It’s hard to believe that school is right around the corner. Most schools in and around Cleveland will be in full-force starting on Monday August 17 leaving parents thrilled and children mourning the loss of fun-filled lazy, hazy summer days. That fact makes this weekend the last hurrah for summer fun and unobstructed family memories. So what exactly is there to do to celebrate the end of the summer season?

Well, is packed full of ideas for family-fun events to occupy your weekend. Besides the myriad of state fairs on tap for this and upcoming weekends, the top three on my list include:

  1. Frog Jumping Festival – travel just 37 minutes southwest to Valley City August 15-16 from 11 am to 5 pm to enjoy all that is frog. This old-fashioned fun filled day includes more than 700 frogs competing for trophies and bragging rights in various competitions. There will be food, souvenirs, music and games for the entire family. Laughter and fun are at the top of the list in this return to the good ole days.
  2. Tuscarawas Italian-American Festival – an hour and 22 minute drive south to Dover will be worth the trip when you are transformed into the world of old Italy – and all that it entails! From August 14-16 food, music, dancing, Bocce Tournament, amateur wine contests, grape stomping contest, and activities for all ages will abound in Dover. This must attend event will be the event of summer for you and your family. offers times and schedules.
  3. Sandusky Magic Festival – 1 hour 8minutes west of Cleveland you will find Sandusky transformed into a magical kingdom filled with awe and wonder. You can be simply amazed with the magic and illusion of all that is abracadabra and alakazam as you enjoy the talents of top magicians from Hollywood, Las Vegas, and around the world. Shows are scheduled for Saturday August 15 at 2:00 and 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00. Prices and other details can be found at


Here at Window Nation we are not just concerned about your home and windows, but we truly want our friends and neighbors to have the opportunity to experience the wonderful community events that help bring us all together. It is so important to enjoy these last fleeting days of summer before the busy back-to-school schedules, stormy weather and early nights of fall hit.