Wednesday, June 30, 2010

76. Fourth of July 2010 - Fireworks

It seems to me that channel 5's crack reporters have got this story wrapped and I'm against plagiarism and doing things twice so here is their very comprehensive list.  Their inclusive list covers everything from Akron to Wooster.  Yeah, I know they are right next to each other but we are speaking alphabetically here.  If your city isn't here let us know, Thanks!!  Have fun watching the bombs bursting in air.

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Happy July 4!

Image Provided By:  Luke & Courtney Barrett

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

75. Fourth of July Events

Thursday, July 1
Cleveland: A free Star-Spangled Spectacular will begin at 5 p.m. at Public Square with performances by several groups. Then the Cleveland Orchestra will play favorites by Bernstein, Gershwin and others. Tito Munoz will conduct, and violinist Caroline Goulding will be featured. The show will end with the "1812" Overture and fireworks.
Akron: The four-day Rib, White & Blue Food Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at Lock 3, 200 S. Main St. Unlike past years, admission will be free at any time during the festival.
Bay Village: Bay Days will be held from noon to 10:30 p.m. today through Saturday and again on Monday at Cahoon Park, Lake and Cahoon roads, with rides, booths, music and more.
Westlake: Alumni and current members of Westlake High School's concert and jazz bands will stage a
Patriotic Band Spectacular at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 27830 Hilliard Blvd. Admission of $5 includes light refreshments.

Friday, July 2
Akron: The Rib, White & Blue Food Festival will continue from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Lock 3, 200 S. Main St. Admission is free.
Bay Village: Bay Days will be held from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Cahoon Park, Lake and Cahoon roads.
Berea: The Grindstone Festival will be held from 3 to 11 p.m. Most events will be held behind City Hall, 11 Berea Commons, off S. Rocky River Drive. Highlights include a Miss Berea Pageant at 6:30 p.m. inside City Hall.
Cuyahoga Falls: Starting at 8:30 p.m., the Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Festival Chorus will perform an American Spectacular, with favorites by Bernstein, Grofe and others, ending with the "1812" Overture and fireworks at Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road.
Strongsville: Blossom Festival Band conductor Loras John Schissel will start a busy weekend by leading the Strongsville Community Band at 8 p.m. at the gazebo, Pearl Road and Ohio 82. The concert is free, and so is an accompaniment of ice cream.

Saturday, July 3
Akron: The Rib, White & Blue Food Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Lock 3, 200 S. Main St. Admission is free.
Bay Village: Bay Days will be held from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Cahoon Park, Lake and Cahoon roads.
Bedford and Bedford Heights: These two suburbs will share a parade starting at 10 a.m. at Columbus Road and Washington Street and ending at Bedford Heights City Hall, 5661 Perkins Road.
Bedford: A celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with games for all ages and end with fireworks, all at St. Peter Chanel High School, 480 Northfield Road.
Berea: The Grindstone Festival will be held from 2 to 11 p.m. Most events will be held behind City Hall, 11 Berea Commons, off S. Rocky River Drive. A parade starts at 7 p.m. at Gate 3 of the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Road.
Brunswick: A Patriot Party will be held from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the community center. The Brunswick Community Band and Choir will perform there at 7 p.m. Fireworks will take place at dusk outside the high school.
Cuyahoga Falls: The Blossom Festival Band will play a "Salute to the USA" starting at 8 p.m. and ending with the "1812" Overture and fireworks. The concert is at Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road.
Medina: A fireworks festival will begin at 4 p.m. at the Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, and conclude with fireworks at dusk.
Parma: A parade will start at 10 a.m. on Ridge Road and Dorothy Avenue and end at Ridge and Ridgewood Avenue. Spectators are asked to bring nonperishable food to donate to the Parma Hunger Center.

