Events & Art Shows

Special Events Nights Out in the Parks

Our popular Nights Out 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).

Movie Nights: Saturdays 8 to 11:30 p.m. at Observatory Park. Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and snacks for your group.

Cancelled if inclement weather; please check the website in advance of coming out.


2020 Schedule

“Up” (PG)
Saturday, August 8 – REGISTRATION FULL (limited to 150 people)

Hiram Rapids Stumblers in Concert
Saturday, August 15, at Claridon WoodlandsREGISTRATION FULL (limited to 50 people)

The PopTarts in Concert
Saturday, August 29, at Big Creek ParkREGISTRATION FULL (limited to 50 people)

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2020 Nights Out

CANCELLED Meteors & Moths Overnight Event

In the interest of public health and safety, we have decided to cancel this year’s Moths & Meteors Overnight Event originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 11. Thank you for understanding.

Special Event West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market

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

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List of Confirmed Vendors COMING SOON!

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 concession trailer will provide snack and drink options for purchase. Come out after work and make it an evening in the park!

Please note: We will practice social distancing, and face coverings are encouraged.


Geauga Park District continues to accept applications from interested vendors throughout the market season until shelter space is full.

Vendor ApplicationPolicies & Procedures

Special Event Art Shows

This season at The West Woods Nature Center:

“Jim Trombo – Nature’s Graces & Rural Places”

Running June 25 through October 5, 2020

A breathtaking collection of more than 40 Nature photographs presented on canvas. If you’d like, you can even meet the artist during on opening day, Friday, August 7, 7 to 9 PM.

Special Event Holly Days Artisan Boutique

TWO Saturdays, November 7 & 14 • 10 AM to 4 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center

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Vendor Application

List of Confirmed Vendors COMING SOON!

Shoppers at Geauga Park District’s ever-popular Holly Days Artisan Boutique revel in a premier selection of juried Nature-themed gifts by regional artists. It’s the perfect place to find quality handmade items for everyone on your list!

This year’s format will be adjusted for the times. Different artisans will be available each Saturday, albeit fewer than usual to ensure safe social distancing, and building capacity will be monitored per current state guidelines. That means guests may experience a wait to enter the venue; thanks in advance for understanding. Additionally, all vendors, staff and volunteers will wear face coverings, and guests will be encouraged to wear face coverings as well.

However, three things that will remain consistent from years past are the serene setting of The West Woods, the festive nature of the event, and the outstanding quality of items for sale: any variety of ornaments and holiday décor, all-natural bath and beauty products, gourmet food and snack items, unique jewelry and accessories, beautiful and functional pottery and glass items, gifts hand-turned from wood, indoor planters and terrariums, and more.

Community Art Show What's the Buzz?

Insect & Arachnid-Inspired Art Exhibition

Saturday, February 13, 2021 – Monday, April 26, 2021
Open 10 AM to 4:30 PM Daily
at The West Woods Nature Center

Artist Application

Insects have inspired artists for centuries. In fact, some of the earliest human art features insects. In celebration of the creativity sparked through the insect world, and to demonstrate the creative talents of regional artisans, Geauga Park District invites you to participate in a 10-week community art exhibition of artwork inspired by insects and arachnids in all media – whether you be an artist  or someone who’d just like to visit!