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 21

Turkey Tales. There is no better time than late autumn to tell tales of turkeys and explore natural areas for these iconic birds. Join a naturalist for a short hike in search of resident wild turkeys. 3-4 p.m. Oenslager Nature Center, 6100 Ridge Rd., Sharon Center, medinacountyparks.com

Hidden Turkey Hunt. Search the Library Connector Trail for 12 tricky turkeys and learn some wild turkey trivia along the way. 2-3 p.m. Kopf Family Reservation, 32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, loraincountymetroparks.com

November 22

Preschool Thankfulness Celebration. Come for stories, songs and a Thanksgiving-themed craft. 11 a.m. Domonkas Branch Library, 4125 E. Lake Rd., Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org

November 24

Kids Turkey Craft. Kids talk and create turkey crafts for the holiday season. For kids in grades K-5. 10-11 a.m. Kopf Family Reservation, 32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, loraincountymetroparks.com

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Lunch. Watch a holiday classic while eating a special lunch. Lunch served to children only. Those under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Noon-1 p.m. Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave., 440-255-8811, mentorpl.org

November 25

Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot has been a hallmark event in Cleveland since 1982 and a Thanksgiving morning tradition for the entire family. 8:45 a.m. Public Hall, 500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, turkeytrotcleveland.com

Thanksgiving Brunch at Betts. Whether you are with friends, family or flying solo, swing by Betts for cocktails and brunch specials. Betts in Cleveland. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations recommended. Call 216-357-2680, eatatbetts.com

November 26

Hike Your Turkey Off. With Thanksgiving leaving us feeling a bit over-stuffed, it’s time to hike off that turkey with a steady-paced, calorie-burning eight-mile hike. 9 a.m.-noon. Big Creek Park, 9160 Robinson Rd., Chardon, 440-286-9516, geaugaparkdistrict.org

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