Locals and visitors can enjoy four unique, guided walking tours with actors and actresses portraying historic Cleveland figures. Historic figures you may encounter on your hike include Frances Payne Bolton, Mayor Tom Johnson, Daniel Burnham, Mrs. Alfred Kelley, Garrett Morgan, Alan Freed and John D. Rockefeller
On Saturdays, Historic Warehouse District tours begin at 10 a.m. at Constantino’s Market (1278 W. Ninth St.). On Sundays, Canal Basin Park tours begin at 10 at the Settler’s Landing RTA Station (1025 W. Superior Ave., bottom of the hill).
No need to fly the flying saucer over to Cleveland Metroparks “Summer Beach Party” – just come to the beach for all the fun and excitement.
Cleveland Metroparks invites all “beach bums” from 5 to 8 p.m. to enjoy a variety of beach games and activities including: a UFO sighting scavenger hunt, shake-n-bake contest, flying saucer water balloon toss, Reese’s Pieces relay race, hula hoop contest, beach blanket bingo, limbo, “Ranger” says, cornhole, beach volleyball, and more.
Day-of registration is required to participate in all games, and space is limited. Prizes will be awarded.
Activities from 5 to 8 p.m. also include:
national award-winning sand sculptor Carl Jara designing a special sand sculpture especially for the “Summer Beach Party” event
sand castle-building area for visitors to try their hand
Island Jeff’s Steel Drum Show, a fishing demonstration area with Cleveland Metroparks staff
kayak demonstration area with 41º North Coastal Kayak Adventures
live animals from Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
dive team exhibit with Cleveland Metroparks Rangers
As darkness approaches, warm up at the campfire and enjoy the ever-entertaining Musical Mark at 8 p.m.
And then, be sure to bring beach blankets and beach chairs for the movie on the beach – “E.T.” at 8:45 p.m.
Discover the importance of safety awareness at Cleveland Metroparks’ newest event. Along with learning how to better prepare for emergencies, enjoy a free ice cream treat!! Plus, an infant, toddler and children car seat check station to ensure their safety and firetrucks!
Open 11am-7pm weekendsJuly 10th through to August 15th, 2010.
Experience the variety of entertainment: marvel at magicians and fire-eaters, gasp with dynamic swordplay, and guffaw at marvelous jesters. Enjoy succulent period delicacies, washed down with ice-cold ale or fresh lemon-ade. And between shows, browse through one of Ohio's largest open-air juried Artisan and Craft markets, displaying hand-made crafts such as jewelery, leather goods, and clothing from across North America. Our village marketplace boasts over 100 of the country's finest artisans and craft folks as they create and sell their wares: jewelery, candles, clothing, baskets, boots, silks, swords, toys, pottery, stained glass, trinkets, and more!
July 10-11 - A Royal A-Faire: Join His Majesty for a weekend of Chivalry and Romance!
July 17-18 - Celtic Celebration: Highland Games, Bagpipes & Drums - don't forget yer kilt!
July 24-25 - Fairy Tales and Fantasy: From Princesses and Faeries to Knights and Dragons!
Nature at Night
Saturday, July 24
5 - 11 p.m.
Free! Stories, puppets, music, and an outdoor movie! Nighttime revelers can enjoy the ‘nighttime animal’ maze, night insect discovery area, special natural history presentations, and more! Visitors can also browse the great merchandise selections of EarthWords Nature Shops, and enjoy the refreshment area.
Does your little one want to go to the moon? Well than this weeks Space Week at the Great Lakes Science Center will be as close as they can get (for the next few years at least!) Check out the new NASA Glenn Visitor Center, meet an astronaut, watch Hubble in Omni-max, ride in a Gyroscope (cool!), make your own rocket!! Lots of other awesomeness!
