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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Herb Fair
Date: Thursdays, June 28 - August 9
Time: 9:30 - 11:30am
Location: Carlisle Visitor Center
12822 Diagonal Rd., LaGrange
Cost: $10 per child

Open to Kids ages 6-10 years old

Does your family like the outdoors? Well this camp is perfect for you! Filled with family activities, hikes, games, and more, Park Trekkers Family Camp is a way to get everyone involved. This camp meets weekly on Thursdays from 9:30 am - 11:30 am from June 28 through August 9 at the Carlisle Visitor Center in LaGrange. This camp is geared towards elementary school students ages 6-10 and their families. Adults are an integral part of the camp, and are required to stay and participate for the two hour length each week. You are more than welcome to bring younger children as long as they do not disrupt the program. Pre-register by June 16.

  • June 28: Pollinators
  • July 5: Home Science Experiments
  • July 12: Passport to Fishing
  • July 19: Owls & Owl Pellets
  • July 26: Weather Exploration
  • August 2: Not So Creepy Crawlies
  • August 9: Park Trekkers Family Picnic!



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!


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 *PLEASE NOTE: This concert will begin at 7:30pm*
July 8 Credo
August 12 Blue Lunch
September 9 Justo Saborit


Vermilion River Reservation – Bacon Woods Amphitheater
Sunday evenings beginning June 17th through August 19th

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.

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.

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

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


Music under the stars


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 Purchase Tickets
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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