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October
31

12 Cleveland Area Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving This Year

Thanksgiving Day is nearly here, bringing with it the opportunity to gather with friends and family and indulge in some hearty American classics. This day typically requires a full day (or more) of preparation from the host, and hours of cleanup after the fun is over.

There isn't just one way to celebrate Thanksgiving, so this year, maybe it's time to explore the city and try something new! While cooking your own meal is certainly fun, there is also a number of high-end local restaurants offering up Turkey Day feasts of their own!

We gathered up some of our favorite Thanksgiving Day deals in Cleveland to make your job even easier—all you have to do is make a reservation.

 

100th Bomb Group

20920 Brookpark Road, Cleveland

This unique dining destination is located right across from the runways of the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Watch planes take off and fly in as you dig into your Thanksgiving feast! This year, enjoy their famous Thanksgiving buffet from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for $58.95 per person ($27.95 for children 5-12). You can make a reservation by visiting their OpenTable page.

 

1833 Restaurant

1613, 10 East College Street, Oberlin

1833 Restaurant inside the Hotel at Oberlin in Tappan Square serves soul-warming food year-round, which makes it the perfect destination for your Thanksgiving feast. The restaurant will serve a traditional Thanksgiving buffet on the big day, featuring a butter and sage roasted turkey; a brown sugar glazed Virginia ham; whipped potatoes; green bean casserole; and plenty of sweet, festive treats! Reservations are required, so call (440) 775-7001 to reserve your spot.

 

Adega

2017 East 9th Street, Cleveland

 
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Housed within Cleveland's prestigious Metropolitan Hotel, Adega serves fresh, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that is delicious all year long. While they won't be serving their usual menu on Thanksgiving Day, be sure to expect equally delicious dishes like a honey smoked turkey, sweet potato fettuccine and pumpkin creme brulee! Visit OpenTable to make your reservation.

 

The Cabin of Willowick

28810 Lake Shore Boulevard, Willowick

At the Cabin of Willowick, diners come hungry and leave happy. The menu features fresh sushi, incredible steaks and fresh sandwiches alongside hand-crafted cocktails and a world-class wine list. Diners can expect the same excellent quality at their annual Thanksgiving Day dinner! Expect succulent turkey and a wide assortment of delicious trimmings! Reservations are required.

 

Carrie Ceninos

8922 Ridge Road, North Royalton

Carrie Ceninos, a family-owned event venue and restaurant, is known for its mouthwatering Italian cuisine. The restaurant hosts an annual Thanksgiving dinner and buffet—and this year is expected to be the best yet! Indulge in all of your holiday favorites for just $29.50 ($15.50 for children 8-12 and $12.50 for children 4-7). Click here for more information.

 

Horizons Restaurant at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake

4888 North Broadway, Geneva

Cleveland Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving

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Nestled in Ohio's wine country, The Lodge at Geneva On The Lake is a gorgeous place to escape to this holiday season. This Thanksgiving, you can enjoy their Thanksgiving Day Buffet, which is stuffed with traditional holiday favorites and tasty new dishes that the whole family will love. While the lodge is about a 45-50 minute drive from Cleveland proper, we promise the stunning scenery and delicious food will be entirely worth it. Call (440) 415-1546 to reserve your seats today!

 

Pickwick & Frolic

2035 East 4th Street, Cleveland

For just $39.95 a person ($14.95 for kids ages 4-12), you and the family can sit down to a spectacular feast at Pickwick & Frolic. Buffet offerings will include freshly carved turkey and glazed ham, mashed potatoes, candied yams, a chocolate fountain, and all of your favorite seasonal items.

 

Pier W

12700 Lake Avenue, Lakewood 

The sweeping views, modern setting, elegant natural finishes and live piano make Pier W a spectacular place to celebrate Thanksgiving! Dinner at Pier W is always amazing—and their Thanksgiving offerings will be no exception. The selection will be fresh and delicious, and you can eat your fill of trimmings while marveling at the breathtaking view of Cleveland and Lake Erie. Call (216) 228-2250 for more information on their holiday menu and to reserve your seat!

 

Rider's Inn

792 Mentor Avenue, Painesville

The cozy yet elegant atmosphere at Rider's Inn draws you in from the beginning. Cozy up at a table on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy a traditional turkey dinner along with ham and a non-traditional menu. Call (440) 354-8200 to make your reservation—and think about spending the weekend there while you're at it!

 

Southside

2207 West 11th Street, Cleveland

Nestled in Tremont, Southside is famous for their spacious patio and incredible brunch (we even featured them in our article on the best brunch spots in Cleveland!) so it's no surprise that they also have a great Thanksgiving menu! This year, they're planning on serving their late-night menu from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., featuring special holiday dishes. Click here to make a reservation.

 

Urban Farmer

1325 East 6th Street, Cleveland

 
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While Urban Farmer isn't technically "open" on Thanksgiving, they're still on a mission to make putting a Thanksgiving dinner on your table as easy as pie! That's why they're offering a curbside Thanksgiving meal pick-up on the big day. All you have to do is place your order before November 21st at 6:00 p.m. and you'll be treated to a fresh, roasted turkey, smashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing and pumpkin pie—which will be hand-delivered to your car on Thanksgiving Day. Have a vegetarian in your life? Don't worry, they'll also have a roasted vegetable wellington available. Visit their Eventbrite page to reserve your meal before they're gone!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Did we miss your favorite spot to celebrate Turkey Day in Cleveland? Let us know in the comments!

October
30

Cutler Real Estate Announces Colors of Success Award Recipients

We are pleased to announce the Cutler Real Estate - Colors of Success OAR President's Sales Club Recipients. Our strength as a company is directly correlated to the professional quality of our Realtors. Our Realtors are experts in their communities across Columbus & Central Ohio, Northeast Ohio, Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky. They work tirelessly to help you find The Simple Way Home.  There are a little more than 33,000 Realtors in the State of Ohio and of that about 12% or 3,904 total individuals and teams received awards. 5.6% or 1,870 Realtors in Ohio earned the Award of Achievement. 3% or 1,043 Realtors in Ohio earned the Award of Distinction. 1.1% or 375 Realtors in Ohio earned the Award of Excellence. 1.8% or 616 Realtors in Ohio earned the Pinnacle of Performance. We are proud to have 123 Cutler Realtors in the top 12%. Congratulations on a successful year!    OAR Award Winners_2019_1200x900_Pinnacle of Performance  

Pinnacle of Performance - Teams and Individuals

TEAMS - 11.25 Million

Conley & Partners - Amy Conley, Jean Ann Conley, Liz Salamy Tammy Grogan & Associates - Tammy Grogan, Abbey Jagger, Jackie Nelson, Jen Zeiger,  Britt Greenfelder, Mendee Burnside, Wendy Grable, Thea Mottice,  Caitlin Tasker, Susan Quilter, Heather Schopp Meyer & Dial - James Meyer, Stephen Dial Dominic Fonte & Associates - Dominic Fonte, Roman Smith  

