Prepaid reservation deadline: May 2, 2014
The University of Akron
60 Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio 44325-2401
Phone: 330-972-6909

 


May 11, 2014
(Summit County)
MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST
Time - 9 - 10 a.m.
Akron Zoo member adults - $15
Akron Zoo member children - $13
Non-Akron Zoo member adult - $21
Non-Akron Zoo member children- $18

RESERVATION ARE REQUIRED

Treat mom and grandma to a yummy Mother's Day breakfast buffet they will never forget! Each mom or grandma will receive a special gift for attending. Enjoy live music by Walt Wise. This event includes admission to the zoo for the day following the breakfast, so plan to spend the day together at the zoo.

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


May 14, 2014
(Geauga County)

Friends of WomenSafe Spring Luncheon

(Wed. 11am - 1pm)

Blossoms & Butterflies Spring Luncheon sponsored by Friends of WomenSafe.

Natalie Saikaly Ronayne, Executive Director of the Cleveland Botanical Garden will share interesting stories and information about the Botanical Garden, one of Cleveland's treasures.

In addition to a delicious lunch provided by The Reserve House, there will also be a Chinese Auction featuring gift baskets, restaurant certificates, hotel overnights, etc.

Luncheon is $30. St. Mary's Banquet Hall 440-285-3741 http://www.eventbrite.com/o/friends-of-womensafe-inc-4770166049


May 16-18, 2014
(Summit County)

Cherry Blossom Festival
Barberton, OH
For more info website

 


May 17, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Cleveland Metroparks 'Ride The Emerald Rim' Let's You Choose A 20, 30 Or 50 Mile Cycling Adventure

You love to admire the scenic beauty of Cleveland Metroparks on two feet, now enjoy it on two wheels. Register today for Cleveland Metroparks Ride the Emerald Rim on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This bike tour, for adults and teens ages 14 and older, encompasses Mill Stream Run, Brecksville and Big Creek reservations.

Immerse yourself in nature while pedaling your way through Cleveland Metroparks. Enjoy scenic landscapes, forests, wetlands, lakes, ponds, hills, valleys and a variety of wildlife.

One of the unique aspects of this ride is choosing your own 20, 30 or 50 mile cycling adventure. Starting from the Chalet in Mill Stream Run Reservation in Strongsville, riders choose from three different routes, a 20-mile City Flats route (Big Creek Reservation), a 30-mile Rolling Rural route (Brecksville Reservation) or a 50-mile Long Haul (Big Creek and Brecksville Reservation) which combines the thrill of the Rolling Rural with the City Flats route.

After completing your Emerald Rim bike ride, relax and enjoy the fellowship of other cyclists while eating a healthy lunch, or try slacklining or disc golf with Cleveland Metroparks Outdoor Recreation staff.

Registration before May 2 is $20 for adults and $15 for teens, ages 14 -17. Fee includes lunch and a T-shirt, while supplies last. After May 2 registration is $25 for adults and $20 for teens.

Ride the Emerald Rim registration and maps are available online at clevelandmetroparks.com/or.

For more information and to register, visit website

 

May 17, 2014
(Medina County)

19th Annual Craft & Herb Festival
Downtown Wadsworth, 9am-4pm, food, music, crafts, bookin' 5K race and fun walk registration at 8am, 330.335.9301.

 

May 17, 2014
(Ottawa County)

Armed Forces Day Rockin' Bluegrass Festival
VFW Park, 19 Park Dr. (off Railroad St.), Port Clinton
419.734.1360
pcvfw2480.com
11 am-12 am
$25/person (age 16 and over)
Six bands on two bandstands throughout the day, beer garden, and vendors. No pets or coolers permitted.
Local Visitor Bureau

 

May 17, 2014
(Richland County)

Malabark in the Park
Malabar Farm State Park

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Individual Price: Free
Many fun filled doggie activities, demonstrations, competitions, and displays.
Pooch Parade for all breeds, featuring Bromfield's beloved boxers.
Food available and vendors selling dog products.
Fee charged for some activities
Call 419-892-2929 or Contact: mffspecialevents@yahoo.com

May Night Haunt
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Individual Price: $30.00

Dare to explore the "normal to the paranormal" murders, cemeteries, haunted houses, hot dogs & S'mores and stories around the campfire.

Pre- Registration required
Call 419-892-2784
Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 17
Meet at Visitor Center

4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, OH 44843
419.892.2784
website

 

May 17, 2014
(Wayne County)

Wayne County's WQKT & Daily Record Music & Ribfest

Location: Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover Street, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-262-8001

Website: www.waynecountyfairohio.com

Admission: Free Event Admission. Tickets must be be purchased for Jerrod Niemann concert.

Local Visitor Bureau

May 17-18, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

2014 Cleveland Asian Festival

The Cleveland Asian Festival is Cleveland's premier cultural festival, celebrating the city's rich Asian heritage. The festival has reached it's 5th year in 2014, and is the fastest growing festival in Ohio. Join the fun as The Cleveland Asian Festival returns this May 17 & 18, 2014 for another year of cultural fun! This year the festival will feature: authentic asian foods and merchandise, local and national performing artists, a children's activity area, games, competitions, and a health pavilion with free screenings and health education.
For more information website



May 17 - 18, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Have Some 'Reel' Fun At Children's Fishing Derbies

Cast away 21st century inventions and experience the joys of fishing and reeling in "the big one." Join Cleveland Metroparks for the annual Children's Fishing Derbies on Saturday, May 17 at Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation and Sunday, May 18 at Wallace Lake in Mill Stream Run Reservation.

The Children's Fishing Derbies are divided into two age groups. Young anglers, ages 4 to 8, fish from 9 a.m. to noon while kids, ages 9 to 15 fish from 1 - 4 p.m. Kids will learn basic fishing techniques including learning how to cast at the casting challenge area. There is free coaching and guidance from seasoned anglers.

Prizes are awarded in each session for the largest trout, largest other fish caught, smallest fish caught, and best cast at the casting challenge.

The Park District's annual Children's Fishing Derbies began in 1986 and continue to provide opportunities for kids to spend more time in Cleveland Metroparks and experience the wonderful world of fishing. In the past 28 years, derbies were held at Shadow Lake in South Chagrin Reservation, Ledge Lake in Hinckley and Bunns Lake in Bradley Woods before settling at Wallace Lake and Ohio & Erie Canal in 2000.

"About 25 percent of kids are first-time fishers. And most of the adults who bring children used to fish in Cleveland Metroparks as children," said John Rode, Cleveland Metroparks Youth Outdoors manager. "The Children's Fishing Derbies create a bond with children and nature and continue a tradition among generations."

Live bait is provided and loaner fishing equipment is available for children who do not have their own, while supplies last. The areas are only for young anglers to fish during the derby times.

Participants should bring tackle, and a cooler and ice to store their "catch of the day."

Day-of registration is required.

Ohio & Erie Canal fishing area is just a short walk behind CanalWay Center, located off Whittlesey Way, off the E. 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in Cuyahoga Hts.

Wallace Lake is located off Valley Parkway in Mill Stream Run Reservation in Berea.

For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 216-206-1010.

May 17-18, 2014
(Lake County)

HorseFest 2014
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

May 17 & 18, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm

Discover the magical beauty of horses at this two-day equine extravaganza showcasing the versatility and history of the horse. Watch as many different breeds of horses participate in a variety of activities and demonstrations for all ages to enjoy. HorseFest features training techniques, riding disciplines and a variety of uses for these versatile animals. The event will include Mounted Unit team, driving breeds, dressage, Horse & Hound challenge, exhibitors, pony rides ($4), children's activities, and much more!
Admission $6; ages 60+, $5; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2, Free;
Farmpark members, Free

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 



May 17-18, 2014
(Mahoning County)

2014 Thunder Over the Valley Air Show
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - Sunday, May 18, 2014

The 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station is working with the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council to bring back Thunder Over the Valley, the crowd-pleasing air show and open house last held in 2009. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, America's Ambassadors in Blue, have confirmed performances at Youngstown on May 17 and 18, 2014. The show will be free and open to the public with no tickets required.
Location:
Youngstown Air Reserve Station
3976 King-Graves Rd.
Vienna, OH 44473
www.thunderoverthevalley.com

Local Visitor Bureau

May 17-18, 2014
(Richland County)

Spring Plowing Days
Malabar Farm State Park

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Individual Price: Free
Watch as local Draft Horse Club demonstrate their plowing skills and fun contests at Working Farm area.
Free event
4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, OH 44843
419.892.2784
website

 

May 19, 2014
(Geauga County)

Hound Hike: Pitter Patter of Paws

(Mon. 6:30pm - 8pm)
Paws with your favorite canine to enjoy the signs of spring at while hiking the trails. Only one leashed dog per handler. Reservation required. Geauga Park District - Orchard Hills Park 440-286-9516 www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

 

May 21, 2014
(Geauga County)

Hastings Dairy: Cow Tales Adventure

(Wed. 10am - 12pm)
This event is for children 5-years-old and under with a caregiver. Plan to arrive by 10am and be at the farm until 12pm to take part in all of the activities. Watch the cows milking, pet the calves, and go to the barn to see where the cows live. Ride the Chugga Chugga Moo Moo train, get in the corn box, play on the outdoor farm-themed playground, 'farm' in Junior Dairyman indoor play area and more! Includes a cheese snack for each participant. Hastings Dairy Farm 440-635-0313 www.hastingsdairy.com


May 21-22, 2014
(Stark County)

Taste of Canton

Event Time: 11:30 AM to 09:30 PM
This incredible spring festival, featuring local flavor and local fare, is brought to you by the Canton Development Partnership (a department of the Canton Regional Chamber) and The Repository. Stark County food enthusiasts will enjoy an exciting evening of the best foods that the county has to offer!

Location:
Kresge Green Space - Downtown Canton
Market Ave. N
Canton, Ohio 44702
330.458.2072
View Website

 

May 22, 2014
(Geauga County)

Maple Town Tune Traders Jam Session

(Thu. 7pm - 9pm)
Singers and musicians: come share melodies and songs of all genres. Acoustic, gently amplified instruments & vocals welcome. Hot beverages available. Snacks to share welcome. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

 

May 22-26, 2014
(Ottawa County)

Walleye Festival
Waterwork's Park
Historic Downtown Port Clinton
Thur-Fri 5-11 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-11 pm, Mon 11 am-5 pm
Free
The 34th annual Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival gets underway at picturesque Waterworks Park (Perry Street) on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Clinton. An array of free live concerts, kids fishing derby, parade, educational programs and activities, carnival rides, and more than 130 vendors from around the nation help make this event one of Ohio's premier outdoor weekend celebrations. Never in short supply, delicious food and beverages will be enjoyed by all. This is the perfect summer kick-off!
For more information website

Local Visitor Bureau

 

May 23, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: Dirty Deeds USA - Xtreme AC/DC
Opener: Monica Robins and the Whiskey Kings
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website

May 23-26, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

16th Annual Berea's National Rib Cook-Off
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

HOURS FRIDAY: NOON-11pm (FREE ALL DAY!)
SATURDAY: 11am-11pm ($5)
SUNDAY: 11am-11pm ($5)
MONDAY: 11am-9pm ($5)
TICKETS TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE GATE.

HOTLINE FOR THE LATEST INFO ON BEREA'S NATIONAL RIB COOK-OFF, CALL OUR HOTLINE AT 440-234-5181

For more information website

May 23-26, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Tremont Greek Festival
Entertainment - Food - Shopping and more.
2187 West 14th, Cleveland 44113 – Corner of West 14th and Fairfield in Tremont (please be aware some GPS systems for whatever reason take you to East 14th instead of West 14th.)

For more information website

 

May 24, 2014
(Wayne County)

Spring Kids Fishing Derby

Hours: 8 am-noon
Location: P. Graham Dunn, 630 Henry Street, Dalton, OH 44618
Phone:866-922-0306
Website: www.pgrahamdunn.com
Admission:$1 per child

Description: Contest for Kids 12 and under, but everyone can come fish! Register at the event. Bring your own rods and other fishing accessories. There will be bait available for purchase. Prizes will be awarded for the most fish caught and for the longest fish. Hope to see you there - rain or shine!


May 24-25, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Great Lakes Fiber Show
Hours: Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm
Location: Wayne County Fairgrounds,
199 Vanover Street, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-264-9665
Website:www.greatlakesfibershow.com
Admission: Free Admission

Description: Sales booths with fiber-related supplies and fiber art. Workshop and demonstrations, kids' activities, Skein Competition, Fleece Show and Sale, fresh cooked lamb and more!

May 25, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Horse & Carriage Tours
Starting May 25, 2014 every Sunday

(Sun. 12pm - 8pm)

Depart on your carriage ride at the historic Punderson Manor. You will be whisked away and travel on the parks paved roads in its 741 acre wooded property. Enjoy listening to fun facts as you look for various park wildlife. A fun ride for the young and old, families, romance and celebration. Reservations are required at www.labybugranchllc.com Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com

 



May 30, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra
Subscription Concert
Subscription Concert
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.
14TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES
(Honoring All Branches of the Military, Veterans and their Families)
Severance Hall
PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY

Cleveland POPS Chorus lends its impressive collective voice to Cleveland's most cherished tribute to our heroes. Military-inspired, patriotic music and sing-alongs.
For more information website.

