Calendar

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

Summer 2016 Schedule of Events (Events are for June, July, August)

A chronological listing of all summer programs (without graphics and accompanying articles is available).

Planning ahead? Check out the 2016 Fall Schedule of Events (Events are for September, October, and November)

A chronological listing of all fall programs (without graphics and accompanying articles is available).

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.

Special Use Permit Calendar: In addition to National Park Service programs, CVNP issues Special Use Permits to other user groups for events in various park locations. To ensure you are aware of events that may result in high visitor use of an area or impact parking availability, we are including a list ofSpecial Use Permit events here.

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

 

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    Countryside Farmers' Market - Highland Square

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Highland Square, Akron
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 08/25/2016 to 09/29/2016

    Shop for local produce, healthy eats, and other treats in a funky Akron neighborhood.

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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 1, 2016

    Every Thursday Weekly from 09/01/2016 to 10/27/2016

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

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    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: $30 adult, $25 children ages 12 and under
    Saturday, September 3, 2016

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

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    Art @ M.D. Garage - Fields and Farms

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Village of Boston, next to Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 3, 2016

    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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    Breakfast and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga - Lunch

    • Time: 12:45 PM
    • Location: Akron Northside Station
    • Fees: $32 adult, $27 children ages 12 and under
    Saturday, September 3, 2016

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

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    Countryside Farmers' Markets - Howe Meadow

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Howe Meadow
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Every Saturday Weekly from 08/27/2016 to 10/29/2016

    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: $10 adults, $5 children ages 3-12
    Saturday, September 3, 2016

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

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    Made in Ohio Arts & Crafts Festival

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Hale Farm & Village
    • Fees: $5
    Saturday, September 3, 2016

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

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    Migrating Songbirds

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Red Lock Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Take a 2.5-mile walk along the firm, flat Towpath Trail to search for migrating songbirds within the lowland forests along the Cuyahoga River.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Big Red Barn - 7243 Canal Road, at intersection with Tinkers Creek Road, Valley View 44125
    • Fees: $12 adults, $8 children ages 12 and under
    Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Bring the family for a fun evening at this Countryside Initiative farm.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Big Red Barn - 7243 Canal Road, at intersection with Tinkers Creek Road, Valley View 44125
    • Fees: $12 adults, $8 children ages 12 and under
    Sunday, September 4, 2016

    Bring the family for a fun afternoon at this Countryside Initiative farm.

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    • Location: Multiple locations
    • Fees: Day pass fee (coach): $15 adults, $10 children ages 3 - 12
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Travel through CVNP in the comfort of our climate-controlled train cars.

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    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Bike Aboard!

    • Location: Multiple locations
    • Fees: One way fee: $3 per person ages 3 and older
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Travel through CVNP in the comfort of our climate-controlled train cars.

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    Early Evening Hike

    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Horseshoe Pond
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016

    Early Evening Hikes are a midweek chance to get your legs moving. Trails vary. Moderate pace.

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    Habitat Restoration - Invasive Plant Removal

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Location provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: $50 - $94
    Saturday, September 10, 2016

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

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    Junior Ranger Jr.: Nature's Canvas

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Location provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Join us this fall for a series of free Junior Ranger programs.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Howe Meadow
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 10, 2016

    Off the Beaten Path allows you to explore the lesser known places and stories of CVNP. Hikes take place both on and off trail. Moderate pace.

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    Akron Farm & Flea

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Outside of the Urban Eats Cafe, 51 East Market Street, Akron 44308
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Join us downtown for a mix of great local food and hand-crafted goodness.

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    Hiking the Hills

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: NPS Park Headquarters
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Hiking the Hills challenges you to hike some of the park's more difficult trails. Hikes are fast-paced on hilly, unpaved trails. Select Sundays throughout the fall.

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    Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Happy Days Lodge
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    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.

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    Full Moon Hike

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, September 16, 2016

    Full Moon Hikes let you experience the national park at night without a flashlight. Leisurely pace.

