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Take in a Show at These 9 Places Around Columbus

Theaters for Live Performances - Columbus, OH - Cutler Real Estate

While many people out there may think that most live performances are limited to entertainment hubs like Los Angeles and New York, the truth is that Columbus has become of the greatest cities for all types of artists. If you're thinking about moving to the area or are already living here, rest assured that there are plenty of wonderful venues to choose from—and to get you started, we've put together a list of some of our favorites.

Shadowbox Live

503 S. Front St. #260, Columbus OH 43215

If you've never been to Shadowbox Live because you're new to the area or just haven't taken the time, then it's time to give it a try. This amazing performance arts venue and cafe consists of the United States' largest full-time resident theatre ensemble. This award-winning, non-profit performance troupe features everything from rock operas and cabaret to sketch comedy and dance. Over the past 25 years, thousands upon thousands of people have also enjoyed the food, but it's the people and their performances that truly make this a special place.

Actors' Theatre

1000 City Park Ave., Columbus OH 43206

Another mainstay of art performance in Columbus has been the Actors' Theatre located in Schiller Park. In recent years, they've brought to life the works of William Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, T.S. Eliot, and many more all year round, but they're best known for their summer performances. These outdoor events bring people from all over and create a relaxing atmosphere where you can pull up a blanket and have a picnic while enjoying delightful entertainment. Outside of the summer months, residents are especially fond of their monthly Shakespeare Underground and Drunken Underground events.

Columbus Children's Theatre

177 E. Naghten St., Columbus OH 43215

As the name suggests, Columbus Children's Theatre concentrates on providing family-friendly entertainment. Founded in 1963, they've spent nearly 60 years honing and perfecting their crafts. They've done everything from The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe and Annie to the upcoming Crawls, Flies, and Squirms, and their newest addition, Think Spring. Some of their most notable features include programs tailored for kids under the age of 6 called the Theatre for the Very Young, the hosting of plays put on by local schools, educational programs, and sensory-friendly performances for families with special needs.

Ohio Theatre

39 E. State St., Columbus OH 43215

Although demolished in 1969 after 40 years of providing entertainment to the community, the Ohio Theatre was restored by the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA). The successfully loyal restoration to the original Spanish-Baroque design, along with the velvet seats, velvet curtains, gilded ceilings, and giant chandelier, is an incredible sight to behold. With performances that range from classical music to modern dance, not to mention popular Broadway shows like Wicked and The Lion King, there's a little something for everyone to be found here.

Short North Stage

1187 N. High St., Columbus OH 43201

Spanning an incredible 90 years of entertainment, the Short North Stage has been everything from a vaudeville venue and movie emporium to a strip club and adult film theater. Taken over years ago by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, they've shed the notorious past and now specialize in reproducing Broadway and off-Broadway productions. Each year, you can find audience favorites such as Hair, Dreamgirls, Little Shop of Horrors, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Altar Boyz, in addition to everything from puppet shows to concerts. You can also enjoy small productions at their Green Room Stage and food and drink at a speakeasy-style cocktail bar called Ethel's Lounge.

Palace Theatre

34 W. Broad St., Columbus OH 43215

Aside from its delightful design, the first thing you'll notice about this original vaudeville house very well could be the excellent acoustics. The Palace Theatre was designed at a time when performers needed to be heard by everyone without the use of electronic amplifiers—and it certainly shows. Coupled with the fancy style that includes a grand staircase, fountains, chandeliers, and elegant ceilings, their performances of Broadway shows and symphony orchestras will bring you back time and time again.


227 N. 3rd St., Columbus OH 43215

If you've been on the lookout for live improv, sketch comedy, or original plays, this venue is definitely worth checking out. Over the years, MadLab has helped breathe artistic life into the city of Columbus by providing performance artists a place at which to experiment with their craft. Perhaps the greatest thing about this particular venue is that they're constantly producing short plays, often having close to two dozen cast at once. And if you're a performer by chance or would like to dip your toe in the water, you could always stop by during one of their open stage nights.

Southern Theatre

21 E. Main St., Columbus OH 43215

Okay—hang on to your hats! The Southern Theatre has been around since 1896! This makes it the oldest surviving theater in all of Central Ohio. Somewhat early in its history, it spent some time as an opera house, followed by a full-time movie house, but was restored by (you probably guessed it!) the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and transformed into a live performance entertainment hub. This venue has a very heavy focus on music including performances ranging from Henry Rollins to the Brentano String Quartet.

Wexner Center for the Arts

1871 N. High St., Columbus OH 43210

The Wexner Center for the Arts has hosted everything from visual art exhibitions and film screenings to live theatre and dance performances. This amazing hotspot features two stages that allow for both small, intimate performances and much larger productions. You'll find a wide variety of live performances that include everyone from singular artists to full production companies from around the world. There's always something going on, so feel free to stop by anytime and see for yourself.

Incredible Performances

Which Columbus theater will you visit next?


Immerse Yourself at These 9 Ohio Destinations

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Nothing gets done halfway in Ohio. Whatever your interests may be, you can indulge them to your heart's content. Immerse yourself in outdoor activities, cultural pursuits, and more at these popular destinations around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

Immerse Yourself in Nature:

Hocking Hills State Park

19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138

Mother Nature shows off all her glory at Hocking Hills State Park, with six distinct areas showcasing a full range of features. The most popular area is Old Man's Cave, named for a hermit who once lived on the grounds and is buried beneath the main recess cave. Activities in the park include hiking, fishing, and rock climbing. If you want an extended stay, there are campgrounds and cottages along with a main lodge. Park hours are 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily and admission is free.

Immerse Yourself in Art: 

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

Millions of viewers around the world have enjoyed the thrilling Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit, and this amazing sensory experience is headed to Cleveland. Gain a new perspective on classics such as Starry Night when you see them projected across 500,000 cubic feet. The background soundtrack adds another element as you wander past the moving images, noting each detail. Adding to the glamorous atmosphere is the secret location at a historic Cleveland venue, which will be announced shortly before opening day. Immersive Van Gogh runs from Thursday, September 9 through Sunday, February 6. Tickets are for specific showtimes from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and price is $50.

