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:

2017 Summer Schedule of Events (Events listed are for June, July and August)

For a chronological listing of all Summer 2017 programs (without graphics and accompanying articles available), click here.

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.
Click here to go to the Music & Arts in the Valley page
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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
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Enjoy a scenic train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley.

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    Explore Beaver Marsh

    • Location: Ira Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    See what's going on at the Beaver Marsh.

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    Hale Farm & Village

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Hale Farm & Village
    • Fees: See description
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

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    Junior Ranger, Jr. – Insectigations

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Uncover interesting facts about bugs.

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    Campfire Tales

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Ledges Shelter
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Gather around a crackling fire to hear stories of the past.

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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, June 29, 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
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

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

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    Plated Landscape Dinner

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Spice Acres
    • Fees: $150
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Enjoy a five course dinner with paired wines.

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    Yoga in the Fields

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Spice Acres
    • Fees: See description
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Enjoy yoga on the farm.

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    Boston Mills Artfest

    • Location: Boston Mills Ski Resort
    • Fees: Fee.
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Enjoy separate art shows held on two consecutive weekends.

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    Junior Ranger, Jr. - A Very Busy Forest

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Location provided upon registration.
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Come explore the wonders of the woods.

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    Park After Dark Night Hike

    • Location: Given upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Hike CVNP at night.

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    Questing Drop-ins

    • Location: Next to Trail Mix Boston
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Find out about the Questing program.

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    Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga

    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: See description
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

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

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    "Ales on Rails" Beer-Tasting Train

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: See description
    • Fees: $50 - $94. Ages 21 and older.
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

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

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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, July 1, 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, July 1, 2017

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

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    Hang at Hunt

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

    Stop by to enjoy activities for the entire family.

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    Junior Ranger - Solar Savvy 101

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Come out to explore all things sun related.

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    Lock Demonstrations

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Canal Exploration Center
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Weekend demonstrations at the Canal Exploration Center.

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    Beat the Heat hike

    • Location: See description
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 2, 2017

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

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    Wildlife Walk

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Location: See description
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, July 3, 2017

    Explore the different animals that call CVNP home.

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    Early Evening Hikes

    • Location: See descriptions
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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

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    Green Team Express

    • Location: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
    • Fees: $225
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Enjoy a special camp in your national park.

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    Junior Ranger, Jr - Shells and Scales

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Locations provided upon registration
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Come learn more about lifestyles of the cool, dry, and scaly.

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    Junior Ranger - All About Owls

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Friday, July 7, 2017

    Spend an evening in the park to learn about owls.

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    BioBlitz 101

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Come out for a day of discovery.

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    Bird Walks

    • Location: See descriptions
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Join a volunteer naturalist to look for birds.

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    Full Moon Walks

    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Explore your national park by the light of a full moon!

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    Hike Aboard!

    • Location: See description for times and locations.
    • Fees: $3 (paid upon boarding)
    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Take a one-way train ride followed by a challenging hike back to our cars.

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    Junior Ranger - What's the Buzz?

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Provided Upon Registration
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Children age 7-12 can discover and enjoy the natural world while earning a Junior Ranger badge.

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    Music in the Valley - Folk and Wine Festival

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Hale Farm & Village
    • Fees: $10 adults; $5 ages 3-12; WRHS members and active military free
    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Enjoy a day of music and wine.

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

    • Location: The Spicy Lamb Farm
    • Fees: Visit thespicylamb.com
    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    Enjoy a chef-prepared duck dinner.

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    Towpath Turtle Trek

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 9, 2017

    Search for turtles along the Towpath Trail.

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    Junior Ranger Day Camp

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
    • Fees: $225
    Monday, July 10, 2017

    Enjoy a special day camp in your national park.

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    Free Yoga

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Location: Octagon Shelter
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Join a certified yoga instructor in a park setting.

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    Junior Ranger - Rambling Along the River

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Location given upon registration.
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    Become a water quality scientist on the crooked river.

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    Dinner in the Valley - Blueberry Abundance

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: $55 adults, $50 Conservancy members
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Enjoy a delicious meal featuring local blueberries.

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    Junior Ranger - Tracks, Scat, and Fur

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Get the lowdown on mammals.

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    Habitat Restoration - Invasive Plant Removal

    • Location: Location provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 13, 2017

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

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    Family Pizza & Movie Night

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: Spice Acres
    • Fees: Free general admission
    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Enjoy a night of family fun on this Countryside Initiative farm.

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    Junior Ranger, Jr. - Amazing Animal Senses

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Location given upon registration.
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Take in the forest with all five senses.

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    "Grape Escape" Wine-Tasting Train

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: See description
    • Fees: $60 - $96
    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Sample five wines and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the view as you travel through CVNP.

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    Junior Ranger - Fossil Fun

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    Go on a fossil hunting adventure.

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    Cleveland Orchestra - Best of Broadway

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Blossom Music Center
    • Fees: See description
    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Enjoy an evening of great music with the Cleveland Orchestra.

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    Eco Adventure Camp

    • Location: Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
    • Fees: $450
    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Enjoy a special camp in your national park.

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    Junior Ranger - Pond Pursuits

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Find out which animals make ponds their homes.

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    Summer Wildflowers

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ira Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Learn some basics of wildflower identification.

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    Junior Ranger - American Indian Ways

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Monday, July 17, 2017

    Explore the way Native Americans lived and learned.

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    Countryside Local Food Swap

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Visit cvcountryside.org
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Swaps are gatherings of cooks, bakers, brewers, and growers.

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    Junior Ranger, Jr. - All Aboard for Fun

    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: $15 per child, $12 Conservancy members, $6 additional passengers
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    Ride through CVNP and learn about local wildlife.

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    • Time: 6:30 PM
    • Location: Howe Meadow
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Enjoy an evening of family fun and music.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Happy Days Lodge
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    An evening for photographers to share and discuss.

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    Junior Ranger Teen - Kayaking Basics

    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: $12 per teen
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Learn the basics of paddling a kayak.

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    Junior Ranger - Nature Expressions: Weaving

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Provided upon registration
    • Fees: $6 per child, $4 Conservancy members, adults free
    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    Take a closer look at weaving in the natural world.

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    • Time: 1:45 PM
    • Location: Peninsula Depot
    • Fees: $30, free for ages under 3
    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Ride the rails for an afternoon of super fun.

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    • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Canal Exploration Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 23, 2017

    Explore the lesser known places and stories of CVNP.

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    Civil War Lecture - The Battle of Franklin

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: G.A.R. Hall, 1785 Main Street (SR 303), at the Riverview Road intersection, Peninsula 44264
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Listen to experts provide historical details on this topic from the Civil War.

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