Special Events

5-petal blue flower with a green stem and two leaves painted with leaves

Dont Give Up the Arts

Sunday, June 16 to Thursday, June 20

Join rangers and local artist, Juli Parsons to explore and create art in the park. The program is designed for ages 5 to 12 but anyone is welcome to attend if there is space available. Participation is on a first come basis. No fee is required and all supplies are provided.

2023 art projects included the flowing:
Meet rangers on Sunday to paint with natural objects that are found in the park. The blue flower was created by Ranger Jacque using leaves from trees.

Come on Tuesday to learn all about the monarch butterfly lifecycle with park landscaper, Nancy. Use watercolors to paint your impression of the butterfly.

Other activities throughout the week include designing with clay, making a glass pendent, and creating sketchbooks.


109th Anniversary of the Memorial’s Opening

June 13, 2024 is a Fee Free Day!

The $10 entrance fee to the Memorial’s observation deck will be waived for the entire day so the cost on June 13 will be very close to the price of admission in 1915 which was $0.25. Reserve your time to ride the elevator and get your tickets for the observation deck from the visitor center.

Black and white image of 3 people kneeling to place a wreath near a stone that reads beneath this stone lay the  remains of 6 officers killed in the Battle of Lake Erie.

April 8 - Total Eclipse

May 18 - Opening Day

May 21-23 - Perry Education Days

May 25-26 - Carronade Weekend

May 27 - Memorial Day Service

June 8-9 - Carronade Weekend

June 13 - 109th Anniversary (Fee Free Day)

June 20 - Summer Solstice Sunset Tour*

June 16-20 - Arts on Erie

July 10 - July Sunset Tour*

July 13-14 -Carronade Weekend

July 31 - World Ranger Day

August 4 - Great American Outdoors Act Anniversary Fee Free Day

August 7 - August Sky Tour*

August 24-25 - O.H. Perry's 237th Birthday Celebration\ Carronade Weekend

September 6-8 - Historic Weekend

September 11 - Patriot Day Memorial Tribute

September 21 - International Day of Peace

September 28 - National Public Lands Day (Fee Free Day)

*Denotes a special fee. Remainder of events free.

Last updated: January 18, 2024

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