 

May 30, 2014
(Geauga County)

Nature Writer's Coffee House

(Fri. 7pm - 10pm)

Don't miss the opportunity to mingle with writers of all ages and literary expertise. Winners from Geauga Park District's 19th Annual Nature Writing Contest will be honored; all in attendance are welcome to read their works. Refreshments served. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

 

May 30, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: 7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience
Opener: Hey Monea!
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website

May 30, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
Chine Grove - The Tribute to the Doobie Brothers
7:00 - 8:00 pm JiMiller Band
8:30 - 10:30 pm China Grive
Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 

May 31, 2014
(Mahoning County)

5th Annual Big Tap In Real Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 3:00pm

The largest Craft Beer Festival between Cleveland and Pittsburgh returns for its fifth year. There will be 80 breweries on hand, with more than 250 craft beers from around the nation for sampling. Several local, food vendors will be featured. Great live entertainment. Proceeds benefit Making Kids Count. Check their website for special rates from area hotels.

Location:
Shepherd Event Center
7469 South Ave
Boardman OH 44512
tickets: www.bigtapin.com or call 330-629-8080; 330-629-2667

 

May 31, 2014
(Summit County)
Blossom Music Center

Lady Antebellum: Take Me Downtown Tour
7pm

1145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
(330) 920-8040
For tickets website

May 31, 2014
June 1-7, 2014
(Lake County)

2014 Northcoast Senior Games
Various locations in Lake County and Northeast Ohio
May 31 through June 7, 2014

Competitive events include track & field, bowling, swimming, softball, bocce ball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, table tennis, billiards, archery, basketball, tennis, and cycling. That's not all; events also include a variety of fun games that are entertaining and enjoyed by all! Track & field events held Saturday at Perry High School. For detailed information or for a registration form, visit lakemetroparks.com or call 440-358-7275.

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

   
JUNE 2014
June 5, 2014
(Geauga County)

Shutterbugs Camera Club

Held 1st Thursday of each month (except July). Learn tips, tricks and new techniques in instructional sessions and exercise your creativity with monthly photo assignments. All skill levels welcome. For monthly location assignments see Things to Do at www.geaugaparkdistrict.org. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

 

June 5 - 29, 2014
(Summit County)

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Weathervane Playhouse
1301 Weathervane Lane
Akron, Ohio 44313-5186
Phone: 330-836-2626
website

 

June 6, 2014
(Geauga County)

Punderson Manor Live Birds of Prey

Jun 6 (Fri. 4:30pm - 5pm)
Jun 6 (Fri. 5:30pm - 6pm)

Punderson Manor Lodge 440-564-9144 www.pundersonmanorstateparklodge.com


June 6, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
Fleetwood Mix, A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
7:00 - 8:00 pm Kerosene
8:30 - 10:30 pm Fleetwood Mix
Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 

June 6, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: Draw the Line
Opener: Velvet Shake
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website
June 6, 7, and 8, 2014
(Summit County)

PLEIN AIR COMPETITION
DATE(S): June 6, 7, 8
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Peninsula area 1619 W. Mill St for "home" address for the website
WEB: www.explorepeninsula.com
CONTACT: Deb Bures, 330-657-2788
EMAIL: pleinairpeninsula@gmail.com
FEE: Registration fee
DESCRIPTION: The Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, will host their 6th annual Plein Air Competition, Along the Crooked River will be held June 6, 7, and 8. For registration details, go to www.explorepeninsula.com
DETAILS:
Friday, June 6 – Register at Elements Gallery 8am-5pm, then begin painting various sites in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Saturday, June 7 – Painting continues at various sites in the Peninsula area all day.
Sunday, June 8 – Continue painting at various sites in the Peninsula area from morning until 3:00PM.

The juried exhibition will be held at the Seiberling Gallery at the Hines Hill, 1403 Hines Hill Rd., Peninsula, offices of the Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park from June 29-August 8. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be Sunday, June 29, from 3-5pm at the Seiberling Gallery.

EXHIBITION:
Seiberling Gallery at Hines Hill Rd,
1403 Hines Hill Rd,
June 20 – August 8, 2014
Reception on Saturday June 29, 3:00-5:00 PM

 


June 6-12, 2014

Buckeye Country Roads Bicycle Tours
Erie Shores and Islands Tour: June 6-12, 2014

7 days, 6 nights
Daily distance options: 30-60 miles
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2014

Luxury bicycle tours showcasing the best of Ohio
Small groups, fine food and accommodations, beautiful scenery, full support

Designed for the beachcomber in all of us, this tour explores Ohio's boating playground on Lake Erie. The islands, lighthouses, beaches and lakeside resorts provide the backdrop for this wonderful week on a bike. Come with us and explore Marblehead Peninsula, Catawba Island, Kelleys Island, Put-in-Bay, and the south shore of Lake Erie from Sandusky to Lorain. Visit Ohio's iconic lighthouses and maritime treasures, and ride where Commodore Perry refused to 'Give up the ship'! Extravagant lodgings, sumptuous meals, and lakeside vistas galore make this a trip you'll never forget!

For more information see website:
www.buckeyecountryroads.com

 

June 7, 2014
(Lake County)

Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles Flight Rally
Place: Classic Jet Center @ Lost Nation Airport

The event will run from 8:00am to 11:30am and is open to the public. In addition to the breakfast, Chapter 5 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will be holding a Young Eagles flight rally that offers free airplane rides to kids ages 8-17. There will be both modern and antique and vintage aircraft in attendance and an opportunity for the public to see them up close and meet the owners and pilots. Cost for the breakfast is $8 for adults, $4 for kids age 3-12 and free for kids under 3. Information is posted on the Classic Jet Center website at http://www.classicjetctr.com

 

June 7, 2014
(Geauga County)

Chardon Square Flea Market

The Chardon Square annual flea market is held every year on the first Saturday in June from 9:00 to 4:00 pm. There are over 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, produce, plants, homemade items, pies, and so much more. On Historic Chardon Square www.chardonsquareassociation.org/events/flea-market/

 

June 7, 2014
(Geauga County)

Ma & Pa's Buggy Rides

(Sat. 11am - 5pm)
Come experience the Geauga County countryside in a buggy! Through the woods and the fields and then on the back to the Cabin for a true Amish experience. Our buggy's are authentic and driven by their owners. Rides are 1/2 hour about three miles long. 10 and 20 Minute Rides are also available. Rides SATURDAYS ONLY 11am-5pm. Rides are NOT available on Sundays. Big groups are welcome! WEEKDAY RIDES ARE CONSIDERED CALL AHEAD!

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! 440-548-5521 Ma & Pa's Gift Shack 440-548-5521 www.maandpas.com

 

June 7, 2014
(Lake County)

WILD about Freshwater Mussels
Penitentiary Glen Nature Center
June 7 • 9 am to 4 pm

Freshwater mussels are not only fascinating but they are also an essential component to our environment, holding great value for humans and nature alike. They are important environmental indicators, helping us understand the true health of our planet. Join mussel experts and enthusiasts at a workshop focusing on these amazing and greatly diverse creatures in Ohio! Registration required • $20 per person

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

June 7, 2014
(Mahoning County)

3rd Annual Mahoning Riverfest

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Educational and historical activities and displays throughout the day. Kayak and Canoe Rides will be available, along with kids activities and crafts. Free admission and parking. For more information please email: mahoningriverfriends@gmail.com, or call 330-719-2337

Location:
The B&O Station
530 Mahoning Avenue
Youngstown OH 44502

 

June 7, 2014
(Mohican Country)
INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVAL • June 7, 2014
Come and enjoy International wines, domestic beers and some great food at the Grist Mill. Wineries will be represented, featuring wines from Ohio and around the world. Wine is available for tasting by the glass or bottle. Food is also available for purchase. Live music. Adult tickets are $10.00 each at gate, $8.00 in advance, which includes a logo glass & tastings. Under 21 tickets are $1.00. All tickets may be purchased at the gate. Wine & Food Pairing Session in the afternoon from noon to 4pm for an extra charge of $10.00 for that tent, Kids scavenger hunt with prizes, also a FREE Kids Sundae Bar.

For more information: www.WolfCreekMill.org
Local Visitor Bureau
June 7, 2014
(Portage County)

Art & Wine Festival in Kent on June 7, 2014.

The 8th annual Masterpieces on Main Art & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday June 7th from noon-10:00 pm. Local artists, Ohio wineries & live music all day!

Wineries: M Cellars, Grape & Granary Winery, Maize Valley Winery, Barrel Run Crossing, Crafter Artisan Meadery - so far!

For more information visit www.mainstreetkent.org.

 

June 7-8, 2014
(Lake County)

Working Dog Weekend
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

June 7 & 8, 2014 • 10 am to 5 pm

Join us as canines of all shapes and sizes demonstrate the many ways they have assisted and entertained humans throughout the years. See demonstrations by Buckeye DockDogs, police canine units, the Horse & Hound challenge and much more. Once you've seen the skill with which these canines work and play, kids (of all ages) can try their "paw" at guiding the blind or Flyball, Frisbee and agility. Hey kids! Bring your favorite stuffed toy dog and march with it in the toy dog "parade of breeds". Take your favorite toy pooch to the "Working Dog Weekend Pet Hospital" for a check up. All kids may create a dog toy to take home. Meet the breeds, talk to handlers and trainers plus discover the many sports and activities you can enjoy with your four-legged friend.
Admission: $6; ages 60+, $5; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2 and Farmpark Members, Free

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

June 8, 2014
(Geauga County)

Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run
(Sun. 7am - 11am)

Watch for the caveman on a 5K run over hilly wooded terrain. Prizes for winning runners and best costumes. Caveman garb optional. Walkers welcome! Fees apply. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center www.geaugaparkdistrict.org

 


June 8, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Second Sundays is an Exciting monthly event held at the beautiful Tyler History Center, 325 Federal Plaza W, in Downtown Youngstown. Second Sundays is an Excellent Presentation of Hot Jazz, Special Guest Artists with Fantastic Food & Beverages.

Second Sundays exists to showcase the talents of Professional and Independent Jazz Artists & Musicians, Honor the work of Local Charities and provide a wholesome environment for Lovers of Jazz where the Art can be appreciated.
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
$20 Admission
$35 Couples

June 8th, 2014 (Pre-Father's Day Event)
Special Guest Artist: Soundoctrine w/Janis Jones (Youngstown, OH)
Charity of the Month: The Way Station

TYLER HISTORY CENTER
​325 FEDERAL PLAZA WEST
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44503

For more information website

Local Visitor Bureau


June 9-14, 2014

Strawberry Season at Ridgeview Farm

(8am - 4pm)
Pick your own Strawberries, call ahead for start date & picking forecast. EXACT start date & end date are Weather Dependant. Mon-Sat 8:00Am until picked out. Great fun for the whole family! Ridgeview Farm 440-693-4000 www.RidgeviewFarm.com

 

June 11-14, 2014
(Mohican Country)

DANVILLE-HOWARD TURKEY FESTIVAL • June 11-14, 2014
Each and every day – great entertainment, rides, delicious food, crafts, games, bingo, smoke house & fire department demos, and much more! The Festival encompasses a wide variety of activity including: the annual Turkey Festival Parade, Festival Auction, the Little Miss & Mr. Turkey Competition, and Classic Car Show.
www.turkeyfestival.info (740) 392-6102

 

June 12-14, 2014
(Stark County)

The Country Fest

Event Time: All Day
Three full days of national country performers, vendors, swimming lake, miniature golf, camping, and MORE

Location:
Clay's Park Resort
13190 Patterson Rd., North Lawrence, Ohio 44666

Event Contact Info
Clay's Park
Info@clayspark.com
330.854.6691
View Website


June 12-15, 2014
(Lake County)

The 54th Annual Kirtland Kiwanis Strawberry Festival
Featuring Strawberry Shortcakes, Sundaes, Fresh Strawberries, Rides, Games, Flea Market, Crafts, Food, Fun and Entertainment for the whole family.
Place: Kirtland High School, 9150 Chillicothe Road (Rt 306) Kirtland

Thursday, June 12, 2014: 6 pm to 11 pm
Friday, June 13, 2014: 6:30 pm to 11 pm
Saturday, June 14, 2014: Noon to 11 pm
Sunday, June 15, 2014: Noon to 6 pm
Local Visitor Bureau

June 13, 2014

"Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Excursions
Time: 7:30- 9:30 pm
Departs: Boston Mills Station
Theme: Father's Day Brewery Train

Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different beers, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each beer's characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked prior to boarding.
Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com

 

June 13-14, 2014
(Stark County)

Canton Blues Festival

Event Time: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Boogie woogie your way to Northeast Ohio's premier Blues Festival for a 2014 lineup that's sure to strike a chord with blues fans large and small! The 12th installment of the FREE summer festival is happening in downtown Canton on Fri., June 13, & Sat., June 14!

