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Twins Days - Twinsburg Ohio

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Twins Days - Twinsburg Ohio
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Twins Days is the largest gathering of twins in the world. Held each August in the Cleveland suburb of Twinsburg (of course), the festival began in 1976 and grows larger each year. Events for twins (and non-twins) include food, live entertainment, a golf tournament, a "twins" parade, and lots more. It's unique and fun for the whole family. The 2014 dates are August 1-3.

History:

Twins Days began humbly in 1976 in the Twinsburg town square with 37 sets of twins in attendance. The festival grew steadily each year to be the largest gathering of twins in the world. More than 2500 sets of twins, from newborns to octogenarians, from all over the world attend the event each year. The 2005 festival was filmed by the "Discovery Health" Channel.

Events:

Events for the 2013 Twins Days include a Friday golf tournament at Gleneagles Golf Course, kids' activities, live music and entertainment, a Saturday morning parade, a twins talent show, a Sunday morning pancake breakfast, a chicken BBQ, and lots more. Friday events are for twins and their friends and family. Saturday and Sunday events are open to the public. For more information on events, see the Twins Days website.

Hours and Admission:

The Twinsburg Twins Days Festival is held the first full weekend of August each year. (2014 dates are August 1-3.) Daily admission is $4 per person. (See below for Twins and multiples registration.)

The festival gates are open from 9am to 9pm on Saturday and from 730am to 7pm on Sunday. (Note: Friday activities are for twins and their friends and family.)

Register as Twins:

Twins (and triplets) are invited to register for the set price of $15 per couple for the entire weekend ($20 at the gate). Benefits of registering include admission for the entire festival, a souvenir program, participation in the group photo, and admission to the Friday "twins-only" events. Plus, you'll get counted towards the "twins attending" total, estimated at more than 3,000 for 2012. To register online, see the Twins Days website.

Accommodations Near Twins Days:

Several area hotels have set aside rooms for Twins Days attendees. These include the Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn (check rates), the Courtyard Marriott (check rates), and the Springhill Suites in Solon (check rates).

Contact Information:

Twinsburg Twins Days
9825 Ravenna Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
330 425-3652.

(last updated 7-5-13)

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