Better weather has finally arrived, though Mother's Day weekend will see a dip in temperatures and some potential showers. Despite the rain, there will be plenty of events happening across the area, perfect for spending some time with Mom.
From Cedar Point's opening weekend to a pair of events for dog lovers, check out our list of 10 things to do this weekend.
Bark in the Park at Lock 3
What: Gather your furry friend for a full day of doggie fun. Meet other dogs, shop local vendors and participate in the pledge walk to support the Humane Society of Summit County. Learn more here.
Where: Lock 3, 200 S. Main St., Akron
When: Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bloom and Buzz
What: Celebrate spring at this family-friendly event at the Van Aken District. You'll find games, activities, live music and more. Learn more here.
Where: Van Aken District, 20119 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights
When: Friday 6-10 p.m.
Cedar Point opening weekend
What: The thrills return this weekend at America's Roller Coast as Cedar Point opens for the season on Saturday. The park has some exciting new features this year, from Monster Jam Thunder Alley to a new BBQ joint. Learn about everything new here.
Where: 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky
When: Saturday 10 a.m.
Flat Out Friday
What: Flat Out Fridays return this weekend to the East Bank, where you'll find free live entertainment on the second Friday of every month this summer. Carlos Jones is scheduled to perform this week, and you can see the full music schedule here.
Where: Flats East Bank, Cleveland
When: Friday 7 p.m.
Geneva-on-the-Lake Summer Kick-off Parade
What: It may not quite feel like summer, but Geneva-on-the-Lake is ready to celebrate anyway. The town will hold its third annual parade to kick off summer, with a 150th commemoration scheduled to follow at the Rec Park. Learn more here.
When: Saturday 1 p.m.
Lake Erie Crushers opening day
What: Independent League baseball is back as the Lake Erie Crushers kick off their season with the Windy City ThunderBolts. Get tickets here.
Where: Sprenger Stadium, 2009 Baseball Blvd, Avon
When: Friday 7 p.m.
Ohio Grown Spring Expo
What: Enjoy a full day of free gardening fun at this expo. You'll find product demos, local vendors, raffles and more as you learn about gardening from industry experts. Learn more here.
Where: Ohio Grown, 5304 Fleet Ave., Cleveland
When: Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What: Celebrate "Cleveland's industrial past, technological present and eco-minded future" at Revive, an event that morphs electronic music, art and awareness. You'll find a full lineup of EDM artists, as well as visual performers. Click here to learn more.
Where: Hart Crane Park, Cleveland
When: Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
What: Explore one of Cleveland's most thriving neighborhoods as Walkabout Tremont heads outside for the first time this season. You'll find live entertainment including street performers, live music and vendors. Galleries will be open for extended hours, churches will be open for tours and bars will offer food and drink specials. Learn more here.
Where: Tremont, Cleveland
When: Friday 5-10 p.m.
What: Bark your way around Edgewater Park for the 15th annual Woof Walk. The event supports the Northeast Ohio SPCA and provides a chance to meet plenty of local pups. Register here.
Where: Edgewater Park, Cleveland
When: Saturday 8 a.m. to noon