Events & Art Shows

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

Sunday, June 9
Registration 7 AM, Costume Contest 8:30 AM, Race 9 AM

The West Woods

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It’s a tough one, but man is it fun! Mark your calendars to join us for a great cause: getting kids outdoors through the Chip Henry Institute for Outdoor Adventure. Walkers are welcome in both the 5K and the 1-Mile Fun Walk. Please note: No dogs will be allowed in the race or walk, and thank you for understanding.

Thanks to our 2019 sponsors!
Stone Age Sponsors ($1,000): University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center & Patterson Fruit Farm
Cave Clan Sponsors ($500): Kinetico Water Systems & Junction Auto Family
Fire Starter Sponsor ($100): Taproot Yoga Chardon

T-Shirt Design Contest: Congratulations to Abigail Myers and Chris Baldwin, the winners of our Caveman Crawl T-Shirt Design Contest. They created the design and tagline on this year’s race day T-shirt, guaranteed to the first 250 registrants. We hope you like this year’s T-shirt as much as we do!

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Special Event Art Shows

This season at The West Woods Nature Center:


Tri-County Artists “A Brush with Nature”

Opening Friday, April 26 (7-9 PM reception); show runs through July 23 (Facebook Event)
Enjoy this diverse collection of Nature-inspired paintings by the Tri-County Artists, with members from Geauga, Cuyahoga and Lake counties.

Special Events Nights Out in the Parks

Our popular Nights Out in the Parks series returns this spring and summer with more live music at Big Creek Park‘s Frances S. Hall Amphitheater, plus some live music at Claridon Woodlands, and more movies under the stars at Observatory Park.


Amphitheater concerts from 7 to 8:30 PM

June 8 – Jayson & the Mean Eyed Cats (Big Creek Park) (Facebook Event)
July 6 – Foster Brown & Friends (Claridon Woodlands)
July 20 – Tom Todd – The Amazing One Man Band (Big Creek Park)
August 24 – Night Dawgs (Big Creek Park)


Outdoor movie nights with activities at 8 PM & movies at dark

June 22 – Ralph Breaks the Internet (rated PG) (Facebook Event)
July 27 – Harry Potter & the Sorceror’s Stone (rated PG)
August 10 – First Man (rated PG-13)

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2019 Nights Out

Special Event Veterans Picnic

Friday, June 14 • 4:30 to 8 PM
Holbrook Hollows

Facebook Event

Veterans, we want to celebrate you this Flag Day!

Please register after March 20 under Programs & Events above, or by calling 440-286-9516, to enjoy food and fun during this special picnic at your brand new park in Bainbridge Township – our humble way of saying thank-you for serving our country.

Each veteran may bring one guest. Our new lodge here is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Special Event West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market

Second Wednesdays, July to September • 4 to 7 PM
(July 10, August 14, September 11)
at The West Woods

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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 still accepting applications from interested vendors, particularly those with fresh produce, flowers, breads/baked items and similar products.

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Special Event Nature Arts Festival

Sunday, August 4 • 10 AM to 5 PM
Big Creek Park

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Complete Schedule of Events & Activities (Coming Soon!)

Featuring more than 40 artists, plus free family entertainment including make-n-take crafts, cartoon portraits, face painting, balloon art, live music and food trucks.

Because parking at Big Creek Park is limited, please park near the Chardon Arts Festival on Chardon Square and travel to the Nature Arts Festival via a FREE Lolly the Trolley ride!

Thanks to our 2019 sponsors, Renewal by Andersen & The News-Herald!

Geauga Park District is still accepting applications from interested vendors.

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