Celebrate President’s Day in Ohio

Looking for something to do this President’s Day weekend?  Here are a few family friendly ideas:



Cleveland Metroparks Zoo – Fairytales & Frogs 
Date:  February 20, 2017
Time:  10am – 1pm
Location:  3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH  44109
Zoo admission applies
Come dressed as a prince, princess or frog and learn about frogs & celebrate the unique role they play in fairytales and in the environment. All children 11 and under receive free admission to the Zoo & The RainForest with a paid adult admission. Meet princesses & frog mascots throughout the Rainforest and enjoy get-close encounters with frogs.


Presidents’ Day at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Date:  February 20, 2017
Time:  11am – 5pm
Place:  2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH  44122
Admission:  FREE
Celebrate Presidents’ Day with hands-on leadership-inspired activities and a chance to hear from past Presidents like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, FDR and Theodore Roosevelt.




FARMER MONDAY – Lake Metroparks
Date: February 20, 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm
Admission: Farmpark Admission applies
Address: 8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094

FUN DAY MONDAY – Lake Metroparks
Date: February 20, 2017
Time: 10am – 3pm
Admission: FREE
Address: Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094
Stop by the Nature Center anytime between 10 am and 3 pm for a variety of fun activities! Visit the Nature Center for scavenger hunts, seasonal craft, outdoor X-plorer packs, hiking the scenic trails, hands-on exhibits, visit live animals from the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center and much more. Naturalists will be on hand to answer all of your nature-related questions and to help guide you through the day.

Presidents Day—A Fee-Free Day!
February 20, 2017
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: James A. Garfield National Historic Site, 8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor.
(440) 255-8722
Admission: FREE
February 20 is Presidents Day, and what better way to celebrate than visiting a presidential home? James A. Garfield NHS will be open for tours of the Garfield home, presidential trivia, kids’ activities, crafts, and more! We might even get a visit from a president or two! The Site will be free of charge today, so come out, learn, and enjoy at the home of Mentor, Ohio’s favorite son: President James A. Garfield!


23rd Annual Medina Ice Festival
Dates:  February 17-20, 2017
Place: 32 Public Square, Medina, OH
Admission: FREE plus free parking

Enjoy four days of frozen fun as one of Medina’s favorite events returns to the historic Medina Square. Over 50 sponsored carvings will be on view starting Friday afternoon and through Monday afternoon.

Each day, more works of frozen art are added to the Square during the competitions. Visit during the day and see the carving take place. Visit during the night, and see each sculpture illuminated with multi-colored LED lights. It’s a magical time to walk through the Square.


Welcome Home Rud and Lucy Party
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums
Dates:  February 18-20, 2017
Time:  Noon – 5pm
Location: Spiegel Grove, Gremont, OH  43420
Admission: FREE

Visitors can welcome home cutouts of Rutherford and Lucy Hayes during a Welcome Home Rud and Lucy Party from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 – Monday, Feb. 20, in the museum auditorium. The cutouts recently returned from their Centennial Goodwill Tour to presidential and first ladies’ sites across the country. The tour was in celebration of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ centennial, which took place in 2016.

There will be snacks, activities for kids and adults and a display of photos and places the cutouts visited. Kids’ activities include a scavenger hunt and activity pages. There will be presidential trivia for adults. There will be story time for kids periodically throughout the weekend.



McKinley Presidential Library & Museum – Presidents’ Day Activities
Date:  February 20, 2017
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
Time: 6pm-8:25pm
Location: McKinley Presidential Tomb and Library Museum
800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW, Canton, Ohio 44708
(330) 455-7043
Admission:  FREE

On Monday, February 20 the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum will celebrate President’s Day with activities throughout the day. There will be McKinley Gallery focus tours celebrating Canton’s own President William McKinley at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Meet and greet President McKinley at 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM There will also be planetarium shorts running throughout the day.

President’s Day Walk – Stark Parks
Date:  February 20, 2017
Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am
Location:  West Branch Trail, Stark Metroparks
Admission:  FREE (reservations required)
Did you know that Ohio is sometimes called “The Mother of Presidents?” Eight presidents have called this great state home. Did you also know that the West Branch Trail is located near President McKinley’s Tomb? We ‘ll walk along this trail to honor the presidents that have made this country great. Please dress for the weather and meet at the Timken Gatehouse.



Akron Zoo Presidents’ Day

Date:  February 20, 2017
Times:  11am-4pm
Place:  500 Edgewood Ave.,  Akron, OH
Admission: FREE
The Akron Zoo will be offering free admission on Presidents’ Day, February 20, 2017. The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum will be on-hand and kids can make a presidential craft with them indoors at Komodo Kingdom, while supplies last. The event is free to all visitors and parking is $3.00.