Location:
Kresge Green Space
Market Ave. N
Canton, Ohio 44702
330.458.2072
View Website



June 13, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
Atomic Punksm A Tribute to Early Van Halen with Victory Highway
7:00 - 8:00 pm Victory Highway
8:30 - 10:30 pm Atomic Punks
Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 

June 13-14, 2014
(Tuscarawas County)
24th Annual Fabulous 50's Fling

The second weekend in June is always slated to be a weekend to bust out the poodle skirts, roll up your shirt sleeves, grease back your hair and twist the night away at Sugarcreek.

Come enjoy the 10th Annual Friday Night Cruise-In or the all-day vintage car show on Saturday. Other Fling events include the Cruisin' 5k Run/Walk , live oldies music all weekend, and of course homemade bargain-priced food.

For more information website.


June 13-15, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

Ox Roast Morgan Hose Company VFD
E. Water Street
Rock Creek
440-567-2325
The Ox Roast is a tradition that has been going on for 50+ years. Roast beef is cooked on an open spit then sliced for dinners and sandwiches. In addition, a variety of food is available from area vendors. Lots of wholesome family entertainment all weekend long from live bands, fireworks, tractor pull, cornhole tournament,parade, games,etc.
website

 

June 13-15, 2014

Festival of the Fish
Downtown, Corner of Ohio & Main sts., Vermilion
440.967.4477
vermilionchamber.net
Jun 13, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014
Fri-Sat 12-11 pm, Sun 12-6 pm
Free
Enjoy the lighted boat parade, crazy craft race, sand castle building contests, Queens' pageant, games, food, crafts, Father's Day Parade, and more.
Local Visitor Bureau

 

June 14, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Parade the Circle
University Cirle, Cleveland
Time: 10AM - 5PM

Celebrate the livelihood of University Circle at the 25th Annual Parade the Circle event! The Parade, which begins at Noon, incorporates the drama and artistry of colorful floats, puppets, costumes, dancers, and musicians. For more information about the Parade, please visit ClevelandArt.org. Circle Village invites visitors onto Wade Oval for an afternoon of activities, live music, and delectable food.

Parade the Circle is presented by Cleveland Museum of Art, Circle Village, and University Circle, Inc.
Location: History Center
Address: 10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland OH 44106
For more info website.

 

June 14, 2014
(Geauga County)

Cops N' Kids Fishing

(Sat. 9am - 11am)
Come to Mineral Lake Park and enjoy a day of fishing with the Middlefield Police Dept. Enjoy contests, food and fun. Ages 4-15 Mineral Lake Park 330-389-0094; 330-389-0094 www.middlefieldohio.com.

Local Visitor Bureau

 

June 14, 2014
(Geauga County)

Ma & Pa's Buggy Rides

(Sat. 11am - 5pm)
Come experience the Geauga County countryside in a buggy! Through the woods and the fields and then on the back to the Cabin for a true Amish experience. Our buggy's are authentic and driven by their owners. Rides are 1/2 hour about three miles long. 10 and 20 Minute Rides are also available. Rides SATURDAYS ONLY 11am-5pm. Rides are NOT available on Sundays. Big groups are welcome! WEEKDAY RIDES ARE CONSIDERED CALL AHEAD!

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! 440-548-5521 Ma & Pa's Gift Shack 440-548-5521 www.maandpas.com

 

June 14, 2014
(Richland County)

June Night Haunt - Malabar Farm State Park
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Individual Price: $30.00

Dare to explore the "normal to the paranormal" murders, cemeteries, haunted houses, hot dogs & S'mores and stories around the campfire.

Pre- Registration required
Call 419-892-2784
Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 17
Meet at Visitor Center

4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, OH 44843
419.892.2784
website

June 14, 2014
(Mohican Country)

SAFE BOATING & FISHING FESTIVAL • June 14, 2014
The North Central Ohio Safe Boating and Fishing Festival will be held Saturday, June 11 from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Pleasant Hill Lake Park. Free admission to the park with free boat rides, kayaks, sailboats, fishing for kids, boat show, safety displays and door prices. The first 100 children under 12 will get a free lifejacket (PFD).
For more information please call 419-938-6671 or 1-877-266-4422

 

June 14, 2014
(Ottawa County)

Port Clinton Arts & Crafts Festival
Historic Downtown Port Clinton, Madison Street, Port Clinton
419.341.0979
portclintonarts.org
Jun 14, 2014
10 am-5 pm
Free
Stroll the heart of town and select art from one of 60+ artists on hand. Watch various demonstrations, listen to the musicians and enjoy a great day at the lake with the arts.

 

June 14-15, 2014
(Wayne County)

Quailcrest Farm Spring Garden Fair

Hours: 10 am-5 pm
Location: Quailcrest Farm, 2810 Armstrong Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone:330-345-6722
Website: www.quailcrest.com

Admission: $2 per car

Description: Over 40 garden-related artists and craftsmen, food and music set in the beautiful Quailcrest gardens!

June 14 thru
August 9, 2014
(Wayne County)

The Ohio Light Opera 2014 Festival Season

Dates: June 14-August 9, 2014

Performance Location: Freedlander Theatre, College of Wooster, 329 E. University Street, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-2345
Website: www.ohiolightopera.org
E-Mail: ohiolightopera@wooster.edu

The Ohio Light Opera has dedicated itself to the exploration and production of the best of traditional operetta and musical theater. Over 20,000 patrons from across the country and around the world come to Wooster for the performances in the intimate confines of Freedlander Theater on the College of Wooster campus. The 2014 season, its 36th, runs from June 14 through August 9. It opens with the Lerner and Loewe classic "My Fair Lady," and will also present "Call Me Madam," " Die Fledermaus," "Pirates of Penzance," "Oh Lady!Lady!," "Dream City/Magic Knight," and "The Little King."

 

June 15, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Father's Day
10 am to 7pm

Father's Day at the Zoo

Let Dad know you love him with a trip to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. All dads receive FREE admission to the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Father's Day, and special activities for the whole family will be offered throughout the day.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
and Rain Forest
3900 Wildlife Way
Cleveland, OH 44109
216-661-6500 
www.clemetzoo.com

 

June 15, 2014
(Lucas County)

Father's Day Celebration and BBQ

Free admission for dads when you visit with your child(ren)! Enjoy the day with fun activities and an opportunity to enjoy a special BBQ lunch—this is a day your family won't want to miss. Test your skills with dad-friendly games, too, included with your admission and offered in our Main Plaza 10am to 5pm.

For more information:
Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609
419.385.4040
website

 


June 15, 2014
(Summit County)
DAD'S DAY AT THE ZOO
Time - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Regular admission rates apply.
All dads get 50% off admission.
Dad will love spending a special day at the zoo enjoying live entertainment and activities.

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


June 15, 2014
(Summit County)

Father's Day Car Show
9am - 4:30 pm
Free parking off-site

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens 
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 
330-836-5533
www.stanhywet.org

 

June 18, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

FREE Rocket Day!
Watch and learn about the science behind rockets. Participants will even get the chance to make their own rocket, watch an Estes Rocket get launched 200 ft. in the air, and see a rocket car demonstration!

Admission is FREE but space is limited. Please call 216.623.1111 to RSVP. $5 lunch is available.

Rocket Day takes place June 18, 2014 1-3pm at Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland.

For more information website.

 

June 20, 2014

"Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Excursions
Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm
Departs: Boston Mills Station
Featuring: Ohio Wine Month

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different wines, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each wines characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked before you are able to board the train.

For more information:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com

 


June 20, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
Changes in Latitudes- Tribute to Jimmy Buffett
7:00 - 8:00 pm Whiskey Kings
8:30 - 10:30 pm Changes in Latitudes
Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 

June 20, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: Head Games (The Foriegner Tribute)
Opener: Almost Famous
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website
June 21, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)
Summer Solstice
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland's hottest summer music festival.
11150 ast Boulveard
Cleveland, OH 44106
216.421.7350
For more information website


June 21, 2014
(Geauga County)

Ma & Pa's Buggy Rides

(Sat. 11am - 5pm)
Come experience the Geauga County countryside in a buggy! Through the woods and the fields and then on the back to the Cabin for a true Amish experience. Our buggy's are authentic and driven by their owners. Rides are 1/2 hour about three miles long. 10 and 20 Minute Rides are also available. Rides SATURDAYS ONLY 11am-5pm. Rides are NOT available on Sundays. Big groups are welcome! WEEKDAY RIDES ARE CONSIDERED CALL AHEAD!

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! 440-548-5521 Ma & Pa's Gift Shack 440-548-5521 www.maandpas.com

 

June 21, 2014
(Summit County)
Blossom Music Center

Lionel Richie: All The Hits All Night Long
7:30pm

1145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
(330) 920-8040
For tickets website

June 21 -22, 2014
(Summit County)

Home & Garden Tour - Hale Farm & Village

Celebrate the charm and traditional gardens thriving among the magnificent historic buildings at Hale Farm & Village during the 2nd Annual Home & Garden Tour! Learn about the history of the buildings and the historic horticulture and products available from the gardens. Visitors will be able to meet with local gardening organizations during the Home & Garden Tour.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children agest 3-12, and free for WRHS members and children under the age of 2.
Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd.
Bath, OH 44210
For more information website.

 

June 24, 2014
(Summit County)
Blossom Music Center

Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band
8pm

1145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
(330) 920-8040
For tickets website

June 26-29, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Fairview Summerfest

The first Fairview Park (Ohio) Family Summerfest was held at Bohlken Park over 20 years ago, in 1992. This multi-day fun-filled festival has grown over the years to include activities such as the parade, carnival rides, spaghetti dinner, pancake breakfast, dog parade, and fireworks display. It is a budget-friendly family event that you don't want to miss!
website

 


June 27, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
Night Train, The Tribute to Guns & Roses
7:00 - 8:00 pm Metal Inc
8:30 - 10:30 pm Night Train
Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 

June 27, 2014
(Summit County)
Blossom Music Center

Dave Matthews Band
7pm

1145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
(330) 920-8040
For tickets website

June 27, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: Limelight - A Tribute to Rush
Opener: Jukebox Heroes
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website
June 27-28, 2014
(Wayne County)

West Salem Town & Country Firefighters Festival

Hours: Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 10 am-11 pm
Location: School Campus, 99 E. Buckeye St., West Salem, OH 44287
Phone: 419-853-4022

Description: Fun for the whole family! Inflatables, food vendors, games, firgo game, and live music.

 

June 27-28, 2014
(Wayne County)

Cat's Meow Village Open House
Hours:10:30 am-3:30 pm
Location: Cat's Meow Village, 2163 Great Trails Drive, Wooster, OH 44691
Phone:330-264-1377
Website: www.catsmeow.com

Description: The Cat's Meow unique wooden keepsakes turn special moments into lasting memories. Enjoy prize drawings and refreshments. Founder Faline Jones will be signing pieces from noon–1 pm

 

June 27-29, 2014
(Lake County)
Ohio Celtic Fest
Lake County Fairgrounds
Three Days of Celtic and American Music, Song and dance on 5 stages, including a children's stage. 18 musical groups from the US, Ireland and Canada, 3 Bagpipe bands and 4 Irish Dance schools. American and Celtic vendors, American and Celtic food, domestic and Import beverages, Lake Co. Historical society.
website
Local Visitor Bureau

June 27-29, 2014
(Mohican Country)
APPALACHIAN & BLUEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL • June 27-29, 2014
Live Bluegrass Bands & Jam session, Listen to story teller Roger Moore share some whopper stories, Buckskinner and pioneer encampment stop by and learn to start fires, flint knapping, axe and knife throwing.
www.mwcd.org 419-938-7884

Local Visitor Bureau
June 27-29, 2014
(Mohican Country)

Mechanics Bank Vintage Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio • June 27-29, 2014
The SVRA returns to Mid-Ohio for its 32nd straight appearance. Gentlemen drivers racing classic, history-filled cars on a classic, history-filled race track is as beautiful and timeless as motorsports can get. If the cars are moving too fast for you to appreciate, you can a better look at them in the open paddocks or view some non-racers in a pair of car shows this weekend. One manufacturer with a longer history than vintage cars at Mid-Ohio is Mini. The British carmaker is celebrating its 50th anniversary so we joined in the fun and named it the 2014 Featured Marque.
For more info go to www.mid-ohio.com or call 800-Mid-Ohio

June 27-29, 2014
(Portage County)

Garrettsville SummerFest

Jun 27 (Fri. 6pm - 11pm)
Jun 28 (Sat. 10am - 11pm)
Jun 29 (Sun. 10am - 10pm)
The largest summer celebration in Portage County, Ohio. This three day event is packed with live entertainment and music in addition to rides, games, contests and car shows. Stop by as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary of family fun. Garrettsville SummerFest 330-527-9910 www.garrettsvillesummerfest.com

 

June 28, 2014
(Geauga County)

Ma & Pa's Buggy Rides

(Sat. 11am - 5pm)
Come experience the Geauga County countryside in a buggy! Through the woods and the fields and then on the back to the Cabin for a true Amish experience. Our buggy's are authentic and driven by their owners. Rides are 1/2 hour about three miles long. 10 and 20 Minute Rides are also available. Rides SATURDAYS ONLY 11am-5pm. Rides are NOT available on Sundays. Big groups are welcome! WEEKDAY RIDES ARE CONSIDERED CALL AHEAD!