Immerse Yourself in Freedom:

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's location on the banks of the Ohio River has special significance. The mighty Ohio marks the physical and symbolic dividing line between Southern slave states and Northern free states. Taking inspiration from stories of the Underground Railroad, the Center is dedicated to keeping the spirit of freedom alive with permanent and special exhibits. Displays such as the Slave Pen, an actual structure recovered less than 60 miles from the Center, bring the realities of that era to life and underscore the heroic sacrifices made in the name of freedom. The Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $10.50 for ages 3-12, with tickets good for specific times.

Immerse Yourself in Air and Space History:

National Museum of the United States Air Force

1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433

People's fascination with flight dates back to the ancient Greek myth of Icarus. Get amazing insight into America's distinguished aviation history at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. A dozen galleries feature actual aircraft and other memorabilia from specific eras in aviation, including World War II, Cold War, and the space race. Memorial Park honors the sacrifices made by men and women of the Air Force, such as those missing in action during the Southeast Asia War. Museum hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily and admission is free for all visitors. 

Immerse Yourself in Theme Park Fun:

Cedar Point

1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870

With 18 world-class roller coasters, Cedar Point is already well-known to thrill-seekers as "America's Roller Coast." But you don't have to be an adrenaline junkie to have a fun-filled time at this amusement park that's been entertaining visitors for 150 years. There are dozens of rides to fit any tolerance level, as well as an 18-acre water park with activities for all ages. Add live entertainment, shopping, and food and beverage, and there's never a dull moment. Visit the website for schedule and hours. Tickets start at $49.99, with add-ins and season passes available.

Immerse Yourself in Rock 'n' Roll:

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1100 Rock and Roll Blvd. (E. 9th St.), Cleveland, OH 44114

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame denotes Cleveland's prominent place in pop culture history. Designed by famed architect I.M. Pei, the distinctive glass pyramid  celebrates music with an incredible assortment of artifacts, exhibits, videos, and interactive displays. In addition to the permanent collections, the Museum hosts a number of limited-time exhibits. Make your own music in the Garage, a fully supplied studio where you and your friends can hold an impromptu jam session. Visit the website for current hours and prices. Advance ticket purchase is required. 

Immerse Yourself in Island Life:

Kelleys Island

Kelleys Island, OH 43438

As you check out the seemingly endless attractions on Kelleys Island, you'll find it hard to believe this lively spot measures just over four square miles in size. Visit the museum to get some background on the island's history, such as Inscription Rock, which is carved with Native American symbols that date back to 1200 A.D. Art lovers will head to the gallery and adjoining sculpture garden, while sporting types can swim, golf, or scuba dive. Scheele Preserve, Lilac Walk, and North Pond are popular spots to take in the island's natural beauty. Don't miss Glacial Grooves, the number one destination on the island, created by the same glacier that formed the Great Lakes and Lake Erie Islands. 


South Bass Island, OH 43456

Dubbed the "Key West of the North," Put-in-Bay is a convenient getaway for a day or a weekend. In the past, the island has served as home to Native American tribes as well as the naval squadron of Commander Oliver Hazard Perry during the War of 1812. Today, people take the quick 18-minute ferry ride to explore Stonehenge Estate, paddleboard and parasail on the bay, visit the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center, and tour Crystal Cave at Heineman Winery. 

Immerse Yourself in Amish Country:

Ohio Amish Country

6 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654

Ohio Amish Country offers a unique opportunity to experience the daily life of another culture. Tour an Amish home or view a working farm from a horse-drawn wagon. Kids love Madhrikan's Theater of Magic, a 90-minute show of spectacular illusions that includes audience participation. A number of local families open their homes to share authentic meals with visitors for a once-in-a-lifetime treat. Bargain hunters can shop till they drop for incredible buys at thrift shops, flea markets, and antique malls. You'll probably find that one day just isn't enough, so plan to spend the night at one of the charming inns or B&Bs in Holmes County.

What a Day for a Daydream

If you could immerse yourself in one activity for an entire week, what would you choose?


Roll On into Fall at These 9 Ohio Classic Car Shows

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Do you love classic cars and fun community events that the whole family can enjoy? September is the perfect time to start rolling into fall and is one of the biggest months of the year for classic car shows in Northeast Ohio and beyond. There are also tons of great car shows to enjoy in Columbus and Cincinnati, where you can show off your own ride or spend the day exploring classic cars restored by members of the community. Find the wheels of your dreams at any of these 9 classic car shows taking place throughout Ohio this September.

Northeast Ohio

Beanhead Brothers Cars & Coffee

2495 Romig Rd., Akron, OH 44320

Stop by Beanhead Brothers Coffee every Saturday in September from 9 AM to 2 PM for a car show featuring classic cars, exotic cars, and custom builds. Weekly car shows are a great option because they allow you to get to know the community and see new cars every week. During the event, you can enjoy some fantastic coffee, sandwiches, and tasty desserts from the coffee shop while you check out some of Akron's most impressive classic cars.

Oakwood Square Plaza Cruise-In

2610 Easton St. NE, Canton, OH 44721

Bring some fun to your Monday with a stop at the Oakwood Square Plaza Cruise-in, which takes place every Monday evening in September from 5 PM to 8 PM. Check out the beautiful Oakwood Square Plaza and explore a new collection of classic cars every week. There will be a live DJ playing hits from yesterday and today, along with the usual activities at the park for family members of all ages to enjoy. You will also find many great local businesses around Oakwood Square Plaza to explore before and after the show.

11th Annual Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce Car & Bike Show

111 E. Park St., Chardon, OH 44024

This year marks the 11th Annual Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce Car & Bike Show, with the 2021 edition taking place on September 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Chardon's Heritage House. Local vendors will be serving excellent food throughout the day, and you can enjoy some live music while you check out some of the most impressive classic and custom cars in Northeast Ohio. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and an auction with some very special items that you can bid to take home.


Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show

1 N. High St., Dublin, OH 43017

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in style when you visit the second annual Dublin AM Rotary Classic Car Show on September 5 from 9 AM through 3 PM. In addition to all of the usual prizes, this event has a special award for cars worked on by high school students. Any student with a valid high school student ID can enter a car of any make or model for free, so this is a great opportunity to get young car enthusiasts involved with the show.

