Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area: August & September 2018

Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area: August & September 2018

things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

Find family-friendly fun throughout the rest of the summer with the following festivals taking place in Northeast Ohio.

August 2
KidsFest & Flea Market. Flea Market 10 a.m.-1 p.m. KidsFest noon-3 p.m. Chardon Square, 101 S. Hambden St.,

August 3-5
Twinsday Festival. The world’s largest gathering of twins (and other multiples). 9825 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, 330-425-3652,

August 4
40th Annual Lakewood Arts Fest. For 40 years, the Lakewood Arts Festival has brought local and national artists to the streets of Lakewood. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

August 4-5
Kent Lions Sweet Corn Festival. Fun, food, games, pony rides, entertainment and more. Noon-5 p.m. Beckwith Orchards Cider Mill, 1617 Lake Rockwell Road, Kent,

August 5
The FEST. Free family day of fun including performances by national Christian musical artists, Mom’s Relaxation Station, Dad’s Den and activities for children of every age. Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28700 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe,

Nature Arts Festival. Enjoy live music, family make-n-take projects, open mic and chalk. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Big Creek Park, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon Township,

Chardon Arts Festival. Over 100 artists both local and out of state, providing a wonderful opportunity for a day of shopping and dining in a park like-setting. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Chardon Square, Intersections of Route 44 and 6,

August 9-12
Ohio Shakespeare Festival: The Three Musketeers. Enjoy a wonderful evening of Shakespeare under the stars in the Lagoon area of Stan Hywet. Designed to be enjoyed by all ages. 7:30-10 p.m. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron,

August 11
Fun Fest. Free family festival with arts, crafts, music, petting zoo, balloons, games, train rides, inflatables, dancing, face painting, characters and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Massillon,

Ravenna Chalk Art Fest. A terrific opportunity to show off your creative side. Both professional and amateur artists will be creating beautiful works of art on the sidewalks of downtown Ravenna. Noon-4 p.m.

August 12
Summer Festival. Art & craft sale, Euclid Beach Rocket Car, balloon clown, face painting, fire truck, monster house, super heroes, and more. Cedar Fairmount Business District at the Top of Cedar Hill in Cleveland Heights. Noon-5 p.m.

August 15-18
Little Italy’s Feast of the Assumption. Four days of festivities, booths featuring Italian foods and desserts, live music, and rides for young children. Holy Rosary Church, 12021 Mayfield Road, Cleveland,

August 17-18
Great Lakes Burning River Fest. Burning River Fest invites guests to discover and celebrate Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with live music, fresh food from local farms and eateries, and chef demos. Whiskey Island, West Bank of Cuyahoga River, Cleveland,

August 18-19
Tallmadge Circle Festival. Entertainment, children’s area with magician and pony rides, fireworks and a parade. 5:30-11 p.m. Tallmadge Circle Green, 80 Community Road, 330-633-5417,

Props and Pistons Festival. Affordable and fun experience for the entire family. You can see flying demonstrations, aircraft on display and even an automobile show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Akron Fulton Airport, 1600 Triplett Blvd., Akron, 330-807-4065,

August 25
Medina International Fest. A full day of fun, food, music, and activities where you’ll celebrate all things Medina. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Medina Square,

August 25-26
St. Josaphat Ukrainian Festival. Ukrainian foods, dancing, entertainment, children’s games, raffles and petting zoo. 5720 State Road, Parma, 440-886-2108,

August 31-September 2
Made in Ohio Arts & Crafts Festival. A two-day juried festival featuring over 120 Ohio artisans, local food, entertainment and all that Hale Farm & Village has to offer. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711,

August 31-September 3
Cleveland Oktoberfest. The Cleveland Oktoberfest is a holiday family tradition, attracting fun-lovers from every walk of life, while offering an exciting menu of activities and entertainment to delight young and old alike. Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Road, Middleburg Hts.,

September 2-3
2018 Taste of Hudson. Food, music, exhibitors, children’s activities and family fun.

September 14-15
Crocker Park Wine Festival. Featuring over 150 wines from local, national and international producers, select craft beers and spirits, music, exhibitors and delectable food. 4-10 p.m. Friday; 2-10 p.m. Saturday. Crocker Park, 189 Crocker Park Blvd., Westlake,

September 15
Rocky River Fall Arts Festival. Entertainment, food trucks, kids activities, and 72 participating artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Old Detroit Area, Rocky River,

September 15-16
Village Peddler Festival. Enjoy this American arts and crafts festival in a beautiful pastoral setting for the whole family. Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland,

Chalk Festival. Children and adults join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas. Begun in 1990, the festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th century Italy. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., 216-421-7350,

September 29-30
Barberton Mum Festival. Beautiful chrysanthemums create a million blooms at Lake Anna Park. Family entertainment, arts and crafts, fabulous foods, sand sculpting and music. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Lake Anna Park, Barberton,

September 30
6th Annual Grape Harvest Festival. Experience a unique open-air market showcasing local makers, bakers, brewers and growers, along with live music and great food. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Gervasi Vineyard, 1700 55th St. NE, Canton, 330-497-1000,

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