It's another jammed packed weekend in Northeast Ohio. Here are the highlights of a handful of area events.
I hope all the mothers out there have a wonderful Mother's Day!
USA Gymnastics 2012 Stars & Stripes Cup
Head out to the Cleveland Public Auditorium to watch nearly 400 of USA’s best men’s and women’s trampoline and tumbling gymnasts. During the Stars & Stripes Cup competition the gymnasts will compete in the Trampoline, Tumbling, Double Mini-Trampoline and Synchronized Trampoline.
When: May 10 – 13, 2012
Where: Cleveland Public Auditorium – 500 Lakeside Avenue East Cleveland, OH 44114 (map)
Cost: $10 General Admission, FREE Children ages 8
FREE Cherry Blossom Festival in Barberton
Barberton’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is jammed packed with activities. While the festival and the majority of the scheduled activities are free, there is a small charge for the pancake breakfast and the rides.
When: May 11-13, 2012
Where: Lake Anna Barberton, OH 44203 (map)
Cost: FREE Admittance. Charge for Pancake Breakfast and Rides
Mother’s Day Events & Activities
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Have you made plans for how you will celebrate this special day with your mom? If not, check out our list of over 60 Mother’s Day Events & Activities taking place across Northeast Ohio this weekend.
If you have young children, why not try making your very own Handprint Mother’s Day Bouquet?
And lastly, if you’re up to it, care to join me at the Mother’s Day 5K at Monroe Falls Metropark? Please come up and say hi if you are there. I’ll be the one with pushing the double jogging stroller.
Big Red Wagon Spring Consignment Sale in Geneva
This weekend the Big Red Wagon heads to Geneva. The sale provides a great opportunity to score great deals on gently used children’s clothing, toys and maternity items.
When: May 11-12, 2012
Where: Lake County Fairgrounds – 1301 Mentor Ave. Painesville, OH 44077, USA (map)
Cost: Parking and Admittance are FREE
2012 Bark in the Park Annual Dog Walk & Pet Expo
The Humane Society of Greater Akron is hosting the 2012 Bark in the Park events this weekend. Bring along your pet and participate in the walk, or just come and take part in the Pet Expo festivities. All proceeds from the walk will go to help animals that are victims of cruelty/neglect, illness/injury, and provide adoption services. Read more details about this event here.
- When: Saturday, May 12, 2012; 11:00am – 3:00pm *Registration begins 11am, Walk begins 12pm
- Where: Springfield Lake Park Bicentennial Gazebo – 2459 Canfield Rd., Akron, OH, 44312 (map)
- Walk: Adult $5, FREE Children under 12
- Pet Expo: FREE
National Train Day Celebration
All Aboard! Orrville Railroad Heritage Museum is hosting a Train Day Celebration this Saturday. Stop by to enjoy train and track car rides.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: 145 Depot Street Orrville, OH 44667 (map)
Cost: $2 Adults, $1 Children (12 & under)
Wild Ride at the Zoo
We visited the Cleveland Zoo last weekend and really enjoyed it. I’ll share the details of our trip next week. This weekend is the zoos inaugural Wild Ride at the Zoo, where participants are invited to ride their bikes around the zoo.
- When: Saturday, May 12, 2012; 5:30pm – 8:30pm
- Where: 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, Ohio 44109 (map)
- Tickets are $12 per person. Cleveland Zoo members receive a $2 discount.
- Free admission for children younger than 2.
Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3 Imagine
Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all your favorite Sesame Street friends are coming to the Canton Memorial Civic Center this weekend for the 1-2-3 Imagine Tour. It's a high energy musical performance that is sure to please young children. Tickets are available at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, at all TicketMaster Locations.
When: May 12-13, 2012
Where: Canton Memorial Civic Center – 1101 Market Ave. North, Canton, OH, 44702 (map)
Cost: $12 – $25
FREE Night Bike Ride at the Lake Avenue Trailhead
Bring the family out to the Towpath Trail this Saturday night for an evening bike ride sponsored by Ernie's Bicycle Shop. Please note that riders must wear a helmet and use a headlight and tail light.
When: Sat, May 12, 2012; 8:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Lake Avenue Trailhead – 135 Lake Ave NW Massillon, OH 44647 (map)
FREE Family Campfires in the Park
Enjoy an evening hike through the woods then head back to Penitentiary Glen Reservation to enjoy a warm fire. Don't forget to bring some graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows!
When: Fri, May 11, 2012; 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Where: Penitentiary Glen Reservation – 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd; Kirtland, OH 44094 (map)
FREE Ledge Pool Open House
Ledge Pool and Recreation Area is getting ready to open for the 2012 season. This Saturday they are hosting an Open House to allow people to tour the facility, purchase season passes, sign up for there various summer programs and classes. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Ledge Pool – 1151 Ledge Rd Hinckley, OH 44233 (map)
Have a great weekend everyone!