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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YOGA ON THE BEACH
By Threads of Wellness, LLC

Herb Fair
Dates: June - September
(Specific dates listed below)
Time: Various Times
Locations: Lakeview Park,
1800 West Erie Ave., Lorain
Cost: FREE!

Relax your body. Enjoy the outdoors. Reduce your stress. Join us on the beach at Lakeview Park in Lorain this summer and fall for some FREE Yoga sessions brought to you by Threads of Wellness and the Metro Parks!

JUNE: Family Fun Flow

Fridays at 9am June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

JULY: Sunday Sunrise

Sundays at 7am July 8th and 22nd

AUGUST: Sunset Salutations

Thursdays at 8pm August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th

SEPTEMBER: Sunday Funday Flow

Sundays at 3pm September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th

 


SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Herb Fair
Dates: June - September
(Specific dates listed below)
Time: Various Times
Locations: Lakeview Park, Lorain, Mill Hollow, Vermilion, Miller Nature Preserve, Avon
Cost: FREE!

Outdoor music is great for the soul. You get to enjoy the beauty of nature and enjoy the universal language of music! The Lorain County Metro Parks offers three different wonderful outdoor settings to enjoy live music this summer: a wonderful beach setting on the shores of Lake Erie at Lakeview Park in Lorain, an intimate outdoor garden setting on the patio at Miller Nature Preserve in Avon, and a beautiful wooded amphitheatre at Bacon Woods section of Vermilion River Reservation. It doesn't matter what style of music you're into either, as the live music ranges from Rock 'n Roll to Polka to Jazz! Make sure to check out the Summer Concert Series this year!

Lakeview Park's MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

PRESENTING SPONSOR NORTHWEST BANK
Supporting Sponsor LCCC and Mercy Health
Bring a blanket or chair, sit back, relax and enjoy the music on these perfect summer nights. The 2nd Sunday of each summer month (June - September) at 7:00pm.

June 10 USA Country
July 8 Credo
August 12 Blue Lunch
September 9 Justo Saborit

MILL HOLLOW SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Vermilion River Reservation – Bacon Woods Amphitheater
Sunday evenings beginning June 17th through August 19th
6:30-8pm

Join us Sunday evenings this summer for outdoor musical performances at our Bacon Woods amphitheater! all bands are family friendly. Feel free to bring along your lawn chairs and a picnic dinner or snacks to enjoy. Contact the Carriage Barn at (440) 967-7310 for more information.

DATE: BAND/ARTIST: STYLE:
June 17 Cats on Holiday Swamp Pop, Zydeco
June 24 Less Than 88 60's, 70's, & 80's
July 1 Tim Blake and Michelle American Fiddle
July 8 Logan Wells and Eric Fischer Variety
July 15 Brian Papesh Band Polka
July 22 Thor Platter Band Bluegrass
July 29 GL Band 60's, 70's, & 80's
August 5 Shelter Jones Soulful Pop, Folk
August 12 Lil' Eddy and the Boilermakers Swing and Motown
August 19 Jim Gill Acoustic Folk

Miller Nature Preserve's MUSIC ON THE PATIO

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, June-September (last concert date is Sept. 13th) from 6:30-8 pm. Bring a chair for a relaxing evening on the patio!

Each concert night a specialty sandwich & side will be featured to compliment the music genre. Chicken salad & turkey wraps, snacks, chips, and ice cream will be regular concert fare items.

DATE: BAND/ARTIST: STYLE: MAIN MENU ITEM:
June 14 Chardon Polka Band Polka w/ a twist Kielbasa/Kraut, Pierogies
June 28 Paul Pope & Phil James Classic Rock Burgers & Footlong Dogs
July 12 Rick DeWitt Americana Pulled Pork & Slaw
July 26 Tim Blake & Michelle Fiddle Favorites Fried Chicken Sliders
August 9 Kentucky Thunder Country Hot Ham or Beef & Cheese
August 23 Rick Iacoboni Pop Acoustic Guitar Italian Sausage or Dogs
September 13 Humbuckers Rockabilly Pulled Chicken

LAKEVIEW SUNSET CONCERT SERIES

Lakeview Park's East End Amphitheater in Lorain
Friday nights in July at 7:00 pm

DATE: BAND/ARTIST: STYLE:
July 6 Kentucky Thunder Country
July 13 Blue Lunch Big Sound Blues
July 20 The Geezecats 50's, 60's Rock n' Roll
July 27 Don Disantis American Songbook

 


ADVENTURE FEST

Adventure Fest
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: Vermilion River Reservation
51211 North Ridge Rd., Vermilion
Cost: FREE!

Join us for this annual event filled with adventures for the whole family! Activities will include archery (ages 8 and up), rock wall, paddling pool, sled dogs meet n’ greet, bounce house, yard games, Benjamin Bacon House scavenger hunt, face painting, pioneer games, disc golf, “Little Green Choo” rides, and so much more! Also participate in the “Adventure Fest Passport Program” to earn a cool prize. Pick up passports at the Carriage Barn on the day of the event.

At 10am we will begin distribution of FREE kids bike helmets! Find the bike helmet table near the Carriage Barn. Supplies are limited.

In addition, we will have the “Kids Fishing Derby” from 11am-12:30pm! Registration for the Derby will begin at 10:30am near the Carriage Barn. Participants aged 1-12 yrs. will be allowed to fish anywhere within the park, including the river and ponds. After fishing, participants will bring caught fish to check-in table to be measured. Prizes will be awarded per age group.