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! 440-548-5521 Ma & Pa's Gift Shack 440-548-5521 www.maandpas.com

 

June 28, 2014
(Lake County)

Crafts & Corks Crawl
12-7pm
Come sip a glass of wine and stroll through the booths of local Artisans and Crafters.
Free Admission & Parking
Outdoor Food & Dining Available at Both Wineries
(Creservations suggested for dinner at Grand River Cellars)

Grand River Cellars
5750 Madison Road
Madison, OH 44057
AND
Debonne Vineyards
7840 Doty Rd
Madison, OH 44057

www.facebook.com/craftsandcorks


June 28, 2014
(Mohican Country)

12th ANNUAL PERRYSVILLE LIONS CAR SHOW • June 28, 2014
All makes, models, years welcome. Dash plaques first 50 - 20 trophies awarded. Registration starts at 1:00 pm, show 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Chicken bar-b-q available. Free admission; $5 show car entry.
For more information please call 419-938-6531

 

June 28, 2014
(Ottawa/Sandusky County)

35th Annual Portage River Festival
Depot Park, 353 Ottawa St., Elmore
419.377.0700
villageofelmoreohio.com
Jun 28, 2014
10 am-6 pm
Free
Festival includes a flea market, craft show, food vendors, cupcake baking contest, car show, 5K run/walk, redneck lawn mower pulling contest, and more.

 

June 28-29, 2014
(Lucas County)

49th Annual Crosby Festival of the Arts
Toledo Botanical Gardens
Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (6/28)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm (6/29)

5403 Elmer Dr., Toledo, OH 43615
419.536.5566 
For more info website

 

June 29, 2014
(Geauga County)

BMR Motorcycle Run

(Sun. 8am - 4pm)
An escorted ride 60 mile ride throughout beautiful Geauga County. Registration 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Rides takes off at 10:00 am. Pancake breakfasts 8:00 - 10:00 am. Lunch at noon with Motorcycle pulls from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Geauga County Fairground.
www.burtonmiddlefieldrotary.com


JULY 2014
July 1-5, 2014
(Wayne County)

Orrville Firefighters Independence Day Celebration
Location: Orr Park, Corner of West High Street and North Ella Street, Orrville, OH  44667
Phone: 330-684-5051
Website: www.orrville.com

Description: Come celebrate Independence Day and Orrville's Sesquicentennial with a full schedule of exciting events, including a Parade, Fireworks, Carnival Vault, the Fire in the Sky 14U National Qualifier Softball Tournament and much more! See website for a full list of festival events and times.

 


July 3, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
Hotel California - A Tribute to the Eagles
7:00 - 8:00 pm Mo Mojo
8:30 - 10:30 pm Hotel California
Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 



July 3-6, 2014
(Mohican Country)
ASHLAND BALLOONFEST • July 3-6, 2014
Feel the excitement and splendor of bold, colorful hot air balloons as they tower over you, then magically rise and soar away! Plus, enjoy lots of other activities: Balloon Glow, Balloon races, stage performances, sport tournaments, displays, exhibits, food and more. BalloonFest promises to be an outing with the entire family in mind. Location: Children's Home Field, Center St. and Morgan Ave. Call 877-581-2345 ext. 1003.
For more information please go to www.AshlandOhioBalloonfest.com

Local Visitor Bureau

July 4, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
8:00 pm Akron Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert
9:45 pm Fireworks at Lock 3

Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 

July 4, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: Zoso - The ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Opener: Human Nature
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website

July 4, 2014
(Wayne County)

Ohio Light Opera Community Pops Concert

Hours: 7-8 PM

Location: Downtown Wooster, Market Street & Liberty Street, Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-262-6222

Website: www.mainstreetwooster.org

Description: The Ohio Light Opera Orchestra and Chorus perform at this annual pops concert. Bring your lawn chairs!

July 4-5, 2014
(Mohican Country)

ANTIQUE FESTIVAL • July 4-5, 2014
Enjoy Antiques and Collectibles in downtown Loudonville. Antique and collectible dealers set up in downtown Loudonville's Central Park. Live entertainment, food and more.

Registration Form can be found to the right.
For more information on this event please call 877-266-4422.

 

July 4-6, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

33rd Annual 3-Day Show featuring Canadian Built Tractors and Engines Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club Inc
4026 St. Rt. 322
Williamsfield OH 44094
4405765418

A continuous display of tractors, engines, antique cars & trucks, blacksmithing, working sawmill, two museums, country store, one-room school house, & much more. Crafts. Big Flea Market. Parades. Tractor pulls. Music. Good food. $5 donation. Exhibitors, Members, & under 12 free. Seniors Fri-$3.
Local Visitor Bureau

 

July 4-6, 2014
(Trumbull County)

Mesopotamia Ox Roast End of the Commons General Store
8719 State Route 534
Mesopotamia, Ohio 44439

440-693-4295
Mesopotamia Volunteer Firemen's Association presents the 41st annual Ox Roast, Antiques & Flea Market. Over 160 antique & flea market dealers & live entertainment. Starting at 10am each day. Located on the park in Mesopotamia, Ohio.



July 5, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
The Brothers Gecht & Speed Bumps
7:00 - 8:00 pm 1964 The Tribute
8:30 - 10:30 pm
Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 

July 5-6, 2014
(Lake County)

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month at Lake Metroparks Farmpark!
Everyday, help us make ice cream and meet our dairy cows. Discover how the ingredients in ice cream come from the farm to you in the Factory of Frozen Fun.

Ice Cream Weekends
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
July 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm

Try your hand at making ice cream and meet the dairy cows that produce milk and cream. Find out where your favorite ice cream flavor comes from. Discover how the ingredients in ice cream come from the farm to you in the Factory of Frozen Fun. Enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social and participate in old fashioned games, crafts, and more.
Admission $6; ages 60+, $5; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2, Free;
Farmpark members, Free

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

July 6, 2014
(Tuscarawas County)

Werktag Family Fun Day

On July 6th, come experience 'Werktag' from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Historic Zoar Village! German for 'work day', this event gives families the chance to experience life as it was in the 1850′s in Zoar. Hands-on activities are in all of the museum buildings and there will be both a scavenger hunt and a farm animal petting zoo!

$8 for adults
$4 for children

For more information website

 

July 8, 2014
(Summit County)
Blossom Music Center

Journey and Steve Miller Band
6:45 pm

1145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
(330) 920-8040
For tickets website

July 10-12, 2014
(Stark County)

Olde Canal Days Festival

Event Time: All Day
Three day family-friendly street festival. Events include Miss Olde Canal Days pageant, live entertainment, Bates Amusements, food vendors, arts & crafts vendors, Grande Parade and fireworks. Contact: Canal Fulton Chamber of Commerce 330-854-9095 .

Location:
Heritage Park
123 Tuscarawas Street
Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614
330.854.9095
View Website

Local Visitor Bureau


July 10, 2014
(Wayne County)

Whiz Bang! Science Show
Have fun while learning about science. Dr. Dave Lohnes, OARDC's popular Whiz-bang Scientist, will encourage children to learn about science and will enrich the natural world experience. Free family fun. John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, Secrest Arboretum 7 PM 330-464-2148 http://secrest.osu.edu

 

July 11, 2014

"Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Excursions
Time: 7- 9 pm
Departs: Rockside Station
Theme: Ohio Brewery Train

Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different beers, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each beer's characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked prior to boarding.
Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com


 

July 11, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: Battery "Masters of Metallica"
Opener: Schoolgirl Crush
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website
July 11-12, 2014
(Wayne County)

Lehman's Summer Celebration

Hours: 10 am-3 pm

Location: Lehman's Hardware, Intersection of County Road 52 and Route 79 in Kidron, OH

(GPS Mapping: 4779 KidronRoad, Dalton, OH 44618)

Phone: 888-438-5346

Website: www.Lehmans.com

Description: Food samples, crafts, games, product demonstrations and much more!

July 11-12, 2014
(Wayne County)

Village of Shreve Homecoming Celebration & Fireworks

Dates: July 11-12, 2014

Location: Downtown Shreve area, Shreve, OH 44676

Website: www.shreveohio.com

Description: The Village of Shreve invites you to their Annual Homecoming Festival with fair-type concessions, free entertainment, Salute to the Troops Friday night and a great firework display Saturday evening!

 

July 11-13, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)
Cain Park Art Festival
Cleveland Hts., OH

The Cain Park Arts Festival is a juried fine arts and fine crafts event, featuring the work of up to 150 artists approximately 25 of these artists are award winners from the previous year who were automatically accepted into the next year's show.

Friday 3-8pm Free Admission
Saturday 10am-8pm 13 & older: $5 per person
(12 & under: Free)
Sunday 12 noon-5pm 13 & older: $5 per person
(12 & under: Free)

For more info website.

 

July 11-13, 2014
(Erie County)
Huron Riverfest
Huron Boat Basin, 330 N. Main St., Huron
419.433.8487
huronriverfest.com
Jul 11, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014
Fri 5-10:30 pm, Sat 11 am-10:30 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm
Free
This is one of the area's most popular festivals, offering live entertainment in the amphitheater, a variety of concession stands, games, rides, parade and car show, along with many other activities and a wonderful fireworks display over the Huron River.
Local Visitor Bureau

July 11-13, 2014
(Mohican Country)
GREAT MOHICAN POW-WOW • July 11-13, 2014
Pow-Wow time is the Native American people's way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing of old friendships and making new ones. A friendly competition, the Pow-Wow includes dancing, story telling, dance and drumming, crafts, trades, great food and more. This year featuring POW-MIA Ohio Vietnam Wall & Program. Competitors and guests come from around the country. Plan to spend a day or weekend enjoying the tradition and pageantry of our Native Americans. It is held at Mohican Reservation Campground on Wally Road.
1-800-766-2267 or www.mohicanpowwow.com
Local Visitor Bureau
July 12, 2014
(Richland County)

July Night Haunt - Malabar Farm State Park
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Individual Price: $30.00

Dare to explore the "normal to the paranormal" murders, cemeteries, haunted houses, hot dogs & S'mores and stories around the campfire.

Pre- Registration required
Call 419-892-2784
Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 17
Meet at Visitor Center

4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, OH 44843
419.892.2784
website


July 12, 2014
(Summit County)

PANCAKES WITH THE PENGUINS
Time - 8 - 10 a.m.

Akron Zoo member adults - $18
Akron Zoo member children - $15
Non-Akron Zoo member adult - $24
Non-Akron Zoo member children - $21
Our annual summertime breakfast honoring the Humboldt Penguins. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with all the fixings in Komodo Kingdom Cafe, then help with the morning feed at Penguin Point as our Education Staff tells you about these fine, feathered friends.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


July 12-13, 2014
(Lucas County)

Toledo Lighthouse Festival
Maumee Bay State Park, 1400 State Park Rd., Oregon
419.691.3788
toledolighthouse.org
Jul 12, 2014 - Jul 13, 2014
Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm
$3/person
Boat rides around and in lighthouse (weather permitting); over 50 nautical arts and crafts vendors; silent auction with gift cards, sports memorabilia, and more; continuous entertainment in the amphitheatre, festival foods, children's activities, sand castle contest, and more.

 

July 12-13, 2014
(Lake County)

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month at Lake Metroparks Farmpark!
Everyday, help us make ice cream and meet our dairy cows. Discover how the ingredients in ice cream come from the farm to you in the Factory of Frozen Fun.

Ice Cream Weekends
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
July 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm

Try your hand at making ice cream and meet the dairy cows that produce milk and cream. Find out where your favorite ice cream flavor comes from. Discover how the ingredients in ice cream come from the farm to you in the Factory of Frozen Fun. Enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social and participate in old fashioned games, crafts, and more.
Admission $6; ages 60+, $5; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2, Free;
Farmpark members, Free

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

July 12-13, 2014
(Richland Country)
BUCKEYE SUPER CYCLE WEEKEND - Mansfield • July 12-13, 2014
A long-standing event at Mid-Ohio, AMA Pro Racing hits the track in July for the 32nd time. Young Graves Yamaha rider Josh Herrin supplanted his teammate Josh Hayes as champ of the top SuperBike class in 2013 and both riders have had much success on our 15-turn, 2.4-mile circuit. Fireworks, autograph sessions, grid walks and stunt shows make for a fun time in between races. New this year, the grandstands are open to all fans with GA tickets.
For more info call 800-MID-OHIO or visit www.Mid-Ohio.com

July 12-13, 2014
(Summit County)

Music in the Valley
Hale Farm & Village continues its partnership with Folknet to present the 39th Annual Music in the Valley Folk Music & Wine Festival. Enjoy homegrown music by local musicians and Ohio-made wine and food. Bring a chair, bring your family and make a day of listening to music throughout the grounds at Hale Farm & Village. The craft and trade demonstrations at Hale Farm will continue as the folk music of the festival plays in the background.
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 PM

Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd.
Bath, OH 44210
For more information website.

