Northeast Ohio's Top Summer Events
Warmer weather is here to stay in Northeast Ohio. Although, this isn’t a traditional outdoor season where there are plenty of things to do. That doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all of the fun. Here are some exciting events happening this year that you don’t want to miss!
Asian Lantern Festival
The Asian Lantern Festival presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's is returning with over seventy all-new larger than life, colorful lantern displays, and live performances. The festival opens on July 8th and runs through August 23rd. The hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, from 6:30 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m.
The Cleveland Metroparks
Enjoy the outdoor life at one of Cleveland’s Metroparks. Explore more than 23,700 acres in 18 reservations located throughout Cuyahoga County and Hinckley Township. Have fun hiking with your family, or have a picnic. Hanging out at one of the Metroparks for the day is an excellent alternative to being indoors.
Northeast Ohio Family Fun & Play Dates
Northeast Ohio Family Fun is your local resource for family-friendly fun in Northeast Ohio. If your children are tired of doing the same old thing already, hop online and set up a play date. Painting, music, and baking lessons are all offered online, to name a few. There are so many exciting options that all of your children can find something and possibly develop a new hobby.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Online Learning
The Rock Hall is open to the public, but if you are not ready to venture out, check out The Rock Hall Edu. This is a free digital learning platform, full of resources and activities that use rock & roll to engage students of all ages. Classes are developed by an award-winning Education team and meet national and state learning standards in various subject areas, including music, social studies, STEAM, English, and more.
Camping at a Local Campground
Another option, instead of being stuck inside, is camping. This is a relaxing way to get some sunshine and fresh air. Whether you head out for a long weekend or make it a more extended vacation, most campgrounds offer many options such as swimming, fishing, and crafts. Instead of the typical family vacations that involve a lot of planning and coordinating with a travel agent – make it simple. Pack a tent, sleeping bags, other essentials, and start a new family tradition.
This year has had some unexpected bumps in the road, and that doesn’t mean that all of your plans for summer have to be canceled. Enlist the help of your family and decide what activities will work and do it!