Three Things: Safely Enjoy Your Park’s Activities in August

Asian Lantern Festival at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (on view through September 20, 2020)

Back by popular demand, the Asian Lantern Festival presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's is returning with over 70 all-new larger than life, colorful lantern displays and live performances on the Fifth Third Bank. Don’t miss this limited engagement Wednesday through Sunday evenings through September 20 from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. A drive-through experience is also available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.


Countryside Farmers Market at Howe Meadow (Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, through October 31)

Shop local and direct from your nearby farmers, food entrepreneurs, and artists in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park every Saturday from 9 a.m. - noon in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Pre-order online or shop direct while maintaining social distancing. You'll find in season produce, meat, cheese, baked goods, honey, grains, jam, coffee, treats and more! For more information on how to pre-order and other ways the market has adapted to COVID guidelines, visit Countryside's website:


Poker Paddle with Stark Parks (Thursday, August 13)

Get out for a night of fun on Walborn Reservoir.  You must bring your own equipment (kayak or canoe, paddle, and PFD required to be worn during the entire program). Use the map to explore the reservoir while collecting cards.  At the designated time we'll meet up on the shore to determine your best poker hand and the winner! Please bring both completed waivers with you to the program.

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