100 Things to Do in Northeast Ohio this Summer

100 Things to Do Summer Northeast Ohio

Summer is here!  Are you ready to break out the pool and sprinkler, fire up the grill and enjoy all the fun that the sunshine and warm weather brings?

If you’re looking for family friendly places to go and things to do in Northeast Ohio this is the list for you!

100 Things to Do in Northeast Ohio this Summer

Touch-a-Truck Events *FREE*
Northeast Ohio Spray Parks *FREE or low cost*
Local Beaches
Outdoor Water Parks across Northeast Ohio
Outdoor Summer Concerts *FREE*
Lake Erie Crushers Kids Club *FREE*
Cleveland Metroparks Kids Club
Mahoning Valley Scrappers Kids Club
Akron Rubber Ducks Kids Club *FREE*
Akron Racers Softball Kids Club
Lake Erie Speedway Kids Club
DiscoveryWorks at Avon Lake Library *FREE*
Family Fun Days at Massillon Museum *FREE*
Check out a New Playground
Indoor Play Centers in Northeast Ohio
Outdoor Play Centers in Northeast Ohio
Outdoor Movies *FREE*
Kids Bowl FREE Summer Programs *FREE*
Hike the trails at a State or Metropark *FREE*
Cleveland Museum of Art *FREE*
Cleveland Children’s Museum
Canton First Friday *FREE*
Ohio Festivals
Kiddy City in Wooster *FREE*
Ride on a Canal Boat pulled by a Horse
Cleveland’s Learning Center and Money Museum
Stearns Homestead Farm *FREE*
Glow in the Dark Indoor Miniature Golf
Family Days at Cleveland Museum of Art *FREE*
Attend a Overnight Summer Camp
Water Balloon Games
Father’s Day Events & Activities
4th of July Events & Activities
Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach *FREE*
Train ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Akron Fossils & Science Center (Truassic Park)
Mill Creek Metroparks Farm *FREE*
Inexpensive Summer Movie Programs for Kids
Summer Reading Programs for Kids *FREE*
Bike the Towpath Trail *FREE*
Planetarium Shows
Frisbee/Disc Golf
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics *FREE*
DayBreak Lavender Farm *FREE*
Day Camps
Safari rides: African Safari Park, The Farm at Walnut Creek, Rolling Ridge Ranch or Wagon Trails
OrienteeringCheck out a new Playground*FREE*
MAPS Air Museum
Kidzibits Family Education Center
Water Ski Show at Emerald Lake *FREE*
Hale Farm & Village
Spicy Lamb Farm
Squires Castle
Hartville Marketplace *FREE*
Greater Cleveland Aquarium
Ice Skating
Clear Water Park & Camping Resort
Tuscora Park
Kids Skating Programs *FREE*
Farmers Markets
Youth Fishing Derbies *FREE and low cost*
Vacation Bible Schools
Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Center *FREE*
Butterfly House at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve
Playland at First Christian Church *FREE*
Mapleside Farms Jump Park
Home Depot Kids Workshops *FREE*
William G. Mather Steamship
Lake County Captains Baseball Game
Family Open Studio Art House Inc *FREE*
NASA Glenn Research Center
County Fairs
Tour Hastings Dairy Farm

So how about you?  Are there any locations on the list that you’ve been to before?  Attractions you’re hearing about for the first time?  I’d love for you to leave a comment about the places on the list you’d recommend or if there are any places you know of that didn’t make the list.

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  1. Vicki Anzur says

    Wagon Tails on Youngstown-Kingsville Road in Vienna, Ohio. You feel like you are on a safari. Super friendly, family owned business!

    • Find Time for Fun says

      You’re the second person to mention it today. :) Just added it to the list. Thanks!


  2. says

    Don’t forget Secrest Arboretum in Wooster! We have the Katsura Fortress, embankment slide, pavilions, gardens and summer events. All FREE!

  3. Beverly says

    Biblewalk wax museum in Mansfield Ohio is a must see- perfect for all ages,beautiful flower garden and gazebo for relaxation and meditation. Picnic area and dinner theater offered. One of Ohio’s many “secret gems”

  4. Jared says

    You’ve got a great website, very helpful. I just stumbled across it today when searching for an area touch-a-truck event for my son. Thanks!

    • Find Time for Fun says


      Thanks for the compliment. I’m glad you find the site useful. Have fun at the touch-a-truck event, my kids always enjoy them.



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