This Weekend in Cleveland: May 11-12, 2013

(c)Cedar Point

(c)Cedar Point

This Saturday marks Opening Day of Cedar Point, where you can be one of the first to experience the park’s new record-breaking, winged coaster, Gatekeeper.  One hundred sixty-four-foot drops not your thing? Saturday also is the last day of the International Children’s Festival presented by The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. A fantastic time for the whole family, this kid-friendly festival includes multiple live shows at PlayhouseSquare, and a tour of the stunning Exxopolis luminarium.  Don’t forget about the most important day of the year, Mother’s Day. Check out our Mother’s Day blog featuring a number of Mother’s Day events she’s sure to love.

For more events, visit our event calendar at

Cedar Point Opening Day & GatekeeperCedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky:

Are you a thrill-seeker? This Saturday, come experience opening day at “the best amusement park in the country”, Cedar Point. Opening Day marks the first time dare-devils can ride the park’s new record-breaking, winged coaster, Gatekeeper. Featuring a 4,164-foot-long track and a 164-foot drop, riders, with their feet dangling in the air, will soar above the main entrance and over the heads of guests for tons of heart-pounding excitement. For questions and tickets call 419.627.2350 or visit

International Children’s Festival – PlayhouseSquare, Downtown Cleveland:

Saturday, take the kids to experience the International Children’s Festival at PlayhouseSquare. Featuring multiple entertaining and educational live shows within the theatres, there is sure to be something the whole family can enjoy. When the show is over, make sure to stop by the Exxopolis luminarium location. This stunning three-story sculpture of light and color will astound and delight any child, or child-at-heart. For questions and tickets call 216.664.6044or visit

Mother’s Day Events

For a list of Mother’s Day events, see our Mother’s Day blog post at

– Chris Moore, Marketing + Communications Assistant 

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