Events & Art Shows

Special Event Art Shows

This season at The West Woods Nature Center:


The Artwork of Michele Longstreet, Marty Huehner, Lydia Curtis & Linda Easton
Running May 7 through July 27, 2021

View Michele Longstreet’s collection of animal portraits, Marty Huehner’s collection of “texture negatives” transformed to clay positives in a process he calls the Clay Camera®, The Lydia Curtis Wildflower Collection and wildlife art by Linda Easton.

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

Sunday, September 12, 2021
The West Woods

The caveman missed running with you in 2020! Rest assured, he’s been keeping in shape and feels ready to tackle the 10th anniversary run this year. However, he’s also been closely monitoring Ohio’s COVID-19 safe protocols, so he’s decided to move the race from its normal June date to September 12.

A virtual race option will also be made available, and caveman garb will be encouraged as usual. Please mark your calendars now to join in, and stay tuned to this page for details as soon as they’re available!

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 PM at Big Creek Park‘s amphitheater. Limited this season to 50 people per concert.

Movie Nights: Saturdays 8:30 to 11:30 PM at Observatory Park. Limited this season to 150 people per movie.

Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and snacks for your group. We will continue to observe social distancing and wear face coverings according to safety protocols. Cancelled by inclement weather; please check our website for status updates before coming out.


2021 Schedule

Mo’ Mojo in Concert
Saturday, June 12 – REGISTRATION FULL

Movie Night: “Jumanji: The Next Level” (PG-13)
Saturday, June 19 – REGISTRATION REQUIRED (in-county open now, out-of-county opens June 1)
Arrive as early as 8:30 PM; “Jumanji” will be shown at dusk. Sorry, no lemonade or popcorn this season. All participants must show proof of registration prior to entry; up to 6 people per reservation.

Paul Kovac’s Big Grass Band in Concert
Saturday, July 17 – registration required beginning June 20 at 10 AM

Movie Night: “Apollo 13”
Saturday, July 24 – registration required beginning June 20 at 10 AM

Movie Night: “Mary Poppins”
Saturday, August 7 – registration required beginning June 20 at 10 AM

Chardon Polka Band in Concert
Saturday, August 14 – registration required beginning June 20 at 10 AM

The Pop Tarts in Concert
Saturday, August 28 – registration required beginning June 20 at 10 AM

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2021 Nights Out

Special Event West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market

Wednesdays, July 14, August 11 & September 8
(Second Wednesdays, July through September)
4 to 7 PM at The West Woods Picnic Shelters

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

Geauga Park District will accept applications from interested vendors until allocated space is full.

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Special Event Nature Arts Festival

Sunday, August 8 • 10 AM to 5 PM
Big Creek Park

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Take in this 30th annual favorite featuring more than 40 artists, plus free family entertainment: cartoon portraits, face painting, balloon art, live music, food trucks and more. Plus, join us to celebrate featured artist woodcarver Ray Thurston, who has participated in the Nature Arts Festival since its inception!

Parking at Big Creek Park is limited, so you may like to take a FREE bus ride from Chardon Square, where the Chardon Arts Festival will also be ongoing.

Please come back to this website in July for our Music, Crafts, Activity & Food Schedule.

Geauga Park District is currently accepting applications from interested vendors.

Exhibitor ApplicationFarm-Artisan Market Application
Overnight Accommodations
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Thanks to our 2021 sponsors The News-Herald.

Special Event Homespun Market Days

Saturday & Sunday, October 2 & 3 • 1 to 5 PM
at Swine Creek Reservation

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Celebrate autumn with the “Homespun Market” featuring handmade and locally produced items for sale, live music, food vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides, balloon creations, Nature scavenger hunt and more.

Wagon rides are first come, first served 1 to 4 p.m. with limited seating. Please come back in September for a list of confirmed vendors!

Geauga Park District is currently accepting applications from interested vendors.

Vendor ApplicationPolicies & Procedures