Things to do in Fall in Cleveland


If you’re ever feeling bored this fall, don’t fret. There are plenty of things to do in the Cleveland area. 

Whether it’s going apple picking, or spending time with your friends, fall is a great time to go outside and take part in some fun activities for any age group. 

Citizens of the Cleveland area always seem to be stuck at home having nothing to do. Well, they may just not be looking in the right places. 

“You know one of my favorite things is going down to Little Italy with my family. I haven’t gone to the Columbus Day Parade down there but it’s definitely something I’d consider doing,” said junior Sam Crandall.

The Little Italy Columbus Day Parade takes place through the streets of Little Italy. This is where people come together and celebrate the holiday with a unique idea. The event takes place on Oct. 14, 2019 and it is free, although the delicious food down there is not. 

Also, another event called Boo at the Zoo, takes place not too far away from Little Italy.  

“Boo at the Zoo seems like a lot of fun. I love the zoo, especially going there with friends is fun,” said junior Tyler McLain.

Boo at the Zoo is an event where the whole zoo turns Halloween themed. In addition, it is a perfect place to take younger siblings or cousins, as they can show up in costumes and trick or treat at the zoo. The entire event takes place on all Fridays from Oct. 11 to Oct. 27. 

Fall always has classic icons with it, such as pumpkins, which you can see many of at the Corn and Pumpkin Festival at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. 

“I haven’t been to it before but pumpkin festivals are fun, I went to them a lot more when I was younger,” said McLain.  

At the festival, kids of all ages can paint pumpkins or try to navigate their way through a three-acre corn maze. This event takes place on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 just about 30 minutes away from Chagrin Falls.   

In addition, fall contains many specific flavors such as maple and pumpkin spice. 

“I love the flavor of maple, nothing gets me going more than a nice maple candy,” said Crandall.

The sweet, homey taste of maple is one of the great fall flavors. To turn a boring day into an exquisite one, you could drive 30 minutes from Chagrin to Burton Log Cabin and buy some delicious maple candy that never disappoints. 

There are many activities to do with your friends and family, although this one involves your pets, too. This event is called the Pooch Parade.

“I think it would be a fun event, especially for my dogs,” said Crandall.

The Pooch Parade, which takes place in Lakewood on Oct. 19, is an event where you dress your dog up in a costume and take them in the parade around the park.

With fall in effect, don’t get too bored, just take advantage of all the great opportunities around the Cleveland area. 

“I love fall; also the activities that take place around here are a lot of fun and very interesting. Cleveland is a good place to be in the fall,” says McLain.