Calendar

Schedule of Events

  • In addition to park sponsored events listed in the Schedule of events, there are many other events that take place within the park. Special Use Permits may be issued for special events, sporting events, and wedding related activities. See the following calendar for events in the park that may impact your visit here.


The Schedule of Events is produced quarterly and is the official schedule of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is available in several formats:

Printed Copies:
Pick up your FREE schedule at our visitor centers. Click here for hours.

 

Music & Arts in the Valley
Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers a diverse selection of cultural activities all year. From art to concerts to dancing, your park is the destination for interesting and fun activities.
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Event Calendars

Opportunities for exploring the park and its neighbors are numerous. Whether you want to join a hike, learn about wildlife, ride the train, or attend a concert, you can find that information here.

Ohio & Erie Canalwayis a National Heritage Area - designated by Congress in 1996 - to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal.Click here to access this calendar.

Parknet Calendar below includes a comprehensive listing of events offered by the National Park Service at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

 

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    • Location: Visit cvsr.com
    • Fees: See description
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Enjoy a scenic train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley.

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    Park After Dark Night Hike

    • Location: Given upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Hike CVNP at night.

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    Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga

    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: See description
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Enjoy a four-course breakfast or lunch while the you travel the rails through CVNP.

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    Art @ M.D. Garage

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Village of Boston, next to Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Enjoy a series of free art exhibitions located at the M.D. Garage, a 1940s gas station in the village of Boston.

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    Countryside Farmers' Market at Howe Meadow

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Howe Meadow
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Come enjoy the local, seasonal bounty at the Countryside Conservancy’s producers-only farmers’ markets.

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    Explore Ledges hikes

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ledges Shelter
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Join a ranger for a hike along hilly, unpaved trails at a leisurely pace to view spectacular sandstone cliffs.

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    Hang at Hunt

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Hunt House
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Stop by to enjoy activities for the entire family.

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    Lock Demonstrations

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Canal Exploration Center
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Weekend demonstrations at the Canal Exploration Center.

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    Off the Beaten Path - Over Hill, Over Dell

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Pine Lane Trailhead, carpooling required
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Hike off-trail to explore the park's hidden gems.

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    Beat the Heat hike

    • Location: See description
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    A twice-monthly fitness series on some of the valley's more difficult trails.

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    Explore Beaver Marsh

    • Location: Ira Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    See what's going on at the Beaver Marsh.

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    Towpath Turtle Trek

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 20, 2017

    Search for turtles along the Towpath Trail.

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    Junior Ranger, Jr. – Sunlight and Shadows

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Provide upon registration.
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Come investigate the sun and its shadows.

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    Wildlife Walk

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Location: See description
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, August 21, 2017

    Explore the different animals that call CVNP home.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Happy Days Lodge
    • Fees: $20 adults, $15 Conservancy members, $10 students, under age 10 free
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park celebrate our valley's cultural legacy.

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    Yoga in the Fields

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Spice Acres
    • Fees: See description
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    Enjoy yoga on the farm.

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    Early Evening Hikes

    • Location: See descriptions
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Early Evening Hikes are a midweek chance to get your legs moving.

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    Civil War Lecture - United State Colored Troops

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: G.A.R. Hall
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Explore alternative outcomes of this American conflict. Listen to experts detail historical aspects of this American conflict.

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    Countryside Farmers' Market at Highland Square

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Highland Square in Akron
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Come enjoy the local seasonal bounty at the Countryside Conservancy’s producers-only farmers’ markets.

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    Free Tai Chi

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Ledges Shelter (field)
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Learn tai chi to boost your energy!

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    Plated Landscape Dinner

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Spice Acres
    • Fees: $150
    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Enjoy a five course dinner with paired wines.

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    Poetry in the Park

    • Location: Stanford House and Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
    • Fees: $250
    Friday, August 25, 2017

    Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of your national park as you explore your own relationship with nature through your writing.

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    The Spicy Lamb Farm - Farm-to-Table Lamb Dinner

    • Location: The Spicy Lamb Farm
    • Fees: Visit thespicylamb.com
    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Join us for a chef-prepared lamb dinner.

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    Dinner in the Valley - Vegetarian Harvest

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Octagon Shelter
    • Fees: See description
    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Enjoy a colorful meal of vegetables.

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    Hale Farm & Village - Made in Ohio Preview Night

    • Location: Hale Farm & Village
    • Fees: Fee: $50. Pre-sale tickets required.
    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Stroll the grounds and enjoy Ohio-made appetizers and beverages

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    Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga

    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: Fee (breakfast/lunch): $30/35 adults, $25 children ages 12 and under
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 09/02/2017 to 11/05/2017

    All aboard for a four-course meal catered by Creekside Restaurant.

