One way to save money on family outings is to find FREE or inexpensive local events and activities.
FREE Canton First Friday – website
Carnival of Art is the theme, and there will be a variety of live musical entertainment, street performers & artists, belly dancers, a balloon artist in the children’s area and more! You can even watch a FREE family movie at The Canton Palace Theatre starting at 7:30pm. Saturday, August 4th, 6:00pm to 10:00pm Canton Arts District – Downtown Canton, Ohio
FREE Riverfront Cruise In in Cuyahoga Falls – website
Take the family out to check out an antique car show. Every Monday night between May through September, Cuyahoga Falls hosts a FREE Riverfront Cruise In. Monday Nights from 5:00pm – 8:00pm Riverfront Mall – 2200 Front St Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
FREE Theatre in Cleveland City Parks – website
Now through Sunday, August 5th, Cleveland Public Theatre’s annual Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) will be performing their original play, Neverland, at various locations across Cleveland this weekend. Find out more about the upcoming performances here.
FREE Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival – website
Performances featuring the Martha Graham Dance Co. from New York being held at Goodyear Heights Metropark. Prior to the show the Akron Dance Institute will conduct an interactive children’s program (7:45pm). Friday, August 3rd, 7:30pm – 10:30pm Saturday, August 4th, 7:30pm – 10:30pm Goodyear Heights Metropark – 2077 Newton St Akron, OH 44305
FREE Dive-In Movie at Ledge Pool – website
Guest are invited to enjoy the movie from a spot on the lawn (bring your blankets and chairs) or view the movie while relaxing in an inner tube in Ledge Pool. Inner tubes are available by reservation only, and are $5 for single tubes and $7 for double tubes. The Muppets is the movie being shown. Friday, August 10th; Doors open at 8:00pm, Movie starts t 8:45pm 1151 Ledge Rd Hinckley, OH 44233
Family Day at the Cleveland Playhouse Theater – website
Best Benefits Club is hosting a Family Day at the Playhouse Theater. The first 300 people to arrive will receive FREE popcorn and a beverage, and the first 300 children that arrive will receive FREE school supplies. They will be showing the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Saturday, August 11th, 10:00am – 1:00pm 1615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44115 $5 per family (up to 6 people)
FREE Bug City Event at Garfield Park Nature – website
Check out this FREE educational event hosted by Cleveland Metroparks. Enjoy bug activities, information, demonstrations and see bugs of all kinds from all over the world. Saturday, August 11th, 11:00am – 4:30pm 11350 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125
Frog Jump Festival – website FREE Admission. Valley City’s annual Frog Jump Festival is Sunday, August 12th. Ths unique festival inlcudes face painters, inflatables, water games, laser tag, frog jumping competitions, and the Great Rocky River Frog Race. Sunday, August 12th, 8:00am – 6:00pm Valley City, OH
FREE Community Day at Akron Zoo – website As a thank you to the residents of Summit County the Akron Zoo will offer the following communities free zoo admission: Barberton, Bath, Clinton, Copley, Coventry, Fairlawn, Green, Lakemore, New Franklin, Norton, Springfield, and Tallmadge. Monday, August 13th – Tuesday, August 14th 500 Edgewood Ave. Akron, Ohio 44313
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