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Summer Festivals in the Cleveland/Akron Area: July 2018

Start planning your family's calendar for the month with this lineup of fairs, festivals and special events taking place in Northeast Ohio in July. We also give you a preview of family-friendly happenings in August, so you'll have enough fun to last until the kids go back to school.
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Enter to Win a ‘Goldfish Summer Fun’ Package from Goldfish Swim School

Summer is in full swing here in Northeast Ohio and we are partnering with Goldfish Swim School – Hudson, Goldfish Swim School – Cleveland East Side and Goldfish Swim School ...
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Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, July 2018

Have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, crafts and other fun activities for young children. Check this list to find an event near you.
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Outdoor Summer Movies and Drive-In Theaters in Northeast Ohio

Pack up the family — plus chairs, blankets and snacks — and enjoy a movie under the stars this summer. Find a theater or special event near you from our list of area options.
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2018 Cover Kids Contest Winners

The third annual Northeast Ohio Parent magazine Cover Kids contest received close to 350 entries. The children who were submitted ranged between ages 0-16 and were from across the region, and the panel of judges had some tough choices to make. Find out which kids were selected as winners and runners-up.
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Can a Speech-Generating Device (AAC) Help My Child?   

Augmentative/alternative communication devices — sometimes referred to as "talkers" or “talking tablets” — can play an important role in helping children with apraxia, aphasia, or other speech disorders communicate with their parents and peers. Learn about one local family's experience with their daughter's AAC device, which has helped her develop cognitive and communication skills.
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2018 Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards Winners: Things to do with Kids

We asked, and readers answered. During the nomination period in March and the voting period in May, parents in Northeast Ohio weighed in on everything family-friendly in the region for our third annual contest. Here are this year's winners and honorable mentions in the “Things to Do with Kids” categories.
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2018 Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards Winners: Food & Shopping

We asked, and readers answered. During the nomination period in March and the voting period in May, parents in Northeast Ohio weighed in on everything family-friendly in the region for our third annual contest. Here are this year's winners and honorable mentions in the “Food & Shopping” categories.
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2018 Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards Winners: Health, Learning & More

We asked, and readers answered. During the nomination period in March and the voting period in May, parents in Northeast Ohio weighed in on everything family-friendly in the region for our third annual contest. Here are this year's winners and honorable mentions in the “Health, Learning & More” categories.
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All-New July Issue Available Now!

The July issue of Northeast Ohio Parent is on newsstands, but the easiest way to check it out is by viewing our digital issue. This month, we reveal the winners in our annual Cover Kids contest and Parent Choice Awards, as well as provide an in-depth look at lovable regional sports mascots.
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Events This Week

July 15, 2018 - July 22, 2018

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Jul 15 Sunday 17 events
Jul 16 Monday 10 events
Jul 17 Tuesday 19 events
Jul 18 Wednesday 13 events
Jul 19 Thursday 17 events
Jul 20 Friday 16 events
Jul 21 Saturday 32 events
July 15 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

The Big Bounce America

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Create an experience of a lifetime by bringing your family to the world’s biggest bounce house. This magical, candy-colored inflatable castle is 10,000 square feet of fun, games and laughter. It happens all weekend long at Victory Park Ohio in North Ridgeville.
July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Christmas in July

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Castle Noel is celebrating Christmas in July when Santa will be on the mountain to greet guests in his summer attire.
July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Movie Night - Coco

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Beachwood Outdoor Movie Night: Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and dinner picnic basket to the parking lot of the Beachwood Community Center to enjoy a fun, family friendly film under the stars!
July 15

Anime Fest

July 15

Anime Fest returns for a third year, only at the Canton Palace Theatre.
July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watermelon Magic

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A feel-good film about a young girl who learns to grow and part with one of nature’s most loved summer fruits – the watermelon.
July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watermelon Magic

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A feel-good film about a young girl who learns to grow and part with one of nature’s most loved summer fruits – the watermelon.
July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Summer Kids Movies

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

7/2 Early Man, 7/9 Smurfs, The Lost Village, 7/16 The Emoji Movie, 7/23 Kung Fu Panda 3, 7/30 Elf.
July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Summer Kids Movies

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

7/2 Early Man, 7/9 Smurfs, The Lost Village, 7/16 The Emoji Movie, 7/23 Kung Fu Panda 3, 7/30 Elf.
July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm

Christmas with the Aliens

July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm

Alien Vacation Mini Golf is an interactive, black light, indoor mini golf in Freaky 3D.
July 14 @ 11:00 am - August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Great Lakes Medieval Faire

