Early Spring Events in Northeast Ohio

Early Spring Events in Northeast Ohio

Put a “spring” in your family’s step with the following spring-themed events taking place throughout the month of March in the greater Cleveland/Akron area.


March 3

Nature for Families: Spring Emerges. Hands-on nature exploration series for the whole family. 1-2:30 p.m. Liberty Park, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg, summitmetroparks.org

March 5

Preschoolers in the Garden. Join OSU Master Gardeners to create mini kids’ gardens using home grown seedlings. It will take gentle hands to get the job done. 10-11:30 a.m. Krabill Shelter, 7597 Ballash Road, Medina, medinacountyparks.com

March 6

Peter Rabbit’s Eggsellent Adventure. Children ages 2-8 with an adult make a craft and visit with the Easter Bunny, then enjoy a mini indoor egg hunt. 10 & 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Painesville Twp. Park, 1025 Hardy Road, Painesville Twp., lakemetroparks.com

March 6-7, 13-14 & 20

Breakfast with the Bunny. Enjoy a breakfast buffet, crafts, activities, visits with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt with prizes. Bring your own camera for pictures with the bunny and a basket to collect eggs. 8:30-10 a.m. Akron Zoo, 505 Euclid Ave., 330-375-2550, akronzoo.org

March 10

Spring Signs & Sounds Hike. Search for and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. 2-3 p.m. Miller Nature Preserve, 2739 Center Road, Avon, 440-937-0764, metroparks.cc

Family Fun in Nature. The natural world around us is filled with many amazing things awaiting our discovery. Let’s explore the forest, fields and waterways and search for signs of spring. 2-3:30 p.m. Brecksville Reservation, Trailside Program Center, 9000 Chippewa Creek Drive, 440-526-1012, clevelandmetroparks.com

March 11

Butterflies and Moths in Your Own Backyard. Open your eyes to the many small inhabitants of your own backyard at this special presentation. 7-8:30 p.m. Solon Branch Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy., cuyahogalibrary.org

March 13

Spring Fling. Visit with lambs, ducklings and bunnies, watch the flock be sheared, see sheep herding demonstrations, see a short theatre performance, and more. Noon-4 p.m. The Spicy Lamb Farm, 6560 Akron-Peninsula Road, Peninsula, thespicylamb.com

March 13-14 & 18-20

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. After breakfast, take a photo with bunny in his arbor in the theater, visit the Plant Science Center to make a craft and visit lambs in the Well Bred Shed. 9-11:30 a.m. Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road, Kirtland, 440-256-2122, lakemetroparks.com

Children’s Garden Party. Make a garden craft, play some spring games and enjoy a fun Spring Garden Party evening. Ages 2-8. 6-7 p.m. Painesville Twp. Park, 1025 Hardy Road, Painesville Twp., lakemetroparks.com

March 16

Nassau Astronomy Night. Join members of the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society to take in the wonders of the night sky using a newly restored telescope. 7-11 p.m. Observatory Park, 10610 Clay St., Montville Township, 440-279-0820, geaugaparkdistrict.org

Sing Into Spring. Featuring Irish-themed dinner and entertainment. 6-10 p.m. Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina, hands-foundation.org

March 17

Hinckley Buzzard Sunday. See buzzards come home to roost in the rock cliffs and ledges in Hinckley. Includes an early bird hike; skits, songs and stories; displays, crafts, contests, and more. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Hinckley Reservation near Hinckley Lake, off Bellus and State Roads, ohiotraveler.com/hinckley-buzzard-sunday

March 25

Spring Nature Day Camp. Kids ages 7-10 will enjoy this early spring adventure with fun, hands-on experiences by exploring the park, doing a craft and learning about nature in spring. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Liberty Park Nature Center, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg, summitmetroparks.org

March 30

Kids Seed Starting. Kids learn about how seeds grow and start their own garden. 10-11 a.m. Schoepfle Garden, 11106 Market St., Birmingham, metroparks.cc

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