INDIVIDUALS - 7.5 Million

JoAnn Clark Mike Boylan    

Award of Excellence - Teams and Individuals

TEAMS - 7.5 Million

The Kaszyca Team - Julie Kaszyca, Katie Kaszyca, Jason Wooden, Ashley Calabris Make it Home Group- Shaun Simpson, Andy Simpson, Kim Simpson, Sara Farrell,  Danielle Hart, Danielle Henn, Kimberly Simpson The Lingenhoel Group - Arden Lingenhoel, Lisa Lingenhoel   

INDIVIDUALS - 5 Million

Andrew Hursh Krista Combs Chris Rosen Al Marsico Kim Mills Michael McCoy   OAR Award Winners_2019_1200x900_Award of Distinction  

Award of Distinction - Teams and Individuals

TEAMS - 3.75 Million

Johnson Real Estate Group - Don Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Ed Lindenschmidt, Mike Moody, Nancy Phillips Clark/Kidder Team - Robyn Clark, Melanie Kidder John Francis Group - John Francis, Sharon Selby, Shilpa Gupta Allen Albaugh Team - Theresa Allen, Rhonda Albaugh The Worthington Team - Pam Worthington, Jeff Worthington The Brown Frisky Group - Andie Brown Frisky, Amanda Lucy Smooth Moves - Cindy Hahn, Steve Glacken Peggy Johnston Team - Peggy Johnston, Michael Johnston, Julie Worstell  

INDIVIDUALS - 2.5 Million

James Arnos Rosalyn Miller Mike Lucius Mary Locy Zelda Ensign Brenda Jackson Jean Mannarino Doug Green Ginger Kuhn Steve Merkle James Mills Janelle Blue Denise Evans Rhesa Toth Joe Mock David Lyngholm Steve Neisel Terri Macioce Debbie Bachtel Karleya Chard Carrie Everingham Lori Hodak Cheryl Doolan Julie Rearick Wendy Stahanczyk Mary Whitt Beth Miller Stefani Robinson Mary-Margaret Evans Lise Kernan Leah Ackerman Jerri Furniss Mary Yoder Polly Lorenzo Diane Szittai Kellie Kapusta Dianna Hosta Kathy Murphy Barb Hudak    

Award of Achievement - Teams and Individuals

TEAMS - 1.5 Million

Debra Heavner Team - Debra Heavner, Dean Heavner  

INDIVIDUALS - 1 Million

Marsha Amicon  Patty Coler Diann Stalder Steve Burgess Sally Goodnow Kathy Forchione Sandy Guiley Tonda Adiansingh Daniela Morey Seana Espy Jane Kuraly Jeff Flickinger Cathy Fleischmann Peggy Skakun Scott Scheffer Stephanie Rucinski Tima Sanyal Linda Wasil Janice Fleming Melissa Mariola-Davis Nancy Haidet Jean Wackerly Michelle Sanders Art Travis Janet Dauber Lisa Kendall Jake Ketler Dianna Porterfield Stacey Long Kathie Mathie Chad Levy Greg Pepper Carol Foote Jim Pepper Annette Hexamer Linda Altomare Scott Davis Jennifer Miller John Beegle Valerie Evans Coontz Gordon LeBeau LaRae Matteo Fred Fier Vinny DeFrancisco Mike Mervis Trevor Hill Morah Lynch Vicki Russell Ellen McNally Chris Spurr Hope Paolini Marilyn Gibbs Rob Porter Emily Levitt Cindy Pascu Jeff Nickolich Stephanie Marinos Kelly Starr Molly Silcott Debbie Pickens  
October
24

The Best Restaurants in Columbus, Ohio According to Yelp

Ah, Yelp. It's the review website we often go to when we want to share our experiences. And it conveniently tells us the top destinations in every city on the globe—whether we're looking for food, drink or service. Based on the number of reviews and the ratings themselves, Yelp creates lists of nearly every restaurant in a given city so you know minute-by-minute where you should go for your next meal. Using that information, we compiled a list of the Columbus hotspots that are most consistently ranked in the top ten. Next time hunger strikes, take a tour through Columbus via its top dining spots. There are casual eateries, upscale restaurants and even a few bakeries, so no matter the occasion, there's something on this list to match it.  

1. Scotty's Cafe

This unassuming cafe in northeast Columbus has been a staple in the city's dining scene since 1989 and one of the area's best-kept secret for more than 20 years! Their extensive menu offers a little something for everyone. And the best part? For every entree purchased you get a completely free dessert!  While almost every Yelp review highlights the fantastic food, they also happen to mention the spectacular service. "All the reviews of this place are TRUE! The food is SO good, the price is right and the service is top-notch."  

2. Brassica

Brassica | Columbus Restaurants

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With four bustling locations all over the Columbus area, it's safe to assume that Brassica is something special. They serve healthy (and delicious) sandwiches and salads crafted from organic, local and sustainably sourced ingredients.  One Yelp review begins, "It's like they crawled into my head and said, 'Give me a list of your favorite foods,' and I said, 'Okay, but what are you going to do, build your menu around my preferences?' 'No man, we're going to put all of these ingredients into one sandwich,'" and if that isn't a rave review, we don't know what is!   

3. Tyler's Pizzeria & Bakery

Pizza, cakes, pastries and pies—count us obsessed! Opened in 2004, Tyler's is an adorable eatery in the heart of Reynoldsburg that only uses the best, local and organic ingredients. They specialize in hearty, wood-fired pizzas along with freshly baked pastries—including a Yelp-famous chocolate croissant that "just melts in your mouth." Head there this week, Tuesday-Saturday, and see what all the (well-placed) hype is all about.  

4. 3 Brothers Diner

Clifton Cincinnati, OH 3 Brothers Diner is a Mexican-American fusion restaurant, born out of three brothers' dream to share their unique style of cooking with the Grove City area. They provide a contemporary twist on authentic regional Mexican fare and plenty of American breakfast staples to complete your perfect weekend brunch. Their bright and refreshing interior makes this the perfect setting for enjoying an exceptional meal with family and friends. Yelp reviewer Eve R. summed up her feelings about 3 Brothers in just a few words, "OK people, you want a delicious meal and outstanding service? This is the place for you!"  

5. Flavor 91 Bistro

Located in Whitehall, this family-owned bistro is an unexpected gem in Columbus' culinary scene! Their menu features a variety of healthy and organic dishes, from hormone-free burgers to fresh salads. As for food selections, Yelp reviewers almost always mention their Ethiopian dry rub wings, one of the restaurant's signature dishes, for good reason.   

6. Momo Ghar

While there are plenty of reasons you should visit Columbus' Saraga International Grocery Store, Momo Ghar is a reason to stop by all on its own. Named time and time again as one of the best restaurants in the city, Momo Ghar is known for their MOMOs, Himalayan dumplings filled with meat and/or vegetables. Every item on their menu is fresh and handmade from scratch—including their renowned spicy sauces.  The most adoring review we found on Yelp begins, "I intentionally stop by Saraga International Market mainly because I want my hands on the deliciousness that is Momo Ghar!! These dumplings are so tasty and their spicy sauces take them to the next level."  

7. Cherbourg Bakery

Cherbourg Bakery | Columbus Restaurants

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At last! Columbus has a completely nut-and-gluten-free bakery in its midst. This Bexley institution offers an array of sweet and savory treats, including quiches, shakshuka, scones, muffins, donuts, bars, brownies, cookies, cake and more. Accompany your morsel of sweetness with a pour-over coffee, a cup of tea or orange juice! On Yelp, you'll find gluten-free individuals singing praises: "As someone who has been eating gluten-free most of my life due to Celiac Disease, this place is my dream come true. EVERYTHING here is gluten-free! It's also all not just gluten-free, but it's actually GOOD."  

8. Tula Taqueria

Every taco connoisseur in Columbus knows about Tula Taqueria. This small, family-owned restaurant has been serving their Yelp-famous fare since 2018—and we can't get enough! Reminiscent of dishes you could get from street carts in Tijuana and Jalisco, their tacos are simple, delicious and so good you won't be able to just stop at one.  And don't skip dessert either. One reviewer said, "Make sure to save room for dessert. They have really good churros - super fresh and tasty. You have a choice of either Cajeta (Mexican caramel) or chocolate sauce—definitely try the Cajeta!"  

9. Smoked on High BBQ

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Originally known as Buckey Back Ribs and Papaya BBQ, Smoked on High BBQ has been bringing world-class barbeque experiences to the central Ohio region for half a decade. Their Southern-style barbeque is slow-smoked and promises to melt in your mouth. Do yourself a favor when you visit and order the brisket—you'll thank us later.   

10. Yappy Greek

Known for outstanding Greek cuisine, Yappy Greek is a restaurant and deli that offers a broad selection of Greek favorites, all made using healthy, natural ingredients. Around lunchtime, head to this laid-back deli in Worthington and order a tasty sandwich, salad, rice or anything else that catches your eye—we promise whatever it is, it'll be phenomenal. And it isn't just us who thinks so. Yelper Amber S. wrote: "YES YES and YES. Today was my 1st trip to Yappy Greek and I can't stop asking myself why I didn't try it sooner!"  

Where do you like to eat in Columbus? 

Share your go-to dinner destinations with us in the comments below!
October
22

14 Cincinnati Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

While podcasts have been around for a while, over the past few years they've gained more popularity, with news outlets, journalists and small business owners delving into the audio-blogging world. Podcasts make it easier to get your news on the go, and since you can download them straight to your phone, you can listen whenever you have time.

Because of the DIY nature of podcasts, they can actually flourish in places other than media hubs like Los Angeles and New York—and Cincinnati is no exception! Our amazing city has seen an abundance of local podcasts popping up as of late, which is why we decided to round up some of our favorites. No matter what you're interested in, there's a podcast for you on this list.

 

The 90 Second Naturalist

The 90 Second Naturalist is just that—a podcast where Thane Maynard, president of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, gives a 90-second, daily glimpse into the natural world. If you're new to podcasts and an hour-and-a-half-long audio-blog seems intimidating, the 90 Second Naturalist may be the perfect, bite-sized podcast to help you get into the media and appreciate nature a little bit more along the way.

 

Around Cincinnati

It's no secret that Cincinnati has a vibrant and thriving arts scene, so much so that it can be hard to keep up with everything that's going on in the city. Each week, host Lee Hay is joined by prominent local contributors that will introduce you to the cultural and arts organizations and events that make our city so special.

 

Art Palace

Russell Ihrig, host of Cincinnati Art Museum's Art Palace podcast | Photo courtesy of Hailey Bollinger, CityBeat via the Cincinnati Art Museum

Carefully curated by the Cincinnati Art Museum, Art Palace is a podcast where interesting people talk about art. In their biweekly episodes, host Russell Ihrig, who is the Associate Director of Interpretive Programming at the museum, interviews different guests from all walks of life from local artists to famous television chefs.

 

April Eight Songs & Stories 

Who says podcasts are just for adults? April Eight is a charming fairytale podcast series focused on the whole family that features heartfelt tales and magical songs for you to sing along to. This lovely pod is hosted by April Combs Mann, who has been an alt-rock musician and a college professor at a design school and now spends her time crafting original fairytale stories for children of all ages, all over the world.

 

Cincinnati Edition

For those who love getting their news in podcast form, make sure to check out Cincinnati Edition, an NPR podcast that covers a wide range of topics from regional government to technology. This podcast is hosted by journalist and newscaster, Michael Monks, and updates every weekday so you can stay informed on what is going on in Cincinnati while you're on the go.

 

The Cinema Guys

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Wanting to see that new, hyped-up movie at the theater, but aren't sure if it's worth your time? Listen to The Cinema Guys—a podcast that reviews sequels, prequels, summer movie blockbusters and old favorite films from their past. From time to time they'll also doll out recommendations, top lists and the occasional trailer talk.

 

Communication Junkie

If you're fascinated by the way humans communicate or are just looking to become a more powerful communicator, you've found the right place. Using research, humor and personal stories, host Professor Steven Fuller from the University of Cincinnati shares practical communication skills that will help you improve your interpersonal relationships.

 

Craft Brewed Sports

Craft Brewed Sports is the #1 followed independent podcast in Cincinnati for a good reason—it combines some of Cincinnatians' favorite things: beer and sports. Every week, hosts Scott Kyser and Mike Berlon sit down and drink a new craft beer as they discuss the most recent sports news, focusing on obscure headlines and stories from the sports world that will make you laugh.

 

Fanfare Cincinnati Podcast

Brought to you from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Fanfare Cincinnati Podcast provides an opportunity for you to explore our region's vibrant art scene through conversations with performers, conductors and the people behind the scenes who make the music possible. The podcast is hosted by Chris Pinelo, the Vice President of Communications for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra who is an avid music lover. You can catch episodes every couple of weeks on Sound Cloud.

 

Looking Up

Cincinnati Podcasts

This out-of-this-world podcast follows Cincinnati Observatory's Dean Regas and Anna Hehman as they bring you the latest astronomical discoveries in a fun, quick-paced conversation. They upload episodes about twice a month that focus on space and technology with a bit of pop culture. Plus, Dean and Anna also answer questions from kindergartners and interview experts in the field of astronomy—including William Shatner, Scott Kelly and James Hansen.

 

Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas

Behind every good story is a person of interest, and that's exactly what makes Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas a great podcast. Every episode you'll get to hear Jeff Thomas of Q102 talk to some of greater Cincinnati's most fascinating people—from Lindsay DeWalkd of the City Flea to Jake Rouse of Braxton Brewery.

 

Redleg Nation Radio

In a sea of Reds-focused podcasts here in Cincinnati, one of our favorites is Redleg Nation Radio. This podcast features Cincinnati Magazine writers, Jason Linden and Chad Dotson, as they discuss the most recent Cincinnati Reds news, key players and plenty of other Reds related topics.

 

That's So Cincinnati

Cincinnati Podcasts

This podcast is all about you: the Cincinnatian. Each week, hosts Jason Williams and Sharon Coolidge of The Enquirer fame will make complicated local issues that affect you on a daily basis a little easier to understand—and throw in a little humor while they're at it.

 

What Up, Cuz?

What Up, Cuz? is a podcast that "dissects the minutiae of the mundane and the triviality of the extraordinary." The popular pod follows cousins Tyler and Kasey Williams as they discuss their respective past, present and future and interview special guests with plenty of humor, music and interesting banter.

 

Happy Listening!

Did we miss your favorite local podcast? Let us know in the comments!

October
17

Your Guide to Cleveland's Best Museums

Cleveland has served as a center of art, culture and education for over a century. As a result, our communities have developed some of the world's best museums displaying art, architecture, gardens, history, global cultures and more.

Whether you're a local or just visiting, you should definitely take a few days to explore all of the museums our amazing city has to offer. To help you get started on your museum bucket list, we rounded up some of our favorites in the greater Cleveland area—from contemporary art museums to the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—where you can learn something new and have fun while you do it. Enjoy!

 

Baseball Heritage Museum

6601 Lexington Avenue

Baseball is practically a religion here in Cleveland, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that we have our own Baseball Heritage Museum! Here, you'll find photographs, letters, programs, uniforms and other game-used treasured memorabilia that helped shape the history of one of America's greatest pastimes. You can stop by on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to see interesting artifacts from all over the country including a signed Al Lopez ball, vintage Buckeyes jerseys and so much more.

 

A Christmas Story House

3159 West 11th Street

A Christmas Story House Cleveland, OH

Since its release in 1983, "A Christmas Story" has been a seasonal classic. It just wouldn't be Christmas without watching Ralphie Parker sulk in his bubblegum pink bunny pajamas and desperately wish for a Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. While "A Christmas Story" is a movie that is close to pretty much every American's heart, for Clevelanders—it's so much more. Located just outside of downtown Cleveland in Tremont,  A Christmas Story House is now open to the public year-round as a museum. When you visit, you'll be able to take photos next to the famous leg lamp or under the sink, act out your favorite movie scenes and more! For an inside look, check out Everything You Need to Know About Cleveland's Famous "A Christmas Story" House.

 

Cleveland Grays Armory Museum

1234 Bolivar Road 

The Cleveland Grays is a social organization devoted to the promotion of patriotism and the preservation of the military heritage of Greater Cleveland. While they've had several homes from the time of their founding in 1837, today they're located in one of the oldest standing buildings in downtown Cleveland. The breathtaking, red-bricked, Romanesque Revival style armory is definitely worth the visit, and the museum inside is just as historic and interesting as the exterior.

 

Cleveland History Center

10825 East Boulevard

Founded in 1867, the Western Reserve Historical Society is Cleveland's oldest existing cultural institution. It was created to help oversee the collection and preservation of documents and objects relating to various aspects of national, regional and local history. You can see those pieces of history—which includes everything from Lebron James' championship shoes to the very first map of Cleveland—at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle.

 

The Cleveland Museum of Art

11150 East Boulevard

As one of the most distinguished and comprehensive art museums in the world, the Cleveland Museum of Art is certainly worth spending a full day exploring. The museum celebrated its 104th birthday this year, and through renovations and changes in ownership has gathered a collection of more than 45,000 works of art—wowza!

 

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

1 Wade Oval Drive

If you're interested in the natural world, there's no better place to explore than the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Here you'll find interesting exhibits, wild animals, hikes, classes and so much more. When you visit the museum, you'll have the chance to delve deep into the past at the dinosaur hall; discover the outer reaches of the universe in the Shafran Planetarium; and experience natural wonders in outdoor galleries. You can traverse the museum any day of the week and even in the evenings on Wednesday. Click here for a full list of admission prices and daily hours.

 

Cleveland Police Museum

1300 Ontario Street

When exploring all of the local museums Cleveland has to offer, you don't want to miss the Cleveland Police Museum, which showcases the history of the local police department all the way back to the 19th century. Exhibits include a fallen officer memorial, a section of the museum dedicated to the motorcycle unit and collections featuring artifacts from famous Cleveland crimes. You can visit on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

The Children's Museum of Cleveland

3813 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland Museums

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Offering one of the most welcoming and fun atmospheres amongst Cleveland museums, this family staple is dedicated to inspiring creativity, curiosity, lifelong learning and motivating tomorrow's visionaries. Exhibits include a two-story, children's construction site, an industrial science "laboratory", a sun-filled art studio, a young performers' theater and so much more! Admission for individuals one-year-old and older is $12 and you can discover and play any day of the week except for Thursdays.

 

Dittrick Medical History Center

11000 Euclid Avenue

The Dittrick Medical History Center, located on the Case Western Reserve University campus, explores the history of medicine through artifacts, archives, rare book collections and more. As you explore, you'll learn all about what illness and treatment looked like in earlier eras as well as infectious disease crises and management. Housing over 175,000 artifacts, this free museum offers a window into the past for both visitors and researchers alike. While the museum is currently closed for building repairs, they hope to open their doors again in January 2020.

 

Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Avenue

Venture to the Great Lakes Science Center for a day full of engineering and experimenting at this iconic family favorite. Exhibits include a giant domed theater that shows movies and educational flicks, a NASA exhibit, the William G. Mather Steamship, electrifying science phenomena, Legos and more.

 

International Women's Air & Space Museum

1501 North Marginal Road

Located in the terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport, only seconds from the Lake Erie shore, the Women's Air & Space Museum collects, preserves and showcases the history and culture of women in all areas of aviation and aerospace. Here you can learn about more women than just Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride as well as their contributions to the world. Admission to the museum is completely free and you're welcome to visit any day of the week.

 

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage celebrates individuals whose leadership, vision and humanity have changed our region for the better. And trust us, you'll be inspired before you even step inside. The building is faced with more than 126 tons of Golden Jerusalem limestone shipped from Ashdod, Israel and, since the museum's opening in 2005, has become one of the city's most prominent landmarks. Serving to educate, challenge and inspire visitors every day, the museum hosts exhibits as well as educational tours for all ages.

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

11400 Euclid Avenue

If modern art is your thing, make sure to visit the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art. Even if you don't go inside, the building itself is a statement worth seeing—but you should definitely go inside. Many local artists have found their feet here, and today you'll find ever-changing exhibitions that will shock and inspire.

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1100 East 9th Street

New to Cleveland

Considered one of the most renowned attractions in the region, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a must-visit for both visitors and locals alike. This beautiful, modern museum nestled along the shore of Lake Erie showcases some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers and musical figures throughout history. Explore six levels of exhibits spanning decades of rock and roll history seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays until 9 p.m.

 

Have Fun Exploring!

Did we miss your favorite learning location in Cleveland? Let us know in the comments!

October
15

Fall in Love With These Gorgeous Homes For Sale in the Akron & Canton Area

There is something extra magical about the fall season, especially in the Akron and Canton area. Pumpkin is back on the menu, apple picking is a regular weekend activity and the area is practically bursting with gorgeous homes for sale.

Yes, you heard us correctly! With the changing seasons, comes an abundance of fabulous homes showing up on the market. And with the glorious scenery and cooler weather—there's no better time to see them!

We rounded up a handful of beautiful homes that are for sale in Akron and Canton, and plenty of beautiful communities in between. Get ready to fall head over heels for these homes in the area—pun intended!

Picture Perfect Uniontown Split-Level

3 Beds | 3 Baths | 1,962 Square Feet

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This home can be found at 1969 Gulf Street, Uniontown | Listed by Kaszyca Real Estate

This adorable split-level home is settled in Springwater Gardens and offers a spacious living room, a bright and open kitchen, three large bedrooms, and a completely finished lower level. The jewel of this beautiful property, though, is the private backyard and large deck—perfect for all of your harvest party and pre-football game barbecue needs!

 

Gorgeous Ranch Home Nested in the Sanctuary of North Canton

3 Beds | 3 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath | 3,746 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 1050 Pickforde Drive, North Canton | Listed by Dominic Fonte and Associates

Enjoy an abundance of space in this 3,700 square-foot ranch-style home. Settled on half an acre of land in The Sanctuary, this home boasts a lovely open floor plan, a functional recreation room with an additional living suite and bar area, and a wonderfully maintained yard with a privacy fence and firepit.

 

Picturesque, Lakefront Tudor in Lake of The Woods

4 Beds | 3 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath | 4,073 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 344 Lake of the Woods Boulevard, Akron | Listed by Mary Yoder

This must-see Tudor home is nestled in the revered subdivision of Lake of the Woods in Akron and offers an open and recently updated floor plan. Inside, you'll find a roomy kitchen full of coveted features and a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, perfect for chilly fall nights! Additional features include a large, vaulted sunroom, a large family room with a wet bar, and panoramic views of the lake from every vantage point.

 

Classic Cape Cod Home With Plenty of Room to Roam

3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2,918 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 11011 Immel Avenue, Hartville | Listed by Denise Evans

This Hartville beauty offers over 2,900 square feet of living space. While you'll have plenty of space indoors with its large kitchen and spacious bedrooms, we have a feeling you'll be spending most of your time outdoors enjoying over three acres of private land. You can also take in the vast landscape from the back deck or from the comfort of the bright and open sunroom!

 

Iconic North Canton Masterpiece

5 Beds | 4 Full Baths | 8,095 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 3681 Oak Glen Circle, North Canton | Listed by Mary-Margaret Evans

This property offers a rare opportunity to own one of the most beautiful homes in one of North Canton's most desirable and coveted neighborhoods: Winterberry Green. The luxury is complete with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a formal entry, a gourmet kitchen, a first-floor master suite, a recreation room, a home gym, and a disco and soda bar downstairs!

 

Hidden Oasis in Mayfair Circle Estates

5 Beds | 3 Baths | 4,318 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 2634 Mayfair Circle, Akron | Listed by the Allen & Albaugh Team

Hidden away in Springfield, this sprawling solid brick, ranch-style home offers privacy and seclusion in the coveted Mayfair Circle Estates subdivision. Tastefully designed, this home features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, an airy living room, a sunroom and a wonderful setup for an in-law suite in the lower level.

 

Custom Cedar Dream Home

6 Beds | 5 Full Baths | 1 Partial Bath | 10,237 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 10751 Johnston Street, Canal Fulton | Deborah Pickens

This beautiful Canal Fulton home is settled on over six acres and offers more than 10,000 square feet of well-designed and open living space. Take in some of the fall scenery from the massive windows in the living area. Some of the other fantastic features include a gourmet kitchen, luxurious master suite and incredible woodwork throughout. And we definitely can't skip over the walk-out basement, separate living area and elevator that will transport you from floor to floor!

 

Lovingly Maintained Historic Home

5 Beds | 4 Baths | 3,904 Square Feet

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

Homes for Sale in Akron & Canton

This home can be found at 13304 Carnation Avenue, Hartville | Listed by Tammy Grogan and Associates

This fabulous, historic home is located in the Cloverleaf West Allotment subdivision of Hartville and is chock full of charming features. Inside, you'll find stunning hardwood floors, a large eat-in kitchen, an electric brick hearth fireplace and so much more. Settled on .93 acres, featuring 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms—this estate won't be on the market for long!

 

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October
9

Where to Take Your Parents When They Visit Columbus

Entertaining your parents in your hometown can be intimidating. Putting together a perfect schedule full of fun activities, incredible restaurants, tourist attractions and local hangouts is almost impossible. Thankfully, your parents probably just want to see what your life is like in Columbus—giving you the perfect excuse to mix in spots like your favorite cafe and craft brewery with the touristy stops like art museums and trendy neighborhoods.

We rounded up some of our must-visit stops to put on your parent-friendly itinerary. Have fun!

Buckeye Donuts

 
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You haven't had a donut until you've had a Buckeye donut. From Boston Cream to plain glazed, all of the donuts at Buckeye are made fresh daily using only quality ingredients. The shop is conveniently located on High Street in the heart of the campus neighborhood and is a favorite for college students looking for a late-night study snack. Looking for something savory? Buckeye Donuts also has a selection of delicious breakfast items, gyros, salads and more—but seriously, don't leave the shop without a donut.

 

Center of Science and Industry

One of the most famous, and impressive, attractions in Columbus is the Center of Science and Industry or COSI. Officially opened in 1964, COSI inspires interest in science, technology, engineering and math topics through a special "hands-on fun" brand of learning. All across their 320,000-square-foot facility, they bring science to life through 300+ interactive experiences and exhibits. Go stargazing in the Planetarium; interact with dinosaurs in the Dinosaur Gallery; or take a ride on the High Wire Unicycle—17 feet above the ground!

 

Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio Statehouse is our state capitol building and is truly a magnificent sight to behold! Unlike many of the other states' capitol buildings, the Ohio Statehouse didn't take inspiration from the United States Capitol, because it was actually designed and built before the glorious building in D.C. was ever erected. Instead, it was built in the Greek Revival Style, with many features drawing inspiration from the Tholos of Delphi and the Parthenon of Athens. You can tour the historic building for free—Monday through Friday every hour on the hour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

The Park of Roses

Things to Do Columbus

Photo courtesy of Karen Martens via Park of Roses Foundation

This public garden in the heart of Columbus has grown over the years to include over 12,000 roses or more than 400 varieties. While late May through mid-June is the best time to visit to find peak bloom, each season offers a unique and beautiful perspective. The park is free year-round and open to visitors from dawn to dusk.

 

Seventh Son Brewing

Since April of 2013, Seventh Son Brewing has been producing incredible beers at the intersection of 4th and 4th in Columbus' historic Italian Village. When you visit this top-rated Columbus brewery, you're guaranteed a good time thanks to the delicious food trucks outside, the creative brews, and the unique events they hold every week.

 

The Topiary Park

Inspired by Georges Seurat's famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grande Jatte, this park is truly a local gem. Stroll through the garden and admire the artistry of the sculptures, each of which has a personality of its own. The iconic park is located downtown and is open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.

 

North Market

Things to Do Columbus

Photo courtesy of North Market

Since 1876, the centrally located North Market has served Columbus residents—which makes it the most seasoned market in the area. The vendors (be they candy makers, fishermen, bakers or farmers) strive to promote the diversity and vibrancy of our Ohio community, serving only the best in locally produced products. They are open year-round and feature everything from ethnic foods to gourmet groceries and unique gifts.

 

The Ohio Theater

While this stunning theater is one of the state's most beautiful buildings, featuring Spanish-Baroque architecture with breathtaking details (including the 21-foot high chandelier!), it was created as "a palace for the average man." Thomas W. Lamp, the Scottish architect in charge of the Ohio Theatre project in the 1920s, envisioned a place where anyone, regardless of wealth or status, could go and see a film or a live performance. Today, you can experience all of the history and majesty at one of the 100+ performances the theater puts on each year.

 

Northstar Cafe

When visiting Columbus for the first time, a meal at this popular vegetarian eatery is a must! While they do serve a few dishes for meat-lovers at Northstar Cafe, it's their vegetable-focused meals that truly stand out. All of their salads are excellent—our favorite is the Chopped Salad, crafted with avocado, almonds, blue cheese, apples and an optional turkey or bacon topping—but you can't go wrong with anything on their extensive menu.

 

German Village

Things to Do Columbus

Photo courtesy of the German Village Society

German Village is located in the heart of Columbus but still feels like it's worlds away. This is due to the German Village Society's efforts to maintain the historical feel of the neighborhood, the intricate architecture, and the idyllic urban garden parks throughout the area. In fact, German Village is one of the largest, privately funded historic districts in the country. Take a few hours to explore the charming streets and quaint shops and restaurants all around the neighborhood to give your parents a true taste of Columbus area history.

 

The Book Loft

While you're exploring German Village, don't miss the chance to stop into this bibliophile gem. The Book Loft offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is one of the nation's largest independent bookstores and is made up of a grouping of pre-Civil War era buildings that were once general stores, a saloon and a nickelodeon cinema. The 32 rooms of bargain-priced books are bound to make you forget about the outside world for just a bit.

 

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Even most out-of-towners know about Jeni's. Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream creates some of the most famous ice creams around—they've even been named one of the best ice cream shops in the country by Food & Wine Magazine, Thrillist and US News. And it all started right here in Columbus when Jeni Britton Bauer decided to open a trendy ice cream shop in 2002. Stop by one of their many locations around the city for a cold treat; we highly recommend Brambleberry Crisp!

 

The Scioto Mile

 
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Stretching along downtown Columbus' riverfront, The Scioto Mile offers 145 acres of lush parkland, fountains and scenic overlooks, providing the perfect destination when entertaining out-of-town guests. Not only will you get a spectacular view of Columbus right on the river, but there are plenty of stops along the Mile that you can explore! Learn something new at COSI, get cultured at the Cultural Arts Center, or see a show at the Riverfront Amphitheater—there are endless opportunities for fun downtown.  

Short North Arts District

Due to its high concentration of art galleries, music venues, boutiques, restaurants and the like, the Short North Arts District is sometimes fondly referred to as the "art and soul" of Columbus. Vibrant urban attractions abound in this area, so there is never a shortage of fun things to do and see. In fact, it's one of the areas most recommended for visitors! Need some itinerary inspiration? Check out our guide to the neighborhood.

 

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October
8

The Best Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating in Cincinnati [Interactive Map]

'Tis the season to dress up as your inner hero or villain and get free candy! The most committed of trick-or-treaters are already forming their routes and strategies for a successful night of trick-or-treating. When it comes time to knock on doors, there are several fail-safe methods for filling your bag with sweets. Of course, part of it has to do with wearing the perfect costume, but choosing a route that is safe, walkable and full of friendly, candy-bearing houses is just as important.

We rounded up the neighborhoods in Cincinnati that are the most ideal for trick-or-treaters. If you are new to the area or want to try some new locations to maximize your trick-or-treating loot, these are the spots where you want to ring doorbells!

Use our interactive map to find the best trick-or-treating neighborhood near you! 

Hyde Park

This upscale neighborhood located just east of town is known for its popular shopping district, safe streets and beautiful homes. The spacious front yards are always filled with crowd-pleasing decorations, and residents of the homes will generously dole out candy to those who approach their door. Regardless of what route you take, you will surely be met with friendly faces and other fun-loving families taking part in the candy hunt. For some extra fun before Halloween, make sure to stop by Hyde Park Square on October 29 for Halloween on the Square!

 

Mt. Lookout

Columbus Halloween Events

This Halloween, make your way to Mt. Lookout, located on the east side of Cincinnati next to Hyde Park, for a warm, welcoming atmosphere, extravagant Halloween decorations, and (most importantly) plenty of candy. Known as an accessible, family-friendly neighborhood, the streets of Mt. Lookout are filled with children of all ages on Halloween night. Make a day of it and check out the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in costume before trick-or-treating starts!

 

Deer Park

Known as a safe, family-friendly community with plenty of small-town charm, Deer Park is a prime location for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. The streets in this area are well-lit, very walkable and incredibly festive. Because the area is such a well-kept secret on Halloween night, a huge candy haul is inevitable—so don't forget to bring an extra bag!

 

Oakley

The well-lit, decorated streets in Oakley make it an ideal location for trick-or-treaters. On Halloween night, expect the neighborhood to be teeming with foot traffic! The residents welcome locals and visitors alike with open arms, doling out generous amounts of candy and other goodies. And if you happen to be a little too old for trick-or-treating these days—no problem! Several businesses around the area are planning on hosting Halloween parties this year, including the 20th Century Theater who will be hosting their annual Oakley Masquerade on November 1st.

 

College Hill

College Hill is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Cincinnati, welcoming anyone and everyone to their park-like streets on Halloween. The residents go all-out every year, slinging pumpkins, fake spiderwebs, eerie skeletons and spooky lights on every surface they can reach. The area also happens to be home to Mark Wiechman, a Halloween enthusiast who has been putting on a massive haunted house to scare families for more than 50 years. So put on your costume and head to 6791 Marvin Avenue, Cincinnati in North College Hill to start your spooky night off right. The haunted house experience is completely free, but they do accept donations for the Pray, Hope and Believe Foundation.

 

Mt. Washington

If you're a resident of the Mt. Washington neighborhood, make sure to get extra treats! This area transforms into a Halloween stomping ground for little monsters and their families on All Hallow's Eve. Also make sure to come back to the area the weekend after Halloween for the neighborhood's annual Pumpkin Chuck, where they'll launch leftover pumpkins from trebuchets and enjoy live music, craft beer, kids games and more!

 

Wyoming

Located about 15 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Wyoming is a quiet suburb full of tree-lined streets and historic sights. This year, the community is planning on handing out goodies from 6-8 p.m. on the 31st. If you're lucky, you might even snag a cup of hot apple cider or a bag of freshly popped popcorn.

 

Price Hill & West Price Hill

Fall Events in Cleveland Ohio

Just west of Cincinnati lie the Price Hill and West Price Hill neighborhoods, a candy-hunter's haven on Halloween night. An estimated 500+ trick-or-treaters gather in the area on the spooky holiday to beg for candy, popcorn and other tasty treats! Important note: Residents of Price Hill turn OFF their lights if they are giving out candy and turn ON their lights if they are not.