 

July 13, 2014
(Lake County)

River Jamboree
Hidden Valley Park

July 13, 2014 • FREE* • 1 to 4 pm

In Lake County we have a wonderful bounty of freshwater resources, including the Grand River -- our only Scenic and Wild River. The free family event will focus on those species and qualities that make the Grand River unique. Join us as we investigate the Grand River and how important the different species are to the river ecosystem.
*Free; pre-registration required

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 


July 13, 2014
(Mahoning County)

JAZZ IN THE CITY
Second Sundays
is an Exciting monthly event held at the beautiful Tyler History Center, 325 Federal Plaza W, in Downtown Youngstown. Second Sundays is an Excellent Presentation of Hot Jazz, Special Guest Artists with Fantastic Food & Beverages.

Second Sundays exists to showcase the talents of Professional and Independent Jazz Artists & Musicians, Honor the work of Local Charities and provide a wholesome environment for Lovers of Jazz where the Art can be appreciated.
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
$20 Admission
$35 Couples

July 13th, 2014
Special Guest Artist: Phillip K Jones Trio (Cleveland, OH)
Charity of the Month: V.C.C. Compassion Ministries

TYLER HISTORY CENTER
​325 FEDERAL PLAZA WEST
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44503

For more information website

Local Visitor Bureau



July 13-19, 2014

Buckeye Country Roads Bicycle Tours
Amish Country Adventure: July 13-19, 2014

7 days, 6 nights
Daily distance options: 30-50 miles
Registration Deadline: May 31, 2014

Luxury bicycle tours showcasing the best of Ohio
Small groups, fine food and accommodations, beautiful scenery, full support

We've extended last year's inaugural tour to spend even more time this year in Ohio's scenic Amish countryside. For hill and scenery enthusiasts who want the challenge of Ohio's beautiful rolling hills, this tour has it all: the finest accommodations, catered dinners, and vistas that inspire. Ohio's Holmes County boasts the largest population of Amish in the country. Journey through time with us as we sample the daily life and history of Ohio's Amish communities—but bring your climbing gears and your thirst for adventure.

For more information see website:
www.buckeyecountryroads.com

July 15-19, 2014
(Mohican Country)

ASHLAND CHAUTAUQUA • July 15-19, 2014
Ashland Chautauqua 2012 's theme is 'The Fabulous Fifties'. our troupe is: Karen Vuranch as Pearl Buck; Elsa Wolfe as Minnie Pearl; Dianne Moran as Rachel Carson; Dick Usher as Pee Wee Reese and John Moser as Joseph McCarthy.
For more info call 877-581-2345 ext. 1003 or www.ashlandchautauqua.org.



July 16, 2014
(Summit County)

BREW AT THE ZOO - CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Time - 6 - 9 p.m.
Price -
Akron Zoo member - $17
Non-Akron Zoo member - $23

New this year: Brew Pass (Admission to all 4 Brew at the Zoo events in 2014) - Akron Zoo members: $60 (Save $8); Non-Akron Zoo Members - $84 (Save $8)

Enjoy some of the area's top Christmas Ales for the area's best breweries. Enjoy live music by the band Cold Blue Steele.

Enjoy a casual beer tasting from local breweries as you stroll through the zoo. Tastings are included and full-size beers will be available for purchase at $4 each. Addtional tasting cards are $10. Listen to music and check out our animal exhibits at this special after-hours party. Limited tickets available so make your reservations now!

21 and older only.

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


July 17, 2014
(Summit County)
Blossom Music Center

Vans Warped Tour 2014
12pm

1145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
(330) 920-8040
For tickets website

July 18, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

"Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Excursions
Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Time: 7:00-9:00 pm
Departs: Rockside Station
Featuring: The Down Under's Wines - Wines from Australia and New Zealand

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different wines, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each wines characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked before you are able to board the train.

For more information:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com

 


July 18, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
Motley 2, A Tribute to Motley Crew
7:00 - 8:00 pm 11 After
8:30 - 10:30 pm Motley 2
Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 


July 18-19, 2014
(Wayne County)

Johnny Appleseed Festival

Location: Apple Creek Village Park, Apple Creek, OH 44606

Phone: 330-698-3571

Website: www.applecreekhistoricalsociety.org

Description: Festivities and rides at Apple Creek Village Park. Saturday events include a parade at 3:30 pm and entertainment by John Schmid at 7 pm with a unique blend of country/folk/gospel, and a touch of the contemporary.

 

July 18-20, 2014

Islandfest
Memorial Park, Kelleys Island
419.746.2360
kelleysislandchamber.com
Jul 18, 2014 - Jul 20, 2014
Free
Visit Kelleys Island and take part in the weekend long festivities. This annual festival kicks off Friday night with musical entertainment. Other weekend activities include a parade, followed by a waterfront craft fair, live entertainment, food, drinks, novelties, and evening fireworks.

For Lake Erie Island Information click here.

 

July 18-20, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Cleveland Irish Festival
Cleveland's Irish Cultural Festival seeks to preserve, memorialize and document Irish History and Traditions -- from the gentle stirrings of the harp, to the boom and pomp of the pipe bands; from the soft hush of our love songs, to the thunder of Celtic dancers and rock bands.
Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

For more information website

 

July 19, 2014

“How far will you go for the cure?  VeloSano features One-Day Rides that start and finish in downtown Cleveland on July 19, consisting of 25-miles, 48-miles, 62-miles (metric century) and 100-miles (century).  The Two-Day Ride starts in Cleveland and heads to Erie, PA, for a total of 110-miles, including an overnight stay on July 19.  The second day return options on July 20 are your choice of 120-miles or 63-miles back to Cleveland.  100% of dollars raised by participants will benefit cancer research at Cleveland Clinic.  Visit velosano.org for more details!”

 

July 19, 2014
(Lake County)

ArtsFest
Time: 10 am - 5pm
Historical Downtown Willoughby, in the hub of Lake County, is located 20 miles east of Cleveland and easily accessible from both Interstate 2 and 90. Featuring over 125 artists, entertainment & food, this show welcomes over 10,000 people. Willoughby ArtsFest–you won't want to miss it!
website
Local Visitor Bureau

 


July 19, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
Legendary Ladies of MoTown
7:00 - 8:00 pm Marilyn Rivers All Star Review
8:30 - 10:30 pm Legendary Ladies of Motown
Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 

July 19-20, 2014
(Lake County)

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month at Lake Metroparks Farmpark!
Everyday, help us make ice cream and meet our dairy cows. Discover how the ingredients in ice cream come from the farm to you in the Factory of Frozen Fun.

Ice Cream Weekends
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
July 19 & 20, 26 & 27, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm

Try your hand at making ice cream and meet the dairy cows that produce milk and cream. Find out where your favorite ice cream flavor comes from. Discover how the ingredients in ice cream come from the farm to you in the Factory of Frozen Fun. Enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social and participate in old fashioned games, crafts, and more.
Admission $6; ages 60+, $5; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2, Free;
Farmpark members, Free

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 


July 24-26, 2014
(Wayne County)

Sleepwalker Festival

Location: Downtown Rittman, Rittman, OH 44270

Phone:30-925-4828

Website: www.rittmanchamber.com

Description: Come join the Rittman community for this annual fun-filled event which begins with a parade at 6 pm Thursday. Activities include a car show, food concessions, merchant & game booths, music, pet parade, children's activities, live bands and much more!

 

July 24-27, 2014
(Portage County)

Streetsboro Family Days
at Streetsboro City Park
www.streetsborofamilydays.org

For more information call 216-905-8031

 

July 25, 2014
(Summit County)
Blossom Music Center

James Taylor
8pm

1145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
(330) 920-8040
For tickets website


July 25, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
Dreamer as a Tribute to Super Tramp
7:00 - 8:00 pm Scarlot and the Harlots
8:30 - 10:30 pm Dreamer
Free Admission.

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 

July 25, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: Elevation - International U2 Tribute
Opener: The Juke Hounds
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website
July 25-27, 2014
(Mohican Country)

WILD WEST FEST / SQUARE DANCE • July 25-27, 2014
Wild West themed events and contests. Outlaw Cowboy shooting show, horse show pitching, Back Porch Country swing band performs. Live square dance caller for experienced and beginner dancers. At Pleasant Hill Lake Park on State Route 95 south of Perrysville. Gate admission fees may apply.
www.mwcd.org or 419-938-7884

 

July 26, 2014
(Erie County)

Toast of Ohio Heritage Wine Festival
Corner of Jackson St. and Central Ave., Sandusky
419.626.6111
merrygoroundmuseum.org
Jul 26, 2014
1-8 pm
$10/person (includes a wine glass and five wine tastings); additional wine tastings and food available for purchase
This fantastic outdoor event offers the chance to try various wines from wineries located throughout the state of Ohio. Music, art, and food will be available. Must be 21 and older to sample wine.

 

July 26, 2014

GroveFest
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
419.332.2081

rbhayes.org
11 am-10 pm
A family/community event that features free daytime activities focusing on nature and the outdoors, plus an elegant evening fundraising auction (tickets required).

 


July 26, 2014
(Summit County)

PRINCESS AND PIRATE NIGHT
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Akron Zoo Members
Adult - $10
Children - $12

Non Akron Zoo Members
Adult - $15
Children - $17
Calling all princesses and pirates: this night's just for you! Wear your best princess gown or pirate garb as you explore the zoo. Also enjoy face painting, bouncy houses and crafts. Visits from Peter Pan and Hook presented by Spectacular Party Entertainment. But let's not forget - every pirate needs a parrot and every princess needs a frog. Learn about these special animals and take your picture with the biggest frog of all - Akron Zoo mascot, Conrad Conservation.

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org



July 26, 2014
(Summit County)

Lock 3, Akron
WAR with Relatively Jammin Blues Band
7:00 - 8:00 pm Relatively Jammin Blues Band
8:30 - 10:30 pm WAR
$10 Admission - cash only at gate .

For more information
http://www.lock3live.com

 

July 26-27, 2014
(Lake County)

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month at Lake Metroparks Farmpark!
Everyday, help us make ice cream and meet our dairy cows. Discover how the ingredients in ice cream come from the farm to you in the Factory of Frozen Fun.

Ice Cream Weekends
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
July 26 & 27, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm

Try your hand at making ice cream and meet the dairy cows that produce milk and cream. Find out where your favorite ice cream flavor comes from. Discover how the ingredients in ice cream come from the farm to you in the Factory of Frozen Fun. Enjoy an old fashioned ice cream social and participate in old fashioned games, crafts, and more.
Admission $6; ages 60+, $5; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2, Free;
Farmpark members, Free

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

July 26-27, 2014
(Mohican Country)
PIONEER DAYS • July 26-27, 2014
At the Wolf Creek / Pine Run Grist Mill on State Route 3 South of Loudonville. Enjoy buck skinners, crafters, encampments, live entertainment and more. For more information, call 419-668-2497 or visit us online.
For more information: www.WolfCreekMill.org
Local Visitor Bureau
July 27, 2014
(Lake County)

Lighthouse Triathlon / Kayak Triathlon
Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
July 27, 2014 • 8 am

Triathlon begins with swimming 500 meters (the length of the Fairport Harbor and back) or kayaking three kilometers. The second leg is a sprint to participants' bicycles set in the parking lot, and a 20K race through Fairport Harbor Village and Painesville Township. The third leg features a 5K loop run through the streets of Fairport Harbor Village. Athletes will cross the finish line at Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park.
Pre-registration required and fee applies. Visit lakemetroparks.com or call 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226 to register.

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

July 28 - August 1, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)`

Strongsville Historical Society
Civil War Encampment

9:00 am to 12:00 pm
3 Hours (Repeats every day until August 1, 2014)
PLace - Historical Society Grounds
For more info http://strongsvillehistoricalsociety.org/

 

AUGUST 2014
August 1, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: Girls Girls Girls
Opener: The 80's Band
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website
August 1-2, 2014
(Lake County)
19th Annual Vintage Ohio Wine Festival
1-10 pm each day
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
1-80 E of Cleveland
800.227.6972
For more information website.

August 1-2, 2014
(Wayne County)

Rogues Hollow Festival
Hours: Fri 7-11 pm, Sat 8 am-11 pm

Location:Downtown Doylestown,
Portage St & Clinton St, Doylestown, OH 44230

Phone: 330-658-2480

Description: Streets are closed for vendors, games, kiddie parade, classic car show, live bands, vintage baseball game & fireworks.

Local Visitor Bureau


August 1-2, 2014
(Wayne County)

Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale

Hours: Fri 4 pm, Sat 7 am
Location: Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry Street, Dalton, OH 44618
Phone: 330-682-4843

Website: www.ohiomccreliefsale.org

Admission: Free Admission

Description: Huge auction which raises money for world-wide relief through the Mennonite Central Committee. Three auctions held: The Art and Collectibles Auction, the Quilt Auction, and the Wood Auction. There are also booths that have needlework and crafts, 10,000 Villages, and Quilter's Corner. Entertainment and plenty of great food.

