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Nights Out in the Parks
Live Music & Movie Nights Outdoors

West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market
Wednesdays, June 28, July 26, August 30 & September 27 • 4 to 7 PM • The West Woods

Nature Arts Festival
Sunday, August 6 • 10 AM to 5 PM • Big Creek Park

Nassau Astronomical Station Opening Celebration
Saturday, August 19 6 to 11:30 PM • Observatory Park

Free Exhibit: Home Sweet Habitat
Open daily 10 AM to 4:30 PM • The West Woods

 

 

 

 

 

 



Nights Out in the Parks

Live Music & Movie Nights Outdoors

 

Who's craving fresh air? Bring a date or the family, a lawn chair or blanket, and take the night OUT!
Nights Out in the Parks return to Geauga Park District on special Saturdays in June, July and August especially for enjoying the arts in Nature!

Upcoming Live Music at Big Creek Park's Outdoor Frances Hall Amphitheater

Refreshments served. Held indoors if inclement weather.

The Legacy Band - Saturday, July 29, 7-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy music for your listening and dancing pleasure performed by The Legacy Band - oldies,60's,70's and 80's, Motown, Country.

Mo’ Mojo in Concert - Saturday, August 26, 7-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy this hard driving, high energy, Zydeco-based “Party-Gras” Band. Featuring three-part harmonies, accordion, fiddle, guitar, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums.

Upcoming Movie Nights at Observatory Park

Activities start at 8 p.m.; movies at dusk. Free popcorn and lemonade. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. The Hunger Squad food truck and Geauga Public Library's Fun Bus will also be on site. Night sky viewing to be hosted afterwards if weather conditions are right.

The Jungle Book - Saturday, July 22

WALL-E - Saturday, August 19 (as part of the Nassau Astronomical Station Opening Celebration)

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West Woods Wednesdays

Last Wednesday of the month, June - September
4 to 7 PM
at The West Woods' Picnic Shelters

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Introducing Geauga Park District’s new West Woods Wednesdays Farm Market, your one-stop shop for all your mid-week, farm-fresh needs, taking place beneath the scenic shelters of The West Woods.

Geauga Park District is still accepting applications from interested vendors, particularly those with fresh produce, flowers, breads/baked items and other similar products. Click here for your vendor application.

Remaining dates are July 26, August 30 and September 27. Approved vendors include:

BUSINESS

PRODUCTS

OSU Extension, Geauga Cty Master Gardeners

Information & handouts on gardening

Bittnerbees

Honey products

Carriage House Soaps

Soaps, lotions, balms

Kelly's Working Well Farm

Eggs, jam, artwork, homemade toiletries, flowers

Cornocopia Farm

Vegetables, maple syrup, bakery, hand-sewn market bags

Balancing Point Creative Studio

Hand-loomed outdoor garden tapestries & fiber accessories

Basin Soapworks

Handmade soap

Geauga Park District

Geauga Park District information/promo

River Valley Produce

Fresh produce, herbs

The Goodee Basket-Dee's Jam

Jams

Lois Luther Creations

Handmade purses, totebags, wallets

Zen Jar Gardens

Succulent arrangements in jars/containers

Booze Reused

Self-watering planters, planters from recycled containers

Auburn Pointe Greenhouse

Cut flower bunches

Forest Fungi Farm

Medicinal mushrooms: Shiitake, Oysters, Maitake, mushroom
woodcarvings

Burton Wholesale Gardens

Baby greens

Teal Toadstool at MoonDream Meadows

Baked goods, jams, upcycled crochet rugs, baskets & origami

Hunger Squad Food Truck

Dinner selections, drinks and snacks


From after-work hiking to shopping local to a trendy food truck dinner, there will truly be something for everyone at these monthly farm markets. We hope you will join us!


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26th Annual Nature Arts Festival

Sunday, August 6 • 10 AM to 5 AM • Big Creek Park
PARK AT THE CHARDON ARTS FESTIVAL ON CHARDON SQUARE & TRAVEL TO BIG CREEK PARK VIA A FREE 5-MINUTE RIDE ON LOLLY THE TROLLEY!

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In its 25th year, the Nature Arts Festival "came home" to Big Creek Park last year after 13 years at The West Woods, and brought record-breaking attendance along with it!

Sunday, August 6, Chardon is your arts destination, where you'll be able to take a free Lolly the Trolley ride between the Nature Arts Festival at Big Creek Park and Chardon Arts Festival on Chardon Square!

At Geauga Park District's Nature Arts Festival you'll find something for everyone, of all ages and interests, including:

Entertainment Schedule

Lunch Options
Hunger Squad Food Truck
All Hands Culinary Services

Snacks/Refreshments
Classic Kettle Corn
Snowie Snowcones
Ice Cream Truck
Fruit Smoothies

Vendor Resources
Exhibitor ApplicationPark Map Facebook Event
Overnight AccommodationsMarketing Ideas

Special thanks to this year's repeat event sponsors!


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Nassau Astronomical Station Opening Celebration
Saturday, August 19 • 6 to 11:30 PM •
Observatory Park

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Join Geauga Park District to celebrate the long-awaited opening of the Nassau Astronomical Station with tours of the newly renovated facility, planetarium shows, telescope viewing, Lolly the Trolley rides, fun space-themed tunes, balloon sculptures, origami art, face painting, spray art demonstrations, make-n-take craft projects, field games, hot dog dinners and the Geauga County Public Library Fun Bus, plus an outdoor showing of the movie "WALL-E" complete with popcorn and lemonade at dark…all FREE!

Bookmark this page and visit later this summer for details as they become available.


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Open daily 10 AM - 4:30 PM
at The West Woods Nature Center


Educate yourself throughout 2016 with this enjoyable, FREE Nature exhibit! Home Sweet Habitat: A Place for Wildlife to Survive and Thrive will show you all about Geauga County’s natural homes – divided between forests, meadows and wetlands – and introduce you to their residents both common and unique.

Expect many animal mounts, interactive elements (like a crawl-through log, an otter slide, and a crawl-in beaver lodge build with real beaver sticks!), a couple robotic animals, and hands-on displays, games and activities for the whole family.

The West Woods Nature Center is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible at 9465 Kinsman Road (Rt. 87) in Russell Township. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.

 

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