Shamrock Club of Columbus Classic Car Show

60 W. Castle Rd., Columbus, OH 43207

The Shamrock Club of Columbus Classic Car Show is back for another exciting year, with classic cars, great prizes, and live music to enjoy all day. This year's event takes place on September 26 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Shamrock Club. There will be tons of trophies for the best cars, trucks, and bikes, as well as some great door prizes that everyone who shows up is eligible to win. Registration starts in the morning, and prizes will be announced at the end of the show.

32nd Annual Country Cruise-In

131 State Rt. 3, Sunbury, OH 43074

A long-time event returns with the 32nd Annual Country Cruise-In, presented by the Sunbury Ohio Lions Club on September 26 starting at 9 AM. This is always one of the biggest car shows in the Columbus area, with tons of classic cars and trucks to see all day long. Online registration is available for the first time this year, making it easier than ever to register your own car for the show.


Sunset Cruise-In

671 Old State Rt. 74, Cincinnati, OH 45245

Get ready for some family fun at the Sunset Cruise-In, which you can enjoy every Tuesday evening from 7 PM to 9 PM all September long. This is a family-friendly event and a great place to bring your own classic car project to get input from a friendly, knowledgeable community. Every week also features a different local food truck on-site and a DJ playing music to set the stage for family fun.

Green Township Car Show

6375 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247

The annual Green Township Car show is coming up on September 11 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Diamond Oaks Career Campus, with a full day of fun for the whole family. All makes and models are welcome in this show, so there will be something to enjoy for every classic car enthusiast. There will be live music, delicious food, and tons of prizes to win even if you don't enter a car into the show. The fun starts in the morning, and trophies will be awarded later in the afternoon.

Village Green Car Show

301 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014

One of Fairfield's favorite family events, the annual Village Green Car Show, returns to Village Green Park on September 11 from 3:30 PM to 10 PM. Check out a diverse collection of classic cars and motorcycles, then set up a chair on the lawn to enjoy some live music on the big stage. There will be more than 50 trophies handed out for the best vehicles in the show, along with 75 kids-choice ribbons that allow younger visitors to get involved in the show.

Get Revved Up for Fall

Which classic car show will you cruise in to enjoy this September?


Train for These 9 Upcoming Ohio Road Races

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Road races aren't just for serious, lifelong athletes. Most are welcoming to people at all levels of fitness. Training for a road race is a great way to improve your stamina and maybe even lose a few pounds this summer! Luckily, there are plenty of great road races coming up in Northeast Ohio. Here are a few to consider signing up for.

Hofbrauhaus Cleveland Half Marathon, 5K, and 10K

1550 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

Scheduled for Sunday, August 8th, this race begins at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland. The half marathon begins at 7 am, and the 5K and 10K races begin at 8 am. You can pre-register online, and packet pickup takes place beginning at 6 am on race day.

The Hofbrauhaus half marathon course winds through the city of Cleveland, even passing through Rockefeller Park. The 5K and 10K racecourses take runners through the downtown area near Cleveland State University. All runners over the age of 21 get a free beer with registration, and runners of all ages get a free bratwurst and technical t-shirt.

Run for Recovery

3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109

On August 14th, the Run for Recovery begins at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. There's also a One Mile Wellness Walk and a shorter kids' fun run. Proceeds from the race go to support charities that help those struggling with alcoholism, drug abuse, and other addictions.

This year, the organizers' goal is to raise $65,000 for charity. To help them reach this goal, you can register online for the race of your choice. Register for the 5K, and you'll also get a free pass to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Registrants for all races get a free t-shirt. You can raise even more money for the cause by fundraising with a team, which you can learn more about on the race website.

Love a Nurse RuN

6500 Cleveland Memorial Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44102

Nurses put so much love and care into their profession, especially over this past year. Scheduled for September 26th in Edgewater Park, this race is a good opportunity to show nurses how much you appreciate them. There's a 5K race and a 1-mile run/walk. You can pre-register online or register on race day for an extra $5.

After the race, there will be a ceremony to recognize all nurses who are present. Post-race refreshments will also be provided.

Oktoberfest Meiler Vier 4-Mile Run

717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

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Scheduled for September 10th, this race begins at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. It's a local tradition to honor Oktoberfest, and all participants get free sausage and beer. You can pre-register for the race online and pick your packet up at the local Fleet Feet the Wednesday or Thursday prior to the race. 

All participants get a free t-shirt, and finishers get a medal. The race doesn't start until 6:15 pm, which is good news if you're not a morning person. 

Big Bad Wolfe Run

105 Park Dr., Columbus, OH 43209

If you're looking for a unique race in Columbus, then the Big Bad Wolfe Run is a great choice. There's a fun backstory associated with the race name, which you can read on the signup page. You'll feel like Little Red Riding Hood as you run down the trail.

This race is scheduled for September 26th. There are 5K, 10-mile, and 20-mile options, and all courses begin in Wolfe Park and follow the Alum Creek Trail, which is asphalt paved. Every finisher gets a medal and a swag bag.

Dog Jog

303 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215

Scheduled for October 3rd, the 31st annual Dog Jog is a fundraiser for the CHA Animal Shelter. All proceeds go toward caring for and finding homes for animals at the shelter.

The 5K race and 1-mile fun run begin in Genoa Park at 9 am. After the race, multiple vendor booths, games, and activities for participants and fans are available. There's also a virtual race option for anyone who doesn't feel comfortable participating in person. 

Egghead 5K

7669 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227

If you'll be in Cincinnati in August and want to run a race while you're there, the Egghead 5K is definitely a top choice. It's scheduled for August 14th, 2021. At 4 pm, willing participants will shave their heads to show support for cancer patients and raise money for the Eggstrong Foundation. Then, at 5 pm, these eggheads will run the 5K race.

50 West Cycling Company is hosting this event. The course is an out and back route on the Little Miami Bike Trail. You can pre-register online, and race day registration is also available for an added fee. If you refer three friends to register, you can save $15 on your own registration. You do not have to shave your head to run the race!

Sophie's Angel Run

5924 Bridgetown Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45248

The 15th Annual Sophie's Angel Run is scheduled for September 26, 2021. This race starts at St. Jude Parish in Bridgetown, and the 5K course weaves through the local neighborhood. The 1 pm start time is great for late risers. 

Sophie's Angel Run is a charity event to raise funds to support research into pediatric brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. If you pre-register online, you'll receive a free t-shirt. There's also a family plan registration option, which includes two adults and their children, plus shirts and goodie bags for all for $65. 

