Island Party 2023

Join us for an in-person Island Party on Friday, July 14, 2023 from 6:00-10:00pm! 



All are welcome to attend this free, family-friendly and accessible event as our way of extending thanks to the community for supporting its Museum. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and invite your friends. We'll welcome fan favorites Carlos Jones+ to set the tone for what is always a magical evening in the heart of downtown. The band's reggae rhythms carry this annual party and guests are invited to dance or even limbo along! Doors open at 5:30pm and food service begins at 6:00pm. The Museum's galleries will be closed during the event. Greatness Cafe will remain open until 9:00pm during the Island Party. Food, beverages, and fun accessories can be purchased onsite. 

To volunteer at this year's Island Party, sign up here

Entertainment Schedule:

  • 6:00pm-6:45pm: enjoy the Jackson Steel Drum Band perform!
  • 7:15-8:15pm: enjoy fan favorite Carlos Jones+!
  • 8:15-9:00pm: returning for their second year, enjoy a fire performance by Divine Harmony Entertainment!
  • 9:00pm-10:00pm: close out the evening with Carlos Jones+!

2023 Sponsors:

We want to thank Aqua Ohio, Buehler's, City of Massillon, and Massillon Parks and Recreation for providing in-kind support. We would also like to thank Visit Canton, Arts in Stark and the Ohio Arts Council for their marketing assistance. We're grateful for all our amazing community resources that assist us with bringing this fun and family-friendly annual event to you!


Parking is located in the city's municipal lot located behind the Museum and next to Duncan Plaza. There is also parking in the adjacent lot on the corner of First Street and Lincoln Way East, next to Benders and across from Shearer's Foods. Handicapped parking can be accessed on the corner of Charles Ave SE and First Street across from Veterans Memorial Park. Parking is also available at St. John's UCC, accessible via First St SE.

Kid's Art Activity:

This year's art activity in the education area will be making your very own jellyfish! Caylan had a amazing time making samples to inspire your very own special jellyfish. Stop by the Education Tent to indulge in fantastic creativity and fun! 


Our 2023 Island Party shirts are designed by Doug Laubacher!

Douglas Laubacher is a cartoonist and art educator from Northeast Ohio. His comic strip, Unbound, can be read in the Tuscarawas County Bargain Hunter. When Doug isn't drawing, he can be found traversing the land, teaching the mysterous craft of cartooning in art centers and libraries throughout the region. He is a member of the National Cartoonist Society.

$20 for adult sizes, $15 for children's sizes, or FREE when you purchase or renew your MassMu membership. Call 330.833.4061 for more information. 


Questions? Give us a call at 330.833.4061!

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