Celebrate autumn with two free annual events in the Metro Parks.

Area residents are invited to the Fall Family Outings: Oct. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St., Akron; and Oct. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Silver Creek Metro Park, 5000 Hametown Road, Norton.

Both are free and include hayrides, bonfires, stargazing, live music, storytelling, kids' activities, mascot appearances, seasonal refreshments and more. A wheelchair-accessible hay wagon is available.

"These fun, free events are great examples of your public dollars at work in the Metro Parks, and are the perfect chance to celebrate fall," said Lindsay Smith, marketing coordinator.

Call 330-865-8065 for details.