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Fall Events in Northeast Ohio You Can't Miss

Fall Events in Northeast Ohio You Shouldn't Miss

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.  

We love going to Second Sundays (read about one here) and this month's theme is America the Beautiful.  The Chalk Fest is a celebration of light and talent using chalk.  Everyone can join in the fun and there are some amazingly talented people who participate. Their ability to make images jump off the sidewalk is inspiring.  Walk around or join in, either way fun will be had.

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.

Fall Favorites in Northeast Ohio - Ingenuity Fest Cleveland

My absolute favorite event of the entire year is Ingenuity Festival.  

Talking with some friends with kids I realized that this may be one of the best kept secrets for family, free, fun in Northeast Ohio!

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

It use to be Recess Rocks which I think is a much better name but regardless, it is a great, free fall activity with so much for the kids to do it will wear them out.

Fall fun in Northeast Ohio at Goblins in the Garden at the Holden Arboretum | iNeed a Playdate

Goblins in the Garden at the Holden Arboretum is a wickedly good time with a lot of no scare Halloween fun.

This year it takes place October 4th and 5th and it is only $10 a car load to enjoy the decorated gardens plus an unforgettable day of trick-or-treating, leaf trails, cornstalk maze, straw pyramid climb, face- and hand-painting, wagon rides, live entertainment, food and the traditional Scarecrow Row.

Hale Farm and Village's Harvest Festival in Northeast Ohio | iNeed a Playdate

Fall would not be fall without some harvest action and one of our favorites is Hale Farm and Village's Harvest Festival.  

This festival takes place the first two weekends of October - 4 -5 and 11 -12 and admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids, but if you are a WRHS member admission is free.   (read about our visit last year here.)

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.

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