What to do September 6, 7 & 8 in Northeast Ohio
If you’ve been in a bit of a post-Labor Day funk like we have, there’s only one solution: shake it off starting this weekend! There’s an abundance of ways to embrace the first signs of fall (and we plan to do all of them!): harvest festivals, homemade soup sales, late season baseball, and more. Lots of ways to ‘give back’ on our list, too. Okay, maybe saying adieu to summer isn’t so bad after all….
Cleveland Indians Game – get your cheap-o on with dollar dogs while watching the Indians vs. Mets (let’s not discuss their records). After the game, Progressive Field will present Friday night fireworks – which are way better than any 4th of July showing. Lisa will be hanging out in the #socialsuite area; say hello if you are too!
Canton First Friday – tonight from 6PM – 10PM ! The theme this month is Harvest of the Arts. Lots going on, from bands to food to arts exhibits, so check the schedule here. Collyn is looking forward to checking out the new menu at George’s (grassfed burgers + handcut fries with beer cheese, y’all!) and catching local indie trio Yankee Bravo while she’s there. Check out their new menu of awesomeness:
*Lisa recommends the Tree Hugger and Glazed Guy Fries! Not a mango fan? The Blue Ribbon Burger is also fantastic.
If you’re a Potterhead, Canton Palace Theater is offering a FREE showing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” tonight at 7:30 PM. Yep, FREE. Be sure to get downtown early and grab a bite to eat first – Basil Asian Bistro is literally next door.
Lisa’s mom is selling delicious cupcakes above the Arcadia Grill to benefit Jades Rescue, and they’re awesome (no bias or anything) so make sure to stop and buy one while checking out the local artists.
Friday + Saturday
One of Collyn’s favorites for ‘off the grid’ eating is the Nun’s Bread & Soup Sale at Sancta Clara Monestary in Canton. Every few weekends they hold a 3-day sale of crazy-delicious, homemade soups and 100% organic breads. The lentil soup? Even die-hard lentil-haters would have a hard time turning against this soup. Seriously, these nuns can cook AND proceeds go to an excellent cause. Pre-order here: http://www.poorclares.org/nunsbread/
Art is Alive – a free art festival featuring 50 local vendors, including food, performers, and artist demonstrations at the MassMu (Massillon Museum) lawn. You’ll find it at 121 Lincoln Way East, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In addition to that free event, Massillon Museum has Snap – an Andy Warhol exhibition of photo booth images and related paintings. This exhibit includes a vintage chemical and paper photobooth that you can try out too. (Saturday is a free family day from Noon-2 PM). Can’t make Snap this weekend? No problem, it’s running until October.
Saturday + Sunday
Cleveland Garlic Festival in Shaker Square - The super popular September festival features 14 bands, plus local artists, restaurants and specialty vendors, celeb chef grill-offs, and of course lots of garlic. All proceeds benefit the North Union Farmers’ Market. Check out their video here:
Have a great weekend and share with us what you plan to do or if you have a great event we missed!