End of Summer Fun

In the blink of an eye August has arrived and kids are on their way back to school! But don’t let that be the end of your summer fun! Check out this great list of attractions and events to enjoy this month while you get back into the swing of things.

Sluggers & Putters has FIVE brand new rides for you to enjoy! Plus, their fantastic Sluggers & Putters New Ridesminiature golf course, batting cages, go-carts, and more!

Summer Serenades in the Park are a great way to enjoy the outdoors and live music together! Stark Parks and the Canton Symphony Orchestra have teamed up to bring you these fantastic concerts al fresco so don’t miss the final performances on August 13, August 23, and the full orchestra on September 6!

Swimming: Back to school doesn’t mean you can’t beat the summer heat in a swimming pool! Many of the local pools stay open until Labor Day! Check out Baylor Beach, Clay’s Park, and Jellystone Park!

Hike, Bike, and Canoe the Towpath! Choose between the Canal Fulton Canoe Livery or Ernie’s Bike Shop to rent bikes, canoes, or just hike along the beautiful Ohio & Erie Canalway!

Enjoy Family Camp Night at The Fieldcrest Estate on August 15! Get outdoors to enjoy camping, movies on the outdoor screen, a bonfire, and more family fun!

 

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She enjoys having wine & game nights with family & friends, and traveling near and far with her husband! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with their three rescue dogs, and volunteering for a dog rescue!

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Steampunk Soiree at MassMu

Have you heard about Steampunk? Well, if you haven’t already… you will now! The Massillon Museum becomes a Civil War inspired Steampunk Soiree on August 15th! In conjunction with our Main Gallery exhibit Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection, and our Second Floor Civil War exhibits featuring permanent collection items, we are hosting this event– part Civil War, part Steampunk!

Steampunk MassMuSaturday, August 15, 2015
7:00 – 10:00 pm
$20 per person
($18 members, $10 kids)
Tickets: in-person or by phone 330-833-4061 x 114
Costumes encouraged but not required.

Enjoy vendors of Civil War-era fineries, and Steampunk costume and art pieces. We will also have a photographer on hand to capture your amazing look!

What on earth is “Steampunk?” Think of the look, costumes, and settings for the movie “Wild, Wild West” starring Will Smith. Think “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” starring Sean Connery. It is a fictional re-examination of the Victorian/Edwardian Era if steam power reigned. It can also be interpreted as a post-apocalyptic future where steam power was the main source. Regardless of which interpretation you use, Steampunk incorporates the aesthetic designs inspired by industrial steam-powered machines of the 1800s. Many often look to the machines and creations within the literary works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.

How should I dress for this event? We are encouraging guests, but not requiring, to get in costume. You can dress in the style of a Civil War Ball or in the style of Victorian Steampunk. This can mean many different things and you are free to interpret this as creatively as possible. Please keep your costumes G-rated, as this will be available to families.

What sort of Civil War-era dances will we learn? The wonderful Anonymous String Band will provide dance lessons for several Civil War-era dances, and then play the music while you dance the new steps you’ve learned!

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She enjoys having wine & game nights with family & friends, and traveling near and far with her husband! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with their three rescue dogs, and volunteering for a dog rescue!

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Tax Free Shopping Days!

Are you ready to shop til you drop – tax free? The state of Ohio has joined many of its neighbors to bring you a tax free shopping weekend in honor of back to school shopping! New signThis first time event starts on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Please see below for a list of items that can be purchased tax free! All you have to do is grab your wallet, and SHOP!

Be sure to take advantage of the upcoming savings at Belden Village Mall! At Belden Village you will find major department such as Macy’s, Dillards, and Sears, as well as popular retail stores that your teens will love: Aeropostale, American Eagle, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Hot Topic, PacSun, and many more! We know many of you could spend an entire day at the mall with the wide selection their stores offer – and there will probably lots of sales during the back to school season to take advantage of as well!

Best Bib 2015 summerIf you’re really looking to score some back to school savings, check out the many re-sale and consignment shops in Hartville! Find clothing that looks new at a discounted prices at Best Bib & Tucker, Twice is Nice Consignments, and Two e’s in a Pod! These shops are full of brand names and only current trends and fashion! You’ll also find lots of handmade accessories and jewelry that will complete any outfit!

We know it is a busy week in Canton, Ohio – the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival will be celebrating the 2015 class with LOTS of events and activities. So, grab your calendar and schedule in some shopping too!

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:(http://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/SalesTaxHoliday.aspx)

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She enjoys having wine & game nights with family & friends, and traveling near and far with her husband! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with their three rescue dogs, and volunteering for a dog rescue!

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