Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Events in Northeast Ohio

Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Events in Northeast Ohio

thanksgiving events in Ohio

Get in the thankful spirit all month long with the following Thanksgiving-themed events taking place throughout the greater Cleveland and Akron area.


November 4

Timbertots: Turkey Time! What goes gobble-gobble and struts around the park? Preschoolers having fun learning about turkey. 10-11 a.m. Swine Creek Reservation, 16004 Hayes Road, Middlefield Twp.,


November 9

Turkey Trot 5 Miler & Fun Run. Run through Twinsburg’s best and most challenging trails to capture a new personal best. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. 9 a.m. Twinsburg Fitness Center, 10084 Ravenna Road, 330-963-88722

Thanksgiving Day Garland. Come make a festive Thanksgiving Day garland. Ages 5-12. 4:30-6 p.m. The HUB at Mentor High School, 647 Center St., Mentor, 440-205-6011,


November 10

Talkin’ Turkey. Stop by the nature center to learn all about these strange birds through a variety of wild turkey activities. Noon-5 p.m. Susan Hambley Nature Center,1473 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick, 330-722-9364,


November 13

World Kindness Day. Drop into the library and make a Thanksgiving card to send to a local nursing home. 9 a.m. Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad St., 330-334-5761,


November 14

Garden Sprouts: Thanksgiving. Children 3-5 years old and an adult companion learn about Thanksgiving through a story, craft and activities. 10:15-11 a.m. Miller Nature Preserve, 2739 Center Road, Avon, 440-937-0764,


November 15

Turkey Roll on Ice. What do you get when you put turkeys, cranberries, an ice rink and a team of four friends together? Why the Turkey Roll on Ice of course. 7 p.m.  Mentor Civic Ice Arena, 8600 Munson Road,


November 16

Thanksgiving Dinner with Abraham Lincoln. Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast as you dine with President Lincoln and costumed interpreters sharing stories and music of the season. 3:30-6 p.m. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711, 

Turkey Trot Family Storytime. 6:30-7 p.m. Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, 440-729-4250,


November 19

Gobble Gobble Turkey Fun!  Why does a turkey gobble? How many feathers does a turkey have? Come find out and make turkey-themed crafts too. 6-7 p.m. Painesville Twp. Park, 1025 Hardy Road, Painesville Twp.,

Terrific Turkeys Puppet Show. Puppets, jokes, songs and a whole lot of terrific turkey stories. 10-11 a.m. Chagrin Falls Branch Library, 100 E. Orange St., 440-247-3556,


November 20

Make-N-Take Nature Crafts: Thankful for Birds. Make bird food crafts for the birds that visit our Wildlife Observation Area’s Wildlife Garden and your own backyard during this free drop-in-anytime program. 1:30 p.m. Carlisle Reservation, 12882 Diagonal Road, Lagrange,


November 21

Turkey Treats. Celebrate Thanksgiving with stories, crafts and more. 6 p.m. Lodi Library, 635 Wooster St., 330-948-1885,

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Enjoy a festive Thanksgiving feast Snoopy-style with stories, treats and crafts. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, 330-273-4150,


November 23

Turkey Tango Time. Prepare for your Thanksgiving with engaging musical activities for ages 9 months to 6 years with music therapist Hannah Gonzalez. 11-11:45 a.m. Amherst Public Library, 221 Spring St., 440-988-4230,


November 23-25

Turkey Tech. Enjoy holiday-themed interactive activities, demonstrations and workshops. Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, 216-694-2000,


November 26

Tracking Turkeys. Join a scavenger hunt in search of turkeys, read a fun story and learn some interesting facts about our feathered friends. 4-5 p.m. Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, Cuyahoga Hts.,

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