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    Lock Demonstrations

    • Location: Canal Exploration Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 09/02/2017 to 10/29/2017

    Find out how the Ohio & Erie Canal helped shape the nation. Lock demonstrations repeat as crowds gather

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    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: Fee: $60 - $96. Ticket required
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Sample five wines and chef-prepared appetizers while you enjoy the view through CVNP.

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    • Location: M.D. Garage in Boston
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Enjoy a series of free art exhibitions located at the M.D. Garage, a 1940s gas station in the village of Boston

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    Countryside Farmers’ Market at Howe Meadow

    • Location: Howe Meadow
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 09/02/2017 to 11/18/2017

    Live music, chef demonstrations, and family activities add spice to shopping for goodies from over 60 vendors.

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    Hale Farm & Village

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Hale Farm & Village
    • Fees: Fee: $10 adults, $5 children ages 3 – 12. WRHS members and active military free.
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 09/02/2017 to 10/29/2017

    Enjoy farm animals, pastures, gardens and historic houses with interpreters in period costume.

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    • Location: Hale Farm & Village
    • Fees: $5
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    This two-day juried festival features Ohio artisans, local food, and all that Hall Farm & Village has to offer

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    U-Pick Flowers

    • Location: Spice Acres
    • Fees: Fee: $10 per bouquet, cash or check only
    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Pick your own flowers at this Countryside Initiative Farm.

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    Yoga in the Fields

    • Location: Spice Acres
    • Fees: Fee: $10 non farm-share members, $5 farm-share members.. Cash or check only
    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 09/05/2017 to 10/31/2017

    Join us on the farm for yoga in the fields.

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    Early Evening Hike

    • Location: See description
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Early Evening Hikes are a midweek chance to get your legs moving.

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    Habitat Restoration – Native Planting

    • Location: Location provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 09/06/2017 to 10/25/2017

    Join park staff in restoring CVNP’s ecosystem by restoring native plants.

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    Habitat Restoration – Native Planting

    • Location: Location provided upon registration
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Join park staff in restoring CVNP’s ecosystem by restoring native plants. Individuals and groups welcome.

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    "Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Train

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: See description for Times and Location
    • Fees: $50 - $94. Ages 21 and older.
    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    This fun trip includes a five-sample tasting of beers and appetizers as you watch the sun set.

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    Bird Walks

    • Location: See descriptions
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Join a volunteer naturalist to look for birds.

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    Fall Camp-In ends

    • Location: Location provided upon registration
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Learn basic camping skills, enjoy ranger programs, and spend a night under the stars.

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    Hike Aboard: Hike. Eat. Ride.

    • Time: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Peninsula Depot
    • Fees: $3 per hiker (paid upon boarding).
    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Join a ranger for a one-way train ride followed by a challenging hike back to our cars. Trails are unpaved and hilly.

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    Junior Ranger – Insects at Night

    • Location: Location given upon registration
    • Fees: $6 per child, no charge for adults.
    Saturday, September 9, 2017

    Find out what attracts nocturnal insects by joining a ranger for an evening of insect discoveries

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    Canal Day

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Canal Exploration Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 10, 2017

    Celebrate the sights, sounds, and smells of life on the Canal in 1853 with demonstrations of activities from the mid-19th century.

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    Hiking the Hills

    • Location: See descriptions
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 10, 2017

    Hiking the Hills is a fitness series on CVNP’s more difficult, hilly trails. Fast pace. Sundays, twice a month.

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    Habitat Restoration - Invasive Plant Removal

    • Location: Location provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Join park staff in restoring CVNP’s ecosystem by removing invasive plants.

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    Habitat Restoration - Native Seed Collection

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Location provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 09/14/2017 to 10/26/2017

    Join park staff in restoring CVNP’s ecosystem by collecting native seeds.

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    Steam in the Valley

    • Location: See Desription
    • Fees: . Fee: $25 - $50 per person; children under 2 free
    Friday, September 15, 2017

    Enjoy a two-hour round trip with the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 765, one of the largest operating steam locomotives in the US.

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    Lantern Walk – Underground Railroad

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Octagon Shelter
    • Fees: . Free tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 p.m. Limit 10 per person.
    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Meet characters that bring the past to life as we explore the dangerous realities of the Underground Railroad.

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    Off the Beaten Path

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: See discription
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 17, 2017

    Takes you off trail to explore the park's hidden gems. Trails Vary Moderate pace.

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