Memorial Day Weekend is filled with many family friendly activities, and there are many ways to show your support for those who have served our country.
Additionally, the forecast for the weekend is hot. Thankfully many local swimming pools and water parks open this weekend. Sounds like a great way to beat the heat to me!
Memorial Day Events & Activities
There are many Memorial Day Events taking place across Northeast Ohio. Whether it be a parade, observance, ceremony or wreath laying there are lots of ways to show your support for those who have served our country. View our list of Over 70 Northeast Ohio Memorial Day Events & Activities.
Waterparks, Beaches and Spraygrounds
Memorial Day typically marks the start of swimming pool season. The following is just a sampling of parks that are opening this season.
- Baylor Beach Park (Navarre)
- Clay's Park Adventure Water Park (North Lawrence)
- Clear Water Park (Uniontown)
- FREE Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
- Interactive Water Fountain at Falls River Square (Cuyahoga Falls)
- Munroe Falls Metro Park (Munroe Falls)
- Pymatuning Water Park (Williamsfield)
- Silver Creek Metro Park (Norton)
- Splash Zone Aquatic Center (Oberlin)
- Waterworks Aquatic Center (Cuyahoga Falls)
New Journey to the Reef Exhibit Opens at Akron Zoo
Head out to the Akron Zoo this weekend to see the new Journey to the Reef exhibit. The exhibit gives guests an opportunity to observe animals that live on or near the reef including lion fish, sea horses, octopus, eels, jellyfish, clown fish and more. Guest can also touch a sting ray at the new touch tank and play in the new interactive area. The new exhibit will be unveiled on Saturday.
When: May 26, 2012
Where: 500 Edgewood Avenue Akron, OH 44307 (map)
Cost: Regular zoo admission rates apply.
Fun in the Sun Carnival
The annual Fun in the Sun Carnival held at the Massillon Recreation Center is this weekend. Enjoy carnival rides, games and delicious carnival food.
When: May 24-28, 2012
Where: 505 Erie Street North, Massillon, Ohio 44646 (map)
Cost: FREE *Charge for Rides
FREE Summer Concert at Lock 3
Lock 3′s annual summer concert series begins this Friday night. The event starts at 7:00 with a performance by The JiMiller Band followed by an 8:30 performance by Hollywood Nights, A Tribute to Bob Seger.
When: Friday, May 25, 2012, 7:00pm
Where: 200 S Main St Akron, OH 44308 (map)
The Big Red Wagon Spring Consignment Sale in Huron
This weekend marks the final weekend of The Big Red Wagon Spring Consignment Sales. Don't miss your opportunity to score amazing deals on gently used kids clothing, toys, accessories and maternity items.
When: May 25-26, 2012
Where: Erie County Fairgrounds – 3110 Columbus Ave Sandusky, OH 44870 (map)
Cost: FREE Parking and Admission
Fairport Fly-in at the Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
Lake Metroparks Fairpork Harbor Park is hosting a friendly fun-filled competition with rubberband balsa wood airplanes. Each child get's an opportunity to fly their plane off of the lighthouse hill. The participant who's plane travels the fathers wins.
When: Friday. May 25, 2012, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: 301 Huntington Beach Dr. Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077 (map)
Cost: First child – $4.00, Each additional sibling – $3.00
Have a great holiday weekend!