Family Friendly Weekend Events {June 1 – 3, 2012}

Family Friendly Weekend Events in Northeast Ohio

Here is a preview of some of the family friendly events taking place across Northeast Ohio this weekend.

FREE Farm & Garden Day at Garfield Park Nature Center

Head out to Garfield Park and Nature Center learn all about farming and gardening.  There will be children’s activities, farm animals, and more.  Farm & Garden Day is hosted by the Cleveland Metroparks.

When: Saturday, June 2, 2012; 11:00am – 4:00pm
Where: 11350 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125 (map)
Cost: FREE

FREE Canton First Friday – Chalk the Walk

Enjoy an evening full of art, live music, street performers, great food and more!  This month’s theme is Chalk the Walk.  Walk through the Canton Arts District and observe and enjoy the creations of various chalk artists.  The night is filled with activities including: FREE showing of “The Lorax” at The Canton Palace Theatre, lots of musical performances, belly dancing demonstrations, Elvis impersonators, and much more.

When: Friday, June 1, 2012; 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Canton Arts District – Downtown Canton, Ohio 44702 (map)
Cost: FREE

Goldfish Catch at the Oak Knoll Wading Pool

Bring your kids down to Oak Knoll Wading Pool in Massillon for the Goldfish Catch.  Each child will have the opportunity to catch their very own fish to take home. Please bring a bag or bucket to participate.  No nets or glass containers.  Children will be seperated by age group (4 and under, 5-7, 8-11 and 12 and older).

When: Friday, June 1, 2012; 6:00pm
Where:618 6th St SW Massillon, OH 44647 (map)
Cost: $1 per person

FREE Touch-a-Truck Events

Touch-a-Truck events give kids the opportunity to sit in the drivers seat, and even honk the horns of vehicles including police cars, firetrucks, army trucks, John Deer tractors, diggers, dump trucks, backhoes and more.  My kids have loved every event we’ve gone to.

FREE Touch a Truck Event at Boardman Park

  • When: Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Where: Masters Parking Lot at Boardman Park – 375 Boardman Poland Rd Boardman, OH 44512 (map)
  • Cost: FREE

FREE Meet The Trucks Event at Lakewood Park

  • When: Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Where: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave Lakewood, OH 44107 (map)
  • Cost: FREE

FREE Kids Fishing Derbies

These events give children the opportunity to learn how to fish and join in a friendly competition for a chance to win prizes.   Pre-registration is typically required, and don’t forget to bring a fishing pole and bait.

“Pep” Tamargo Memorial Fishing Derby at Sippo Lake Park

  • When: Saturday, June 2nd, 8:00am – 11:00am
  • Where: 5300 Tyner Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44708 (map)
  • Cost: FREE

Quail Hollow Fishing Derby

  • When: Saturday June 2nd, 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Where: Quail Hallow State Park – 13480 Congress Lake Avenue Hartville, Ohio 44632 (map)
  • Cost: FREE

Youth Fishing Derby at Kiwanis Recreation Park in Painesville

  • When: Saturday, June 2nd, 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Where: 301 Latimore Street, Painesville, Ohio (map)
  • Cost: FREE

FREE AFC Soccer Clinic in Parma

AFC is offering FREE soccer clinics for the community taught by the coaches and players from the AFC Cleveland Soccer Team. Every child that attends the clinic will receive a free t-shirt and a ticket to an AFC Cleveland home game.

When: Saturday, June 2, 2012, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: James Day Park – 11828 W Pleasant Valley Rd, Parma, OH 44130 (map)
Cost: FREE

Geocaching in the Shaker Parklands

Geocasching is outdoor, scavenger hunt adventure to find hidden geocaches.  During this event you’ll learn how to use a GPS Device to track down the location of the hidden geocaches.  You can bring your own GPS device or use one from the Nature Center.

When: Saturday, June 2, 2012, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Where: 2600 South Park Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44120 (map)
Cost: $5 per person

FREE Lake Erie Family Fest at the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

The Family Fest at Lake Erie Nature Center is jam packed with activities including, the great duck race, kayaking, interactive fishing demonstrations, arts & crafts, historical reenactments, animal encounters, astronomy presentations, and much more.

When: Sunday, June 3, 2012; 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 28728 Wolf Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140 (map)
Cost: FREE

Have a great weekend!

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