Things to do

Things to do

Last Chance for Summer at Northeast Ohio Parks

Even though the return to school is just a few weeks away, there’s still plenty of time left to enjoy summer vacation with your kids. read more

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Have Your Kids Dive into Summer Reading

Despite these signs of optimism, many parents remain worried about the cost of the pandemic on their child’s academic progress. While tutors, camps and school-based summer enrichment programs may be part of your child’s plans, don’t overlook the evergreen answer to “summer slide” concerns: open a book. ...
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Free Performance of Romeo & Juliet at the Mentor Civic Amphitheater

Pull out your lawn chairs and experience the wonder of William Shakespeare through theatrical productions of Shakespeare’s work absolutely free to the public from the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival. ...
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Opens the Eagle Zip Adventure

A new tandem zip line experience that takes riders to new heights above the grounds of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Waterfowl Lake. It will also be open for special events including this year’s Asian Lantern Festival, offering guests a chance to experience the thrilling ride after dark. ...
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Summer Nature Hikes in Northeast Ohio

Sometimes there’s no better way to get back to nature than a walk in the woods—especially if you have young kids looking to burn off some energy. So ditch the video games and find a tree to hug. Northeast Ohio Parent blogger Jennifer Bonnar of "Green Family-in-Training" shares some of her family’s favorite trails to explore. ...
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Summer Weekends: Northeast Ohio Family Events July 30 – August 1

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five family-friendly events for all ages: water fun in downtown Cleveland, special visit to a farm, community fishing, all aboard on train and a "bear" adventure in Amherst. ...
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Kids Eat Free (or Cheap) at Northeast Ohio Restaurants

Looking for a place to take your family out to dinner without breaking the budget? You’re in luck: many restaurants in the greater Cleveland/Akron area offer free (or cheap) kids meals. Whether it’s alfresco during summer months or indoor dining, there are options several days of the week to enjoy a meal out with your family while saving money. ...
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Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Opens Jimmy’s Treehouse

Visitors will see firsthand how this recently constructed feature allows everyone to more deeply immerse themselves in nature and the outdoors. Open during regular Nature Center hours, the treehouse is ADA-accessible and overlooks the scenic Stearns Woodland Trail. ...
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Northeast Ohio Farmers Markets

From summer through early fall, farmers markets in the Greater Cleveland/Akron area are in full swing. This is the best time to stock your fridge and pantry with fresh, seasonal produce, meats, baked goods and more from local growers and producers. Find a market near you with this comprehensive guide. ...
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Summer Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers: 5 Activities August 2-6 in Cleveland/Akron

Looking for something to do with your toddler or preschooler? Explore the library for a scavenger hunt, visit the newest habitat at the zoo, learn all about chipmunks, get out your chalk and draw and see a movie under the stars. ...
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