This year is flying by and camping season is now upon us… Memorial day is almost here! Can you believe it?
If you are looking for things to do Memorial Day weekend in and around Cleveland, here are some suggestions.
Oak Hill Festival of Flags
The Festival of Flags was first created by the town to celebrate patriotism around Memorial Day weekend. There are more than 2000 flags on display and festive decoration around the town each year for the event. Features include rides, crafts, food booths, an old car show, a baby contest, dog show, several historic exhibitions like Oak Hill’s one-room school, a quilt show, a karaoke contest, a corn hole tournament, children’s activities and an annual 5-k run.
- May 27 – 30, 2016
- 316 W. Main Street in Oak Hill, Ohio
Port Clinton Walleye Festival
Kick off the beginning of summer with the 36th annual Port Clinton Walleye Festival. An array of free live concerts, Kids Fishing Derby, Grande Parade, educational programs and activities, Walleye 5K Run & Walk, carnival rides, and more than 130 vendors from around the nation, help make this event one of Ohio’s premier outdoor weekend celebrations.
- May 27 – 30, 2016
- Waterworks Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie, Port Clinton, Ohio
YMCA Memorial Day Family Getaway Camp
Share time with your family! The YMCA Memorial Day Family Get Away Camp is filled with exciting and relaxing activities. Campfires, boating, great food, wall climbing, hiking, horseback riding, great meals and so much more. Call 1-800-423-0427 for registration information.
- May 28 – 30, 2016
- 2732 Co. Rd. 11, Bellefontaine, Ohio
Cuyahoga National Forest
Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary at Ohio’s only national park. Though a short distance from the urban areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The park is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. The winding Cuyahoga River gives way to deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands.
Of course, before you head out for the first time camping this year, make sure your RV is in good working order. A thorough check of all your major systems and seals is highly recommended.