100 Years: Celebrating in the Cuyahoga Valley
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016! As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Cuyahoga Valley National Park is planning several signature events in the park and we hope you will join us for several of them.
100 Things to do in CVNP
Celebrate the milestone of 100 years of America's best idea by exploring your Cuyahoga Valley National Park and discovering all it has to offer. The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley Naional Park has put together 100 fun ideas for you try out during the NPS Centennial.
Get Started! Pick your first CVNP experience off our list of suggestions.
BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival
Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21
Join National Geographic and the National Park Service in Cuyahoga Valley for the National Parks BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival, May 20-21, 2016. Be part of this nationwide celebration of the National Park Service's centennial and biodiversity in your national parks.
We will be adding details to our BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival page as they become available.
Picnic in the National Park
Dine outdoors in your national park the same day as millions of others around the country. Countryside, a private nonprofit supporter of CVNP, will sell special centennial picnic baskets and bags at its weekly Farmer's Market at Howe Meadow. It will also provide special maps so picnickers can find their special spot.
Cleveland Orchestra: Blossom Music Festival
American Solar Challenge 2016
For additional event details, visit our American Solar Challenge page.
Party in the National Park: Happy 100th National Park Service!
Each year in August, the National Park Service celebrates its birthday and everyone is invited to join the party! As part of the celebration, Cuyahoga Valley National Park has invited Cleveland's youth choir, The Singing Angels to perform the NPS Centennial Children's Celebration Song! Originally created as a poem by writer and artist Louise Phillips, Children's Earth Anthem was set to music by Ohio composer Charles Eversole. The piece will be performed by kids in more than 100 National Parks across the country. Each performance will be filmed and combined into a montage of youth celebration.
We are planning more music, crafts, games, and other fun activities for our celebration! We will provide details here as soon as they become final.
Akron Symphony Orchestra and CVNP Collaboration
Listen to the talented musicians of the Akron Symphony Orchestra while experiencing a visual montage from Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Event is held at E.J. Thomas Hall in Akron.