Don’t Miss these Family-Friendly Events at Holden Arboretum and the Cleveland Botanical Garden

Hello, Akron Ohio Moms! With summer upon us, it’s time to start planning fun-filled outings with your family. From outdoor exhibitions to music concerts to educational sessions,Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botancial Garden is just a short drive away for family fun all summer long – now is the time to get that family pass you’ve been thinking about!

Experience Art with LEGO Bricks @Holden Arboretum: Explore 14 awe-inspiring LEGO brick sculptures representing various flora and fauna in our outdoor Nature Connects exhibition.

Don’t forget to test your adventurous side on the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Emergent Tower.

Celebrate Summer @Cleveland Botanical Garden: Spend a delightful day with your family in the blooming Hershey Children’s Garden. Enjoy interactive storytimes, arts and crafts, bird-watching, and meet our radiated tortoises basking in the summer sun in their new outdoor enclosure.

Twilight Picnic @Holden Arboretum: Join us for our annual picnic event under the starlit summer sky. Enjoy delicious food, soulful live music, and exclusive after-hours access to our beautiful trails and gardens.

Concerts in the Forest @Holden Arboretum: Get lost in melodious tunes performed by various talented musicians, surrounded by the serene beauty of our cultivated gardens.

Get Green-Thumbed with Plant Breeding @Holden Arboretum: Learn about the fascinating process of plant breeding and selection with our Rhododendron Collections Manager, Connor Ryan, and take a stroll through the Arboretum to appreciate the art of plant breeding.

Savor Summer Nights @Cleveland Botanical Garden: Swing by on Thursdays for live music, themed food stations serving global cuisine, and extended garden visiting hours for truly magical summer evenings.

Gourmets in the Garden @Cleveland Botanical Garden: Kickstart the season with bite-sized servings from local chefs, live cooking demos, and a tour of our beautiful blooming gardens.

Cleveland Rose Society Rose Show @Holden Arboretum: Step into a floral wonderland at the annual rose show hosted in partnership with The Cleveland Rose Society. Marvel at the stunning roses on display throughout the weekend.

Artisans at the Arboretum: Outdoor Summer Marketplace @Holden Arboretum: Spend a fun-filled weekend discovering local artisans, listening to local musicians, and indulging in delectable food at our open-air market in collaboration with Made Cleveland.

So Akron, Ohio moms, let’s get ready to make the most of our beautiful Northeast Ohio summer! Pick one or two activities and put them on your summer bucket list now before it’s too late. Share with us your favorite summer events or spots in the comments below. Your recommendations might be featured in our next post! Let’s make this summer memorable. Happy adventuring!

Plan your visit to Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical garden now. Purchase daily tickets here. Or become a member so you can return for free all season long!  Get one membership for both places for year-round access!

Become a Member

There is a new membership called Access that’s only $25 for families using SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, or EBT benefits.

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