CLEVELAND (WJW)– There are a few warmer days in the forecast to get out and explore Northeast Ohio. But even if it’s cold and rainy this spring, there’s plenty to do across the area.
Here are a few of the events happening around Northeast Ohio this spring:
The musical plays at the Near West Theatre from March 25 to April 10. Tickets are $15.
The Great Lakes Theater Company presents the Shakespeare’s tale of wit and romance shows from March 25 to April 10 at the Hanna Theatre.
This year’s festival is at the organization’s new home at Playhouse Square with films showing at six theaters from March 30 to April 9.
The event at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland runs from April 1 to April 3 and features more than 300 artists.
Cleveland restaurants and food trucks with their best mac and cheese offerings at The Madison on April 9. It benefits WAGS 4 Kids.
Take a walk through downtown Willoughby on April 9 and sample macaroni and cheese from 10 locations.
The annual show features local artists and crafters at Strongsville Ehrnfelt Recreation Center on April 9 and April 10.
The half marathon and 5-mile races start at the Cleveland Metroparks Ohio and Erie Canal Reserveration on April 10. It’s the first of three Towpath races.
The Ducks kick off their 2022 season at home on April 12 against Reading.
The MLB lockout pushed the home opener from March 31 to April 15. The Guardians will host San Francisco.
Cleveland’s 12th annual Dyngus Day is April 18. Pop around Gordon Square for pierogi, polka and other Polish fare.
The Akron Zoo celebrates Earth Day on April 23 with crafts and demonstrations.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo also has an Earth Day celebration on April 23 with activities, vendors and costume characters.
Chardon Square transforms into a tribute to maple syrup from April 21 to April 24 with food, games, rides, music, contests and a craft show.
The legendary New York dance company performs on April 22, April 23 and April 24 at the State Theatre on Playhouse Square.
Main Street Medina and the Foundry Social team up for an evening of craft beer, food and fun on April 23.
The April 23 bar crawl benefits the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Hop around bars with animal-themed names. There’s drink specials and shuttles.
Part of the KeyBank Broadway Series, this show runs from April 26 to May 15 at the Connor Palace.
Seven stores and seven cupcakes on this self-guided tour that starts at Lehman’s Hardware. It’s $15, and runs April 29 and April 30.
The worlds of comics, anime, gaming and more combine at Huntington Convention Center April 20 to May 1.
Sample from more than 30 tequilas, a full bar, taco and nacho bar and live entertainment. Tickets start at $65 for this May 6 event.
A blast of color along a 5K run in Akron’s Lock 3 on May 7.
May 10 and May 10 at E.J. Thomas Hall as part of Playhouse Square’s Broadway in Akron Series.
Shop seven stops and enjoy treats from the Coblentz Chocolate Company during this event on May 13. Tickets are $25.
The Akron Zoo’s inaugural family-friendly fundraiser is on May 20.
The Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society honors fallen heroes at Cleveland Public Hall on May 21.
The festival returns to an in-person event in Cleveland’s AsiaTown neighborhood May 21 and May 22. It features live music, performances, food and a fashion show.
The full, half, 10K and 5K on a course that stretches to Cleveland’s west side on May 21 and May 22.
Guests enjoy samples of craft beer, many from local breweries. There’s like music and food trucks. It’s May 21.
The Broadway musical by Sara Bareilles comes to the Hanna Theatre on Playhouse Square from May 26 to June 26.
The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds is home to this event from May 27 to May 30. Enjoy the ribs and live music, and check out the classic Corvettes on display.
The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland hosts Pride in the CLE on June 4 at Malls B and C in downtown Cleveland.
The 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk are on June 5. After the race, enjoy pierogi, smokies and craft beer, as well as live polka music.
Parma’s 30th annual rib cookoff and music festival is June 9 to June 12.
Karamu House, the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and Ingenuity Cleveland team up for the city’s second Juneteenth celebration on June 18 on Mall C in downtown Cleveland.
Yoga classes all day at Edgewater Park on June 18. There’s also vendors, food and music.