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OH(io) it's August! Northeast Ohio Bucket List #HappyinCle

OH(io) it's August!

August, for me, is bittersweet.  It is the end of summer, my son's birthday and the start of a new school year.  And, the fun free events of July have dwindled so this month's free events are limited but still fun and I tacked on the festival that look interesting at the end.  

If you know of anything interesting for September or want to add to this list feel free to comment. 

Enjoy and hope to see you out and around our fantastic Northeast Ohio area!


WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays

(Admission is Free)
June 12th - August 28th, 2013

August 7: The Soul Men, Blues Brothers Tribute with Shady Drive
Movie Night: The Avengers (starts at 9:00 PM)

August 14: Otis & The Shoreway Saints
Rock/Motown/British Mod

August 21:  Moises Borges Brazilian Jazz Band
Brazilian/Latin & Bossa Nova

August 28: The SpeedBumps
Alternative Rock

Official Show Car of the NASCAR Nationwide Series -at Ganley Chevrolet WEST

Sunday - AUGUST 11th - from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
DOOR PRIZES - Complimentary Lunch on the Grill - Race Simulator and lots more Fun!


16th Annual Cinema at the Square

Palace Theater 
All tickets for Cinema at the Square are just $5 each or save 50% on tickets when you purchase a FlixTIX pass, 6 vouchers for $15.

Tremont Arts in August

Thursday, August 8th, 8:30pm Inlet Dance Theatre
Friday, August 9th, 8:30pm GroundWorks DanceTheater
Saturday, August 10th, 8:30pm Verb Ballets
Friday, August 16th, 7:00pm Arts Renaissance Tremont presents The Paul Ferguson Jazz Quintet, featuring Evelyn Wright on vocals
Saturday, August 17th, 7:00pm Opera Per Tutti
Friday, August 23rd, 7:00pm  Mo' Mojo
Saturday, August 24th, 7:00pm The Roberto Ocasio Foundation presents Frank Lopez Latin Music


August 9 Friday Night Flick at Madison Park - Madagascar 3 (PG) 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
August 9 Front Porch Concerts Walkin’ Cane
August 11 The Cleveland TOPS Swingband Lakewood Park
August 16 Front Porch Concerts Bob Frasier & Friends
August 17 Lakewood Car Kulture Show 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
August 18 Lakewood Hometown Band Lakewood Park
August 23 Front Porch Concerts Diana Chittester
August 30 Front Porch Concerts J. Blues

Westlake - Crocker Park

Movies in The (Crocker) Park

August 1 - Dirty Dancing
August 6 - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
August 8 - Jurassic Park
August 15 - The Goonies
August 22- Despicable Me
August 29 - The Notebook


Fri. August 9: Moustache Yourself - Moustache Yourself.
Sat. August 10: Transportation Boulevard Jazz Group- Transportation Boulevard Jazz Group.
Fri. August 16: Paul Stranahan Trio - Paul Stranahan Trio.
Sat. August 17: 732 The Electric Duo -The Electric Duo.
Fri. August 23: LP Revolution - LP Revolution.
Sat. August 24: Bob Niederriter Jazz - Bob Niederritier Jazz.
Fri. August 30: Maria Jacobs and 4Get the Girl Maria Jacobs & 4Get the Girl
Sat. August 31: Up Til’ 4 - Up Til' 4 


Ledge Pool Dive-In Movie II

August 9 @ 8 p.m. (depending on sunset)
Reservation: Hinckley Reservation 
1151 Ledge Road, Hinckley, OH 44233
Inner tubes are available by reservation only and are $5 for single tubes and $7 for double tubes. Space in the pool is limited, so be sure to reserve your inner tube. Reservations start July 26 by calling 330-239-2911.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts at approximately 8:45 p.m. depending on sunset. Refreshments will be available for purchase through Ledge Rock Cafe.

All ages are welcome, but visitors 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the pool. No outside floating devices will be permitted in the swimming area. 


