Upcoming Events

Please check out our upcoming events for this year below. We are so proud to partner with so many great organizations!

Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • 9th Annual Rescue Rock Off
    Lake Humane Society
    March 3rd 12-5

    Live Music, Great Food, Raffle and More! Are you looking to have a rockin' good time while helping out the homeless animals? Join LHS for our 9th Annual Rescue Rock Off for a day of live performances by local bands, delicious food, a raffle with an assortment of amazing prizes, 50/50 drawing with 2 chances to win hundreds of dollars and much more!

    Tickets are $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Pre-sale tickets will be made available until Friday, March 1st at midnight. The ticket includes admission to the event and access to the all-you-can-eat buffet. The buffet is filled with a variety of delicious appetizers provided by the Willoughby Brewing Company. Soda, tea, and water are also included. Alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.

    Do you want to upgrade your experience? VIP tickets for $50 are also available. These include all of the above AND 2 alcoholic drinks, early entry, reserved seating and a special performance by Kevin Conaway.


  • Maple Sugaring Weekends
    March 2 & 3rd, 9th and 10th
    Lakemetro Parks Farmparks

    Ever wonder how pure maple syrup is produced? Discover through hands-on demonstrations and crafts as you tap into the fun of Maple Sugaring Weekends.
    The journey begins with a wagon ride into the maple woods to the Woodland Center. There, you can take part in the maple sugaring process. Kids learn how to tap a tree with hands-on guidance from Farmpark staff. The whole family gets involved collecting sap contained in collection buckets hung on the maple trees. Move indoors to watch the water-like substance you helped collect boiled and processed into pure maple syrup and other naturally-sweet products.

    Farmpark's very own pure maple syrup and other maple items are available for sale in both the Woodland Center and Gift Shop.


    • Tap a maple tree by hand
    • See how maple candy is made
    • Sample pure maple syrup and maple candy
    • Whip up your own tasty treat with maple stirs (additional fee applies)
    • Learn how to make maple syrup in your own backyard
    • Sample maple syrup on silver dollar pancakes
    • Create a maple craft
    • Make ice cream and taste the results
    • Pony rides (additional fee applies)


    Pancakes served all day in J&J Café (additional fee applies). No registration necessary.


    Regular Farmpark admission or membership applies.

    Please leave your pets at home!
    Pets are not permitted into Lake Metroparks Farmpark.

    Presented by Ganley Subaru East

    Sponsored by Richards Maple Products


  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
    April 13-14th, 18 & 19th 9-11:30am
    Lakemetro Parks Farm Park

    The Easter Bunny visits children in the cafe. After breakfast, take a photo with the Bunny in his arbor in the theater. Visit the Plant Science Center to make a craft and visit lambs in the Well Bred Shed. 

    Breakfast seatings are at 9 and 10:30 am. Tickets for all attending are required. 

    Tickets go on sale online only at 8 am for Lake County residents and Farmpark members on Monday, March 11 and out-of-county customers on Monday, March 18. 

    Presented by Ganley Subaru East

  • Grand River Canoe & Kayak Race
    Hidden Valley Park
    9:00 to 1:00

    An annual springtime tradition; experience an eight-mile canoe and kayak race from the Harpersfield Covered Bridge (Ashtabula County) to Hidden Valley Park south entrance (Madison) on the wild and scenic Grand River.

    This race features a "maddest hat" contest. Awards to top three finishers in each race category (determined by skill level and boat type).

    Click here for race flyer.

    Novice Canoe

    • Novice A (combined age of 65 or younger)
    • Novice B (combined age of 66 & older)
    • Novice classes are open to aluminum and plastic canoes. Novice racers are individuals who have never placed first, second or third in any race longer than five miles.

    Pleasure Canoe

    • Pleasure (all canoes, non-racing type)
    • Over & Under (one participant is age 15 or younger, the other participant is at least 18 years older than the first).
    • Coed
    • Master (age 40 and older; 10 second handicap will be deducted for every year over 40)

    Kayak Classes

    • Women's Solo Kayak (all kayaks):
      • Ages 29 & younger
      • Ages 30 to 39
      • Ages 40 to 49
      • ages 50 to 59
      • ages 60 & older
    • Men's Down River Kayak longer than 14 ft.:
      • Ages 34 & younger
      • Ages 35 and older
    • Men's Kayak 14 ft. & shorter:
      • Ages 29 & younger
      • Ages 30 to 39
      • Ages 40 to 49
      • Ages 50 to 59
      • Ages 60 & older
    • Double Kayak (all)
    • Non-conforming class (race for time only, no awards)

    Fee applies

    Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark is located near I-90 & SR 534. Turn south on SR 534 for about a mile to the intersection of SR 307 at the bottom of a long hill. Turn right (west) and then turn left (south) at the next intersection. Go down the hill to the Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark.


    Click here for up-to-date information about the Grand River's current temperature and depth.

    Presented by Ganley Subaru East

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