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By Dominic Picione | Agent in North Royalton, OH
  • 2013 Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest This Weekend

    Posted Under: General Area in Cleveland, Entertainment & Nightlife in Cleveland, In My Neighborhood in Cleveland  |  August 30, 2013 7:45 AM  |  378 views  |  No comments

    Screencap taken from http://clevelandoktoberfest.com/

    The 2013 Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest, tagged as Northeast Ohio’s largest annual outdoor festival, will take place at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds from Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 2. For four exciting days, visitors can expect authentic German food, live entertainment from local and regional musicians, German dance groups and of course, gallons and gallons of ice-cold beer.

    A diverse and unique experience, the Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest will have something to offer everyone. For art lovers, there will be a dedicated Art Market, sidewalk chalk art and a demonstration by sand sculptor Carl Jara. A 5k race, corn hole boards and other sporty activities will cater to more athletic visitors. Shopaholics can visit the Bavarian Bazaar while car enthusiasts can check out the VW Show & Campout as well as the juried Car Show. Of course, the festival also has fun activities lined up for the kids, including the Frisch Marionette Show, inflatables, toy trains, a gingerbread house building competition, sandboxes, a stunning fireworks display and more.

    Admission costs $10 with a $2 discount if you purchase tickets online. Children under 12 get in free. Hours are from 5pm to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday and from noon to 9pm on Monday. The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds are located at 164 Eastland Road in Berea. For more information, please visit clevelandoktoberfest.com.

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  • Luau on the Lake on July 20, Wendy Park in Cleveland OH

    Posted Under: General Area in Cleveland, Entertainment & Nightlife in Cleveland, Parks & Recreation in Cleveland  |  July 18, 2013 8:25 AM  |  370 views  |  No comments

    Photo taken from http://sc4k.org/

    Photo taken from http://sc4k.org/

    SC4K or Shoes and Clothes for Kids are holding its 8th annual Luau on the Lake on Saturday, July 20 at Wendy Park at Whiskey Island in Cleveland. This is a Hawaiian themed fundraising event to benefit the children that Shoes and Clothes for Kids supports. Guests can expect to enjoy a fun filled day with good food, drinks, wine and beer, outdoor activities such as sand volleyball, live music and entertainment, and a fantastic view of Lake Erie. The event will also feature exciting giveaways and a fabulous raffle.

    SC4K is a non-profit organization that provides new clothes and shoes to thousands of children in Greater Cleveland at no charge throughout the year. With a network of 35 distribution partners, they aim to positively impact the lives of less fortunate area children by giving them the boosts in confidence and self-esteem that having new clothes and shoes naturally brings.

    Tickets for Luau on the Lake range from $40 to $50. The event starts at 3:30pm for VIP ticket holders and 4pm for General Admission. Food will be served from 5:30 to 7:30pm. For more information on this event, please visit sc4k.org.

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  • Strongsville Rib Burn-Off 2013

    Posted Under: General Area in Strongsville, Entertainment & Nightlife in Strongsville, In My Neighborhood in Strongsville  |  June 21, 2013 12:16 PM  |  380 views  |  No comments

    The event, sponsored by the Strongsville City Club, features award-winning ribs and other fare, plus free live entertainment and inflatables for the kids.

    Here are the details:

    Hours: 3-11 on Friday, June 22; and noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.

    Entertainment: Funkology (6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday), United Force of Ohio Allstars (5-6 p.m. Saturday) and Second Time Around (6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday).

    Cost: Admission is $2, although kids 10 and under are admitted free. Everyone gets in free between noon and 3 p.m. Saturday. All active-duty military personnel with proper credentials get in free at all times.

    Food: In addition to ribs, food will include roasted corn, blooming onions, onion rings, fries, sweet potato fries, fried veggies, elephant ears, funnel cakes, frozen cheesecake, fried candy bars, ice cream, fresh-squeezed lemonade, hand-dipped corn dogs and soft pretzels.

    Parking and shuttle: Parking is free. There will be a shuttle available from the , 18100 Royalton Rd., between 5 and 10:30 p.m. daily.

    Raffle: You'll be able to see the  by the Strongsville High School Athletic Boosters, and buy a chance to win it for $10.

    Awards: Awards will be given Saturday evening for Best Ribs, Best Sauce and People's Choice.

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  • Hop aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

    Posted Under: General Area in Cleveland, Entertainment & Nightlife in Cleveland, Parks & Recreation in Cleveland  |  April 17, 2013 7:16 AM  |  319 views  |  No comments

    If you are looking for things to do as the weather gets warmer, and if you would like to experience the beauty of Northeast Ohio in a whole new way, why not hop aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad? The CVSR is one of the longest, oldest and most scenic tourist excursion railways in the whole United States. This non-profit organization operates in partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway.