Lodi Station Outlets

August 24 - Reverse Train Robberies ride the train and you may get "robbed."


Lorain County


August 18, 6-9pm
Admission: $3.50 
Dollar Dog Night featuring Splash Zone’s famous all beef hot dogs and chips! Kids will have a blast playing “Chip-E says” with me, Chip-E Munk! We will also have open swim, scavenger hunt and some water games for everyone; “Musical Pairs” and “Freeze Dance”. Come out and join us where kids of all ages can swim to oldies and have a family fun filled evening.

Festivals and Fairs


Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea

August 5th - August 11, 2013
Wednesday & Thursday - Free admission until 3:00 pm!
Parking is free.
General admission is $7.00. Children ages 4 - 12 and seniors are $6.00. Children under 4 are free.

North Ridgeville Corn Festival

(Free Parking, Free Admission, and Free Entertainment)
When: August 9 - 11, 2013 (Always the second weekend in August)

25th Annual Civil War Reenactment& Encampment

August 10-11, 2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, Ohio 44210

Price: $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 3-12 years of age. Members of the WRHS and children 0-2 years old are admitted free.

Thousands of visitors and re-enactors flock to Hale Farm & Village annually for this popular summertime event, full of thrill and memorable moments. Hear the sounds of battle and smell the gunpowder or shake hands with President Lincoln during this weekend-long event that you’ll never forget.

Frostville Farmers Market/Cleveland Metroparks

Sunday, August 11, 2013 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
24101 Cedar Point Rd
Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation
North Olmsted, OH 44070
Three stages of musical performances, student art displays & more.  Fun, food, ice cream & beverages served by the Olmsted Historical Society. 

6th Annual Jewish Food & Culture Festival

$10 adults (includes 20 food tickets)
$5 children under 12 (inc. 10 food tickets)
Sunday, August 11
11am – 4pm

Join us for FOOD, FAMILY, and FUN enjoying local vendor’s Jewish food selections surrounded by music and a variety of entertainers. Come early for best food selections.

Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy in Cleveland, Ohio

(Admission is Free)
August 15th - August 18th, 2013 
Holy Rosary Church
Little Italy’s Murray Hill - 12021 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

Lorain County Fair

August 19 - 25, 2013
The Lorain County Fairgrounds is located off SR 18 on the west side of Wellington.
Adults: $5.00
Children 8 & Under: FREE
Parking: FREE

Midway Rides by Bates Brothers:
Tickets: $1.00
Required tickets posted on each ride

$20.00 Unlimited Ride Stamp:
Monday & Thursday: 1-10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 12-10 p.m.

$15.00 Kids’ Day Special:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12-10 p.m.
Sunday: 12-9 p.m.

Winchester Caramel Festival

(Admission is Free)  
When: August 30 - September 1, 2013 (Always Labor Day Weekend). Friday 8am - 8:30pm, Saturday 8am - 9pm and Sunday 11:30am - 6pm 

Arts & Crafts!


I love the Lakeshore Learning catalog and have even done a few reviews for the company but I have never been to the store! I think I will be planning a Saturday there soon!

Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids Saturdays!

Aug. 3
Ring Toss Game
Playing ring toss is double the fun...with an irresistible game set kids make themselves!

Aug. 10
Pet Fish Puppet
Ocean adventures await...with this colorful, kid-crafted puppet!

Aug. 17
I Can Do It! Flowerpot
Kids get excited about going back to school...as they fill a flowerpot with their goals for the year!

Aug. 24
Funny-Face Goggles
Totally wacky and super-fun to wear...kids will love crafting these outrageous goggles!

Aug. 31
My Room Nameplate
Kids create a personalized collage...then display it on their bedroom door!


Pat Catan's

August 10 • Weekend Event: Wacky Wiggle Eye Visor 

August 24 • Weekend Event: Dry Erase Message Board 

August 31 • Weekend Event: Funky Feather Wrapped Pens

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