The Great Outdoors-Regional Campuses
Celebrate the natural wonder and outdoor spirit of America by reconnecting with nature in or near where you work, live or choose to play.
We have compiled a brief list of outdoor events taking place in your local parks and communities that surround our Kent State University campuses. We hope this might be of use as you seek to connect with nature, refuel yourself, and just relax. While this is not an all-inclusive list of events or resources, it may be a starting point to refer to. We hope you enjoy!
Events and Activities near Regional Campuses
Check out the Ashtabula County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) website to discover outdoor activities and events near the Ashtabula campus. Features include parks, summer festivals, live music and more! Trip Advisor also has a list of the top things to do in Ashtabula. Check out the links below.
Discover activities and events near the Geauga campus in Burton on the Destination Geauga website. Attend the Geauga County Maple Festival, the Great Geauga County fair, or visit the Geauga Fresh Farmer’s Market, a park or an antique shop this summer.
If you live closer to the Twinsburg Regional Academic Center, consider checking out a concert at the Rock the Park Summer Concert Series
The Trumbull County Tourism Bureau has a website called Explore Trumbull County. Visit the site and click on a month under the “Events Calendar” tab to see upcoming events this summer, discover “50 Free Things to Do” in Trumbull County, or click on “What to Do” to find attractions and outdoor activities for the entire family. Prefer to stay close to campus? Check out the City of Warren events calendar.
The Stark County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau (CVB), as well as the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC), have compiled lists of fun activities and events to participate in around the Canton area. Visit the websites below to discover tours, outdoor recreation, museums, the escape room, festivals and other happenings near the Stark campus.
Salem & East Liverpool (Columbiana)
Check out both the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau website and the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce website for upcoming events near Salem and East Liverpool. You will find events such as street fairs, festivals, fireworks shows, the Summer Concert Series and much more!
Discover activities and events near the Tuscarawas campus in New Philadelphia on the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) web pages below. You will find activities for the whole family like ziplining, canoeing and kayaking and even geocaching. Check out the calendar of events to learn about the various festivals and other fun events taking place this summer.
The above list is not comprehensive by any means but rather is intended to provide ideas for ways to get outdoors this summer. Don’t live near the Kent campus? Google is a powerful tool. Simply search events and activities in your area, and you will be amazed by what you can find nearby in your community.