If you’ve ever thought, “There isn’t anything to do in Parma,” we’re here to debunk that myth! And since we love our friends nearby in Parma Heights and Seven Hills, we’ll include them too. In no particular order, here are 50 of our favorite things to do in the Parma area. (Photo credit: Stefan Stefaniuk)

  1. Play disc golf at Veteran’s Memorial Park and pick up your game supplies at Anglo-American Darts.
  2. Have a Donut from Royal Donut.
  3. Go golfing at Ridgewood Golf Course. 
  4. Grab a cone at one of the many ice cream spots such as Honey Hut, Zero Zest, or East Coast Custard. 
  5. Walk the Lookout Ridge trail at West Creek Reservation and see the Cleveland skyline.
  6. Hit any of the local butcher shops for good meat, dinner ideas, and cooking advice. 
  7. Check out one of the many barbecue joints in Parma: Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Mission BBQ, or local favorite Barabicu.
  8. Play trivia at a local bar such as Parma Tavern or Rookies.
  9. Eat breakfast at one of the many spots around town including Pappou, Southside Diner, or Tony’s, or grab bottomless mimosas at Wagon Wheel Pub’s weekend brunch.
  10. Bowl at one of the several lanes the Parma area offers such as The Red Circle, Yorktown Lanes, Seven Hills Lanes, and RollHouse. 
  11. Visit some of the local spots at Parma’s Polish Village. Attend Taste of Polish Village in February, Polish Constitution Day parade and fest in May, and Treat and Greet in October.
  12. Visit the Parma sign and take a snapshot of yourself repping your city.
  13. Shop the day away at the Shoppes at Parma. Then dine at Fast Eddie’s which offers beer flights and has a dog-friendly patio.
  14. Catch a play at the Cassidy Theatre.
  15. Grab the kids and splash around at Parma’s Splash Pad or Parma Heights’ pool and waterpark. Or get out and play at one of the area’s many playgrounds. 
  16. From wine tastings to craft classes and yoga, there’s so much to do at the Little Birdie Wine Nest including sipping some fresh local coffee at the Morning Owl Coffee Bar.
  17. Grab a dog at the Hot Dog Diner.
  18. Fish fry! Need we say more? Grab a plate of deep fried goodness with some Parma pierogies any Friday in Lent at the majority of the area’s churches and taverns. 
  19. Attend Touch-A-Truck with the kids. Hosted by the Parma Early Childhood PTA, this event is held at the Shoppes of Parma in August. 
  20. Participate in Paczki Day! Even when it’s not our city’s official holiday, Parma’s bakeries have plenty of delicious desserts, donuts, breads, and more to offer. Stop in one of these sweet spots such as Breads and Beyond, Colozza’s Bakery, or newbie Metro Croissants. 
  21. Play all day at Make Believe Family Fun Center.
  22. Work up a sweat at one of the city’s many gyms and fitness studios. 360° Fit, The Balancing Flamingo Yoga Lounge, HiiTtoFiT, and Soza Fitness and Wellness are just a few of the spots Parma offers. 
  23. Stock up on crafts and handmade goods at the Normandy Craft Fair each December. 
  24. Rock the night away while enjoying a plate of scrumptious barbecue at the Parma area’s signature event: Rib ‘N Rock held every June at Tri-C West.
  25. Visit TWO of Cuyahoga County’s award winning library branches.
  26. Run the Run/Walk for Pierogies in City Council President Sean Brennan’s annual summer event.
  27. Participate in the annual Holiday Lights Contest. Submit your home in the contest or join us for the judging!
  28.  Visit Stearns Homestead and Historical Society. 
  29. From the First Stop to the Last Stop, drink your way up State Road. Grab a beer at a price that can’t be beat at any of our local bars on State and beyond. 
  30. Shop small! on Small Business Saturday and every day.
  31. Sing karaoke at Sloppy Bobs every Saturday night.
  32. Visit Parma’s own Hofbrauhaus: Das Schnitzel Haus for a German meal and boot full of beer.
  33. Drive by Parma’s iconic “gold domes” otherwise known as St. Josaphat’s Cathedral.
  34. Visit one of the best craft beer stores in the United States: Mack’s Beverage.
  35. Pierogi hop! Try pierogies at many of our town’s shops and bars such at Perla’s Homemade Delights, Ridgewood Inn, and Rudy’s Strudel and Bakery.
  36. Celebrate the 4th of July Parma-style at our annual parade.
  37. Did you know that Parma has more than 10 murals? Take Parma’s mural tour!
  38. Attend a summer band concert held all summer long at Anthony Zielinski Park and Greenbriar Commons Gazebo. Or catch a flick on a summer night at a Movie in the Park.
  39. Volunteer with the Parma Animal Shelter.
  40. Grab some local groceries at Chuppa’s Market Place, Krakow Deli, Lviv International Food Store, or Tal’s Bakery & Deli.
  41. Ice Skate at Michael A. Reis Ice Rink. 
  42. Play a game of Pickleball at either Parma or Parma Heights’ courts.
  43. Chill on a Parma patio. Bonchon, Harry Buffalo, Raxx, and Tradesman Tavern and are among the outdoor eating options in the Parma area. 
  44. Visit the world’s largest double decker gun range and the east coast’s largest indoor archery range, the Parma Armory. 
  45. Visit a Farmers Market Thursdays in Seven Hills.
  46. Visit the Prama Art Gallery during their hours or one of their shows. The name of the gallery means Evidence or Foundation in Sanskrit. 
  47. Spend some time getting to know Parma’s Ukrainian Village. Then visit the parade and festival held each August. 
  48. Summertime in Parma means school, church, and cultural festivals every weekend. Attend one this summer! One of the biggest, the St. Charles parade and carnival takes place every July. Or check out one of the newest: We are Parma Proud’s Picnic in the Park in August. 
  49. Visit over a dozen Tri-City local pizza shops then sample them all in one night at the Parma Area Pizza Bake Off held in January.
  50. Check out any of Young Professionals of Parma’s events from Pints and Pierogies to brews and bowling. Plus give back with many of our volunteer events.

Don’t see your favorite thing to do in the Parma area? Share it in a comment below!