It's the first fall weekend in Northeast Ohio and Patch is here to give you options to Get Out and enjoy it.
Where/When: Progressive Field, 2401 Ontario St., downtown Cleveland.
Friday, Sept. 23, 7:05 p.m. - Jim Thome night, $1 hot dogs, half price student tickets, fireworks.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 1:05 p.m. - make up game from rain cancellation, kids 12 and under free.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:05 p.m. - Star Wars soundtrack fireworks.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 1:05 p.m. - Children 12 and under can run the bases and first 7,000 get free Indians drawstring baseball bag.
Why Go: See your Cleveland Indians on their final homestand of the season as they battle the Minnesota Twins. Special dedication celebration for team's all-time home run leader, Jim Thome on Friday. Let your kids run the bases after the game on Sunday one last time before the snow flies again.
Pricing: Cheapest seats are $8 Upper Reserved and $10 Bleachers, while most expensive is $75 Diamond Box. Half-price student tickets are Lower Reserved and Mezzanine only, and require proof of ID. Go to indians.com for more details and ticket options.
2. Ripe Fest
Where/When: Cleveland Botanical Gardens, 11030 East Blvd., University Circle in Cleveland.
Friday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to sunset.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to sunset.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to sunset.
Why Go: Celebrate the harvest with local food, live music, farmers, speakers, beer tasting, wine tasting, food demonstrations and more. Food authors and culinary professionals will be on hand to show and tell the tasty secrets.
Pricing: $12 adults, $6 children.
Friday, Sept. 23, noon to 2 a.m. - Folk Alley 'Round Town (36 total Kent venues for free).
Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Free music workshops at Kent State.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m. - The Low Anthem at The Kent Stage.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m. - Peter Yarrow at The Kent Stage.
Go to kentstatefolkfestival.org for complete schedule of live music and workshops.
Why Go: This is the 45th annual edition of one of Northeast Ohio's premier music events. Hear live shows from multiple bands and solo acts doing just about every style of music. Take part in the free music workshops and get hands-on help and knowledge from experienced performers.
Pricing: Free live music on Friday at 36 Folk Fest-sponsored venues in downtown Kent. Free music workshops on Saturday at Kent State Student Center. Saturday Low Anthem show is $23 general admission, $18 students. Sunday Peter Yarrow show is $35 Gold Circle, $25 Reserved and $15 for students.
Where/When: Solon Community Park, 6679 SOM Center Rd., Solon.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: The City of Solon and The Cleveland Clinic present an event to promote good health and awareness. Meet local doctors, specialists and exhibitors who can assist you in greater health. Learn new habits to help you, or find out how to expand on things that are already working. Free heart screenings. Great event for Seniors.
Pricing: Free and open to the public. All ages welcome.
Where/When: Sunny Lake Park, 885 Mennonite Rd., Aurora.
Saturday, Sept. 24, noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25, noon to 6 p.m.
Why Go: Welcome the fall season with fun for the whole family. Sponsored by Greyhound Rescue, Aurora Parks & Recreation and Aurora One Fund. Enjoy hayrides, pony rides, pumpkin painting, Civil War exhibits at Pioneer Village, Bounce House, food, beverages, games and more. Bark Booo-nanza features dog games, Rescue Groups, vendors, raffles and more. Dog trick-or treat and dog costume contest on Sunday.
Pricing: Free entry. Open to the public. All ages.
6. Twinsburg Historical Society Open House
Where/When: Twinsburg Historical Society, 8996 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Step back in time and learn about your local history. Speaker Jim Karabec discusses the history of the old barn at 3 p.m. He will also speak about other old barns in the area and historic farming practices as well. See the various educational and informative displays on site.
Pricing: Event is free. Open to the public. All ages.