Local Visitor Bureau


August 1-3, 2014
(Mahoning County)

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:00am - Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 11:00pm
The 29th annual Greater Youngstown Italian Fest will be held August 1st through 3rd in downtown Youngstown, featuring great food and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Please visit www.youngstownitalianfest.org for complete entertainment schedule.
Hours: Fri 8/1 11:00pm-11:00pm; Sat 8/2 3:00pm-11:00pm; Sun 8/3 11:00am-11:00pm
Location:
Downtown Youngstown
Central Square

Local Visitor Bureau


August 1-3, 2014
(Mohican Country)

HONDA INDY 200 at Mid-Ohio - Mansfield • August 1-3, 2014
2014 marks the 30th time Mid-Ohio has hosted an Indy car race, and the top open wheel series has been a staple of our schedule for decades. With legendary past winners including Andretti, Castroneves, Fittipaldi, Rahal, Unser and Franchitti, it's stocked with history and tradition. Chip Ganassi has won five straight as a team owner and nine overall so the rest of the paddock will once again try to figure out his magic in effort to capture the race win. The INDYCAR Fan Zone, fireworks, autograph sessions and driver Q&As make for a full weekend of activity.
For more info go to www.mid-ohio.com or call 800-Mid-Ohio

 

August 1 thru
October 15, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

1890 Historic Jefferson Depot Village Tours Jefferson Depot, Inc.
August 1, 2014 through October 15, 2014
147 E. Jefferson St.
Jefferson, OH 44047
440-812-1100

Step back in time to 1890 as you enter the gates into the historic 19th Century Jefferson Depot Village. Guided tours in costume Saturday, Sunday (1-4pm), Monday, Thursday (10-4pm). Bus & Group Tours, Weddings, Reunions any time by appointment.
website

 

August 2-3, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

Pymatuning Lake Festival
Pymatuning Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 503, Andover, Ohio 44003
440-293-5895

Pymatuning Lake Festival is a family extravaganza at the Pymatuning State Park in Andover August 2-3, 2014. Fabulous crafters, vendors, food, entertainment for families, and a magnificent fireworks display are available at no admission charge.
Local Visitor Bureau

August 3, 2014
(Stark County)

Bicentennial Celebration

Event Time: 01:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Residents of Canal Fulton are breaking out their party hats to celebrate their city turning 200 years old. The gala event will include contests, races, special events, canal boat rides, tours of historic sites, food provided by local charitable organizations and much more (rain date Aug. 10). Contact: Chell Rossi 330-854-6295.

Location:
Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614
330.854.9095
View Website

Local Visitor Bureau

August 5-10, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

Ashtabula County Fair
August 5, 2014 through August 10, 2014
127 N Elm St, Jefferson OH 44047

Come and enjoy the 2014 Ashtabula County Fair. One price admission to the fair includes rides. See the animals, exhibits and shows! Enjoy the food! Play games! See old friends and neighbors! Fun for the entire family!
Local Visitor Bureau

August 6, 2014
(Summit County)
Blossom Music Center

One Repulic Native Summer Tour with The Script
7pm

1145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
(330) 920-8040
For tickets website

August 7-9, 2014
(Wayne County)

Lincoln Highway "Buy-Way" Yard Sales

August 7- 9, 2014

Location: Along the Lincoln Highway

Phone: 330-468-6773

Website: www.historicbyway.com

Description: Whether you call it a tag sale, yard sale, garage sale, thrift sale...it's all about bargains waiting for you along the Lincoln Highway all across Ohio, including Wayne County, and now in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and West Virginia too!

 

August 7-10, 2014

DAN EMMETT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL • August 7-10, 2014
The Festival is a celebration of American music commemorating Mount Vernon's own Daniel Decatur Emmett, the author and composer of many 19th century songs. Emmett's tunes, such as Dixie, Blue Tail Fly, Old Dan Tucker, and Turkey in the Straw, bring back the nostalgia of our heritage into each of our hearts. The Festival is a showcase for the talents of musicians, artisans, and crafters from Knox County, Ohio, and beyond. Held on Thursday through Sunday of the second week of August, the Festival also includes a juried artisan exhibit offering awards for artistry and presentation. With four stages to exhibit a varied format of performing and creative artists, and booths of fine arts, crafts, and homemade goods all along South Main Street, there is plenty of fun to be had for festival goers of all ages
www.DanEmmettFestival.org (740) 392-3378

Local Visitor Bureau

August 8, 2014

"Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Excursions
Time: 7- 9 pm
Departs: Akron Northside Station
Theme: Thirsty Dog Days of Summer

Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different beers, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each beer's characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked prior to boarding.
Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com


 

August 8, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: Escape - The Journey Tribute
Opener: Straight On - Heart Tribute Band
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website
August 9, 2014
(Ashland County)

8th ANNUAL LINCOLN HIGHWAY CAR SHOW & SWAP MEET

The Ashland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will sponsor the seventh annual Lincoln Highway Car Show & Swap Meet on Saturday, August 9th from 9am-2:30pm at the Samaritan on Main property, 663 East Main Street, Ashland. Registration will be from 9am to Noon. Car owners will be charged $5 per vehicle. There will be four classes: Car, Rod, and Truck of all makes and models. Car Show participants will vote on their favorites and the awards ceremony will take place at 2:30pm. There will be dash plaques for the first 100 cars. Awards will include: one best of each class, one best of show, and four plaques for each class. There will be a Swap Meet. Vendor spaces are $10 for a 10x10 space. New cars and trucks will be on display from Ashland area dealerships. A DJ will provide entertainment throughout the event. Food will be provided.
For more information on the Car Show contact Amy Daubenspeck, Executive Director, at 419-281-4584 ext. 101 or cvb@ashlandoh.com.

 

August 9, 2014
(Lake County)

Super Star Party
Penitentiary Glen Reservation

August 9, 2014 • 8 pm to midnight
Have fun with astronomy while looking up into the sky at the annual Super Star Party. It's a celebration of astronomical proportions! Stargazers of all ages can catch a good view of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Also, see the moon, planets, stars, and solar system with telescopes and expert guidance provided by the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society (weather permitting).

All aboard for a ride on a miniature steam engine as you take the "Red Light Express Train Ride." Trains are provided by the Lake Shore Live Steamers and ride times are selected at registration. Train rides are weather permitting. Stop by The Nature Store for "out of this world" gifts.
Pre-registration required and fee applies.
Visit lakemetroparks.com or call 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226 to register.

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

August 9, 2014
(Richland County)

August Night Haunt - Malabar Farm State Park
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Individual Price: $30.00

Dare to explore the "normal to the paranormal" murders, cemeteries, haunted houses, hot dogs & S'mores and stories around the campfire.

Pre- Registration required
Call 419-892-2784
Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 17
Meet at Visitor Center

4050 Bromfield Rd
Lucas, OH 44843
419.892.2784
website

August 9-10, 2014
(Summit County)

Hamburger Festival
Place: Lock 3 Park
Downtown Akron, OH
This year marks the 9th anniversary of the National Hamburger Festival. Over 120,000 hamburger fans have enjoyed family fun, great entertainment and one of the largest assortments of hamburgers ever assembled in one place.


For more information website

 

August 9-10, 2014
(Summit County)

Civil War Reenactment

The grounds of Hale Farm & Village will once again come alive with the thundering hooves and firing cannons of the Civil War. Learn about the lives of those fighting the war and those left behind at home.
Time: 10AM - 5PM

Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd.
Bath, OH 44210
For more information website.

 


August 10, 2014
(Mahoning County)

JAZZ IN THE CITY
Second Sundays
is an Exciting monthly event held at the beautiful Tyler History Center, 325 Federal Plaza W, in Downtown Youngstown. Second Sundays is an Excellent Presentation of Hot Jazz, Special Guest Artists with Fantastic Food & Beverages.

Second Sundays exists to showcase the talents of Professional and Independent Jazz Artists & Musicians, Honor the work of Local Charities and provide a wholesome environment for Lovers of Jazz where the Art can be appreciated.
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
$20 Admission
$35 Couples

August 10th, 2014
Special Guest Artist: Elevations (PBurgh)
Charity of the Month: Inspiring Minds

TYLER HISTORY CENTER
​325 FEDERAL PLAZA WEST
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44503

For more information website

Local Visitor Bureau


August 10, 2014
(Summit County)

PENINSULA LOCAL FOOD FEST

TIME: beginning at 11:00AM
LOCATION: Downtown Peninsula and Farms in the area
WEB: www.explorepeninsula.com
LOCATION: 1712 Main St.
CONTACT:330-657-2788
EMAIL: explorepeninsula@gmail.com
FEE: Some tours will have a fee
DESCRIPTION: Join us for a day of local food! Peninsula Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Countryside Conservancy and Peninsula Foundation invite you to join us for a day of local food! Shop at the downtown farmers' market, enjoy delicious samples of local foods, attend a cooking demo with a top local chef, and see first hand where food comes from on our local farm tours.

 

August 12, 2014
(Summit County)
Blossom Music Center

Dodge Persents: Motley Crue - The Final Tour
7pm

1145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
(330) 920-8040
For tickets website

August 15, 2014

"Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Excursions
Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Departs: Akron Northside Station
Featuring: Sweet Summer Whites

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different wines, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each wines characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked before you are able to board the train.

For more information:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com

 

August 15, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Band: Hollywood Nights
Opener: JD Eicher & the Goodnights
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website
August 15-16, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

Annual Bluegrass Festival
Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club Inc

4026 St. Rt. 322, Williamsfield OH 44094
330-442-3377

Continuous Bluegrass Music featuring several bands. Show goes on rain or shine under big top tent. Food will be available till 9 pm both days with a special Dinner Bell Supper on Sat. Hours: Friday 6 pm till midnight and Saturday noon till midnight. For more info call: Jim Peska @ 330-442-3377
Local Visitor Bureau

August 15-16, 2014
(Richland Country)

NASCAR NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 200 - MANSFIELD
August 15-16, 2014
In 2013, a 40-car grid, a handful of Cup drivers and road course ringers along with the NNS championship contenders and furious restarts on the front straight created tension and action that rivaled any other race in Mid-Ohio history. The atmosphere matched the racing as The Ohio State Marching Band, Columbus Children's Choir and Nationwide Children's Hospital patient champions participating in pre-race. Fireworks, autograph sessions and more added to the best weekend of the summer. This year has more in store as the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 will once again be the pinnacle of the Mid-Ohio schedule in 2014
For more info go to www.mid-ohio.com or call 800-Mid-Ohio

 


August 15-16, 2014
(Wayne County)

Orrville Lions Rib and Music Fest
Hours: Fri 5-11:30 pm, Sat 10 am-11 pm

Location:
Market Street-Downtown Orrville, Orrville, OH 44667

Phone: 330-466-0973

Website: http://www.orrvillelionsclub.com/ribfest.php

Description: BBQ Rib competition, Battle of the Bands, Car Show, Inflatable Playland, Train Rides, Food and yummies galore...non-stop fun, free admission, fabulous time for the whole family.

 

August 15-17, 2014
(Wood County)

National Tractor Pull Championship
Bowling Green, OH
For more information www.pulltown.com


August 16, 2014
(Mohican Country)
MOHICAN TRADITIONS FESTIVAL • August 16, 2014
Mohican Traditions Festival. Loudonville's Central Park comes alive with handcrafted art in a farmer's market setting. Enjoy a Lions club chicken BBQ, ice cream social and so much more.

For more information please call 877-266-4422.
Local Visitor Bureau
August 16, 2014
(Summit County)

Rockin' on the River
Band: Mr. Speed - Kiss Tribute Band
Opener: Victory Highway
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website


August 16, 2014
(Wayne County)

Buckeye Ramblin' Rods Run & Roast
Hours: 8 am-4 pm

Location: Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover Street, Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-749-1940

Description: Open car show with DJ, family games and food.

August 17, 2014

THE RACES AT PLEASANT HILL LAKE PARK TRIATHLON • August 17, 2014
The Races at Pleasant Hill Lake Park Triathlon is a great opportunity to get the family all together one last time before the kids go back to school! It will be held on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the heart of Mohican Country at Pleasant Hill Lake Park. The races will start and end in the park next to the beach which will offer spectators and athletes alike beautiful scenery of Pleasant Hill Lake surrounded by forest covered rolling hills. This is a great event for first time du/triathletes and runners as well as seasoned veterans. The event will offer a Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon, 10k Run, 5k Run and a one mile Kids FUN Run.
For more information and to register please visit All Sport FUNdamentals website at www.allsportfun.com or call 614-6363-FUN (636-3386).

August 17, 2014
(Wayne County)

Paws in the Park Pawty
Hours: 11:30 am-4 pm

Location: Freedlander Park, 400 Hillside Drive, Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-262-0152

Website: www.wchs.org

Description: A Dog Day Festival of swimming, trailing, walking, games, food, demonstrations and a whole lot more for you and your furbuddy. Two great annual events on one day for one price to benefit your Wayne County Humane Society.