    The CVSR has several special events, tours and educational programs throughout the year, but if you simply want to enjoy a relaxing train ride through a breathtakingly scenic route, you may purchase tickets for just $12 for both adults and kids. There is even food aboard the train, so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the sights.

    For more information on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, please visit www.cvsr.com.

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  • I-X Indoor Amusement Park in Cleveland opens March 22

    Posted Under: General Area in Cleveland, Entertainment & Nightlife in Cleveland, In My Neighborhood in Cleveland  |  March 15, 2013 6:11 AM  |  328 views  |  No comments

    The I-X Indoor Amusement Park will be open once again, starting Friday, March 22 and running through Sunday, April 14. With over 20 acres of rides, fun activities, live entertainment, food and more, the amusement park is something families in Cleveland look forward to every spring.

    This year’s highlights include the new Soaring Eagle Zipline, which takes a pair of riders up almost 70 feet above the I-X Center floor; the new White Water Ride, which features 58,000 gallons of water; and all new family friendly shows such as Mutts Gone Nuts, featuring loveable canines performing hilarious stunts and tricks.

    The amusement park has also announced some great news: the price of admission has been lowered this year.

    Amy Girton, show manager and marketing director, said, “I am pleased to announce that we have lowered our individual ticket pricing this year to the I-X Indoor Amusement Park, while also adding new entertainment and two new rides. If you haven’t been to the park recently, or maybe you come every year, this is the year to visit and save money, while also enjoying two new rides and our new Mutts Gone Nuts dog show that is both cute and funny for the who family to enjoy!”

    The I-X Indoor Amusement Park is located at 6200 Riverside Drive in Cleveland. For more information, please visit www.ixamusementpark.com.

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  • 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cleveland

    Posted Under: General Area in Cleveland, Entertainment & Nightlife in Cleveland, In My Neighborhood in Cleveland  |  March 12, 2013 5:05 AM  |  211 views  |  No comments

    It’s that time of year again when the streets of Cleveland turn green. The 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will kick off at 2pm on Sunday, March 17 at Superior Avenue and East 18th Street. The sea of green will then march to Public Square and circle back to East 6th Street, spanning an approximately two mile route that will take about two hours and 15 minutes.

    Parade organizer Shannon Corcoran said, “We try to keep a steady pace, but if it’s cold, they tend to move faster.”

    Last year’s parade was fortunately held in sunny weather, which resulted in a crowd of about 400,000 joining in along the parade route.

    The Cleveland parade holds the distinction of being the oldest and largest in the state, and has stayed within the top ten largest in the whole United States. This year’s instalment will have about 13,000 marchers participating, as well as a couple of Irish wolfhounds and 208 units.

    Visitors can expect to see police officers dressed in sharp uniforms, high school marching bands in their glittering costumes and bagpipers in their Highland kilts. Kevin McGinty of Euclid will be the parade’s grand marshal, and Una Ellis of North Ridgeville will be the Irish Mother of the Year. Since this year will mark the 150th anniversary of the Cleveland Fire Department, the parade will see a lot of fire fighting gear as well.

    This year’s parade theme is Irish immigrants coming to America.

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  • Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music in Cleveland

    Posted Under: General Area in Cleveland, Entertainment & Nightlife in Cleveland, In My Neighborhood in Cleveland  |  March 1, 2013 6:07 AM  |  201 views  |  No comments

    For parents of young children about 5 to 7 years old, a fun and educational show is coming to the PlayhouseSquare in Cleveland. Watch the famous furry red monster Elmo and all his Sesame Street friends including loveable yellow Big Bird and newer character Abby Cadabby in a special production of Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music. The story is about Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher who comes to Sesame Street only to discover to her dismay that her musical instruments are missing. Jenny quickly makes friends with the Muppets, who come to her rescue and help her discover “instruments” they never knew existed, including rubber duckies, trash can lids and cookie jars. Together, Elmo and friends teach children that anyone can enjoy and make music, even using commonplace household objects to make a joyful sound.

    Children of all ages will surely enjoy this special treat as they recognize the beloved Muppet characters. Accompanying adults will also enjoy hearing familiar songs such as “The Hustle,” “You Should be Dancing” and “Rockin’ Robin.” The show features almost two dozen songs, including instantly recognizable sing along classics such as “C is for Cookie” and “The Alphabet Song.”

    Catch Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music from Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3 at the PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre located at 1501 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. Tickets range from $10 to $70 and are available online at www.playhousesquare.org.

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