July 16, 17, 18. The Party in the Park is not just for the music lover. During the 3 day event there is a wide array of things to do for adults and children of all ages. The Community Stage features many different activities, demonstrations, music and many other things for the whole family to enjoy. Also, in the Community Stage area is the PPITP "Kidzone" with large inflatables for the kids to enjoy. The schedule below outlines all the different events taking place in the community areas during the Party in the Park. In addition there will be a car show, kids community mural, clowns, crafts and more.
AND next door will the PETAPALOOZA sponsored by THE ANIMAL CLINIC OF CHARDON. July 17 & 18 from Noon to 9. Free for doggies and kiddos!
Weekends now through September 5, 2010, the Cleveland Orchestra will be playing at Blossom Music Center!
Children ages 12 and under sit free on the Lawn for all Blossom Festival concerts with a free Kids’ Lawn Pass. Up to two children are admitted free with each paid adult Lawn ticket admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult on the Lawn at all times.
July 17 - The Four Seasons
August 8 - Franz Conducts Strauss
August 14 - The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
August 21 - Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies
September 4&5 - The Joffrey Ballet
This weekend July 10-11, 2010 there are three awesome events going on at Hale Farm!
1 - Music in the Valley with folk musicians. July 10-11 from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $10 for adults/seniorsand $5 for children age 3-12. Members of the Western Reserve Historical Society and children 2 & under are free.
2 - Hale Hearty Dinner Fiddles and Vittles. July 10 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Fiddles & Vittles is part of a new food program that blends history, theater, and authentic 19th century fare with local foods for a unique, entertaining dining experience. $15 per person.
3 - Hale Ghost Tour. July 10 Presentation at 8:00 pm Walking Tour begins at 9:00 pm. This is a hauntingly historical Hale Farm & Village walking tour and presentation led by Western Reserve Paranormal with tips on how to be a ghost hunter and to see real collected evidence. The tour visits Ira Road Cemetery and Hale Farm & Village with an option to continue on a late night walk to Indigo Lake. Admission is $10. Not recommended for children. (I'd say older kids would love this, not so much the younger ones, they're not up at 9pm anyway!
FREE from 3pm-7pm, July 17, 2010 on Detroit Road From Bunts to Arthur.
I really can't cover it all....chalk art, cooking decorating, dancing, Karate, watermelon eating contest, corn hole, plinko, jump rope, rollerblading, skateboarding (with free lessons, I'm sure all moms are thrilled!), Wii Sports, 4-Square (the game with the bouncing ball not the iPhone app!), soccer, basketball, rock climbing walls, Army dog tags made, clowns and balloon making. Meet Stomper the Crushers Mascot and Sully the Lake Erie Monsters Mascot! Food, fun, and did I mention FREE?
The big ships are back! July 7 - 11, 2010 Enjoy Exhibits, Maritime Market Place and Family Entertainment. Take part in youth sail training activities dockside, visit the Festival Village and discover more about sailing and nautical products and services. Explore the Great Lakes United Green Village to learn how maritime activities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes are working to improve the environment. Ship ramps are unable to accommodate wheelchairs(or strollers I assume); dockside viewing only.
Opening Festivities: Wednesday, July 7 You will not be able to board ships this day.
Majestic Parade of Sail: 4:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets (Admission and ship boarding) Thursday, July 8 - Sunday, July 11
Tickets are good any day of the Festival – Rain or shine!
$14 Day Of $11 groups of 10 or more
$12 Advance Sale $11 Seniors (65+); Rotarians; Military
Saturday, July 3, 2010 This tour is only held ONCE A YEAR! Stroll through the old streetcar tracks under the bridge. Self guided tours begin at 9 and end at 3, volunteers on hand to answer questions. This event is FREE and open to all ages - strollers welcome (I would recommend tennis shoes not flip-flops, the area has been unused for over 50 years!) Bring your camera as you'll be 100 feet above the Cuyahoga with amazing views of the city.
The main entrance is located at the northeast corner of the W. 25th Street and Detroit Avenue intersection at the Cuyahoga County Engineer’s Bridge Garage, 2433 Superior Viaduct (west end of the bridge). Free parking is available in the County Engineer’s lots located at this address.
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