Spring is in the air! The cold, snow and ice are finally starting to break, and with warmer weather on its way, there’s plenty to do and see in Northeast Ohio.
From touring gardens to visiting museums, Northeast Ohio offers both indoor and outdoor pursuits, sure to keep you busy all season long. As you gather with family for a weekend adventure, keep in mind these springtime activities—fun for all ages.
Please note that these events are listed in order of appearance and highlight important information you need to know to attend.
1. Cleveland International Film Festival
Lights. Camera. Action! With more than 300 filmmakers from 70 countries, the 43rd Annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) promotes artistically and culturally significant film through education and exhibition. This event is intended to celebrate an inclusive human experience through quality film arts. Don’t miss out on the largest film festival in Ohio.
CIFF offers listening devices for the hearing-impaired and may be obtained at the box office. Tower City Center and Tower City Cinemas are wheelchair accessible, and most theaters offer companion seating.
For schedules and micro-events near you, check out the website.
Entry Price: $16 for non-members; $14 for members; $14 for seniors 65+.
Event Details: Thru April 7. Locations and times vary.
2. Fish Fry and Bingo
What better way to celebrate spring than food, fellowship and fun? The Fairview Park Senior Center is hosting a fish fry for community members to celebrate spring’s arrival. Lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m., with bingo to follow. So, grab your friends—young and old—for a day full of fun and food.
Entry Price: $6 for general admission.
Event Details: April 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fairview Park Senior Center. Located at 20769 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, Ohio 44126.
3. Avon Spring Avant-Garde Art and Craft Show
Looking for indoor activities? Shop local artists at the Avon Spring Avant-Garden Art and Craft Show. This event will showcase handmade artisans and crafters, drawing attention to the eclectic talent located in Northeast Ohio. A portion of all proceeds from the event will be donated to a local nonprofit, Prayers from Maria.
The event center is handicap accessible.
Entry Price: $3 for adults; free for children 12 and under.
Event Details: May 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Emerald Event Center. Located at 33040 Just Imagine Drive, Avon, Ohio 44011.
4. Stretches in the Sunrise
Take the first step in becoming a healthier, happier you at Stretches in the Sunrise. Located at the Watershed Stewardship Center overlooking the wetlands, you will be enveloped by the soothing sounds of nature as you find foundational strength in movement. These inspirational yoga classes are designed for all levels to help you feel grounded and energized.
Entry Price: $15 for non-members; $12 for members.
Event Details: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8 and October 13 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Watershed Stewardship Center. Located at 2277 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma, Ohio 44134.
5. Cleveland Asian Festival
Organized by the community for the community, the Cleveland Asian Festival is designed to strengthen the identity of Cleveland’s AsiaTown and its economic growth. With live performances and demonstrations, the festival promotes traditional Asian culture. Seniors and their families can enjoy the World Marketplace with more than 100 vendors and exhibitors, as well as authentic Asian cuisine from local restaurants.
Entry Price: Free.
Event Details: May 18 – 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Asia Plaza. Located at 2999 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114.
6. Veterans Honor Run
Sport red, white and blue at the 7th Annual Veterans Honor Run in celebration of our nation’s heroes. This annual fundraising event is designed to raise awareness for community veterans from Valor Home and Nine Line Foundation, with various races.
Not a runner? Sign up for the one-mile walk, or cheer on runners from the sidelines with handmade posters.
Entry Price: Race fees vary. See the full list of races here.
Event Details: May 26 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Avon Lake High School. Located at 175 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012.
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