Events & Art Shows

CANCELLED Caveman Crawl 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk

Sunday, June 14, 2020
The West Woods

In light of the uncertain situation surrounding COVID-19, this year’s Caveman Crawl has been cancelled.

We will plan to come back together in 2021 to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary, and wish you and your family only the best of health in the meantime. Be well, park friends!

Special Events Nights Out in the Parks

Our popular Nights Out in the Parks series returns this summer with more live music and movies under the stars!

Live Music: Saturdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Big Creek Park‘s amphitheater or Claridon Woodlands (noted below). Refreshments served. Held inside if inclement weather.

Movie Nights: Saturdays 8 to 11:30 p.m. at Observatory Park. Pre-show activities  include the Geauga County Public Library’s Fun Bus. Free popcorn and lemonade. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Movie shown indoors if inclement weather. Weather permitting, night sky viewing after the movie.


2020 Schedule

CANCELLED: Chardon Polka Band in Concert
Saturday, June 13, at Big Creek Park

CANCELLED: “Jumanji: The Next Level” (PG-13)
Saturday, June 20

“The Martian” (PG-13)
Saturday, July 11
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Long Time Gone in Concert
Saturday, July 18, at Big Creek Park (
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“Up” (PG)
Saturday, August 8
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Hiram Rapids Stumblers in Concert
Saturday, August 15, at Claridon Woodlands
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The PopTarts in Concert
Saturday, August 29, at Big Creek Park
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2020 Nights Out

Special Event West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market

Wednesdays, July 8, August 12 & September 9 • 4 to 7 PM
(Second Wednesdays, July to September)
at The West Woods

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Confirmed Vendors

Offering local shopping in one of the county’s most popular parks, West Woods Wednesdays are scheduled this year for the second Wednesday of each month, July to September – a one-stop shop for all your mid-week, farm-fresh needs.

On top of vendors providing all kinds of locally made/grown items, strolling musicians will provide ambient music, and an onsite food truck will serve dinner and snack options for purchase. Come out after work and make it an evening in the park!

Geauga Park District is currently accepting applications from interested vendors.

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Special Event Nature Arts Festival

Sunday, August 2 • 10 AM to 5 PM
Big Creek Park

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Music, Crafts, Activity & Food Schedule

Take in this annual favorite featuring more than 40 artists, plus free family entertainment: make-n-take crafts, cartoon portraits, face painting, balloon art, live music, food trucks and more.

Parking at Big Creek Park is limited, so you may like to take a FREE Lolly the Trolley ride from Chardon Square, also host to the Chardon Arts Festival this day!

Geauga Park District is currently accepting applications from interested vendors.

Exhibitor ApplicationFarm-Artisan Market Application
Overnight Accommodations
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Thanks to our returning 2020 sponsors, Renewal by Andersen & The News-Herald!