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3 Things Poppin' in Northeast Ohio:​ Paw Patrol Live, Towpath Trail Lantern Parade, and Akron Book Fest

Get out and explore all that Northeast Ohio has to offer this weekend!

CLEVELAND — Have you lived in Northeast Ohio forever, or maybe you're new to the area? Whatever your story, the region has tons to offer when it comes to experiences and adventures.

However, at times it can be hard to find and narrow down the best ways to spend your time. That's where I come in.

Normally, I keep you up to date on the latest pop culture stories every day in "Pop Break" on "What's New" at 4 p.m. But now, with this new segment "3 Things Poppin' in Northeast Ohio," I'll be sharing with you my picks for trendy things to do on the weekends!

So without further delay, here's what I think you should check out in this weekend, March 10 through March 12.  

Akron Book Fest

Up first, March is national reading month so why not celebrate with a trip to the first-ever Akron Book Fest.

On Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., book lovers can mix and mingle with each other and more than 50 local authors. Plus, there’ll be info on how to publish your own book and opportunities to shop for books for your personal collection.

The Book Fest is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Paw Patrol Live

And this next event is for parents and guardians with kiddos.

Paw Patrol Live is making its way to Playhouse Square.

Friday through Sunday; Chase, Marshall, Skye and Friends will enlist the help of the audience for their biggest challenge yet.

Tickets for Paw Patrol Heroes Unite start at just over $50 .

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Towpath Trail Lantern Parade

If you’re looking for a way to welcome spring, you might want to check out the towpath trail lantern parade.

On Saturday, starting at 6:30 in the evening , three local artists will showcase illuminated pieces made from recycled materials. Guests are also invited to make lanterns and join the parade. The celebration of light, creativity and sustainability is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

If you have idea for an event you think should I should mention, you can tweet me @KierraCotton or email me at Kcotton@wkyc.com.    

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*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous, unrelated report that aired February, 24, 2023. 

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