Also come out to Adventure Fest to enjoy live music throughout the event along with various food vendors! Please check out the Lorain County Metro Parks Facebook page for event updates. Contact Jannah at (440) 967-7310 with questions. We look forward to seeing you at Adventure Fest 2018!

 


HORSE-DRAWN FALL HAY WAGON RIDES & CORN MAZE

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides & Corn Maze
Dates: Saturdays & Sundays
Sept. 15 - Oct. 7, 2018
Time: Noon - 3:30pm
Location: Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation
13630 Diagonal Road, LaGrange
Cost: $1 per person per activity
(Children 3 years old and under: FREE!)

What better way to enjoy the sights of fall than with an afternoon of family-oriented fun! Join us at the Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation (located at 13630 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, 44050) for an old-fashioned horse-drawn hay wagon ride and a walk through our six-acre corn maze! Horse-drawn wagons leave about every fifteen minutes from in front of the grandstand at the Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation. The wagon rides last approximately 30 minutes. Waits are common for this program; please plan that into your trip as ticket sales end at 3:30pm.

Also don’t forget to try your hand finding your way through our large six-acre corn maze! A new design is implemented each year; test your navigation skills while learning a little trivia along the way at various points in the maze. Don’t forget to ring the bell once you’ve reached the middle!

Tickets for each of these activities are $1 each, available for purchase at the grandstand at the Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation until 3:30pm. Children three and under receive a FREE ticket. The concession stand will also be open and refreshments are available for a small fee. As always, these outdoor programs are weather dependent. Please call ahead (440-458-5121) the day of the program in case of inclement weather or high wind advisories.

Sunset Celebration Fall Hay Wagon Rides and Corn Maze

Friday, October 5, 2018 | 5:30pm - 7pm
Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation
Tickets: $1 per person per activity (children 3 and under are FREE)

Join us at the Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation for an old-fashioned horse-drawn hay wagon ride and a walk through our six-acre corn maze in the early evening hours! Horse-drawn wagons leave about every fifteen minutes from in front of the grandstand at the Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation. The wagon rides last approximately one half hour. Waits are common for this program; please plan that into your trip as ticket sales end at 7pm. And don’t forget to try your hand finding your way through our large six-acre corn maze!

Tickets for each of these activities are $1 each, available for purchase at the grandstand at the Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation until 7pm. Children three and under receive a FREE ticket. The concession stand will also be open and refreshments are available for a small fee. As always, these outdoor programs are weather dependent. Please call ahead (440-458-5121) the day of the program (between 8-4:30) in case of inclement weather or high wind advisories.

 


CIVIL WAR DAYS

Civil War Days
Date: Saturday & Sunday,
September 22 & 23, 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm, each day
Location: Vermilion River Reservation
51211 North Ridge Rd., Vermilion
Cost: FREE!

The Brownhelm Historical Association, in partnership with the Lorain County Metro Parks, will be holding the 2nd Annual Civil War Days at the Vermilion River Reservation – Mill Hollow on September 22nd & 23rd! Bring the whole family down to the park from 10am to 4pm for loads of fun and learning about America’s Civil War. The event will feature an authentic soldiers’ encampment, demonstrations on period cooking and photography, educational presentations about Civil War era medicine, uniforms, ladies’ wear, artillery fire demonstrations, and more! Visitors will get a chance to try on period clothing, learn to arch like soldiers, drink sarsaparilla, and play ‘old fashioned’ games. You may even sit for a tintype ‘photograph’ made through the exact method used on Civil War battlefields in the 1860s. The historic Bacon Home will be open for self-guided tours throughout the day. The event is free so bring a picnic lunch and spend a day learning about one of the most important periods in American History!

 


Music under the stars

FRENCH CREEK THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

2017-2018 Season: October 2017 - August, 2018
Performances: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Cost: $10 - $18 per ticket
Location: French Creek Nature & Arts Center

Theatre has the privilege and the power to reach us exactly where we are in our lives. In hope or hardship, in revelry or wretchedness, our own experiences are reflected in the stories onstage. Seeing the semblance of ourselves in other characters can help us make sense of life’s complexities, finding what we stand for; or sometimes we’re simply reminded what a wonder life is, giving us cause to celebrate. French Creek’s 2017-2018 Season features the fun and the fearless, the playful and the provocative, offering audiences an extraordinary breadth of theatrical performance to enjoy and connect with. Keeping that in mind, we present to you our 2017-2018 French Creek Theatre season. See you at the theatre!

Purchase tickets to any of this season's shows by visiting the French Creek Theatre website or by calling 440-949-5200.

2017-2018 Season

Performance: Date: Tickets:
Bonnie & Clyde October 13 - 29 *This event has expired.*
Annie December 1 - 17 *This event has expired.*
I'm Not Rappaport February 2 - 18 *This event has expired.*
Children of Eden March 9 - 25 *This event has expired.*
The Elephant Man May 4 - 20 *This event has expired.*
Lionel Bart's Oliver! July 13 - 29 *This event has expired.*
Romeo & Juliet
*NOTE: This show is not at French Creek Theatre. Shakespeare in the Park will take place at Lakeview Park in Lorain
August 17 - 19
*All Shows at 7pm*
No purchase necessary.
FREE Show!

 

 

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