Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) is hosting Celebrate Cleveland, Sept. 26 – 28.
The fourth annual “hometown salute” features popular attractions, activities for the family, special guests and treats that showcase the region.
Here’s the line-up:
- Wednesday, Sept. 26: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Professor Wylde Traveling Show will be on site with artifacts and appearances by a variety of zoo animals, including a bearded dragon, an armadillo, a hedgehog, a kookaburra, a sand boa and a python. Find them at Gate C4 and at the beginning of Concourse A.
- Thursday, Sept. 27: From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Cleveland Indians’ beloved mascot, Slider, will visit with passengers and treat them to Malley’s CLE chocolate bars. (While they last.)
- Friday, Sept. 28: Mitchell’s Ice Cream Social, with free scoops from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. inside the security checkpoint on Concourse B.
While you’re at CLE, be sure to check out the permanent and temporary art exhibits, including 10-ft tall versions of Fender Stratocaster guitars that have been transformed into works of art by local artists and national celebrities. (Cleveland is, after all, the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum).
And while at CLE, be sure to visit the baggage claim area to see an exhibit devoted to Superman. The caped hero was created in the early 1930s by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, who lived near each other in Cleveland.