Early Spring Events in Northeast Ohio

Early Spring Events in Northeast Ohio

While we make every effort to ensure events are up-to-date, some may have been postponed or canceled due to precautions concerning the coronavirus. We recommend checking with the venue or organization before attending any of the following events.

 

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.

SATURDAYS

Spring Nature Adventure. Engage all your senses to explore and discover the full array of nature’s spring delights in Holden’s Working Woods, such as fort building, animal tracking and free play. 3/14-4/25. 10 a.m.-noon. Holden Arboretum, 9500 Sperry Road, Kirtland, 440-946-4400, holdenarb.org

March 3

Preschoolers in the Garden: Let’s Play with Plants. Apples, strawberries, corn, maple syrup, mint and almonds. We all love to eat plants, but find out what else we can do with plants. 10-11:30 a.m. Krabill Lodge at Chippewa Lake, 7597 Ballash Road, Medina, medinacountyparks.com

March 14

Early Spring Wildflowers Hike. Explore the Sugar Creek valley in search of early blooms. 2-3 p.m. French Creek Sugar Creek Trailhead, 4530 Colorado Ave., Sheffield Village, loraincountymetroparks.com

March 15

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 16

Spring Sensory Stations. Engage your child’s senses by scooping, pouring, sorting and more with a variety of fun materials. For children ages 2-7 with special needs, their families and their siblings or peers. 3-4:30 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, 440-871-2600, westlakelibrary.org

Spring Sprouts Camp. Get out and enjoy the natural world and discover the wonders that spring holds. Ages 5-6. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Children’s Schoolhouse Nature Park, 9045 Baldwin Road, Kirtland Hills, lakemetroparks.com

March 20

Signs of Spring. Beat the winter blues by hitting the trails and seeing what plants and animals are starting to stir. 1-2 p.m. Acacia Reservation, 26899 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst,  clevelandmetroparks.com

Springtime Hike & Fire. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a spring evening while hiking. Afterward, gather around a campfire to roast marshmallows. 7-8:30 p.m. Twinsburg Ledges, 9999 Liberty Road, Twinsburg, summitmetroparks.org

March 21-April 5

Meet and Greet with the Easter Bunny. Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express Train and meet the Easter Bunny. Saturdays and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Ohio Station Outlets, 9911 Avon Lake Road, Burbank, ohiostationoutlets.com

March 24

Think Spring: Fun Painting Techniques. You’ll have fun trying out several easy and fun painting techniques and go home with a one-of-a-kind canvas original that you’ve painted. Kindergarten to grade 5. 11 a.m.-noon. Brook Park Branch Library, 6155 Engle Road, 216-267-5250, cuyahogalibrary.org

March 28

Junior Ranger, Jr.: Here Comes Spring. Explore what is changing as the cold weather ends and spring arrives. Go on a hike to search for signs of new life. 10 a.m.-noon. Cuyahoga Valley National Park, conservancyforcvnp.org

Families Hop Into Spring. Celebrate spring and eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny, jump into a eggtastic craft and enjoy stories and treats. It’s sure to be an “eggcellent” time. Domonkas Branch Library, 4125 E. Lake Road, Sheffield Lake, 440-949-7410, lorainpubliclibrary.org

March 28-29

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

April 4

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

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