The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic weekend!
Memorial Day Weekend is right around the corner! And since that is the unofficial start of summer, next week we’re starting out Summer Fun Series which will include details on Outdoor Summer Concerts, FREE Summer Movies, Reading Programs, Splashpads and much, much more!
Cleveland Police Memorial Parade & Service
Head out to Lakeside Avenue at 10:30 this Friday to support Cleveland Law Enforcement. A memorial service will be held at Huntington Park immediately following the parade (approx. 11:30am)
When: Friday, May 17, 2013; 10:30am
Where: Lakeside Avenue between East 12th Street & West 3rd Street
A Day Out with Thomas at the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Thomas will be pulling into the station this Friday! This is a fantastic event that your child is sure to enjoy. Find out more about the event.
And if you can’t make it this weekend, there is still time to see him as he’ll be at the station next weekend as well. And here’s a coupon for any time slot on Friday, May 24th.
FREE Discover Aviation Day
The Discover Aviation Airshow will feature Skydivers, Aerobatics, Aircraft Demonstrations, Aircrafts on Display, FREE “Young Eagles” flights for kids (Ages 8-17), Meet the performBi-Planes, Live Musical Entertainment and much more!
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013; 9am – 5pm
Where: Lorain County Regional Airport – 44050 Russia Rd., Elyria Ohio, 44035
Cost: FREE ($5 Parking)
2013 Big Wheel Race
Now this is an event most kids would enjoy. I know mine would have a blast racing around the track! Each racer gets 2 trials. Winners of each age group will receive an award. Bring your own Big Wheel or use one of theirs. (Ages 2-6)
When: Friday, May 17, 2013; 6pm
Where: Fairview Park High School Stadium – 4507 W 213th St, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126
Cost: Member/Resident Non-Member: $5; Non-Resident $7
Some Unique Weekend Festivals
Recently, Kristian from OhioFestivals.net shared some Unique Festivals Scheduled During the Month of May. Well three of them are this weekend!
- Craft and Herb Festival – Saturday, May 18 – Wadsworth
- Hessler Street Fair – Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19 – Cleveland
- Cleveland Asian Festival – Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19 – Cleveland
Weekend Fishing Derbies
Another weekend, another chance to take the kids fishing. Here are the Fishing Derbies scheduled for this weekend.
- FREE Fishing Derby in Conneaut
- FREE Childrens Fishing Derby at Mill Stream Run Reservation
- FREE Kid’s Fishing Event at Little Turtle Pond
- FREE Childrens Fishing Derby at Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Opening Day at Stearns Homestead Farm
There are many activities planned for Opening Day at Stearns Homestead Farm including a parade, a chance to meet many new animals, and see The Cleveland Mounted Police Department and the Metroparks Mounted Ranger Department.
When: Sunday, May 19, 2013; noon – 4pm
Where: 6975 Ridge Rd, Parma, Ohio 44129
Akron Zoo 60th Anniversary Celebration
The Akron Zoo is turning 60! We love the Akron Zoo…Find Out Why. And as a special treat, for this weekend anyone born in 1953 or before will be admitted for just $.60.
When: May 17 – 19, 2013; 10am – 5pm
Where: 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron Ohio, 44313
Cost: Regular Admission Rates Apply, but anyone born before 1953 gets in for only $.60
NEW Canton Art Walks Series
This new event is similar to Canton First Friday and all of the galleries, studios and restaurants located in the Canton Arts District will be open for business with fun activities, food, fine art and live music.
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013; 6pm – 10pm
Where: Downtown Canton Arts District
That’s just a small portion of the fun events scheduled for this weekend. Be sure to view the Northeast Ohio Kids Calendar for more options.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine!