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!
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!
Where: The Akron Zoo
When: October 12-27 | Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
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!
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!
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.
Where: Akron Art Museum
When: October 24 | 6-8:30 p.m.
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.
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.
When: October 25 | 6-8:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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!
Where: The City of Tallmadge
When: October 31 | 5:30-7 p.m.
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.
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!
Have a safe and sweet holiday!
Photo courtesy of Vintage CantonThis fun annual festival takes place in the heart of downtown Canton and features live music, art exhibits, and top-notch wine from all over the world. Taste samples from your favorite wineries, selections from local breweries in the beer garden, and bites from the best Stark County restaurants — all in one convenient location! Where: Chagrin Valley Jaycees Page When: May 23-25, Thursday 8-10:30 p.m., Friday & Saturday 6-11 p.m. Every year, the Chagrin Valley Jaycees throw a spectacular festival over Memorial Day weekend. The festivities will include a carnival, food and drink vendors, along with plenty of family-friendly activities. You won't want to miss the grand parade downtown, which is a highlight of the festival and one of the most popular parades in the area! Where: Buzzbin Art & Music Shop When: May 23-26, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Music lovers rejoice! This Memorial Day weekend, one of the biggest musical events in Ohio is coming to Akron. Rabid Fest will feature over 20 metal, punk and rock bands from all over the country — and you can see them all for just $10. Tickets are available exclusively at Buzzbin Art and Music Shop. Where: Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market When: May 23-27
Photo courtesy of Hartville Marketplace & FleamarketHartville's Memorial Day Flea Market is one of the largest markets in Ohio, featuring more than 1,000 vendors! Peruse locally made art, baked goods, and fresh produce. There will also be food and beverages to refuel when you need a break from all your wandering! Where: Barley's Event Center, Louisville When: May 24, 4-8 p.m. Every fourth Friday this summer, Barley's Event Center in Louisville will be hosting a "cruise-in"! All makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to cruise into the front lawn and enjoy great music, food and door prizes. Plus, inside and outside of the barn, vendors and crafters will be set up selling fresh produce, baked goods, art creations and crafts! Where: Lock 3, Akron When: May 24, 6-11 p.m. Join Lock 3 and 97.5 WONE every Friday night this summer and enjoy seeing some of your favorite tribute bands! During Memorial Day weekend, the concert will be a tribute to Bon Jovi, featuring Victory Highway and Crush. Gates open at 6 p.m. so grab a blanket and find a comfy spot! Where: Clay's Park Resort, Lawrence When: May 24-27, Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday 12-7 p.m. The unofficial start of summer kicks off at Clay's Park and Resort! Clay's is one of Ohio's top outdoor camping, water park and event destinations, and during Memorial Day weekend, stop by and enjoy a military parade, a classic car show and the seasonal opening of their Adventure Waterpark! Where: Sippo Lake, Canton When: May 25, 7:45-9 a.m. This holiday weekend, enjoy the fresh air at Sippo Lake in Canton! Every Saturday, this beautiful park offers a free, timed 5K perfect for runners, walkers, dog owners and families. The course follows the beautiful trails of Sippo Lake Park and includes sights like the new Wildlife Conservation Center, wetlands and a limestone trail. Afterward, make sure to stick around for the coffee social! You only have to register once, and participants are required to show their registration barcode before each 5K. You can register here. Where: The Akron Zoo When: May 25, 8-10 a.m. One of our favorite holidays is coming up — World Otter Day! To celebrate this important day, the Akron Zoo will be hosting a special breakfast complete with crafts, cookie decorating, keeper talks and, of course, otter appearances! Where: First Congregational Church of Akron When: May 25-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. It's the gardening season! Purchase vegetable, herb and flower seedlings at the Let's Grow Akron and First Congregational Church of Akron's fundraiser this Memorial Day weekend. While you're there, you can enjoy live music, tours of the Feed My Sheep market garden and plenty of family-friendly activities. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Let's Grow Akron Community Farm and the Feed My Sheep Garden. Where: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Peninsula Depot When: May 26, 1:55 p.m. Climb aboard this half-loop excursion for an afternoon stuffed with family fun! Children will have the chance to create their own stuffed animals all while taking in the beautiful sights of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Departure is from the Peninsula Depot and will loop back over the course of two hours. Where: Green High School and Veterans Park, Uniontown When: May 27, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Head over to the City of Green this Memorial Day for a plethora of fun events to celebrate the holiday! The popular parade will begin and end at the Green High School parking lot, winding its way through town with colorful floats and American flags. Afterward, visit the Veterans Memorial Park for a memorial ceremony honoring fallen soldiers and veterans. Plus, don't miss the free community picnic and antique car show that will follow the ceremony! Where: Springwood Lake Camp Club, East Sparta When: May 27, 9:30 a.m. This annual Memorial Day event is a local favorite, giving you the chance to decorate a golf cart or ATV and be a part of the Memorial Day parade! The festivities will begin after the flag raising ceremony at 9 a.m. at the front gate parking lot.
Photo courtesy of the Akron ZooJoin the Akron Zoo for a breakfast buffet, crafts, activities, a visit with the Easter Bunny, and an egg hunt full of fun prizes. This event will be held over three weekends in April and you can get your tickets here. Don't forget to bring your own camera and basket! Where: Roses Run Country Club, Stow When: April 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to have brunch with the Easter Bunny! Visit the Roses Run Country Club and enjoy a brunch buffet, plenty of bunny photo opportunities and an egg hunt on the green. All of the proceeds from this event will provide funding for Riverview PTA to help sponsor educational and social programs for the students. You can get your tickets here. Where: Quail Hollow Park, Hartville When: April 13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Celebrate spring and Easter with a festive egg hunt at Quail Hollow Park. Explore the Nature Center, meet live animals and make a craft after hunting for eggs around the beautiful grounds! This event is free and open to all ages. You can register here. Where: Little Van Gogh Art Studio When: April 13, 1-2 p.m. Head over to the Little Van Gogh Art Studio and paint plastic eggs! You and your child will be able to let your imagination run wild as you decorate your egg using anything from glitter to feathers. This fun experience costs $12 and children of all ages are welcome to attend. Where: The Winery at Wolf Creek, Barberton When: April 14, 10:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Who says Easter egg hunts are just for kids? At this adult-only event, you'll be able to search for eggs filled with candy, toys and prizes all around the winery grounds. This hunt is a BYOB (bring your own basket) festivity and the pre-registration of $20 includes a glass of wine and a donut to fuel your search! Where: Fred Fuller Park, Kent When: April 19, 9 p.m. Grab your flashlight and a bag and visit Fred Fuller Park in Kent for a fun-filled adult-only event. Search for eggs, prizes and candy in the dark, and get the chance to find winning eggs with over $5,000 in prizes, including big screen TVs, bikes, kayaks, a drone, cash and more! Click here to get your ticket. Where: Lock 3, Akron When: April 20, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Head over to Lock 3 and have breakfast with the Easter Bunny before spending the morning hunting for eggs. This delicious breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. After you eat, collect Easter eggs and get a photo with the bunny himself! Where: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron When: April 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Stan Hywet Hall & GardensBring the entire family out to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens for one of Akron's most popular Easter traditions! Children nine and under can participate in the famed egg hunt while the whole family is invited to spend the day visiting with the Easter Bunny and enjoying a beautiful spring day on the estate. Make sure to purchase your ticket before you go, as this event sells out quickly. Where: Fred Fuller Park, Kent When: April 20, 12:45 p.m. At this free family-friendly event, children nine and under will be able to hunt for over 5,000 eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny. Some eggs will contain numbers and can be redeemed for prizes, but don't forget your basket! Where: City of Green Central Administration Building, Uniontown When: April 20, 1p.m. Residents in and around Green are welcome to visit the City of Green Central Administration building for an egg hunt the day before Easter! Ages infant through 10-years old are welcome to participate and families are encouraged to spend the spring afternoon enjoying the beautiful grounds. Make sure to bring your basket and register online before you go! Where: Buchtel Commons, Akron When: April 20, 5-8 p.m. Join the Fallen Fathers Foundation at their Inaugural Save Our Community Easter Talent Show. Watch incredible performing and visual arts from Akron area youth, grades kindergarten through 12th grade. This brand new event will be hosted by Crisis, featuring music from iLL WiLL and a surprise celebrity guest! Where: Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown When: April 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Kick off your Easter celebration by enjoying a delicious brunch at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Akron! This brunch will include scrambled eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, pastries, an omelet station and much more. You can make your reservation by calling (234) 231-7717.
Photo courtesy of Gervasi VineyardFor the wine lover in your family, visit this year's Market Place Gala at Gervasi Vineyard! Enjoy tiny treats while you shop their new holiday lines, dine in the Crush House for a special holiday lunch, and get an expanded tour of the winery. They promise a memorable experience that appeals to all the senses! When: November 17-25, Times Vary Where: The John S. Knight Center, Akron Make sure to mark your calendars for the 37th Annual Holiday Tree Festival in Akron, where you can see more than 200 trees, 85,000 strings of lights and other holiday creations! It's a truly beautiful sight and all proceeds benefit the Akron Children's Hospital. When: Saturday and Sundays Starting November 23, 5-9 p.m. Where: The Akron Zoo
Photo courtesy of the Akron ZooThe Akron Zoo will most definitely have the wildest light display this holiday season. Almost the entire zoo will be decorated and many animals will be on exhibit. While you're there, stop by Santa Land and tell Santa your holiday wishes, visit Holly Jolly Hillside which will feature lighted North American animals and trees synchronized to music, take a ride on the Wild Winter Express train ride, and stop by Mrs. C's Sweets for a s'more! When: November 23 at 7 p.m. and November 24 at 11 a.m. Where: Lock 3, Akron The night after Thanksgiving, be sure to head over to Lock 3 to watch the streets of downtown Akron light up with thousands of holiday lights and fireworks! There will also be live performances, ice skating and holiday treats. When: November 23-January 1 Where: Main Street, Akron Take a stroll down Main Street between Bowery and State this holiday season and enjoy the largest seasonal vintage collection in Ohio. Department store's will showcase animated displays from the 1960's-80's in the windows of the O'neil's, Polsky and Landmark buildings. When: November 24-December 23, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays 12-5 p.m. Where: Beech Creek Gardens, Alliance There's so much to see at this weekend holiday event! Have fun and learn something new at the Beech Creek Gardens. Enjoy Candyland and the Christmas Express, explore the Festival of Trees, visit with the Grinch, learn about animals in winter, complete workshops for adults and children, sip hot cocoa, and more! When: November 24-December 2, Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Where: Akron Civic Theatre This wonderful holiday tradition lives on in Akron and is a "must-do" for you and your family. Roger Durbin of the West Side Leader wrote,"... the production levels in Artistic Director Christine Meneer's version — as well as her engaging choreography — capture the audience and transport it for a couple of hours into a magical, wonderful, escapist wonderland." Get your tickets here. When: November 30, 4:30 and 7 p.m. Where: Dragonfly Tea Room, Canal Fulton Make sure to start off the holiday season right. Sip an invigorating cup of tea in the Dragonfly Tea Room while snacking on holiday treats and listening to live music. Call ahead to make a reservation! When: November 30, 6-8 p.m. Where: McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton This annual party will definitely be a fun time for the entire family. There will be musical entertainment, crafts for kids, open-hearth cooking demonstrations, special planetarium and science shows and, of course, a visit from Santa! The museum will be beautifully decorated with over 30 trees and holiday scenes. Reservations are appreciated. When December 1, 3-7 p.m. Where: Downtown Canal Fulton
Photo courtesy of Cliff Franks PhotographyHistoric Canal Fulton invites you to stroll the streets of the downtown area and celebrate this holiday season. The blocked off streets will allow space for wood and ice carvers, carolers, and wagon rides. Stop by and visit Santa and meet Mrs. Oberlin for tours of the Oberlin House and Olde Canal Days Museum. Shops will be open late to offer special discounts, refreshments and entertainment. When the sun goes down, the electric lights parade and tree lighting ceremony will commence! When: December 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Akron's Children Museum For an event the whole family will enjoy, Hands-On Holidays at the Akron's Children's Museum is perfect! Meet fun holiday characters as you explore interactive exhibits with special make-and-take crafts. Paint your own snowman, design your own cookie, enjoy a live DJ and more — plus, adults AND kids can enter to win fun prizes. They will also be hosting a Winter Warmth Drive at the event and collecting gloves, hats, socks and scarves for kids and adults for Family Promise of Summit County. When: December 2, 3-6 p.m. Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, University of Mount Union, Alliance Celebrate the holiday season in nature. The Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center's annual holiday celebration features crafting, s'mores and hot chocolate by the fire, live acoustic music, and a visit with Santa Claus in a 1800's-era cabin. This event is truly simple holiday fun for the whole family! When: December 6, 6-8:30 p.m. Where: Central Plaza + Downtown Canton
Photo courtesy of the Canton Chamber of CommerceThis spirited festival will feature 14 city blocks of attractions, ice skating, entertainment, refreshments, sleigh rides, singers and dancers, a visit from Santa, and incredible fireworks! The best part is, this event is free and fun for all ages. When: December 7, 5-8 p.m. Where: Canton Women's Club, Canton Put a little history in your holiday festivities by visiting Canton Woman's Club on December 7 to see their 150-year-old Victorian home decorated for the holidays! Admission to the house is free and dinner will be available at an additional cost. When: December 7, 7:30 p.m. Where: Akron Civic Theatre Looking for a unique holiday experience this season? Make sure to check out this event featuring 20 of the world's most skilled Irish dancers and musicians. Carol of the Kings brings an exciting story of love that will transport the audience to a new time and place. When: December 7, 7:30 p.m. Where: Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, The University of Akron Join the Akron Symphony Orchestra as they ring in the holidays with an evening of traditional carols, inspiring songs and holiday cheer. There's also a rumor that a certain special visitor from the North Pole will be making an appearance so make sure to reserve your seat soon! When: December 7-23, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Where: The Players Guild Theatre, Canton
Photo courtesy of The Players Guild TheatreSee the story of Ebenezer Scrooge brought to life! This classic Christmas story will surely get you into the holiday spirit. When: December 8, 1-5 p.m. Where: Fieldcrest Estate, Canton Don't buy the prepackaged gingerbread houses this year, go visit Fieldcrest Estate and build one there! This event is perfect for families, friends, couples or crafty singles. Visitors get to choose their floor plans to build and decorate, so you can create an original masterpiece. Reservations are required. When: December 9, 1 p.m. Where: Akron Canton Airport
Photo courtesy of Maps Air MuseumSanta left the reindeer behind this year and is arriving in Akron and Canton a little differently — by plane! Go watch him touch down and get a photo of your loved ones with Santa. In return, you are asked to bring a food donation for the Reserves/National Guard Family Services Food Pantry that services troops stationed at the Akron Canton Airport. When: December 9, 3 p.m. Where: Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Canton Join the Canton Symphony Orchestra for their celebration of the holiday season! Sing along to some of your favorite carols and listen to beautiful renditions of holiday songs. Individual tickets are on sale now. When: December 14, 7:30 p.m. Where: Akron Civic Theatre Don't miss out on this opportunity to see a Christmas classic live on stage. This is a fresh take on A Charlie Brown Christmas so you'll be experiencing the storyline in a completely new way. This Peanuts experience also includes an intermission — and after the show, audience members are invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing Christmas favorites! When: December 14, 8 p.m. Where: Avenue Arts Marketplace + Theatre, Canton The story of It's a Wonderful Life is a natural for a stage adaptation. Come watch the saga of George Bailey as he discovers how amazing his life really is, live on stage. Support your local theater and experience the true meaning of Christmas! When: December 15, 7:00 p.m. Where: Canton Palace Theatre Celebrating 10 years of making Christmas memories, bring the whole family to enjoy holiday carols, heartwarming new melodies, a rockin' band segment, and a singalong! Majestic Voice Chorus will be joined by dancers from "A Time to Dance" in North Canton, featuring ballet, a chorus line and Irish Step Dancing. When: December 15, 7:30 p.m. Where: Akron Civic Theatre After gaining recognition on America's Got Talent and TRU TV's Fake Off, Lightwire Theater has gone on to perform all over the world. By using a combination of puppetry, theater and dance with the music of holiday classics, Lightwire Theater promises an exhilarating holiday experience for the whole family. When: December 16, 1-4 p.m. Where: Massillon Recreation Center Santa Claus is coming to town, but he needs a break. To relax, he decided to pay a visit to the Massillon Rec Center for a swim and some cookies. Bring your kids to join him! They'll be able to hang out with Santa while listening to some Christmas music and taking a dip themselves. You must have proper swim attire to participate in the event. When: December 18, 7:30 p.m. Where: E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, The University of Akron Over 300 incredible costumes, 20 world-class acts, amazing singers, and original music, as well as seasonal favorites come together in a two-hour breathtaking event. Boston Globe calls it "Entrancing… Las Vegas meets family entertainment". You don't want to miss this high-flying spectacle this season! When: December 22, 7 p.m. Where: Akron Civic Theatre This is a holiday rock event for the whole family, featuring former members of classic rock giants — Rainbow, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent Band and others — along with Broadway and Theater veterans. This diverse group will perform a holiday rock opera titled "Tales Beneath a Northern Star". Join them on their journey inside a snow globe in search of the true meaning of Christmas. When: December 23, 2:30 p.m. Where: Akron Civic Theatre Experience this holiday classic on the big screen! Akron Civic Theatre will be playing The Polar Express in their gorgeous theater for free — all you need is a ticket which you can get from the Akron Civic Box Office. These tickets are almost gone, so get yours soon!
Photo courtesy of David Monseur via the Akron RubberDucksRoot for the home team at this patriotic ball game! The Akron RubberDucks, Akron's beloved baseball team, invites the local community to cheer them on in celebration of our country. After all, baseball is America's national pastime. Military members, veterans and their families will all receive $5 tickets. When: June 29-July 4. Times vary. Where: Lock 3 Park Live music, vendor booths, family-friendly activities and the smell of barbecue in the air — it doesn't get much better than this! Come sample offerings from some of the area's best barbecue vendors — all serving up ribs, chicken, pork, brisket, roasted vegetables and so much more. You'll need as much fuel as possible to dance the night away! Admission is free for all six days. When: June 29, sunset Where: Barberton Speedway It's always a good day at the Speedway! Come witness the excitement of the car race followed by a brilliant fireworks display over the tracks. When: June 30, 7:30 pm Where: Akron Northside Station
Graphic courtesy of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic RailroadAll aboard! The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad invites you to join in a special patriotic wine excursion on the weekend before Independence Day. Explore the beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park on a two-hour train ride while sipping on wine. Each passenger will be served five wine tastings and several appetizers, and additional beverages and food will be available for purchase.
Looking for events going on during Memorial Day weekend 2019? Check out our latest guide: 14 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend in the Akron & Canton AreaAlthough our fallen soldiers and veterans deserve the utmost respect every day of the year, Memorial Day sets aside some time for Americans to honor them in style. The three-day weekend also marks the first unofficial weekend of summer, and many take the time to go camping with their families or splash around in a local swimming pool. This upcoming Memorial Day weekend is filled with festivals, heartfelt ceremonies and community gatherings — so there is no excuse to miss out! We rounded up some of the best local events in the Akron and Canton area for your convenience. Enjoy your holiday!
Photo courtesy of The Canton Regional Chamber of CommerceThis sophisticated soiree takes place in the heart of downtown Canton and features live music, art exhibits and top-notch wine from all over the world. Enjoy samples from your favorite wineries (or craft beer in the beer garden) and taste bites from the best Stark County restaurants. Vendors this year include Gervasi Vineyard, Nauti Vine Winery, Red Head Wines and so many more!
Photo courtesy of the Louisville Area Chamber of CommerceFestival Fridays take place once per month during the summer, but Memorial Day marks the first event of 2018! The event is a fabulous way to celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a long weekend, and features local vendors, crafts, a beer garden, food trucks, family-friendly activities, a car show and a live performance from Ricky Lee! When: Friday-Sunday, May 25-27, times vary Where: Departing from Boston Mills Brandywine Ski Resort
Photo courtesy of Robert George via the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic RailroadKids will love this specialized train ride in which Thomas the Tank Engine will lead passengers through the Ohio countryside on a magical excursion. Enjoy magic shows, bounce houses, balloon houses, and demonstrations that will teach children everything they want to know about trains.
Photo courtesy of the Ohio Shakespeare FestivalBrought to you by the Ohio Shakespeare Festival, ShakesBEER provides a lively, quirky and fun-filled take on your favorite Shakespeare plays. On Memorial Day weekend, experience Twelfth Night as you've never experienced it before. Enjoy a pint with the crew (the actors will be drinking right along with you) and a reading of one of this iconic playwright's funniest scripts. Add a dollar to your favorite character's jar and he or she will take a sip.
Photo courtesy of the Hartville MarketPlaceOver Memorial Day weekend, the Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market hosts one of its largest markets of the year! Shop from more than 1,000 local vendors in the indoor/outdoor venue. There will also be food and beverages to refuel when you need a break from wandering!