Who’s ready to get out and have some fun? Spring in Northeast Ohio is full of great activities for people of all ages and abilities. Check out some of the great activities and events we found happening around you!
Fairs and Festivals
Minority Health Fair: Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | METRO Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center, 631 S Broadway
Want to learn more about resources in Summit County? Join The Office of Minority Health at our annual Minority Health Fair. Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
Bath Art Festival: Sunday, June 12, 2022 | Bath Community Park, 1615 N. Cleveland-Massillon Road in Bath Township
Enjoy an afternoon in the beautiful Bath Community Park, enjoying local fare and entertainment, visiting with neighbors and other community members. The Bath Art Festival is a juried art festival promoting artist endeavors in Bath and the surrounding community. Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
Sunday Movies @Main: Every Sunday Afternoon | Akron Summit Public Library, 60 S High St, Akron
Enjoy movies every Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Relax in Main Library’s 400-seat auditorium. Free parking is available in the High/Market deck on weekends. Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
All Aboard the Akron Express: Sat, Apr 23, 2022 – Sun, Apr 24, 2022 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (timed entry) | Akron Children’s Museum, 216 S Main St
This interactive, hands-on event will feature local experts and train enthusiasts exhibiting their model trains and sharing their knowledge! Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
Party for the Planet: Saturday, Apr 23, 2022 | Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave
Celebrate Earth Day with the Akron Zoo! Local conservation organizations will be on-grounds for a fun-filled day of education, conservation-themed activities, crafts and a question hunt! Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
Native American Cultural Weekend: Apr 23, 2022 | Hale Farm & Village
This weekend of programs will highlight the rich histories and cultures of Native peoples from our region and the state of Ohio, both past and present. Join cultural educators from the Seneca, Shawnee and Onondaga nations for engaging and informative stories, presentations, and demonstrations and learn more about the history and archaeology of the Cuyahoga Valley. Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
Art Museum Spring Studio Pop-In: Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 1 South High Street, Akron
Pop-in to Open Studio to drip, drop, dab, splash, and splatter as you create artwork inspired by spring. Akron Art Museum educators will be on hand to guide as you explore, create, and play. Can’t visit on Thursday? Come any time during the Museum’s open hours for self-guided play in Open Studio. No registration required. Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
Gone Fishin’: Friday, May 6, 2022 | Summit Metro Parks, Brushwood Area, 4955 Townsend Rd., Richfield
Kids ages 15 and younger can learn the basics of fishing, then drop a line in Brushwood Lake. Some rods and reels will be available for use. Bait is provided. Adults must be there to supervise their children and if they want to fish, must have a current Ohio fishing license.
Story Time with Sign Language: Monday, May 16 | Akron Summit Public Library, 60 S High St, Akron
Talk with your hands! Learn signs while enjoying stories, songs, and activities. Each week will cover a different topic. For ages 3 to 8. Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.643.9050. Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
Spring Spectacular: Friday, May 20, 2022 | Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave
Join your Akron Zoo for the first family friendly fundraiser celebrating conservation action with enrichment for animals, adults and children alike! Participate in a zoo-wide scavenger hunt in partnership with Akron Children’s Museum while enjoying sweet treats provided by Acme Fresh Market, up-close animal encounters, music and more! Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
Zoothing Hour: June 5, July 9 and Aug. 7, 2022, 9-10am | Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave
Your Akron Zoo is opening an hour early for guests with different abilities who do not like loud noises and/or crowds. During Zoothing Hour, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the zoo before it opens to the public at 10 a.m. Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
Mother’s Day Events
Mother’s Day at the Zoo: Sunday, May 8, 2022 | Akron Zoo, 500 Edgewood Ave
Free admission for all moms and grandmas. Parking rates apply.
Mother’s Day at Stan Hywet: Sunday, May 8, 2022 | 714 North Portage Path Akron
All moms receive a complimentary admission (accompanying family members pay regular admission prices), which includes a self-guided tour of the Manor House, the Gate Lodge and the historic gardens and grounds. Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.
Mother’s Day 5K: Sunday, May 8, 2022 | Summit Metro Parks, 975 Treaty Line Rd., Akron
11th annual Mother’s Day 5K presented by Buckingham, in Munroe Falls Metro Park, happening in-person on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The certified course is jogging stroller-friendly. Proceeds benefit the Summit Metro Parks Foundation. Visit the website for costs, details and tickets if applicable.