July 14 @ 11:00 am - August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Beginning this Saturday and running on weekends through August 19, the Great Lakes Medieval Faire is a shaded, 13th century family fun theme park filled with continuous entertainment, juried crafts and artisans, rides and interactive games, and foods fit for a king.
July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Jungle Terry Animal Show

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Trainer Jungle Terry will present many exotic animals and interesting facts that will amaze children of all ages.
July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Jungle Terry Animal Show

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Trainer Jungle Terry will present many exotic animals and interesting facts that will amaze children of all ages.
July 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Eton Explorers 2018 - Super Heroes & Princesses

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Eton Explorers - Super Heroes & Princesses Join us for the second event in the Eton Explorers Summer Event Series presented by The Lillian and Betty Ratner School and Northeast Ohio Parent magazine!
July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watermelon Magic

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A feel-good film about a young girl who learns to grow and part with one of nature’s most loved summer fruits – the watermelon.
July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm

Christmas with the Aliens

July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm

Alien Vacation Mini Golf is an interactive, black light, indoor mini golf in Freaky 3D.
July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watermelon Magic

July 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A feel-good film about a young girl who learns to grow and part with one of nature’s most loved summer fruits – the watermelon.
July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm

Christmas with the Aliens

July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm

Alien Vacation Mini Golf is an interactive, black light, indoor mini golf in Freaky 3D.
July 14 @ 11:00 am - August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Great Lakes Medieval Faire

July 14 @ 11:00 am - August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Beginning this Saturday and running on weekends through August 19, the Great Lakes Medieval Faire is a shaded, 13th century family fun theme park filled with continuous entertainment, juried crafts and artisans, rides and interactive games, and foods fit for a king.
July 18

Gypsy

July 18

The musical follows an overbearing stage mother, Mama Rose, and her two daughters across the country during the 1920s.
July 18

Lionel Bart’s Oliver

July 18

Sold from the only life he’s ever known, the orphaned and hapless Oliver escapes to find someplace he truly belongs.
July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watermelon Magic

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A feel-good film about a young girl who learns to grow and part with one of nature’s most loved summer fruits – the watermelon.
July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm

Christmas with the Aliens

July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm

Alien Vacation Mini Golf is an interactive, black light, indoor mini golf in Freaky 3D.
July 14 @ 11:00 am - August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Great Lakes Medieval Faire

July 14 @ 11:00 am - August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Beginning this Saturday and running on weekends through August 19, the Great Lakes Medieval Faire is a shaded, 13th century family fun theme park filled with continuous entertainment, juried crafts and artisans, rides and interactive games, and foods fit for a king.
July 19 - July 22

St. Paul Grecian Festival

July 19 - July 22

The St.
July 19

8x10 TheatreFest

July 19

Annual contest and festival of 10-minute plays.
July 20 - July 22

POP-UP BOOK FAIR WEEKEND @ CAFE O’PLAY!

July 20 - July 22

POP-UP BOOK FAIR WEEKEND @ CAFE O’PLAY!
July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watermelon Magic

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A feel-good film about a young girl who learns to grow and part with one of nature’s most loved summer fruits – the watermelon.
July 20

Front Porch Concert Series

July 20

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - August 31 @ 7:00 pm Free “It’s not only music.
July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm

Christmas with the Aliens

July 7 @ 11:00 am - July 29 @ 9:00 pm

Alien Vacation Mini Golf is an interactive, black light, indoor mini golf in Freaky 3D.
July 14 @ 11:00 am - August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Great Lakes Medieval Faire

July 14 @ 11:00 am - August 19 @ 7:00 pm

Beginning this Saturday and running on weekends through August 19, the Great Lakes Medieval Faire is a shaded, 13th century family fun theme park filled with continuous entertainment, juried crafts and artisans, rides and interactive games, and foods fit for a king.
July 20 - July 22

POP-UP BOOK FAIR WEEKEND @ CAFE O’PLAY!

July 20 - July 22

POP-UP BOOK FAIR WEEKEND @ CAFE O’PLAY!
July 21 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Headlands Beachfest

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Family-friendly celebration of wind, water and sand.
July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Christmas in July

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Castle Noel is celebrating Christmas in July when Santa will be on the mountain to greet guests in his summer attire.
July 21

Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

July 21

Not dinosaurs, birds or bats, pterosaurs were flying reptiles that lived in the world of dinosaurs 220 to 66 million years ago.
July 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ice Cream Weekends

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month and find out how ice cream is made.
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