Ice Cream 5K, 10K

705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Why not balance out your love for ice cream with some running? The Ice Cream 5K and 10K is scheduled for October 16th, 2021. This race begins at Sawyer Point Park. The 5K and 10K races begin at 8:45 am, and the kids' 1-mile fun run begins at 8 am. There's also a baby/toddler crawl at 10 am or whenever the 10K wraps up.

After the race, there will be a family-friendly party with face painting, dancing, and games. Of course, all participants get a free ice cream cone and t-shirt. Proceeds from the race and associated party go to benefit Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. You can register online. Details for packet pickup will be posted closer to race day.

These Shoes Were Made for Running

Which one of these Northeast Ohio road races do you plan on training for in 2021? 


Northeast Ohio: Sign Up to Run These Virtual Races

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With gyms closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Northeast Ohio residents are struggling to keep fit. From YouTube videos to push-up and squat challenges, those who want to stay in shape have certainly found some creative outlets to do so.

For runners, a virtual 5K race is a fun and exciting way to enjoy the camaraderie of race day while still staying socially distant. How does it work? You simply register ahead of time, then, on the day of the race, run or walk in any place you choose. Your medal will be shipped directly to you! 

Sound like fun? You're in luck! There's certainly no shortage of upcoming virtual races in the local area. For each of these races, you can complete your run (or walk) any time between the start and end dates. Unless otherwise noted, you may also choose between a 1-mile, 5K, 10K, half-marathon, or marathon run. You'll time yourself, and race officials will ask you to send them your time. The prices include your medal, race bib, and shipping.  

Now that you know how everything works, here are a few you may want to check out.

Race Through the Clouds

Sunday, May 10th at 7 pm - Sunday, May 31st at 9 pm


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This very special virtual race is being held in honor of Zach Sobiech, who wrote the song "Clouds" when he was dying of osteosarcoma at only 18 years old. The cloud-themed medal was made to honor his legacy and his "anthem of hope."

This race is held in May, to celebrate Zach's birthday, and 15% of the registration fee will be donated to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Funds

2020 Happy Hug Day

Saturday, May 16th at 7 pm - Sunday, May 31st at 9 pm 

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You might not be able to give out real hugs right now, but you can virtually celebrate National Hug Day. For this race, 15% of the fees will go to the HUGS (Help Us Give Smiles) Foundation, Inc., an organization that gives free medical care to children and adolescents who have a cleft palate, cleft lip, microtia, and other facial deformities. 

You can also purchase an official race t-shirt or hoodie if you want to show extra support! 

The Great Toilet Paper Chase

Saturday, June 13th at 7 pm - Saturday, August 29th at 8 pm 

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Did you know that National Toilet Paper Day is coming up on August 26th? Considering the craziness surrounding this essential product, it's only appropriate that a race is held in honor of it. 

A minimum of 30% of your $22 entry fee will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund through the World Health Organization. This charity helps provide frontline healthcare workers with essential supplies and supports research to speed the discovery of diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines. 

Get Truckin' 5K

Saturday, June 13th at 7 pm - Wednesday, September 30th at 8 pm

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One of the most essential, and under-recognized workers during the COVID-19 pandemic is the nation's truck drivers. These are the people who ensure that we're able to get food and critical medical supplies to the places that need them. Help support them by registering for the Get Truckin' 5K. 

Thirty percent of each registration goes to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund. For a limited time, you can also purchase a limited-edition t-shirt or hoodie.  

2020 Race for the Greatest

Saturday, June 20th at 7 pm - Sunday, August 23rd at 9 pm 

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On January 26th of this year, the world lost the great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. This race is held in his honor. The distances for this race are slightly different. Choose from a 2-mile, 8K (4.97 miles), or 24K (14.91 miles) run or walk. These numbers were chosen for Gianna's jersey numbers (2, 8, and 24). 

At least 34% of the registration cost will be donated to an organization that Bryant was passionate about After School All-Stars. You can also purchase an official t-shirt or hoodie. 

Father's Day 5K

Sunday, June 21st at 7 pm - Tuesday, June 30th at 9 pm

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Celebrate the important dads in your life and get a fun superhero medal! Run in honor of Dad, give the medal to him, or purchase an extra one to give as a gift. 

The registration is $22 and15% of the fee to Team Hoyt, which works with disabled and physically challenged young people to help build their self-esteem, character, and confidence. If you'd like, you can also purchase a commemorative t-shirt or hoodie. 

We're All in This Together: Social Distancing 6K

Saturday, June 27th at 7 pm - Monday, August 31st at 9 pm

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In honor of the 6-foot social distancing recommendations, this race features a medal that reads "We're all in this together, but six feet apart." At least 30% of all proceeds from this race's registration will go toward supporting Feeding America, which supports food banks across the country. 

Champions for the Children 5K

Thursday, August 20th at 7 pm - Mon. Nov. 30th at 9 pm

This race is held in celebration of World Children's Day, which occurs on November 20th. Registration for this event is $22 and 25% of this goes to support Feeding America

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Which of these awesome virtual 5K races are you going to do? 


13 Don't-Miss Fourth of July Events in Cincinnati This Year

It's almost time to celebrate America's birthday! Our community takes this holiday very seriously, hosting multiple fireworks shows and tons of fun, family-friendly events leading up to the big day. In fact, in 2018, Wallethub named Cincinnati as one of the best places in the country to celebrate the Fourth of July! We rounded up some of our favorite happenings in the area this year to help you plan your week. Attend a fireworks show, spend a day at the local amusement park with the family, or indulge at a food truck festival — there are so many ways to celebrate!

Firecracker Festival

Where: Symmes Township Park When: June 28-29, 3-10 p.m. Firecracker Festival Cincinnati, OH This Independence Day festival will end with a bang! Before enjoying the fantastic fireworks display at sunset, enjoy live music, food and vendor booths, family-friendly activities and more. Also, make sure to stop by their second annual car show and food truck rally!

Hyde Park Blast 2019

Where: Hyde Park Square When: June 29, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. The Hyde Park Blast will include a 4-mile run through Hyde Park, bike races, kid races, chariot races and more — all followed by a magnificent block party on the square! This year, they'll be mixing up the afternoon festivities, introducing their first-ever Beer, Wine and Food Festival. So mark your calendar and get ready to taste more than 60 varieties of beer and wine!

