THINGS TO DO IN BELLAIRE

 

Riverfront activities:  At the Bellaire Marina, you can launch a boat, fish from the dock, enjoy a picnic with a scenic view, or simply watch the river traffic and wildlife.  To reach the marina, turn in at the Professional Complex at 3800 Jefferson St.  Pass the Complex and turn right.  After crossing the railroad tracks, turn right again. Pass the village Water Department and turn left into the marina’s parking lot. The picnic area is south of the parking lot, and the boat ramp to the north.



Photo courtesy of Mr. Dan Brown

 

Restaurants:  Enjoy a meal at one of Bellaire’s unique, locally owned restaurants: Gulla's Lunch (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gullas-Lunch/116362665053991); Lil' Gerardo's (http://www.facebook.com/LilGerardos); Denny's Blue Angel (http://www.dennysblueangel.com); The Roosevelt (https://www.facebook.com/The-Roosevelt-1571861913087184/?fref=ts); or 24/7 Pizza (https://www.facebook.com/247pizzaBellaireOhio).

 

 

Museums:  Visit theToy and Plastic Brick Museum (http://www.theplasticbrickmuseum.com), open seasonally, where you can marvel at the amazing Lego block constructions. At the National Imperial Glass Museum (http://www.glasspass.org/imperial.htm), also open seasonally, you can learn about the many beautiful glass products once manufactured in Bellaire.


Photo courtesy of Mr. Dan Brown

 

Escape Zone: Work with up to nine other players to search for clues, solve puzzles, and escape the locked room! Escape Zone Ohio Valley provides an exciting, mind-stretching, team-building challenge in a safe environment. Visit http://escapezoneohio.com or https://www.facebook.com/escapezonerooms  for more information.  

 

 

Firemen's Festival: The annual festival sponsored by the Bellaire Volunteer Fire Department takes place each year in late summer. With music, food, rides, games, vendors, and more, there's something for everyone!

 

 

Christmas Parade:  The annual Bellaire Christmas Parade usually takes place the first weekend after Thanksgiving (check the “Bellaire Ohio Events” facebook page for the date and time).


Photo 1 courtesy of Mr. John Kniesner; photo 2 and 3 courtesy of Mr. Kevin Sochor

 

Farmers’ Market:  Shop for fresh, locally grown produce (including organic); fresh and dried herbs; pasture-raised meats, eggs, and cheeses; preserves and baked goods; healthy personal care products; and hand crafted items at the Ohio Valley Farmers’ Market, held in Bellaire at the village parking lot on 32nd St., on Saturday mornings from early June through October. A variety of demonstrations, samplings, and special events take place throughout the season. Children's activities are offered at the Kids' Corner each week. Local Master Gardeners periodically offer fun and educational gardening programs for children, utilizing the special Lil' Farmers garden. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ohio-Valley-Farmers-Market/76218936373.


 


Scenic Walks: Enjoy a stroll up Indian Run Road or Jordan Run Road in spring to look for rare wildflowers, or in autumn to enjoy the brilliant foliage.  Watch for the many small waterfalls along the creeks, too!


 

 

Bingo:  Enjoy a game of bingo at the Disabled American Veterans Post 117 (http://www.davmembersportal.org/chapters/oh/117/default.aspx) at 6:30 on Saturday evenings, or at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsbellaire?ref=stream&hc_location=timeline&filter=1)  at 6:30 on Thursday evenings.

 

Shopping: Browse Bellaire’s gift shops, each of which has its own focus and flavor: Bev's Floral and Gifts (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bevs-Floral-Gifts/440311049412873?sk=timeline) and Buffalo Creek Primatives and Country Decor (https://www.facebook.com/Buffalo-Creek-Primitives-and-country-decor-1517975925156465).


Bev's Floral and Gifts; Buffalo Creek Primitives and Country Decor

 

Cool Treats:  Cool off in summer with a cold treat from Dairy Queen (http://www.dairyqueen.com) or Sno-Biz (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sno-Biz-In-Bellaire/420391944657385).

 

Senior Citizens’ Activities: The Bellaire Senior Center hosts a variety of events and activities for the over-60 crowd, including free luncheons, games, seminars, exercise sessions, and outings.

 

Library Programs:  The Bellaire Public Library (http://www.bellaire.lib.oh.us) offers programs for children, teens, and adults, including story hours, exercise, chess, a summer reading club, a summer book talk series, and more.


Mr. Mark Hammontree as Commodore O.H. Perry; Summer Reading Club program at Bellaire Public Library

 

Community Meals:  Enjoy the fellowship and delicious food of a free Community Meal at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Holy-Trinity-Episcopal-Church-Bellaire-OH/167638816581856?sk=wall) on the third Saturday of each month, from 3-5pm.; at First United Methodist Church (http://www.facebook.com/bellairefirstumc.) each Monday from 5:30 to 6:30p.m.; or at the Living Bread Kitchen (also at First United Methodist Church) from 11am-1pm, Monday through Friday, during the last full week of each month except December.


Holy Trinity Episcopal Church; First U.M. Church

 

Classes: Take classes in ceramics at BJ’s Ceramics, in the martial arts at Bellaire Martial Arts LLC, or in dancing at Turn It Out Dance Academy (http://www.turnitoutdanceacademy.com).

 

Watch the "Bellaire Ohio Events" facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BellaireEvents) for events such as plays and musicals, sporting events, library programs, dinners, bake sales and craft sales, special activities for senior citizens and children, and much more.