Fall in Northeast Ohio is amazing. Besides the trees changing color and the cooler temperatures, our area has some fantastic fall activities for the family and many are free.
Funny side note - I originally planned to feature four events but I just could not pick just four!
Starting this weekend is Chalk Fest at the Cleveland Art Museum which happens to be the same weekend as Second Sundays at the Museum.
2014 @ClevelandArt Chalk Festival is Sept 13 and 14 + 2nd Sundays http://t.co/ulNnAEUbox #thisiscle pic.twitter.com/8798Dem4Hl
— MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) September 2, 2014
Quick and cute story - the Husband and I had one of our very first dates there twenty years ago. Of course back then we were just friends and ten years after that date we started dating.
Also this weekend is Cleveland One World Festival along MLK in Cleveland's Cultural Gardens.
Ethnic food, performers, and even a parade Saturday. Check out their schedule for more details.
Wondering where to park? The festival is encouraging everyone to park for FREE in the giant new VA Medical Center garage at E. 105 & Magnolia, and ride the FREE shuttle that will come by every 15 minutes, or simply walk up the street from there. You could also park free in Sam Miller Park (across from the Rockefeller Greenhouse) and ride the shuttle, or park free at Michael R. White School and walk a block to East Blvd. Plus, The Cleveland Clinic Garage (at east 93rd and Euclid) is offering free parking and a shuttle service from 1 -7on Saturday and 1-6 on Sunday.
Next weekend, September 20 - 21, is the 16th Annual Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival - art, food, and fun in Lincoln Park.
My absolute favorite event of the entire year is Ingenuity Festival.
Ingenuity Fest takes place September 26 - 28 at Dock 32 just north of the Great Lakes Science Center and Cleveland Browns Stadium. It is free and open to all who enjoy art, music, and technology.
Ingenuity Fest has so many hands on exhibits for young and old but there is also a special section dedicated for kids (and adults who act like kids). There are experiments and art installations that use light and sound, high school kids demonstrating what they learned using 3D printers, vaudeville acts, street performers, and food trucks.
This will be our seventh year attending and it is so worth taking the kids every year,
The same weekend is Fitness Fits Everyone.
Goblins in the Garden at the Holden Arboretum is a wickedly good time with a lot of no scare Halloween fun.
Fall would not be fall without some harvest action and one of our favorites is Hale Farm and Village's Harvest Festival.
Included with your admission is a trip back in time to experience what a harvest would have been like complete with animals, apple picking, demonstrations on making apple butter and corn husking, plus some crafts, a hay ride, and a corn maze.
Finally, Cedar Point's annual HalloWeekends! This will be the first year we take the kids and I can't wait to share that day with you.
What is your favorite fall activity in your area? Check out this week's post for ideas here or come back every Wednesday.
Fall Favorites in Northeast #Ohio and the Cleveland area you shouldn't miss! http://t.co/AsdDprTAbG #thisiscle pic.twitter.com/MfEuUJPGvG
— MryJhnsn (@mryjhnsn) September 10, 2014