Northside Fourth of July Parade & Carnival

Where: Hoffner Park When: July 3-4, Wednesday at 3 p.m. & Thursday at 10 a.m. Fourth of July in Columbus The Northside Fourth of July Parade & Carnival is one of the biggest, best and most festive parties in the city all year! The parade has been held since 1854 and is a tradition beloved by locals. The Rock 'n' Roll Carnival was added as an extension of the celebration in the early '80s, and features live music, local beer and food vendors, family-friendly activities, and so much more. Bust out your red, white and blue costumes and come out to celebrate America!

New Richmond Freedom Fest

Where: New Richmond When: July 3-4, Wednesday at 5 p.m. & Thursday at 12 p.m. The New Richmond Freedom Fest is the perfect way to start your Independence Day celebration. This two-day event will feature several attractions, including a car show, a DJ with live music, live bands, rides, food, drinks and local vendors. Plus, stick around until the evening on July 4th for one of the most spectacular fireworks displays around!

Larosa's Balloon Glow 20th Anniversary

Where: Coney Island When: July 3, 6 p.m. Larosa's Balloon Glow 20th Anniversary

Photo Courtesy of Coney Island

There is no better place to be on Independence Day than Coney Island! Bring the whole family to enjoy the day at Sunlite Pool, listen to live music, participate in family-friendly activities, and give your adrenaline a boost on the theme park rides. When the sun sets, the sky will be illuminated by a spectacular hot air balloon and fireworks show.

Red, White & Kaboom

Where: Harbin Park, Village Green Park, Fairfield Aquatic Center & Marsh Lake When: July 3, 8 p.m. Get ready for a breathtaking fireworks display from Rozzi's Famous Fireworks at the end of a fun-filled day in Fairfield! Head to one of the four official viewing locations — Harbin Park, Village Green Park, Fairfield Aquatic Center and Marsh Lake — and enjoy special events all day! From live music, entertainment, food and games, this special event has it all.

54th Annual Independence Day Fireworks

Where: Ault Park Pavillion When: July 4, 11 a.m. Come out and enjoy a full day of family fun at Ault Park's annual festival! The day is filled with all-American concessions, live music, a children's parade and more — and it all concludes with a fireworks show after the sun goes down.

Montgomery Independence Day Festival

Where: Downtown Montgomery When: July 4, 11 a.m. This local favorite festival kicks off on Independence Day with a patriotic parade in Downtown Montgomery, full of creative floats and excited marchers. Then, head to Montgomery Park for a family-friendly festival featuring live music, summer foods, drinks, carnival games, pony rides and fireworks!

4th of July Celebration

Where: Stricker's Grove When: July 4, 3 p.m. 4th of July Celebration Stricker's Grove Stricker's Grove is a family-owned amusement park in Ross, Ohio. While it is usually closed to the public and used for private functions most of the year, their annual 4th of July Celebration is open to anyone and everyone! Enjoy their rides, food and games with your friends and family before capping off the day with a fireworks show.

Red, White & Blue Ash

Where: Summit Park When: July 4, 4 p.m. Natalie Brady Music, the Nite Owls and Kansas will perform at this grand Independence Day celebration! Dance along to your favorite hits, enjoy food and drinks from local vendors, and marvel at the biggest fireworks display in the tri-state area.

The CSO Presents: Red, White & Boom

Where: Riverbend Music Center When: July 4, 8 p.m. Celebrate America's birthday with great music, dazzling fireworks and picturesque views of the river as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Patriotic Pops concert. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn during the show and stay after the last note to see the fireworks!

Fireworks at Kings Island

Where: Kings Island When: July 4, Sunset After a long, thrilling day at the Kings Island amusement park, you'll be able to kick back and enjoy a dazzling display of fireworks over the roller coasters. The park will be open until midnight, giving guests the chance to stretch the day even longer. Military members receive free admission on July 1-4.

Light Up Liberty 2019

Where: 6101 Princeton Glendale Road, Hamilton When: July 7, 6 p.m. Light Up Liberty 2019 Hamilton

Photo Courtesy of Light Up Liberty

Light Up Liberty is a 4th of July, alcohol-free, community celebration that offers plenty of fun for the whole family. Every year, upwards of 18,000 people attend this special event to experience live music and great food all from members of the community. Don't miss the Family Fun Zone, where you can ride carnival rides and play games, and the spectacular fireworks presentation at the end of the evening!  

Happy Independence Day!

How will you be celebrating America? Let us know in the comments!

8 Essential St. Patrick's Day Events in the Columbus Area

Whether you're ready or not, St. Patrick's Day is upon us once again. Our favorite Irish holiday always brings with it plenty of fun and festivities, so naturally, we rounded up several ways to celebrate! Our lovely city of Columbus and the surrounding communities are full of Irish spirit, so it's no surprise to us that the area is bursting with St. Patrick's Day events. From parades to pub crawls, we've found the best ways to enjoy the holiday. Have fun experiencing the luck of the Irish to the absolute fullest — and don't forget to wear green!  

St. Patrick's Day Trolley Cruise

Where: North High Brewing When: March 11-17 Grab your green drinks and step aboard this unique trolley for a day of Irish fun. Short North Trolley Company will take you on a journey through Columbus, stopping at several iconic bars and pubs along the way. For a more private event, you can rent the whole trolley just for yourself and some friends — giving you the chance to choose your own route through the Columbus area.  

St. Patty's Cocktails, Cookies & Candles

Where: The Candle Lab When: March 14, 6-8 p.m. Columbus St. Patrick's Day Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Watershed, Cookie Lady Columbus and the Candle Lab for a night of cocktail mixing, cooking making and candle pouring! Start by pouring your own custom-scented 8-ounce candle, using St. Patrick's Day-inspired scents sure to get you in the spring spirit. Then, enjoy Irish themed cocktails and decorate cookies! You won't want to miss this night of Irish cheer and hands-on creativity.  

2019 Irish Whiskey Tasting

Where: Serendipity Labs When: March 14, 6-9 p.m. What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than by tasting Irish whiskey? At this special tasting event, you'll get to try five different Irish whiskeys alongside fellow Columbus whiskey lovers. Food is welcome, so feel free to bring a picnic or your favorite take out with you!    

