Special Events

Enjoy the following special events sponsored by the Lorain County Metro Parks. For more information please call 1-800-LCM-PARK or view the latest Arrowhead online.

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Discovering Dinosaurs display at Miller Nature Preserve
Dates: The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of June - September (excluding the 4th Thursday in Sept.)
Times: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Miller Nature Preserve, 2739 Center Rd., Avon, OH 44011
Cost: FREE!

Why not join us for this increasingly popular event featuring great local musicians playing different genres of music? Bring a chair for a relaxing musical evening on the patio! Food and beverages available for purchase at the Orchid Café with food choices themed to the musical genre.

*Please Note: Arrive early and carpooling is strongly suggested. Concert will be held inside if raining.*

2019 Schedule:

Date: Band/Artist: Genre: Main Menu Item:
June 13 Colin Dexter Celebration of Elvis BBQ Pork Sliders
June 27 Original Waysiders Folk, Bluegrass, doo-wop & more Beef/Cheddar/Pretzel Roll
July 11 Chardon Polka Band Polka w/ a twist Sausage, Kraut & Pierogies
July 25 Gringo Stew Americana w/ a Southwestern spice BBQ/Chicken Fingers
August 8 Logan Wells Modern-day songs, Country & more Italian Sausage
August 22 Travelin' Johnsons Acoustic/Classic Modern Rock duo 1/3-Pound Burger & Jumbo Dog
September 12 The Dirty
Folk, Jazz Meatball Sub


Discovering Dinosaurs display at Miller Nature Preserve


Dates: 2nd Sunday of the Month, July & September
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Lakeview Park, 1800 West Erie Ave., Lorain, OH 44052
Cost: FREE!

As the sun goes down, the stars come out! Music Under the Stars is perfect for those warm summer nights on the shores of Lake Erie. Come and stake out a spot near the fountain at Lakeview Park at this FREE concert. What's better than live music on a Sunday night?

2019 Schedule:

  • July 14: Oberlin Choristers
  • September 8: Latin City Soul


Pioneer Craftsman Experience


Date: Tuesday, September 17
Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Vermilion River Reservation, Mill Hollow, 51211 North Ridge Rd., Vermilion
Cost: $5 per student

This unique program allows students a chance to step back in time to the days of early pioneers! Groups will experience 8 different pioneer living history stations including gold panning, old-fashioned cooking, forging metals with a blacksmith, butter-making, historical tours of the Benjamin Bacon house, and more! Homeschool groups may pre-register online and pay ($5/student) by August 23. Other school groups please contact jwilson@metroparks.cc to pre-register. For more information call (440) 967-7310.




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