 

August 21-23, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

DDay Conneaut - DDay Ohio Inc
Conneaut Township Park, Lake Rd
Conneaut, OH 44030
419-350-6354
DDay Ohio comes to Conneaut for a WWII D-Day Re-Enactment! See hundreds of re-enactors storm the beach at Normandy with authentic equipment - planes, boats and bombs. Weekend also features a Patriotic Concert, USO Dance, and more.

Local Visitor Bureau

August 22, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Headliner: Vicious Cycle Band - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Opener: Butch Armstrong and the Armstrong Band
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website
August 22-24, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

Wine & Walleye Festival
Ashtabula County Chamber of Commerce

1005 Bridge Street, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
440-998-6998
www.wineandwalleye.com/
Live Music! Wine Samples! Car Show! 5K Run! Boat Parade and a lot more! Plenty of Fresh Lake Erie Walleye & Perch to go around!

Local Visitor Bureau

August 23-24, 2014
(Mohican Country)

COLONIAL SOLDIERS WEEKEND
August 23-24, 2014
America's Colonial era comes alive as local re-actors set up camp at the Wolf Creek Pine Run Grist Mill. It's a great opportunity to see cannon demonstrations, uniform inspections, wigwam building, and more. Visit with American, British, French, and Native American soldiers in traditional 18th century uniforms. Enjoy trading demonstrations, even a battle re-creation. Visitors can also check out all the happenings at the Grist Mill too.
For more info go to www.WolfCreekMill.org

Local Visitor Bureau

Augudt 26, 2014
(Summit County)
Blossom Music Center

KISS & Def Leppard

1145 West Steels Corners Road
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
(330) 920-8040
For tickets website

August 29, 2014
(Summit County)
Rockin' on the River
Headliner: Buck Naked Band
Opener: Coalie's Run
Time: 5 to midnight
Free Admission - Free Parking
Place:
Front Street. Falls River Square
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
website
August 29-31, 2014

GOLD RUSH DAYS IN BELLVILLE • August 29-31, 2014
Try your hand at the gold-panning competition or join in one of the prospecting operations, where participants have the chance to take home genuine Ohio gold.
For more information call 330-605-4643 • www.BuckeyeGold.com


August 9-10, 2014
(Summit County)

Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival
The Made in Ohio festival features Ohio artisans, local restaurants and all that Hale Farm & Village has to offer!

The admission fee of $5 includes admission to the craft festival as well as to the grounds and buildings at Hale Farm & Village. This represents a great value as regular admission is $10 per person. Vendors include jewelry artists, potters, carvers, glass artists, soap and lotions makers, quilters and a variety of unique crafters.
Explore the arts and history at the same time! Find more information at ://.

Time: 10AM - 5PM

Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd.
Bath, OH 44210
For more information website.

 

August 30 thru
September 1, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

Cleveland Air Show
Performing - U.S. Navy Blue Angels
Cleveland, OH  44114
216-781-0747
For more information of events and ticket information click here.


August 30 thru
September 1, 2014
56th Annual Milan Melon Festival
On the Village Square (SR 113), Milan
419.499.2498
milanmelonfestival.org
Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
Sat 9 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-11 pm, Mon 10 am-6 pm
This celebration features rides, games, contests, antique car show, and live musical entertainment. The Grand Parade is on Sunday afternoon. The famous muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet are the must-have treats. It's all found in charming Milan, Ohio.
Local Visitor Bureau
   
SEPTEMBER 2014

September 6, 2014
(Summit County)

METRO BIKE RIDE
Time: 8 a.m. - Noon

Stay fit this summer while spending time with your family and helping the animals. Various route lengths will be offered. Addtional fundrasing is encouraged. Afterward join us for an after party and a day at the zoo.

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


September 7, 2014
(Lake County)

26th Annual Bug Day
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
September 7, 2014 • FREE • Noon to 4 pm

Bring the whole swarm out for a fun afternoon of live bugs, buggy games, activities and adventure. Ride on miniature trains provided by the Lake Shore Live Steamers 1 to 3 pm, weather permitting. Check out The Nature Store for "buggy gifts."

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

September 10, 2014
(Lake County)

Lake Metroparks Senior Day
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

September 10, 2014 • FREE Day for EVERYONE ages 55+ • 9 am to 1 pm

Lake Health will offer free health screening from 9 am to 1 pm. Screenings include blood pressure, body mass index, osteoporosis and cholesterol testing. Screenings available by registration only. To register, call Lake Health at 440-953-6000 or 800-454-9800. Event also features Lake County Probate Court presentations and a vendor showcase featuring products and services important to today's seniors.
Senior Day admission: Lake County Residents and seniors 55+: Free w/ valid ID
Out of county residents: $6; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2, Free;
Farmpark members, Free

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

 

September 10, 2014
(Summit County)

BREW AT THE ZOO - FOOTBALL TAILGATE NIGHT
Time - 6 - 9 p.m.
Akron Zoo member - $17
Non-Akron Zoo member - $23

New this year: Brew Pass (Admission to all 4 Brew at the Zoo events in 2014) - Akron Zoo members: $60 (Save $8); Non-Akron Zoo Members - $84 (Save $8)

Enjoy some of the area's top specialty brews for the area's best breweries. Enjoy music by DJ Kenny Kidd.

Enjoy a casual beer tasting from local breweries as you stroll through the zoo. Tastings are included and full-size beers will be available for purchase at $4 each. Addtional tasting cards are $10. Listen to music and check out our animal exhibits at this special after-hours party. Limited tickets available so make your reservations now!

21 and older only. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org

 

September 11-13, 2014
(Mohican Country)
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL • September 11-13, 2014
Held at Mohican Wilderness Campground. We are pleased to be the country's leading festival in promoting high school bluegrass bands. This is a family event. Come and give your enthusiastic support. Free admission for the kids. Free parking for the day. Bring your lawn chairs. Picnic tables are provided. For more info please go to www.MohicanWilderness.com.
For more informtion please call 740-599-6741.

Local Visitor Bureau
September 12, 2014

"Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Excursions
Time: 7:30- 9:30 pm
Departs: Boston Mills Station
Theme: Oktoberfest

Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different beers, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each beer's characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked prior to boarding.
Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com


 

September 12-13, 2014
(Mohican Country)

LOG CABIN DAYS • September 12-13, 2014
Spend a fun day for the entire family learning about quality Amish made log homes. Log home tour, lumberjack competition, log cabin raising, Amish food, silent craft auction, log home related exhibitors and much more. Donation for American Cancer Society accepted for log home tour. Call 800-368-1015 or 419-368-0004 for more info.

 

September 13-14, 2014
(Lake County)

Village Peddler Festival
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Saturday, September 13, 2014 • 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, September 14, 2014 • 10 am to 5 pm

Enjoy a fall afternoon in the country at this outdoor marketplace filled with more than 150 craftsmen, music and the aroma of food cooking outside. Also enjoy our harvest market of apples, jams, and jellies and our bulk foods country store.
Admission: $7; ages 60+, $6; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2, Free; No discounts apply; Farmpark members, Free


For more info website


September 14, 2014
(Mahoning County)

JAZZ IN THE CITY
Second Sundays
is an Exciting monthly event held at the beautiful Tyler History Center, 325 Federal Plaza W, in Downtown Youngstown. Second Sundays is an Excellent Presentation of Hot Jazz, Special Guest Artists with Fantastic Food & Beverages.

Second Sundays exists to showcase the talents of Professional and Independent Jazz Artists & Musicians, Honor the work of Local Charities and provide a wholesome environment for Lovers of Jazz where the Art can be appreciated.
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
$20 Admission
$35 Couples

September 14th, 2014
Special Guest Artist: Laura Volenik (Canfield, OH)
Charity of the Month: Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission

TYLER HISTORY CENTER
​325 FEDERAL PLAZA WEST
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44503

For more information website

Local Visitor Bureau


September 14-20, 2014
(Ashland County)

161st ASHLAND COUNTY FAIR • September 14-20, 2014
A good old fashioned county fair! Enjoy livestock shows, live entertainment, baking contests, car races, harness racing and much, much more. A great event for the entire family. Call 419-289-0466 or 877-581-1234 ext 1003.
For more information please go to www.ashlandcountyfair.com

 

September 18, 2014
(Stark County)

Vintage Canton

Event Time: 04:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Vintage Canton is a sophisticated downtown gathering offering distinctive center city charm alongside live music, locally prepared gourmet food, vibrant art exhibits and, of course, quality wine from area wineries and around the world!

The event gives guests the chance to relax and unwind while enjoying wine from local wineries, delicacies from downtown and greater Canton eateries and memorable live music. This year Vintage Canton will continue to bring you the very best wines from area wineries and abroad and will offer several quality microbrews in the Key Bank Beer Garden

Location:
Downtown Canton, 222 Market Ave. N, Canton, Ohio 44702
330.458.2072
View Website


September 18-22, 2014

Buckeye Country Roads Bicycle Tours
Bridges and Buggies Tour: Sept. 18-22, 2014

5 days, 4 nights
Daily distance options: 35-60 miles
Registration Deadline: July 25, 2014

Luxury bicycle tours showcasing the best of Ohio
Small groups, fine food and accommodations, beautiful scenery, full support

Come enjoy the ambiance of two of Ohio's most luxurious and scenic state park resort lodges, The Lodge at Geneva State Park and Punderson Manor Lodge. These fabulous resorts will be home for 2 nights each as we explore the wineries of Ohio's most well-known wine country, the myriad covered bridges of Ashtabula County, the woodlands of Ohio maple syrup country, and northeastern Ohio's Amish communities, and you have a tour—or two—to tell stories about for years to come. Sign up for the Bridges portion or the Buggies portion (each offers 2 nights lodging and 2 days of cycling), or better yet, join us for the entire combined tour.

For more information see website:
www.buckeyecountryroads.com

September 19, 2014

"Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Excursions
Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Departs: Boston Mill Station
Featuring: Napa Valley Wine Train

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different wines, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each wines characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked before you are able to board the train.

For more information:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com

 

September 19-21, 2014
(Mohican Country)
GREAT MOHICAN POW-WOW • Sept. 19-21, 2014
Pow-Wow time is the Native American people's way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing of old friendships and making new ones. A friendly competition, the Pow-Wow includes dancing, story telling, dance and drumming, crafts, trades, great food and more. This year featuring POW-MIA Ohio Vietnam Wall & Program. Competitors and guests come from around the country. Plan to spend a day or weekend enjoying the tradition and pageantry of our Native Americans. It is held at Mohican Reservation Campground on Wally Road.
1-800-766-CAMP or www.mohicanpowwow.com
Local Visitor Bureau

September 27, 2014
(Mohican Country)
OKTOBERFEST • September 27, 2014
Come & enjoy an Old World style German atmosphere at the Grist Mill with great food, live bands & of course – beer! (Wine Too) Tastings available for all kinds of beer! Admission 10 - 20yrs $1; 21 & over $5. Planned activities to enjoy. Transportation will be provided to & from the event from participating area campgrounds & hotels for a minimal fee - Click here for more info. or call 419-668-2497 or 877-266-4422
For more info go to www.WolfCreekMill.org
Local Visitor Bureau

September 27, 2014
(Summit County)

MUSIC ON THE PORCHES
DATE(S):September 27
TIME:beginning at 11am into the evening
LOCATION: GAR Hall, 1785 Main St.
WEB: www.explorepeninsula.com
CONTACT: Karen Walters, 330-760-0403
EMAIL: explorepeninsula@gmail.com
FEE: FREE
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy local music on porches, patios, in tents and inside local businesses throughout the Village of Peninsula and the surrounding area. Americana to blues, country to bluegrass, classical to traditional. Bring a chair to sit and listen a spell.

 

September 27-28, 2014
(Ashland County)

ASHLAND COUNTY FARM TOUR • September 27-28, 2014
Sponsored by the Ashland County Farm Bureau, the Tour is a self-drive excursion around the county where town folk can visit a "real live" working farm. The tour rotates around to different parts of the county to show off Ashland County's more interesting farms. It also highlights why agriculture is such an important part of our lives. The tour typically include 7 or 8 stops, with some selling refreshment for purchase. The tour is a great way to shows your kids "milk does not come from the grocery store."
For information call 330-263-7456.