July 4
Cleveland: Fireworks will rise from the Cuyahoga River's mouth on Lake Erie at 10 p.m. The show, sponsored by FirstEnergy Corp. and the Flats Oxbow Association, can be seen from far around for free. Or you can watch from on board the William G. Mather at the Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., as part of a Rock and Boom evening, which starts at 6 p.m. and costs $12 for nonmembers. If weather postpones the fireworks, they'll be held Monday.
Akron: For the first time in years, there will be no fireworks over the Innerbelt. But a smaller fireworks show will conclude an Akron Symphony pops concert at Lock 3, 200 S. Main St. The concert will wrap up Akron's Rib, White & Blue Food Festival, which opens at noon. Admission is free.
Avon Lake: Arts Fest 2010 will start at 2 p.m. at Miller Road Park, 33760 Lake Road. The event concludes with the True North Chorale and Symphony Outdoor Patriotic Concert and with fireworks.
Berea: The Grindstone Festival will be held from 2 to 11 p.m. and feature fireworks. Most events will be held behind City Hall on S. Rocky River Drive. From 1 to 4 p.m., the Berea Historical Society will hold a separate ice cream social for $1 per bowl and offer free tours of its home, 118 E. Bridge St.
Cuyahoga Falls: The Blossom Festival Band will play patriotic music at 8 p.m., ending with the "1812" Overture and fireworks. The concert is at Blossom Music Center, 1145 West Steels Corners Road.
Eastlake: The gates will open at 7 p.m. at Classic Park Stadium, Vine Street and Ohio 91, for entertainment, community booths and, finally, fireworks.
Lakewood: The city's annual parade starts at noon on Lake Avenue at Kenneth Drive and ends at Lakewood Park, where festivities will be held. Lakewood High School's Youth Rock Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. at the Bandstand. Fireworks will be about 9:45 p.m. at the park.
Medina: Among other events, a parade will begin at 6 p.m. at Spring Grove and Liberty streets and end at Jefferson and Washington streets. The Medina Community Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. on Public Square.
Westlake: A parade begins at 1 p.m. at Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Blvd., and ends at Clague Park, Clague Road and Hilliard Boulevard. There will also be a charity classic car show and other entertainment for much of the day at Crocker Park, Crocker Road south of Detroit Road. Clague Park will host fireworks at dusk.

Monday, July 5
Cleveland: The Red, White & Zoo day runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 3900 Wildlife Way. There will be animal activities with a holiday theme. The usual free Monday admission for residents of Cuyahoga County or Hinckley Township will be postponed until Tuesday, July 6. But you can get $2 off a normal day's admission on the 5th by wearing red, white and/or blue.
Bay Village: Bay Days will wrap up from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Cahoon Park, Cahoon and Lake roads, featuring fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Chester Township: A parade will begin at 11 a.m. from St. Anselm Catholic Church, 12969 Ohio 306, and head south on 306 to West Geauga High School.
Stow: A parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Stow-Kent Shopping Center on Kent Road.

All the info totally boosted from: why reinvent the wheel?

Image Provided By:  Hryck

Monday, June 28, 2010

74. Home Depot First Saturday Work-Shop

Kids Workshops are FREE "How-To" Workshops designed for children ages 5-12.  The hands-on sessions are offered on the fist Saturday of each month between 9am and noon at all Home Depot stores.

More INFO HERE!  The info is super hard to find on their site :)

July 3, 2010:  Build a Periscope!
August , 2010:  Build a school bus pencil holder!


Friday, June 25, 2010

73. Strongsville Rib Burnoff

JUNE 24, 2010
JUNE 25, 2010
JUNE 26, 2010





State Route 82, Royalton Road and State Route 42, Pearl Road.
Strongsville, Ohio 44136

72. Middleburg Heights Summer in the City

Middleburg Heights Summer in the City community festival features huge parade Friday, June 25th at 6 pm. Saturday, June 26th features free concerts, contests, rides, Slider(the mascot), and spectacular fireworks show. Sunday, June 27th features live music and huge classic car show. Food, rides, games, music, free events.

