Bands of America Marching Championship

More than 20 high school marching bands from across Ohio - and as far away as Georgia - will put on a show beginning at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, 1815 Harrison Ave. NW, Canton, for the Bands of America Northeast Ohio Regional Championship. Peformances will be throughout the day with the finals beginning at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $27 for a day pass and $18 for only the prelims or only the finals. Student day passes are $17 and $10 for the prelims or finals. For more details, visit


Hundreds of runners will pound the pavement during the annual CAK 5K on the Runway, which begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 13. The race starts and ends at MAPS Air Museum, 2260 International Pkwy. The course takes runners out on the runway/taxi area of Akron Canton Airport. Visit to register.

Art After Dark Costume Party

Visit the Massillon Museum at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., for the third annual Art After Dark Costume Party. The event is those 18 years old and older, and partygoes are asked to put on the spookiest and most creative costume and come ready to party. There will be a non-stop dance floor, roaming entertainment and many spooky surprises. Awards will be given for best costume and best history inspired cosutme. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit

Family Fall Fest

Stark Parks will celebrate the changing season at Petros Lake Park, 3519 Perry Drive SW, Perry Twp., from 2-6 p.m., Oct. 13, during the Family Fall Fest. There will be a Critter Carnival with live animals, treat trail, games and crafts, inflatable and live music. Costumes are encouraged. It is non-scary family fun event. No registration is required.