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    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: $60 - &96
    Saturday, September 17, 2016

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

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    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Howe Meadow
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Join a ranger to learn about common fruits or vegetables, learn a new recipe, or try something new, while you shop for goodies from over 60 vendors.

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    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: $23 - $60
    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Enjoy a three-hour train ride pulled by historic steam locomotive NKP765.

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    • Location: Rockside Station
    • Fees: $23 - $60
    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Enjoy a three-hour train ride pulled by historic steam locomotive NKP765.

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    Fall Bird Census

    • Time: 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: NPS Park Headquarters
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    CVNP's diversity of habitats attracts many migrating songbirds, making the fall census exciting.

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    Junior Ranger: Leave It to Beavers

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Locations are given upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Join us this fall for a series of free Junior Ranger programs.

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    Wingenstock Concerts - The Juke Hounds

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Canal Corners Farm & Market - 7243 Canal Road, at intersection with Tinkers Creek Road, Valley View 44125
    • Fees: $15
    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Enjoy a fall concert in the Big Red Barn at this Countryside Initiative farm.

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    Canal Day

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Canal Exploration Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 18, 2016

    Join us to celebrate all things canal with demonstrations, activities and games from the mid-1800s, or making a craft.

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    • Location: Akron Northside Station
    • Fees: $23 - $60
    Sunday, September 18, 2016

    Enjoy a three-hour train ride pulled by historic steam locomotive NKP765.

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    Lock Demonstrations

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Canal Exploration Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, September 18, 2016

    Find out how the Ohio & Erie Canal helped shape the nation.

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  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Countryside U - Countryside Local Food Swaps

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Locations provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Countryside offers unique educational programming for all ages.

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    Early Evening Hike

    • Location: Happy Days Lodge (main parking lot)
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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

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    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: G.A.R. Hall, 1785 Main Street (SR 303), at the Riverview Road intersection, Peninsula 44264
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

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    Fall Introduction to Backpacking

    • Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Learn about backpacking or new tips for the gear you have.

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  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    Day of Service: National Public Lands Day

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Locations given upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Individuals and groups are invited to lend a hand.

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    Fall Camp-in

    • Location: Location provided upon registration.
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Cooler temperatures and fall colors make for an ideal time to camp.

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    Fall Farm Festival

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: The Spicy Lamb Farm
    • Fees: $10 adults, $5 children
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Enjoy honey tasting and demonstrations of sheep herding and shearing, wool spinning, and cooking.

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    Music on the Porches

    • Location: Multiple locations
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Enjoy music throughout the village and special programs sponsored by the Peninsula Foundation.

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    The Lantern Theatre: Jane Eyre

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Big Red Barn - 7243 Canal Road, at intersection with Tinkers Creek Road, Valley View 44125
    • Fees: $12 adults, $8 children ages 12 and under
    Saturday, September 24, 2016

    Bring the family for a fun evening at this Countryside Initiative farm.

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    Cuyahoga Valley House Concerts - Ed Caner

    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Hines Hill Conference Center
    • Fees: $10 general public, $8 Conservancy members.
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Violinist/fiddler Ed Caner invites different guest musicians to perform with him each month.

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    Hike Aboard!

    • Time: 11:15 AM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Boston Store Visitor Center
    • Fees: $3 (paid upon boarding)
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Join a ranger for a one-way train ride followed by a challenging hike back to our cars.

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    The Lantern Theatre – Jane Eyre

    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Location: Big Red Barn - 7243 Canal Road, at intersection with Tinkers Creek Road, Valley View 44125
    • Fees: $12 adults, $8 children ages 12 and under
    Sunday, September 25, 2016

    Bring the family for a fun afternoon at this Countryside Initiative farm.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Location: Happy Days Lodge
    • Fees: $20 adults, $15 Conservancy members, $5 children ages 3 - 12.
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Concerts celebrate our valley's cultural legacy.

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Mailing Address:

15610 Vaughn Road
Brecksville, OH 44141

Phone:

(330) 657-2752
This information line is answered by staff at Boston Store Visitor Center. Core hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and hours may be extended during peak season. Boston Store Visitor Center is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

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