Free Admission, Free Parking!

Sorry about the last minuteness of the parade, I just found this today!


Southland Shopping Center
Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130

Thursday, June 24, 2010

71. Wadsworth Blue Tip Festival

The Blue Tip is Wadsworth, Ohio's annual community festival, showcasing the community's spirit, organizations, and businesses with a great American  parade, carnival rides (with special kiddie area), amusements, food and games.  The Festival raises money to support Wadsworth area non-profit programs.

Runs now thru Saturday June 26, 2010.

South of Greenwich Road / Collage Ave.
Between Grandview and Ault Road
Wadsworth, Ohio 44282

Idea Provided By:  Jaime Mickey Cindia

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

70. Bodies - The Exhibition

Not for the younger crowd, but I went in DC and loved it!  They don't allow strollers :(  Great for the budding scientist in your house!  Running now through October 31.  

Hours of Operation

SUNDAY - 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
MONDAY - 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
TUESDAY - 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
WEDNESDAY- 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
THURSDAY- 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
FRIDAY - 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM
SATURDAY - 10:00 AM- 10:00 PM

Exhibition Pricing PRICE
Children (4-12)
Senior (55+)
Student (with ID)
School Group
Military/ Veterans (with ID)

340 Euclid Avenue
4th Street and Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Monday, June 21, 2010

69. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs @ Legacy Village

Enjoy a movie under the stars!

Join us on The Lawn at dusk on select Wednesdays in June, July & August for cinema by moonlight.

June's feature presentation:

Based on the children’s book, this animated adventure follows a scientist who tries to solve world hunger only to see things go awry as food falls from the sky in abundance. This is the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Rated PG.

Make a night of it! Grab a bite to eat at one of our fantastic restaurants. Or order dinner to go and enjoy a picnic on the lawn! Bronte Bistro at Joseph-Beth Booksellers will offer one FREE Kid's Meal with an Adult Meal purchase on 6.23.10 only, starting at 6 p.m.

We'll have fun pre-movie activities at The Lawn starting at 7 p.m. in partnership with Joseph-Beth Booksellers!

Activities will include -

• Special Movie Themed Craft
• Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs Corn Hole
• Coloring Sheets, Trivia, Raffle
• Face Painting
• and more!

The movie will start at Dusk.

Please note the movies are subject to cancellation in cases of inclement weather. In the event that the movie is canceled due to weather, we will plan to show the movie on the following Wednesday, June 30.

For more information contact Legacy Village at 216.382.3871


Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124
(216) 382-3871

68. Old-Fashioned Days Festival

Old-Fashioned Days Festival

June 23-27. Enjoy rides, games, food and entertainment. In addition, this year’s festival will feature a KISS tribute band, a hypnotist, the Little Miss, Junior Miss and Queen Pageant, fireworks, a hot air balloon launch and a parade at 2 p.m. on the last day of the festival.

5-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday
1-11 Saturday
2-9 Sunday


Brunswick High School Campus
3553 Center Road
Brunswick, Ohio 44212

Friday, June 18, 2010

67. LeBron Appreciation Day

Love him or hate him, it's a free fun time for the kids with free t-shirts!

Saturday June 19, 2010 from 10-1.  Rally begins at 12.

Food Music Games and some raffles!



InfoCision stadium
427 Nash Street
Akron, Ohio 44304

Image Provided By:  Stephanie Joy Photography

* approximate times

66. Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival! JUNE 18-20, 2010

Duct tape contests, fashion, puzzles and more!  Polka (yea!) and rides.

What does dad need for father's day?  Duct tape!!

Dates and Times:

Friday, June 18: 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday, June 19: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday, June 20: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday, June 19 at 10:00 am
from Avon High School to the Festival grounds

Festival INFO HERE!


