Free concerts in your local Stark County Park

8 Concerts throughout the Summer!

What happens when the spontaneous sounds of nature and people enjoying a park are combined with the orchestrated sounds of musicians? Serenades in the Park — a free, family-friendly, series of brass, woodwind, and string ensembles performing all over Stark County beginning in June and finishing with a full-orchestra concert in September! Everyone is invited to bring your favorite picnic food, games, and blanket or chair and enjoy the setting and music. Pre-concert activities coordinated by CSO and SCPD staff are offered before each performance.  The series is sponsored in part by Stark County Park District, and the Ada C. & Helen J. Rank Foundation.

The ensemble performances take place each month (June, July, August, and September) and feature 3 to 5 CSO musicians in a casual program of light classics, pops, patriotic, jazz and/or folk repertoire.

All concerts offer events before hand, so come early for some extra family fun!
All concerts are weather permitting.

Please bring your own chairs and/or blankets  to sit on and enjoy each concert.

2018 Schedule:

Thursday, June 14 @ 6:30
Exploration Gateway Patio – Sippo Lake Park
5712 12th St NW, Canton
String Quartet
Science Lab open and life-size board games beginning at 5:30


Tuesday, June 26 @ 6:30
Molly Stark Park
7900 Columbus Rd, Louisville
Brass Quintet
Information on the history of the park beginning at 5:30


Thursday, July 12 @ 6:30
Deer Creek Reservoir
14514 Price St NE, Alliance
Woodwind Quintet
Eagle viewing booth and information beginning at 5:30


Tuesday, July 24 @ 6:30
Fry Family Park
2533 Farber St NW, Magnolia
Harp & Flute
Bio Blitz beginning at 5:30


Sunday, August 12 @ 4:00
Quail Hollow Park
13480 Congress Lake Ave, Hartville
String Quartet
Visit the Stewart House and Carriage House Nature Center between 1pm & 4pm


Thursday, August 16 @ 6:30
Devonshire Park
4679 South Blvd NW, Canton
Trombone Quartet
Explore the trail with a scavenger hunt beginning at 5:30


Sunday, September 2 @ 7:30pm
Petros Lake Park
3519 Perry Dr SW, Canton
Full Orchestra
Life-size board games and play area open at 6:00

Proudly sponsored by:


The Wendling Foundation

Ada C. and Helen J. Rank Charitable Trust