 

Pleasant Ridge

Located in Northeast Cincinnati, Pleasant Ridge is a charming neighborhood and very popular among families. The residents take their Halloween festivities seriously, hosting several Halloween events—including an annual pub crawl and Ghoul Fest—prior to October 31, and decorating their homes to the nines for trick-or-treating shenanigans.

 

Have a Great Halloween!

Did we miss your favorite spot to go trick-or-treating in the Cincinnati area? Tell us all about it in the comments or on Instagram using #CutlerExplores!

October
3

11 Sweet Trick-or-Treating Events in the Akron & Canton Area This Year

Halloween is nearly upon us, which means that Akron and Canton's most prepared ghouls, goblins, princes and princesses are already forming their routes and strategies for a successful night of trick-or-treating.

While we love a night full of traditional trick-or-treating complete with knocking on doors and begging our neighbors for sweets—there may be a more fail-safe way to get a good candy haul this year: special trick-or-treating events! All throughout the month of October, locals will be hosting family-friendly trick-or-treating events where your children can get candy in a safe, friendly environment.

We rounded up 11 trick-or-treating events happening in the area this year. From trunk-or-treats to Halloween spooktaculars, you'll find a sweet spot on this list. Happy Halloween!

Art Harvest: Trick-or-Treat Family Day

Where: The Canton Museum of Art

When: October 4 | 5:30-7:30

Calling all witches and wizards, ghouls and ghosts! You're invited to a very special Halloween event at the Canton Museum of Art. Kick off the season by trick-or-treating in your favorite costume throughout the museum. Kids will also have the chance to tackle make-and-take art projects, a scavenger hunt, art demonstrations and more!

 

Boo at the Akron Zoo

Where: The Akron Zoo

When: October 12-27 | Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Trick or Treating in Akron & Canton

Photo courtesy of the Akron Zoo

Dress up your little superheroes and princesses for this scare-free event at the Akron Zoo. Grab your candy passport and use it to hunt for treats around the zoo after hours. Between bites, make sure to give a Halloween greeting to your favorite animals!

 

Trunk or Treat

Where: Color Our Rainbow Academy, Akron

When: October 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Color Our Rainbow Academy offers a fun alternative to trick-or-treating with Trunk-or-Treat, where community members decorate their vehicles and pass out candy to children. This event is completely free to attend!

 

Trick-or-Treat Trail & Costume Contest

Where: Central Park, Green

When: October 19 | 2:15 p.m.

Join the City of Green for their 23rd Annual Trick or Treat Trail & Costume Contest! Children ages 0-12 years old are encouraged to come in their best Halloween costume and compete for first place against other Green locals. There will also be plenty of candy up for grabs during trick-or-treating. Admission is one non-perishable food item or personal care item.

 

Trick-or-Treat on South High Street

Where: Akron Art Museum

When: October 24 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Fall Events in Cleveland Ohio

Break out your costume and get ready for this special event at the Akron Art Museum! Meet enchanting new friends and creatures while you creep through the galleries; collect art trinkets; mix up unique concoctions in their idea laboratory; and show off your monster moves on the dance floor. The cost per nonmember child is $12 and free for members of the museum.

 

Trick or Treat Monster Mash Event

Where: Arbors at Minerva, Minerva

When: October 24 | 6:30-8 p.m.

Candy, costumes and dancing—this Halloween bash has it all, and you're invited! Head out to Minerva and enjoy trick-or-treating, a dance, and a costume contest hosted by Doug Dominick. For more information and updates on the event, click here. 

 

Halloween Party at the Boo'seum

Where: McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton

When: October 25 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Trick or Treating in Akron & Canton

The McKinley Museum invites you and your family to go trick-or-treating in the Street of Shops and Discover World! You'll also get to enjoy hayrides, a scavenger hunt, science shows, Planetarium shorts, games, stories and more. Admission is $5 and attendees are encouraged to call (330) 455-7043 to reserve a spot.

 

Howl-O-Ween Trick-Or-Treat

Where: Old Colony Farm, Medina

When: October 26 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

This family-friendly Halloween event is open to everyone—and they mean everyone! Not only will you and your kids have a blast exploring the Old Colony Farm and trick-or-treating throughout the property, but your dog is welcome too. If you don't have a furry friend to bring along, don't worry! They'll be providing balloon animals and a special wild animal show so you can still join in on the animal kingdom fun. Tickets will be available both online and on-site.

 

City Hall Trick-or-Treat

Where: Cuyahoga Falls City Hall

When: October 31 | 3-4:30 p.m.

For the first time ever, Cuyahoga Falls will be hosting a special trick-or-treating event! Head to Cuyahoga Falls City Hall and take your children trick-or-treating throughout the building. Because the entire event takes place indoors, there's no need to worry about the weather. So don your favorite costume and enjoy a free Halloween event the whole family will enjoy!

 

City Wide Beggar's Night

Where: The City of Tallmadge

When: October 31 | 5:30-7 p.m.

Trick or Treating in Akron & Canton

The city of Tallmadge does things a little differently on Halloween. Instead of a traditional trick-or-treating night, they host a Beggar's Night, where kids can go up to homes throughout the city and, quite literally, beg for candy! The celebration will be followed by the annual Halloween Street Dance in the Recreation Center's parking lot.

 

5th Annual Trunk or Treat

Where: Weis Park, Canton

When: October 31 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Head out to Weis Park on Halloween for this not-so-scary Halloween event! Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and go "trunk-or-treating" for candy. This family-oriented event is completely free to attend so grab your bucket or pillowcase and get to it!

 

Happy Halloween!

Have a safe and sweet holiday!

 
October
2

18 Fall Events in Cincinnati to Look Forward to This Season

Fall is officially underway! The leaves are changing colors, pumpkins are back on the menu  and you've probably already started thinking about this year's Halloween costume.

But the season will be over before you know it, so take advantage of autumn before it ends by attending one of these events happening in the Cincinnati area this fall!

To help you get started on your seasonal calendar, we rounded up some of our most anticipated fall happenings in the area. Here, you'll find everything from fun harvest festivals to must-attend 5K races and artisanal markets. Enjoy!

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Donauschwaben Oktoberfest 2019

Where: Donauschwaben Park

When: October 4-6 | Friday 6 p.m-12:30 a.m.; Saturday 1 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Sunday 12-8 p.m.

Cincinnati Fall Events

The Donauschwaben Oktoberfest is hosted by the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of German language and culture. The society's authentic Oktoberfest is held at Donauschwaben Park in Colerain Township, where you'll find over 25 beers on tap, live entertainment and delicious, homemade food.

 

Wizard Pub Crawl

Where: 16-Bit Bar+Arcade

When: October 5 | 3-10 p.m.

All wizards, witches and non-magical folk in Cincinnati are invited to the 3rd Annual Wizard Pub Crawl! Join hundreds of other Cincinnatians and celebrate wizardry, drink potions and party the night away. This year, a general admission ticket includes a signature wand, a completion certificate at the end of the crawl, a wizard wand box, a house colored wristband, exclusive themed drinks and so much more. There will also be a best-dressed competition, so be sure to wear your best robe and witches' hat for the occasion!

