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!
If the concert is threatened by inclement weather, it will be moved into Foundation Hall, located at the Zimmermann Symphony Center.  Click here for directions and information. *This excludes the final concert at Petros Park on Sept. 2nd*

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