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At the front of an outdoor stage under a tree, a musician with dreadlocks drums with his hands and smiles at a child who concentrates on beating a very large drum.
Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band performing at Howe Meadow.

NPS / D.J. Reiser

Listen to Live Music

Rhythm on the River: Summer Concerts at Howe Meadow

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park hosts a family-friendly outdoor concert series, Rhythm on the River. Free tickets must be reserved in advance. Bring a picnic blanket or a couple lawn chairs, and enjoy the sounds of summer.

Voices in the Valley

The Peninsula Foundation supports the arts community by presenting Voices in the Valley, a showcase of traditional roots music. Join them for a relaxing evening in the historic G.A.R. Hall.

Blossom Music Center

The summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra is nestled within Cuyahoga Valley. Catch their annual Blossom Festival. The iconic pavilion seats 5,700 people, with space for about 13,500 more on the lawn.

A woman sits on the grass, with her camera ready. A marshy area is in front of her.
Photographer at Beaver Marsh.

NPS / Kris Brown


Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society

Part of the Conservancy, the Photo Society sponsors monthly presentations by locally and nationally recognized photographers as well as workshops, photo walks, and an annual contest.

Wings and Voices of the Cuyahoga

Wings and Voices of the Cuyahoga: How Birds Connect Us is a traveling exhibit that began in July 202 and runs through 2022. Through the masterful bird photography of Jim Roetzel, it explores the relationships between people and nature. At some venues there will be gallery talks and other programs related to the theme.

Photo Galleries

View a collection of photographs taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

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    Lectures and Theater

    Crooked River Reads: Distinguished Author Series

    Join the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a new online series, hosting five distinguished authors throughout 2021. Explore the crucial impact connecting with nature has on human kind. Embark on a journey of self discovery, hike in someone else’s shoes, and explore the world from the comfort of a good book (or a few!).

    Porthouse Theatre

    Since its founding in 1968, Porthouse Theatre has entertained scores of Northeast Ohio audiences and provided training opportunities for countless developing theatre artists. Every summer, more than 20,000 guests enjoy the Porthouse experience, picnicking with friends and family on the surrounding grounds or in one of their pavilions before enjoying a professional production in their comfortable 500-seat covered outdoor theatre.

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