Twins Day, Corn Festival, Free Browns Family Day and More This Weekend

Get Out! and enjoy the weekend with our tips

We made it through another week.

That means it's time to Get Out and enjoy the weekend.

Your community and Northeast Ohio has a lot to offer, and Kent Patch presents to you some of the options.


Where/When: , 132 S. Water St., downtown Kent.

Tonight, August 5, 7 p.m.

Why Go: Hawaii resident and Ohio born Colin John plays a mean blues guitar and joins Cliff Starbuck and E.K Tunik for a night of solid live music. Starbuck formerly performed on bass with Ekoostik Hookah, the very popular jam band. Hear blues and funk talents come together for a unique sound.          

Pricing: Free live music, no cover charge.


Where/When: , 1617 Lake Rockwell, eastern Kent in Franklin Township.

Saturday, August 6, noon to 5 p.m.

Sunday, August 7, noon to 5 p.m.

Why Go: The event and Kent Lion's Club raise proceeds to help people in need of eye care. The summer is winding down and the corn is ripe and ready for you to devour. Try the festival's grilled hot dogs and sausages, then enjoy the homemade peach and apple pies. Live music both days, as well as games, face painting and family oriented activities. Shop in the orchard's lovely gift shop and check-out the crafts and products in over 20 booths. Take a relaxing trolley tour of the orchard too.   

Pricing: Entry free and open to the public.

3. Crooked River Fiber Fling

Where/When: Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 W. Mill St., and throughout the village of Peninsula.

Tonight, August 5, 6 p.m. - Wearable Art Show and Sale - Days Inn Richfield.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Boutique Sales and more.

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Boutique sales and more.

Why Go: Celebrate a focus on fiber. Whether it's in regards to clothes or art, or something you didn't even know about, this is the event to attend. Watch the wearable art fashion show on Friday. Enjoy workshops, boutique sales, children's activities at local farms and a fiber demonstration in a moving railway car on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. See live fiber producing animals like sheep, alpacas, llamas, goats and rabbits. Fun for the whole family. Go to fibercafe.org for complete schedule and all event locations.   

Pricing: Much of the event is free and open to the public. Fashion show tickets $20 and $40. You must buy tickets for train rides and it's requested that you register for workshops. Go to fibercafe.org for more details and costs.   

4. Twins Days Festival

Where/When: Glen Chamberlin Park, 10260 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg.

Tonight, August 5, 6 p.m. - Welcome Wiener Roast for registered twins and their families only.

Saturday, August 6, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 7, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Why Go: It's Twinsburg's signature summer event. Join-in the annual celebration of twins from around the globe. See the twins parade Saturday morning and watch the fireworks at night. Enjoy food, games and twins talent shows all weekend. Entertainment includes a magician and dancers both festival days, the band Night School on Saturday and the Chardon Polka Band on Sunday.

Pricing: Saturday and Sunday general admission $3 for the public, non-registered twins and twin's family members. Parking is $3 and shuttles are provided.

5. Cleveland Browns Family Day

Where/When: Cleveland Browns Stadium, 100 Alfred Lerner Way, downtown Cleveland on lakefront.

Saturday, August 6, 2 p.m. (Gates open at 1 p.m.)

Why Go: Your Cleveland Browns begin another season by inviting everyone to a free inter-squad scrimmage at the stadium. See all the new players and coaches. There will be family and children's events, live entertainment, an autograph session and Browns Backers Worldwide auto display. Various concession stands will be open for food and beverage purchases.

Pricing: Free entry and open to the public.

6. Blues & Brews

Where/When: Lock 3, 200 South Main Street, downtown Akron.

Saturday, August 6, noon to 6 p.m.

Why Go: Pick through 200 craft beers from over 70 breweries that include about 30 Ohio options. Hear local Blues icon Frankie Starr perform on stage while you responsibly sample tasty adult beverages. This is one of the largest craft beer festivals in Northeast Ohio. Sponsors include the Winking Lizard and Thirsty Dog Brewing Company.

Pricing: Tickets range from $35 to $60, depending on when you purchase them and how much you want to sample. Designated driver tickets only $10 and includes lunch. Free parking. You must be 21 or over to sample beer. Go to bluesnbrews.org for more details and ticket options.


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