3701 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Avon, OH 44011

Idea Provided By:  Lydia George Taylor


Thursday, June 17, 2010

65. Take a Ride in a Classic Car this summer!

Each Thursday 06/10/10 - 08/26/10Ages:  All Ages
Time: 10am-12n
Cost: Free with paid admission
Watch volunteers working on cars and hop a ride in a classic car when the Crawford opens the doors to its restoration shop! Cruise inside in a cozy coupe, or weather-permitting, ride through University Circle

Crawford Aviation/Automotive Museum
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

Idea Provided By: Patty McClure Whitaker

64. Coventry Street Arts Fair

On Thursday, June 17th, 2010, from 6-9 p.m., thousands of people will come celebrate on Coventry and we want you to be a part of it. Last year more than 12,000 people visited the fair in just one evening to enjoy music, food, shopping and socializing.

Not much more info, but here's the SITE :)

Coventry Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

63. Wade Oval Wednesdays

Wednesday Evenings 
June 16 - August 25
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Wade Oval in University Circle

What started out as a small Wednesday evening concert series has grown into a weekly “party in the park.” More than 10,000 visitors each summer bring their families, friends, blankets, and lawn chairs to dance, relax, and enjoy music at WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays.
This one-of-a-kind concert-going experience combines the outdoor charm of Wade Oval University Circle with the excitement of live music. Whether you’re a fan of rock & roll, jazz, folk, or reggae, there’s a concert that’s perfect for you.
2010 Lineup
June 16
Carlos Jones & The PLUS Band Reggae
June 23 New BarleyCorn Celtic Music
June 30*
Vernon Jones Blues Cartell Blues
July 7 The Girls Band Pop Rock
July 14 One World Tribe Afro-Beat, Funk, Latin, and World Beat Orchestra
July 21*
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
The Speedbumps Indie, Acoustic, Folk
July 28 Revolution Pie Beatles Tribute
August 4
Cats On Holiday/ 
Lost State of Franklin
Rockabilly, Swamp Rock/
Americana, Country, Rock
August 11 Roberto Ocasio’s Latin Jazz Project Latin
August 18* Raiders of the Lost Ark
Heart & Soul Band R&B, Rock, Motown, Disco, Funk, 80s Pop
August 25 Sultans of Bing Rock & Roll
*Movie Night 

Wade Oval, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio

Idea Provided By: Jessica L. Weber 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

62. St. Gabriel Festival

St. Gabriel's Summer Festival June 10-13, 2010. 
Music, food, face painting, rides, fire truck rides, magician and FUN!
All the INFO HERE! 
 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road
Concord Township, OH 44060

Idea Provided By:  Jessica McKinney

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

61. Hale Farm Festival & Pioneer Weekend

Hale Farm Festival & Pioneer Weekend  June 12-13,2010.

The pioneers have invaded Hale Farm and Village! Join us for this new family event weekend and explore early 19th century life complete with soldiers from the War of 1812. $10 adults/seniors, $5 ages 3-12, free WRHS members and ages 2 and under. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Hale Farm and Village
2686 Oak Hill Road
Bath, Ohio 44333

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

60. Parade the Circle

Saturday June 12, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The parade incorporates the drama and artistry of colorful floats, puppets, costumes, dancers and musicians. Circle Village invites visitors onto Wade Oval for an afternoon of activities, live music and food. Parade at noon.  (There's even a beer and wine garden.)

Lots of activities at all the museums and free take home CRAFTS for the kiddos (dream catchers, gardening, jingle bugs, tote bags too many to list!)

More INFO HERE!  Please check out all the AWESOME stuff!