St. Patrick's Day Party 2019

Where: Flannagan's When: March 16, Doors open at 8 a.m. Head over to Flannagan's in Dublin for the largest St. Patrick's Day party in Ohio. The doors to this iconic bar open at 8 a.m. and festivities will last all day. Click here to see the full list of activities and live music acts that will be performing throughout the day.  

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Where: Historic Dublin When: March 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Photo courtesy of the City of Dublin

In Dublin, OH, Irish isn't just a culture, it's an attitude. That's why the area was named one of the top 10 places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day by Orbitz and U.S. Travel. Don't miss this famous parade that will include marching bands, bagpipers, giant inflatables, leprechauns and so much more!  

Social City's 9th Annual St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Where: Arena District When: March 16, 12-9 p.m. During the 2019 St. Patrick's Day weekend, join over 4,000 crawlers in the largest pub crawl in Ohio! Attendees will receive a t-shirt, beverage koozie, exclusive food and drink specials, free cover charges and so much more.  

Shamrock Club St. Patrick's Day Parade

Where: Broad Street When: March 17, 12:15 p.m. Don't miss the extravagant floats, marchers and balloons on display at the Shamrock Club's 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade. Run by the largest Irish organization in Central Ohio, this Irish-spirit fueled event is always a good time.  

St. Patrick's Day Show

Where: The Three-Legged Mare When: March 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. St Patrick's Day Irish Pubs Join local Celtic rock and roll band, Discarded Mischief in celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the Three-Legged Mare. Enjoy pub songs with a new twist along with Irish drink specials for a whole lot of fun this holiday.  

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  From all of us at Cutler Real Estate, have a safe and fun holiday!

16 Essential Halloween Events in the Columbus Area 2018

Halloween season is upon us! Maximize the spookiness of this holiday at one of the many events happening in the Columbus area — from kid-friendly trick-or-treating adventures to libation-filled costumed galas. Mark your calendars for the many Halloween events in Columbus on the horizon, whether you prefer a festive fall celebration or a thrilling haunted experience. These events are sure to take your Halloween to the next level!  

German Village Monster Bash

October 13 | 7–11:30 p.m. Location: Historic German Village, Columbus This annual event at the Historic German Village offers endless Halloween fun for kids-at-heart. The festivities start with an adult trick-or-treating route at 7 p.m., followed by dancing and drinks at the Meeting Haus at 9:30 p.m. There will be a photobooth, dancing and a costume contest, so come dressed in your Halloween finest! You can even watch the Ohio State game on a big screen, grab a s'more and try a delicious concoction from Middle West Spirits. Plus, the party continues at The Daily Growler, which will stay open later than usual for a post-party drink! General admission tickets are $75.  

All Hallows' Eve at Ohio Village

October 13 + 20 | 5:30–9:30 p.m. Location: Ohio Village, Columbus Enjoy an evening of 1890s-style fun at the historic Ohio Village. All Hallows' Eve will feature a retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by the bonfire, pumpkin carving and strange characters roaming the village. Revel in old-fashioned entertainment for all ages, including fortune telling, crafts, games and more! General admission tickets are $14 for adults, $11 for youth (ages 4–12), and free for children 3 and under. Member tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for youth (ages 4–12), and free for children 3 and under.  

Boo 'N Brew at Polaris Fashion Place

October 13, 20 + 27 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: Polaris Fashion Place, Columbus Columbus Halloween Events Each Saturday in October, Polaris Fashion Place is hosting a special Boo 'n Brew celebration, featuring treats and activities for little ones. Costumed kids are invited to stroll up and down the lifestyle center collecting goodies from merchants and participating in fun activities, including crafts, a costume parade, entertainers, and various treats. Plus, adults can enjoy the beer garden and live music!  

Halloween Family Fun Night at Three Creeks Metro Park

October 19 | 6–7:30 p.m. Location: Three Creeks Metro Park, Columbus Listen to not-too-scary stories and enjoy s'mores by the campfire at the Halloween Family Fun Night at Three Creeks Metro Park. Kids of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and go "trunk-or-treating" for candy. Meet at the Confluence Trails bulletin board to start the festivities at the park!  

Haunted Ohio Statehouse Tours

October 19–20 + 26–27 | 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 + 9 p.m. Location: Ohio Statehouse, Columbus Haunted Ohio Statehouse Tours

Photo Courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse

See the iconic Ohio Statehouse from a different perspective this Halloween season as you embark on a haunted tour of the building — if you dare! Combine history and legend in this special family-friendly haunted tour, which travels through dimly lit limestone corridors by lantern. This spooky tour features recently found evidence of paranormal activity and is most appropriate for children ages 9 and up. Purchase your tickets for this unique historic tour with a Halloween twist!  

Boo at the Zoo

October 19–21 + 26–28 | Fridays 5–9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.–9 p.m. + Sundays 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Location: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus This "merry-not-scary" Halloween event is a must for little ones of all ages! Go on a trick-or-treating adventure at the Columbus Zoo on the weekends leading up to Halloween, stopping by various treat stations scattered throughout the zoo. Make sure you catch the animals smashing pumpkins, which is a favorite amongst guests each year! Admission to Boo at the Zoo is included with your membership or paid admission to the zoo.  

Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival

October 21 | 12–3 p.m. Location: Easton Town Center, Columbus Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival Easton Town Center Columbus, OH

Photo Courtesy of Brady Designs Ltd. via Easton Town Center

Make sure your fur baby isn't left out of the Halloween fun! Dress your dog in their best costume and head to Easton Town Center for a special Halloween Pet Parade and Fall Festival. Costumes will be judged and awards are given based on a number of categories, including Best Group, Best Duo, Cutest, Funniest, Most Creative and Scariest. Free registration begins at noon and the parade kicks off at 2 p.m.!  

Haunted Wine Cellar | Food and Wine Pairing & Costume Contest

Location: October 26 | 7:30–10 p.m. Location: Wyandotte Winery, Columbus Embark on a trip of terror through the haunted wine cellar at Wyandotte Winery. Come dressed in costume (prizes will be awarded for the best costumes!) and enjoy endless entertainment, including a terrorizing tour through six haunted food and wine pairing stations. Tickets are $35 and admission includes all six pairings, access to the bonfire and snacks on the patio. Advance registration is required! Tours are staggered every 15 minutes between 7:30 and 9:15 p.m.  

