Can you believe that it is nearly July already? The month of June seemed to fly by.
Here's a highlight a handful of the many fun things taking place across Northeast Ohio this weekend. Check out our list of 100 Things to do in Northeast Ohio for even more ideas.
Northeast Ohio Fourth of July Events & Activities
This weekend many local communities are hosting July 4th celebrations including Fireworks, Festivals, Parades and more! Check out the list of Over 70 Northeast Ohio 2012 July 4th Events & Activities to find one or more that interest you.
FREE Ashland BalloonFest
Head out to Ashland this weekend for the annual Ohio BalloonFest. The schedule is jam packed with activities including Hot Air Balloon Fly-overs, Balloon Glow, Balloon Lift Offs, Music, Children's games and activities, a Fire Truck Display, Petting Zoo and much more.
Dates: June 28-July 1, 2012
Location: Freer Field – 1256 Center Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805 (map)
Cost: FREE Admission
Princess Picnic at Petros Lake Park
Children are invited to dress as a Prince or Princess and come out to Petros Lake Park for a Princess Picnic. Enjoy games, crafts, and a concert of princess-themed songs. 10 per person includes lunch. Tickets can be purchased beginning June 1 at .
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Petros Lake Park Perry Township, Ohio (map)
Cost: $10 per person. Includes lunch.
FREE Digital Scavenger Hunt at the North Chagrin Nature Center
Bring your digital camera or camera phone to the North Chagrin Reservation this Saturday and participate in a digital scavenger hunt. Compete alone or as a team.
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: North Chagrin Reservation, Mayfield Village, OH 44143 (map)
Spend the Day at an area Sprayground or Splashpad
They are forecasting for a HOT weekend. Beat the heat at one of the 40 Spraygrounds in Northeast Ohio. Many are FREE.
Toddler-a-thon at Price Park
The Mom's Club of Uniontown is hosting a Fun Filled day at Price Park geared toward children 5 and under. For a $5 registration fee, enjoy activities including a .05 marathon, 3 legged race, crafts and a huge raffle. The first 75 to register get a goodie bag. All proceeds benefit The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Price Park – 1000 W. Maple St. North Canton, OH 44720 (map)
Cost: $5 per person
FREE Flick N Float at the Green YMCA
The Green YMCA is hosting a FREE Community Celebration Monday July 2nd. Families are invited to swim at the YMCA starting at 7:45pm and then watch an outdoor movie under the starts. The movie ‘We Bought a Zoo' begins at 9:15pm. Find out about other upcoming Outdoor Movies here.
Date: Monday, July 2, 2012, 7:15pm – 10:30pm
Location: Green Family YMCA – 3800 Massillon Road Uniontown, OH 44685 (map)
FREE Canal Days Arts Festival & Rubber Duck Derby
Celebrate the 3rd year of the Duck Derby. Admission is free, but you can also purchase a rubber duck and race it down the canal. Enjoy Live Music, Food Vendors, Community Booths an Escape & Magic Show and more.
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Location: 174 N. Howard St, Akron OH 44304 (map)
Cost: FREE Admission
Last Weekend for the Summit MetroParks Spree For All Hiking Spree
The Spree for All hiking series organized by the Summit Metroparks ends June 30th. If you're still working to complete your five hikes, be sure to head out to one of the participating trails before Sunday.
Enjoy your weekend!