Memorial Day Parades and Activities in Akron, Ohio -2011

Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching. Below is a list of Memorial Day Parades and Activities in Akron, Ohio area. It is a great way to reflect on the meaning behind Memorial Day and to teach your kids about the sacrifices made by our military. For more on what Memorial is all about and how to plan activities at home to teach your kids, check out Beth’s article: Celebrating Memorial Day – It’s More Than Just Summer’s First BBQ!

SummaCare Spirt of America! Concert

Attend the patriotic concert entitled “SummaCare Spirit of America!” to honor the men an women of the United States Armed Forces – active, retired and fallen. Located at the Falls River Square outdoor Amphitheater on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at 3:00 pm, there will be activities for the entire family beforehand at 2pm. Rain date for the event is Sunday, May 29.

Please bring non-perishable food and personal care items to support Good Neighbors of Cuyahoga Falls.

Falls River Square Amphitheater
Broad Blvd. and Front Street in downtown Cuyahoga Falls
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Memorial Day Special

Visit your national park by rail on this day of reflection on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. All tickets on regular excursions are just $10 per person.

Canal Visitor Center, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Akron Northside Station, 11:35 a.m. Peninsula Depot, 12:10 p.m.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Peninsula Depot Visitor Center
1630 Mill St. W, Peninsula, OH, 44264
(800) 445-9667
(330) 657-2752

Innovation Stations Opening Day at Stan Hywet

Be the first to check out the Innovation Stations at Stan Hywet featuring their very own “”Not-So-Mad-Scientists” at work on Memorial Day (through Labor Day). Visit and learn about the world of science and have some fun at Stan Hywet on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011 – 1:00-4:00pm.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio  44303

MAPS Community Appreciation Day

Join the City of Green and MAPS Air Museum for Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the MAPS Air Museum. Everyone is invited to the FREE community appreciation day to kick-off the Memorial Day Weekend with museum tours, rides, food, and fun!

MAPS Air Museum
2260 International Parkway
Uniontown, Ohio 44232

Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony, and Car Show in Green

The annual Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony, Pancake Breakfast, and Car Show will take place on Monday, May 30, 2011.  Parade kick-off is at 10:00 a.m. (new time) from the Green High School parking lot.  Green Fire will hold a pancake breakfast beginning at 7:00 a.m. at Fire Station #1 (the corner of Massillon and Steese Roads); donations only to benefit a worthwhile charity.  A picnic lunch will be offered; the Memorial Ceremony details to be announced.  There will also be a car show from noon – 3pm.

Hudson Memorial Day Parade

Make plans to attend the Hudson Memorial Day Parade on Memorial Day, May 30,2011 at 11:00 am. Parade starts at ACME Plaza and proceeds down Rts. 303 and 91 to Markillie Cemetery. Sponsored & organized by the American Legion Family. To participate in the parade, e-mail Hudson Memorial Day Parade or call Martha at 330.653.6509 .

Memorial Day Furry Family BBQ

Bring your family and pet to the 1st Annual Memorial Day Furry Family BBQ on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011, hosted by Pet Planet. Cost is $1 per person and includes food, drink and activities for you, your family and your pet. All proceed to benefit the Open Paws Foundation.

Pet Planet Daycare, Boarding & Grooming
3430 S Arlington Rd Suite B
Green, OH 44312
(234) 678-6251

Camp Y-Noah Memorial Day Family Camp

Come out to camp for a weekend of fun at Camp Y-Noah from Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 29, 2011! Your family will enjoy all the traditional camp activities like canoeing, wall climbing and zip line, horseback riding and crafts, or just relax by the campfire and read a book.Space is limited so call Camp at 330-896-1964 to sign up today!

Camp Y-Noah
815 Mount Pleasant Rd.
Clinton, OH, 44216

New Franklin Memorial Day Parade

Honor and remember our Veterans at the New Franklin Memorial Day Parade on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011 from 10 – 11:30am.  Parade steps off at 10 A.M. at the Grace Bible Church, 5781 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio  44319.  Anyone wishing to be in the parade should contact Tami Stefan at 330-882-4324. (No political parties permitted)

5781 Manchester Road
Akron, Ohio 44319

Fun in the Sun Carnival

The Fun in the Sun Carnivalis coming to town to help celebrate Memorial Day Thursday, May 26 – Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011! Enjoy carnival games, rides and traditional carnival fare. Ride tickets are $1 each and most rides require 2 tickets. Wristband are available for $15.

Thursday (May 26) & Friday (May 27: 4-10 pm
Saturday, May 28, 2011: 3-10 pm
Sunday, May 29, 2011: 1-7 pm
Monday, May 30, 2011: 1-5 pm with an all you can ride special for just $10!

Massillon Recreation Center
505 Erie Street North
Massillon, OH 44646

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale & Music at Aurora Farms Outlets

Make plans to spend the weekend at Aurora Farms Premium Outlets Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale starting Friday, May 27, 2011. Spend a fun day shopping, enjoy live entertainment and take a relaxing break at our scenic lake.

Aurora Farms Premium Outlets
549 S. Chillicothe Rd.State Route 43
Aurora, OH, 44202
(330) 562-2000

Day Out with Thomas

Spend the Day Out with Thomas with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 29th. Plan to spend at least 3 hours for this fun and activity filled outing.

You can buy tickets now by calling toll-free 866.468.7630 or logging onto   For more information and directions contact Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad at (800) 468-4070 or visit for the Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 are $18 plus tax for ages two and up.

Marc’s Great American Rib Cook Off & Music Festival

Head on up to Cleveland for Marc’s 20th Annual Great American Rib Cook Off & Music Festival.

Entertainment continues to be FREE with your paid general admission. During its tenure, the four-day grilling showdown has become a meaty community staple symbolizing the start of summer and grilling season in Northeast Ohio. Rib lovers are invited to sample BBQ styles from across the country as 10 professional grilling teams battle for “Greatest Ribs in America,” “Greatest Sauce in America” and the Akron-Canton Airport “People’s Choice” awards.

Adult general admission is ONLY $5 with coupon from Marc’s or online coupon from Kids 12 and under are FREE everyday, all hours.

Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
2014 Sycamore St.
Cleveland, OH, 44113
(440) 247-2722

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2 thoughts on “Memorial Day Parades and Activities in Akron, Ohio -2011

  1. Phyl says:

    So many choices, so little time! Great list–think we’ll head over to the Summa patriotic concert assuming it stops raining by then.

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