OSU HalleBOOia!

October 26 | 8 p.m. Location: OSU's Weigel Hall, Columbus OSU School of Music HalleBOOia!

Photo Courtesy of the OSU School of Music

The OSU School of Music presents their 25th annual Halloween concert, featuring student vocalists and instrumentalists decked out in Halloween attire. This popular community tradition includes a mix of movie and TV themes, contemporary pop, folk music, spoofs on classical motifs, choral and chamber arrangements, and much more. HalleBOOia! is free and open to the public; no ticket is required for admission.  


October 26 | 4–7 p.m. Location: Ohio Wildlife Center, Powell Take a walk on the wild side at the Ohio Wildlife Center in Powell as you walk through the White Tail Trail and visit with "spooky" animal ambassadors like owls Bella, Alex and Woodsy, snakes Checkers, Percy and Lenore, and American Crows. Admission to Howl-O-Ween is $5 per person (and free for children under 5) or free with a donation from the Ohio Wildlife Center's wish list!  

HighBall Halloween

October 26–27 | Friday: 6 p.m.–1 a.m. +  Saturday: 4 p.m.–1 a.m. Location: Short North, Columbus Columbus HighBall Halloween

Photo Courtesy of John Crider via HighBall Halloween

Head to the vibrant Short North Arts District for a Halloween party unlike any other! HighBall Halloween is considered one of the nation's most elaborate costume parties, bridging runway style with the culture of this lively area. This festive weekend attracts over 40,000 costumed participants in a celebration of costumes and creativity. Tickets for HighBall Halloween start at just $7! The party is taking place along High Street between Goodale Street and Nationwide Boulevard.  

Creepside Festival

October 27 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: Creekside Park & Plaza, Gahanna Don't miss the annual Creepside Festival the Saturday before Halloween! This event is free and appropriate for all ages with a number of kid-friendly activities, including live music, games, a haunted trail, escape rooms, character interactions, pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating with local organizations, and more. Head to Creekside Park & Plaza in Gahanna for this exciting community event!  

A Haunted Night in the Gardens

October 27 | 5–7:30 p.m. Location: Hoover Gardens, Westerville A Haunted Night in the Gardens Hoover Gardens

Photo Courtesy of Hoover Gardens & Gift Center

Hoover Gardens is hosting a fun Halloween celebration for all ages. Walk through a haunted maze, play games and win prizes, enter the costume contest, get your face painted, paint a pumpkin, eat popcorn and sip on hot apple cider. This event is completely free but pumpkin painting costs $2 per pumpkin.  

Trick or Treat at the Conservatory

October 27–28 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Location: Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Columbus Celebrate Halloween in a gorgeous setting at the Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Bring your own reusable bag, dress up in costume, and make stops at the various trick-or-treat stations positioned throughout the conservatory biomes and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden. Dress for the weather as there is a mix of indoor and outdoor stations. New this year — you now have two days to make your stop at the gardens for trick-or-treating!  

Halloween Family Fun Day

October 28 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Location: North Market, Columbus Halloween Family Fun Day North Market

Photo Courtesy of the North Market

Little ghosts and goblins are invited to North Market for a full day of Halloween fun, including craft activities, Columbus Children's Theatre activities, trick-or-treating with merchants, and much more. This annual event is completely free to attend!  

Boo Off Broadway & Beggars' Night

October 31 | 6–8 p.m. Location: Town Center Promenade, Grove City Each Halloween night, Grove City's Town Center Promenade is transformed into a destination for spooky fun. This family-friendly event provides an alternative to the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating (which is also offered in the community), allowing children to collect candy and other goodies from area businesses and civic organizations.  

Happy Halloween!

Enjoy this spooky holiday to the fullest. How are you celebrating? Let us know in the comments below!

17 Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in the Cleveland Area 2018

October has officially begun! Believe it or not, that means Halloween is creeping up around the corner. There are plenty of ways to celebrate this spooky holiday throughout the Cleveland area. We've gathered a collection of kid-friendly Halloween events to ensure all ages are involved in the festivities this year! From trick-or-treating at the zoo to costumed pet parades and 5Ks to train rides, don't miss these kid-friendly Halloween happenings throughout the Cleveland area this October.  

Goblins in the Garden at Holden Arboretum

October 6 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Location: Holden Arboretum, Kirtland Get the Halloween festivities started early at the Holden Arboretum! This annual family-friendly, not-too-scary celebration offers endless daytime trick-or-treating for costumed little ones in a festive garden setting. Plus, decorate a scarecrow for the annual Scarecrow Row competition to win prizes! Admission to Goblins in the Garden is $15 per car for members and $25 per car for non-members.  

Boo at the Zoo at the Cleveland Zoo

October 12–14, 19–21 + 26–28 | 5–9 p.m. Location: Cleveland Zoo, Cleveland Boo at the Zoo at the Cleveland Zoo

Photo Courtesy of Cleveland Metroparks/Kyle Lanzer

Boo at the Zoo is considered Cleveland's sweetest Halloween tradition. And you have three weekends to enjoy the festivities at the zoo, including treat stations, unlimited 4-D Theater movies, carousel and train rides, a hay maze, a Monster Mash dance party, and much more. Tickets are $10 for members and $11 for non-members in advance, or $14 for both members and non-members at the door.  

Halloween Fair at Lorain County Metro Parks

October 12–13, 19–20 + 26–27 | 4:30–10 p.m. (Trail Closed from 6:30–7 p.m.) Location: Carlisle Reservation, LaGrange Head to the Carlisle Reservation in LaGrange on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout October for a non-spooky and/or spooky Halloween experience (depending on your preference). The Halloween Fair includes a non-spooky family-friendly trail from 4:30–6:30 p.m. and a haunted trail from 7–10 p.m. Plus, enjoy the Little Green Choo and tractor-drawn wagon rides, midway games, music, and endless entertainment. Admission is $2 per person and free for children 3 and under.  

Family-Friendly Monster Mash Halloween Bash

October 13 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Pavilion, Cuyahoga Falls Family-Friendly Monster Mash Halloween Bash Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Photo Courtesy of City of Cuyahoga Falls

Put on your finest costume and head to the Downtown Pavilion in Cuyahoga Falls for the Monster Mash, a family-friendly event with a light dinner, a DJ and dancing, photo opportunities, and a Halloween treat bag for kids. Tickets for the Monster Mash are $12 for residents and $14 for non-residents.  