Wade Oval, University Circle
Cleveland, Ohio

Monday, June 7, 2010

59. Mud Pies and Ice Cream at the Botanical Gardens

June 1 – August 31
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hershey Children’s Garden; free

June 1 - August 31
Noon – 3:00 pm
Geis Terrace; $

Here’s a fun Tuesday outing for the littlest Garden visitors. Drop in to Hershey Children’s Garden to find everything your child needs to make a make-believe masterpiece: we’re talking mud pies. Many a child’s first introduction to the wonders of Hershey Children’s Garden — a diminutive wonderland for kids — has been through the artful arrangement of decorations on a plate of well, mud! Wonderful things ensue when kids are then left to their own devices to explore the Garden’s pond, tree house, maze, water pumps, and wonderful plantings.

But wait — there’s more. We’ll be offering ice cream on Tuesday afternoons on the Geis Terrace. After making a pretend-pie, reward creativity with a frozen treat. Of course, non-mud pie-making adults — with or without kids — are welcome to have at the ice cream as well!

Date: Tuesdays June 1 - August 31


Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Saturday, June 5, 2010

58. North Coast Harbor Boating and Fishing Fest

June 5-6, 2010. The annual event is awash in free family fun, including hands-on fishing activities for children, boat rides and maritime exhibits. Free fishing trips for children from the 60-foot charter boat Holiday (equipment provided).  A 20-person dragon boat canoe and a land-based boat simulator are new this year.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
11-5 Sunday


Voinovich Bicentennial Park
800 E. Ninth St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Friday, June 4, 2010

57. Books Ahoy! Cuyahoga County Public Libarary Summer Reading Program

Why not go to the park and read a few books with your kids? You (yes mom you) and the kids can all win great prizes just by reading! Get all the info at the Summer Reading Homepage. You can register online or there are many kick off programs going on this weekend to start your summer reading off right!


Locations:  Your Local Library!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

56. Lake Erie Nature and Science Center Family Fun Fest 2010

The 2010 Family Fun Fest features The Great Duck Race, The PNC Mobile Learning Adventure, live animal and planetarium shows, Creativity for Kids nature crafts, an obstacle course, carnival games, bounce houses, balloon twisters, nature hikes, Moms Like Me activity station, food and much more!

Family Fun Fest runs from Noon – 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 6. During the 2:30 p.m. Great Duck Race, a swarm of rubber ducks will race down Porter Creek to the finish line where cash and great prizes await the cheering winners. You don’t need to be present to win!

Sponsor a duck at $5 for one duck or 5 for $20. Admission to Family Fun Fest is free, but many activities require a ticket. Activity tickets are $1/ticket, $10/12 tickets or $20/26 tickets. Ducks and activity tickets are now available for presale at the Center’s Welcome Desk. Cash only is accepted as payment for food. For more information call 440-871-2900.


28728 Wolf Road
Cleveland, OH 44140

Idea Provided By: Mary Bender

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

55. Lorain County Hot Air Balloon Fest

3rd Annual Hot Air Balloon Fest at the Lorain County Fair Grounds from Noon to 9:30 p.m.on June 5, 2010. $5.00 a car load. About 20 Hot Air Balloons, Crafters, Food Vendors, Kids games, Tether balloon rides, walk about Balloon, balloon glow, and music. All proceeds will go to the Lorain County Office on Aging to benefit programs for the senior citizens of Lorain County.


Lorain County Fairgrounds
23000 Fairgrounds Rd.
Wellington, OH  44090 440-647-2781 

Image Provided By:   teacherholly

54. Meet the Trucks!

Come have an awesome time at Lakewood Early Childhood PTA's 5th Annual Meet the trucks!!  This FREE event is June 5, 2010 from 10-2 come see ALL the trucks that keep the city running!  Ambulance, Fire Truck, Police Cruiser, Dump Truck, SWAT Team, Garbage Truck, Snow Plow and MORE! Also available:

Jungle Bob - Bounce Houses - Face Painting - Crafts - Balloon Artist - New Bike Raffle - Burning River Roller Derby Girls

Food! Free bagels and popcorn while they last.  Pizza, Burgers, Drinks and Snowcones for $1!!

I can't say how much my kids love this event!!!

More Info HERE!

14532 Lake Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44107
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