 

 

September 27-28, 2014
(Ashtabula County)

Civil War Train Ride
The AC&J Scenic Line

Jefferson, OH
Watch as the Union and Confederate soldiers
battle for control of the railroad from the
safety of your coach. This event is not
scripted meaning that you won't see the same
action twice. Skirmishes begin in town and
continue on the way to Carson Yard for the
climax including firing of field artillery cannon!
1:00, 3:00PM
Open Seating
Reservations are not required
Advance tickets available by internet
440/576-6346
website

LOCAL VISITOR BUREAU

September 27-28, 2014
38th OHIO HERITAGE DAYS • Sept. 27-28, 2014
Malabar Farm - This popular festival is one of Ohio's largest free outdoor craft and live-history festivals and is open to the public free of charge. Crafts, primitives, antiques, antique tractors, horses, food, live music, Civil War & Buck Skinners Camp. FREE! Call 419-892-2784.
For more info go to www.MalabarFarm.org

Local Visitor Bureau

September 27-28, 2014
(Richland County)

PRAIRIE PEDDLER • September 27-28, 2014
Butler, OH.
10am-5pm. Adults- $7.00, Children 6-12- $3.00 and children under 6 are free. Held Rain or Shine.
Over 170 traditional and modern craftsmen demonstrate and sell their handmade items in a beautiful wooded late 1877's setting. Watch and listen to talented artisans show and explain the process of their handmade masterpieces. Enjoy and take home excellent homemade food, snacks and desserts prepared over open fires. Live continuous musical entertainment on four stages throughout the festival. Call 419-663-1818 or 877-266-4422 for more information.
For more info go to www.shopthepeddler.com

 

September 30-October 4, 2014 126th Loudonville Free Street Fair • Sept. 30-Oct. 4
Our small town hosts a big fair that is truly an old-fashioned, family-oriented event in downtown Loudonville, Ohio. Includes five days of free admission, free entertainment, free exhibits, free livestock shows and auctions, free power pulls, rides, wide variety of food and much, much more. Begins each day at 12 noon and until 10:00 p.m. each night. Parts of State routes 3 and 60 are closed during the event.
Local Visitor Bureau
   
OCTOBER 2014

October 1, 2014
(Summit County)

BREW AT THE ZOO - OKTOBERFEST
Time - 6 - 9 p.m.
Akron Zoo member - $17
Non-Akron Zoo member - $23

New this year: Brew Pass (Admission to all 4 Brew at the Zoo events in 2014) - Akron Zoo members: $60 (Save $8); Non-Akron Zoo Members - $84 (Save $8)

Enjoy some of the area's top Oktoberfest brews for the area's best breweries. Live music by Cleveland Donauschwabische Blaskapelle.

Enjoy a casual beer tasting from local breweries as you stroll through the zoo. Tastings are included and full-size beers will be available for purchase at $4 each. Addtional tasting cards are $10. Listen to music and check out our animal exhibits at this special after-hours party. Limited tickets available so make your reservations now!

21 and older only. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


October 3-5, 2014

THE BLACK CYCLONE at Malabar Farm • October 3-5 & 10-12, 2014
Picture Ohio in 1902. Still in the shadow of the Civil War, and Civil Rights for Black was merely a volatile talking point. Small towns were fighting for identity and respect and enjoying prosperity for the first time. New ways to entertain oneself became popular - and many small towns began to field "Football Clubs" and compete with one another for bragging rights. "The Black Cyclone" captures the strength of one family, how they fought to make a home in white America - again a backdrop of what has become the NFL. The forgotten baseball and football legend, Charles Folis had no idea how he touched America forever…by impressing those he knew … and as The Black Cyclone will help Charles do what his great nice stated at the dedication of the Wooster High School Field in his honor.."Run, Charles, run for the ages…" Held in Malabar Farm State Park main barn.
For info call 419-892-2929 www.MalabarFarm.org

 

October 4, 2014

JERSOMESVILLE SYCAMORE FESTIVAL • October 4, 2014
Celebrate Ohio's national champion sycamore tree - 49 feet in circumference. Festivities to include: fall family fun, 50/50 raffle, good food, native american artifacts, and local historians. Hay wagons take riders from Lewis Memorial Park through fields and wood to see the largest sycamore tree in the United States.

For more information please call 419-368-3055.

 

October 4-5, 2014
(Richland County)

PRAIRIE PEDDLER • September 27-28, 2014
Butler, OH.
10am-5pm. Adults- $7.00, Children 6-12- $3.00 and children under 6 are free. Held Rain or Shine.
Over 170 traditional and modern craftsmen demonstrate and sell their handmade items in a beautiful wooded late 1877's setting. Watch and listen to talented artisans show and explain the process of their handmade masterpieces. Enjoy and take home excellent homemade food, snacks and desserts prepared over open fires. Live continuous musical entertainment on four stages throughout the festival. Call 419-663-1818 or 877-266-4422 for more information.
For more info go to www.shopthepeddler.com

 

October 10, 2014

"Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Excursions
Time: 7- 9 pm
Departs: Akron Northside Station
Theme: Fall Seasonals - Brews Perfect for Fall

Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different beers, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each beer's characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked prior to boarding.
Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com


 

October 10-12, 2014

FALL FOLIAGE DRIVE-IT-YOURSELF TOUR • October 10-12, 2014
Experience the beauty of Mohican Country during a drive-it-yourself tour through the Mohican State Park. Take a hike on the trails, enjoy many historical sites and visit the local shops in the Mohican area.

For more information please call 419-994-4789.
website
Local Visitor Bureau

October 10-12, 2014

THE BLACK CYCLONE at Malabar Farm • October 10-12, 2014
Picture Ohio in 1902. Still in the shadow of the Civil War, and Civil Rights for Black was merely a volatile talking point. Small towns were fighting for identity and respect and enjoying prosperity for the first time. New ways to entertain oneself became popular - and many small towns began to field "Football Clubs" and compete with one another for bragging rights. "The Black Cyclone" captures the strength of one family, how they fought to make a home in white America - again a backdrop of what has become the NFL. The forgotten baseball and football legend, Charles Folis had no idea how he touched America forever…by impressing those he knew … and as The Black Cyclone will help Charles do what his great nice stated at the dedication of the Wooster High School Field in his honor.."Run, Charles, run for the ages…" Held in Malabar Farm State Park main barn.
For info call 419-892-2929 www.MalabarFarm.org

 

October 10-11, 2014
(Lake County)

Halloween Hayrides
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2013
Ride times: 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm

Family-oriented fun. Rated PG-5 on the "scare meter."
Halloween Hayrides feature a narrated hayride along a trail filled with family-oriented thrills, chills, and adventures. Encounter upside down skeletons, falling spiders, and a lagoon with a mysterious creature! Many "fright" sites will leave you with goose bumps or giggles!

After riding on the wagon, visitors continue their journey with a walk along a haunted trail through Festival Field. The 'Evolution of Dance' featuring the glowstick dancers is back again by popular demand! Dress for the weather -- rides go rain, snow or shine!
Tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets go on sale September 2.

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

Local Visitor Bureau


October 11-12, 2014
(Summit County)

BOO AT THE ZOO

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org



October 12, 2014
(Mahoning County)

JAZZ IN THE CITY
Second Sundays
is an Exciting monthly event held at the beautiful Tyler History Center, 325 Federal Plaza W, in Downtown Youngstown. Second Sundays is an Excellent Presentation of Hot Jazz, Special Guest Artists with Fantastic Food & Beverages.

Second Sundays exists to showcase the talents of Professional and Independent Jazz Artists & Musicians, Honor the work of Local Charities and provide a wholesome environment for Lovers of Jazz where the Art can be appreciated.

Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
$20 Admission
$35 Couples

September 14th, 2014
Special Guest Artist: Laura Volenik (Canfield, OH)
Charity of the Month: Mahoning Valley Rescue Mission

TYLER HISTORY CENTER
​325 FEDERAL PLAZA WEST
YOUNGSTOWN, OH 44503

For more information website

Local Visitor Bureau


October 17, 2014

"Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Excursions
Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Departs: Akron Northside Station
Featuring: Halloween - Spooktacular Wines

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different wines, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each wines characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked before you are able to board the train.

For more information:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com

 

October 17-18, 2014
October 24-25, 2014
(Lake County)

Halloween Hayrides
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

October 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2013
Ride times: 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm

Family-oriented fun. Rated PG-5 on the "scare meter."
Halloween Hayrides feature a narrated hayride along a trail filled with family-oriented thrills, chills, and adventures. Encounter upside down skeletons, falling spiders, and a lagoon with a mysterious creature! Many "fright" sites will leave you with goose bumps or giggles!

After riding on the wagon, visitors continue their journey with a walk along a haunted trail through Festival Field. The 'Evolution of Dance' featuring the glowstick dancers is back again by popular demand! Dress for the weather -- rides go rain, snow or shine!
Tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets go on sale September 2.

Magical Whooloween
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
October 17 & 18, 2014

5:30 to 10:30 pm

This is a non-scary Halloween alternative for families with children ages 2 to 11 years old, featuring storytelling, crafts, games, night hike, nature facts, snack, and miniature steam train ride. The Nature Store will be open with autumn accents. Pre-registration required; fee applies.
Visit lakemetroparks.com or call 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226 to register.

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

Local Visitor Bureau


October 18-19, 2014
(Summit County)

BOO AT THE ZOO

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org



October 25-26, 2014
(Summit County)

BOO AT THE ZOO

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


   
NOVEMBER 2014
November 1, 2014

"Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Excursions
Time: 2-4 pm
Departs: Akron Northside Station
Theme: 6th Annual Seasonal Beer Tour

Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different beers, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each beer's characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked prior to boarding.
Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com


 

November 7, 2014
(Lake County)

108th Gingerbread House Arts & Crafts Show

Friday, Nov. 7 from 4pm - 9pm & Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10am - 3pm
Mentor United Methodist Church
8600 Mentor Avenue Mentor, Ohio 44060
FREE Admission & Parking

Shop the wonderful array of handmade items by 60+ local crafters, Attic Treasures, bake shop, Middlefield cheese, kid's crafts, & more!
Spaghetti dinner Friday (by donation) 5pm - 8pm. Lunch served Saturday from 11am - 2pm featuring homemade soups and pies.

Sponsored by the Mentor United Methodist Women. All proceeds benefit the local, national, and international missions projects of the UMW.

For more info, contact Kim at:
440-255-3496 or gingerbread@mentorumc.org
http://GingerbreadCraftShow.wikispaces.com

 

November 8, 2014
(Cuyahoga County)

"Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Excursions
Each trip is 2 hours in length and travels through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Departs: Rockside Station
Featuring: 16th Annual Holiday Wine Train

While on board, you will be introduced to 5 different wines, and each is served with a chef-prepared hors d oeuvres. You will learn of each wines characteristics such as the body, aroma, bouquet and finish.

Everyone receives a CVSR Commemorative Tasting Glass.

You MUST be 21 or older to ride this excursion. ID's will be checked before you are able to board the train.

For more information:
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
800-468-4070
www.cvsr.com

 


November 28-30, 2014
December 3-23, 2014
(Lake County)

Country Lights
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

November 28, 29, 30 and December 3 through 23, 2014 • 5 to 9 pm

Build a wooden toy in Santa's Workshop, enjoy a wagon ride through thousands of lights; visit Santa in his sleigh, wander through model train and old fashioned toy displays; visit with Farmpark animals, and enjoy special presentations. Dinner and snacks available in the Café; no reservations required.
Tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets go on sale November 3.

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

Local Visitor Bureau

November 29-31, 2014
December 1, 2014

HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD AND BACK HOME
at Malabar Farm •
Visit Louis Bromfield's Big House decorated for the holidays. Enjoy piano music, international foods, visit with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and the Bromfield family. Tours at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm & 5 pm. $25/single, $40/couple; Groups of 10 or more $20 each. Must pre-register.
For information call 419-892-2929 or visit www.MalabarFarm.org

 

   
DECEMBER 2014

December 3-23, 2014
(Lake County)

Country Lights
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

December 3 through 23, 2014 • 5 to 9 pm

Build a wooden toy in Santa's Workshop, enjoy a wagon ride through thousands of lights; visit Santa in his sleigh, wander through model train and old fashioned toy displays; visit with Farmpark animals, and enjoy special presentations. Dinner and snacks available in the Café; no reservations required.
Tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets go on sale November 3.

Lake Metroparks
11211 Spear Road
Concord Twp., OH  44077
(440) 639-7275
(440) 358 - 7275 Visitor Services
www.lakemetroparks.com

Local Visitor Bureau

December 4, 2014
(Summit County)

CANDLELIGHT WALK
DATE(S): December 4
TIME:5:00-9:00pm
LOCATION: Village of Peninsula,
1600 West Mill St.
WEB: www.explorepeninsula.com
CONTACT: 330-657-2788
EMAIL: explorepeninsula@gmail.com
FEE: FREE
DESCRIPTION: Celebrate the Heart of the Holidays with a traditional Candlelight Walk throughout the Village of Peninsula. Shops, organizations, churches, museums and restaurants will greet you with festive holiday treats, music, special events, goodwill and cheer.

 

December 6, 2014
(Stark County)

Christmas on the Canal

Event Time: 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Stroll through the streets of Historic Downtown Canal Fulton. Visit Santa Claus, enjoy Christmas shopping, an electric lights parade, tree-lighting ceremony, Christmas caroling, children's activities, prizes & much more!

Location:
Historic Downtown Canal Fulton
125 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614
330.854.6835
View Website

December 6-8, 2014

CANDLELIGHT HOLIDAY TOURS • December 6-8, 2013
Tour Louis Bromfield's Big House all decked out for the holidays. Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider. Fee charged. No pre-registration required.
For information call 419-892-2784 or visit www.malabarfarm.org



December 7, 2014
(Summit County)

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org



December 13-14, 2014
(Summit County)

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org



December 20-21, 2014
(Summit County)

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio
330-375-2550
www.akronzoo.org


   
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