Boo at the Zoo at the Akron Zoo

October 13–14, 20–21 + 27–28 | 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Location: Akron Zoo, Akron Take a walk on the wild side at the Akron Zoo. Dress your little goblins and ghosts, grab your own treat bag or bucket, and go trick-or-treating at 12 themed treat stations spread out throughout the zoo. Boo at the Zoo is happening on Saturdays and Sundays from October 13–28! Get more information about ticket pricing.  

Hauntaquarium at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium

October 19–20 + 26–27 | 6–9 p.m. Location: Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Cleveland Hauntiquarium at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Photo Courtesy of the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Hunt for treasure at this unique pirate-themed Halloween party at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium! Activities include a magic show, face painting, animal encounters, games, a DJ-ed dance party, a trick-or-treat trail, crafts, pumpkin animal enrichment, costumed scuba divers, and various special appearances. Tickets are $12 for non-passholders (both adults and children) or $10 for passholders (both adults and children). Children under 2 years are free.  

11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade

October 20 | 12:30–3:30 p.m. Location: Kauffman Park, Lakewood We can't leave our four-legged family members out of the Halloween fun! LakewoodAlive invites all dogs (and their owners) to the 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade at Kauffman Park in downtown Lakewood. The festival starts at 12:30 p.m. and the parade kicks off at 2 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony announcing winners for a number of categories, including Best Dog and Child, Best Dog and Adult, Best Dog and Group, Spookiest Pooch, and Best in Show. Register your dog to participate in the parade for $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event!  

Boo-tanical Bash

October 20–21 | Saturday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. + Sunday: 12–5 p.m. Location: Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Cleveland Boo-tanical Bash

Photo Courtesy of the Holden Forests & Gardens

Boo-tanical Bash offers a weekend of endless family-friendly fun amidst a beautiful setting at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. The bash runs from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Saturday and 12–5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members; advance registration is required!  

The Pumpkin Party on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

October 20–21 | 1:30–3:30 p.m. Location: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Rockside Station, Independence All aboard for The Pumpkin Party! Head to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Rockside Station for an afternoon of pumpkin decorating as the train travels throughout Cuyahoga Valley National Park. You'll be equipped with a pumpkin, craft supplies and crafty assistants ready to help, plus beverages and other snacks available for purchase. All you need to do is come dressed in your finest costume and purchase tickets in advance!  

I-X Center Trick-or-Treat Street

October 20–21 + 27–28 | 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Location: International Exposition (I-X) Center, Cleveland I-X Center Trick-or-Treat Street

Photo Courtesy of Jeffrey L. Klaum via the International Exposition Center

Don't miss this exciting Halloween tradition at the International Exposition (I-X) Center! Trick-or-Treat Street features creatively themed and not-so-spooky Halloween houses dishing out candy, plus pony rides, kiddie rides and live entertainment. Get your tickets for $13 in advance or $14 the day of!  

Halloween Party at the "Boo-seum"

October 26 | 6–8:30 p.m. Location: McKinley Museum, Canton The 21st Annual Boo'seum at the McKinley Museum provides an evening of endless fun for all ages! Enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the museum, $1 hayrides (weather permitting), science shows, planetarium shorts, a scavenger hunt, hot dogs and other snacks available for purchase, and much more. Tickets are $5 per person (membership benefits do not apply).  

Owls & Howls at the Cleveland Museum of History

October 27 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Location: Cleveland Museum of History, Cleveland Get up close and personal with wildlife at the Cleveland Museum of History. Learn about the serious business of animal enrichment and see animal ambassadors at work and play. Plus, enjoy games, crafts, pumpkin decorating and special animal demonstrations — all in a not-so-spooky setting. Animal demonstrations will take place every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden. Admission is free for members and free with general admission for non-members.  

5th Annual Hermes Dead Sprint 5K Through Kamm's Corners

October 27 | 7:30 a.m. Location: West Park Station, Cleveland Get moving at this exciting race throughout Kamm's Corners, featuring both a chip-timed 5K and a non-timed Little Monster Candy Dash. Before the 5K, kids 8 and under will line up and make a mad dash for Halloween candy along a short route. The 5K is followed by a post-race party, featuring brunch and drink specials, a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar, a costume contest, and much more. Registration is $30 in advance and $35 the day-of for the 5K, and $10 for the Little Monster Candy Dash.  

17th Annual Halloween Run for Justice

October 27 | 9 a.m. Location: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Cleveland 17th Annual Halloween Run for Justice Participate in the 17th Annual Halloween Run for Justice, which benefits the Ohio Lawyers Giving Back community outreach programs, including the 3Rs, which helps students in the Cleveland and East Cleveland City Schools. Races include a non-timed 1-mile walk/fun run, a 5K walk or run, and a 5-mile run! Registration is $25 before October 15 and $30 after October 15.  

Tricks & Treats – Crocker Park's Halloween Celebration

October 27 | 12–4 p.m. Location: Crocker Park, Westlake Sylvan Learning presents this special Howl-O-Ween celebration for kids and pups alike. The day kicks off at 12 p.m. with a vendor village and food trucks, along with a pet costume contest. Kids can go trick-or-treating starting at 1 p.m. and live entertainment begins at 1:30 p.m. Admission to this event is completely free and entry to the pet costume contest is $5 (all proceeds go to the Cleveland Animal Protective League).  

Trunk-or-Treat at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

October 28 | 3–4 p.m. Location: Good Shepherd Church, Cleveland Good Shepherd United Methodist Church offers a fun alternative to trick-or-treating with Trunk-or-Treat, where community members decorate their vehicles and pass out candy to children 12 and under. This event is completely free to attend!  

Cuyahoga Falls City Hall Trick-or-Treat

October 31 | 3–4:30 p.m. Location: Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Building, Cuyahoga Falls Cleveland Halloween Events Don't miss the first annual Cuyahoga Falls City Hall Trick-or-Treat tucked inside the city's Municipal Building. Different departments will be participating in this free and festive community event!  

Happy Halloween!

What events are on your calendar this Halloween season? Let us know in the comments below.

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