 

The 22nd Annual Sunflower Festival

Where: Gorman Heritage Farm 

When: October 5-6 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Make a trip to Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale for the Sunflower Festival, a two-day celebration of all things related to the beautiful sunflower. Enjoy fall fun for all ages, including farm animals, food trucks, hayrides, arts and crafts, pumpkins, live music, pick-your-own sunflowers, a sunflower maze and much more. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids and seniors, free for members and kids under 3.

 

HallZOOween

Where: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

When: October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27 | 12-5 p.m.

Each weekend throughout the month of October, take a walk on the wild side with the Cincinnati Zoo's special HallZOOween event. Activities include trick-or-treating, special animal encounters, a Hogwarts Express train ride, a Scare-ousel, and much more! There is no additional charge beyond zoo admission to attend this event. You can help the zoo go green by bringing your own treat bag.

 

Operation Pumpkin

Where: Downtown Hamilton

When: October 11-13 | Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Make a trip to downtown Hamilton for this exciting annual tradition! Operation Pumpkin is a three-day festival featuring live music, a zip line, crafts and lots of food and drinks. Popular events include the Lil' Miss Punkin beauty pageant on Saturday and the Pet Parade on Sunday with a costume contest for various dog size categories.

 

2019 College Hill Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

Where: Town Hall Park

When: October 12 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The College Hill community hosts an exciting pumpkin patch and fall festival each year, featuring lots of fall activities and games, live music, storytelling, food trucks and vendors, pony rides and much more. Plus, the massive pile of pumpkins in the middle of Town Hall Park will make a perfect photo opportunity for you and your family!

 

Trunk 'R Treat Fall Festival

Where: Beech Acres Park

When: October 12 | 2-4 p.m.

Cincinnati Fall Events

Photo courtesy of the Anderson Parks District

The Anderson Parks District invites you to one of the community's favorite annual events: the Truck 'R Treat Fall Festival at Beech Acres. Enjoy a car show, music, games, prizes and lots of candy distributed from the trunks of classic cars decorated for Halloween. Costumes are encouraged for children participating in "trunk 'r treat" and $5 tickets can be purchased at the event.

 

The Great Pumpkin Fest

Where: Keehner Park, West Chester

When: October 12 | 2-6 p.m.

This free family-friendly festival at Keehner Park in West Chester features endless fun and entertainment, including a puppet show and the Primrose School costume contest for ages 0–12. Plus, guests can enjoy a not-so-scary haunted trail, a petting zoo, a pony carousel, horse-drawn wagon rides and face painting—all absolutely free!

 

HallowEve Brew Bash

Where: Ault Park Pavillion

When: October 18 | 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Craft beer and costumes? Count us in! This Halloween bash will feature beer tastings from some of Cincinnati's best microbreweries along with delicious food from Family Treats & Grill on Wheels. Live music, including some hit 1970s Halloween songs, will be provided by Gee Your Band Smells Terrific. Tickets are $20 until October 16 when they will go up to $25. You can purchase tickets through the Ault Park website—and don't forget your costume!

 

Zombie Ball: The 5th Annual Dance of the UnDead on Pyramid Hill

Where: Pyramid Hill Grand Pavillion

When: October 19 | 7-11 p.m.

Head to the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton for the Zombie Ball! Dress as your favorite undead character, such as a zombie, vampire or mummy  and enjoy an evening filled with DJ music, a haunted hayride, a zombie photo booth and much more. Tickets to the Zombie Ball start at $30 per person or $50 for a couple and includes access to the horror-themed buffet and an open bar of beer and wine from 7–9 p.m. and a cash bar from 9–11 p.m.

 

The 2019 Weber Family Pumpkin Festival

Where: Weber's Farm Market

When: October 19-20 | Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Since its inception as the Minges Pumpkin Festival in 1984, this annual event now held at Weber's Farm Market in Harrison has evolved into a massive celebration of autumn and all its glory. The Weber Family Pumpkin Festival features live music, more than 150 arts and crafts exhibitors, delicious food, live demonstrations and many activities for kids. The event showcases many elements of the farm and encourages visitors to develop a deep connection with both agriculture and their community. Admission is $5 and free for kids 12 and under.

 

Findlay Market Fall Food Fest

Where: Findlay Market

When: October 20 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Savor the rich flavors of fall at the Fall Food Fest at Findlay Market in the heart of Over-the-Rhine. This annual event features pumpkin painting, cooking demos, a children's scavenger hunt, live music, craft cocktails and seasonal beers, merchant specials and more. Admission to the Fall Food Fest is free.

 

Autumn Color Walking Tour

Where: Spring Grove Cemetary & Arboretum

When: October 20 | 1-3 p.m.

Cincinnati Fall Events

Join the Spring Grove horticulture staff as they highlight the very best of Cincinnati's autumn colors in the arboretum on this unique, seasonal walking tour! Reservations are required and space is limited, so make sure to get your tickets as soon as possible.

 

Fall Fest Weekend

Where: Washington Park

When: October 26-27 | 12-6 p.m.

Head to Washington Park for a weekend filled with fall family fun just before Halloween! Fall Fest Weekend offers a jam-packed entertainment lineup for all ages—including a pumpkin patch, kid's activities and a variety of local vendors selling crafts and homemade items, baked goods and so much more.

 

November

Our Creative Harvest

Where: Kennedy Heights Art Center Lindner Annex

When: November 8 | 6-8 p.m.

All throughout the season, the Nancy Gamon Studio will hold workshops—including hand embroidery, wearable art, a clothing swap and more. The fruits of these unique workshops will be on display at the Lindner Annex for one November evening. Come out and enjoy light bites, mingle with workshop participants and view the "creative harvest" that they worked on all season!

 

Art on Vine

Where: Rhinegeist Brewery

When: November 10 | 12-7 p.m

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Photo courtesy of Art on Vine

Art on Vine evolved from a college project created by James Jenkins and started as an eight-vendor market settled on Vine Street. Today, the event features more than 75 vendors and fills Rhinegeist Brewery every year with hundreds of arts and crafts lovers. For a unique, fun, one-on-one shopping experience, you won't want to miss this one!

 

Cincinnati Hungry Turkey Half Marathon & 5K

Where: Otto Armleder Park

When: November 30 | 7:15 a.m.

Before you dig into your Thanksgiving feast, consider starting your holiday off with a festive 5K!  The Cincinnati Hungry Turkey begins at Otto Armleder Park and winds through picturesque terrain. Participants will be rewarded with locally made and absolutely delicious Holtman's Donuts at the finish line. Plus, brownie points will be awarded if you show up in a turkey costume!

 

Holiday Artisan Market

Where: The Carnegie Center

When: November 30 | 12 p.m.

Kick off your holiday shopping this year at the Holiday Artisan Market! This one-of-a-kind artisan market features handcrafted gifts and unique finds made by local artists you can feel good about giving to your loved ones. Tickets cost $5 per person and $15 for a family of four.

 

Have a Great Fall!

Let us know what fun things you're planning to do this season in the comments!

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