Annual Special Events

Westlake residents and visitors to the City enjoy a great variety of fun activities that bring the community together to celebrate. The specific details for each event will be updated as new information is released and also appear on the City's Main Calendar as well as the associated webpage.
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Memorial Day Parade  

The annual parade begins at 10 am, departing from Sts. Peter & George Coptic Orthodox Church located on Hilliard Boulevard and proceeding to Clague Park.
 

Memorial Day Parade 2016 Fire Dept

Westlake in Bloom  

Westlake in Bloom is a friendly competition among residents, organizations and businesses in the Westlake community competing in categories ranging from window boxes to residential landscaping.

Each year, hundreds of participants compete for first, second and third place awards.  Special efforts are recognized with Awards of Distinction.
Learn more about Westlake in Bloom

Residential Landscaping - Large - Rear Yard Only

Summer Concerts in the Park      

On Sunday evenings June - August sweet sounds of music and friendly greetings fill the air at the Westlake Recreation Center Pavilion with the City of Westlake Summer Concert Series. The FREE concerts have a variety of performers appropriate for all age groups.

All are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy this traditional summer pastime.

Summer Concert Series

4th of July Parade and Fireworks  

The City's annual 4th of July festivities begin at 10 am.with a parade that typically begins at Burneson Middle School on Dover Center Rd., then onto Hilliard Blvd., traveling east to Clague Park and a Classic Car Show starts at Clague Park. Mayor Dennis Clough and members of City Council celebrate America’s birthday. Children’s activities at the Park run from 10 am to noon. Food and drink vendors are located near Clague Cabin along with musical entertainment.

Fireworks begin at dusk, weather permitting.

Parade in Westlake

Westlake Corporate Challenge


The Westlake Corporate Challenge takes place in August. Companies that participated in 2016 included Applied Companies, ECHO Health, Inc. (Defending Champs!); Q-Lab Corporation; UH/SJMC; Western Enterprises; West Shore Bar Association and the City of Westlake.  More than 25 events were held with each one filled with fun, excitement, laughter and team building.  

Want your company to participate in 2017? Please contact Jim DeMinico at 440-808-5700.

2015 Corporate Challenge - Cornhole

Celebrate Westlake  

The 26th Annual Celebrate Westlake 5 Mile Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 1 Mile & 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Dash was held Saturday, September 3, 2016 on the grounds of University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake Ohio. Proceeds benefit local charities.
 
Attendees could participate in chip-timed events with awards and cash prizes and attend a health and fitness expo featuring local businesses. The children's fun area included bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist and much more!
Learn more about Celebrate Westlake

Celebrate Westlake 2015 start

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt  

This fun filled family festival is held in October at the Westlake Recreation Center for children ages 9 and younger and parents must be present. It includes a pumpkin hunt, face painting, hay rides, inflatables, refreshments, food trucks, and much more.

It's a FREE community event. Participation in the pumpkin hunt is limited; preregistration is required.

Fall Festival Kids at Pumpkin Hunt

Christmas Tree Lighting

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 19 from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Crocker Park serving as the kick-off for the holiday season.

Various singing groups entertain the crowd with holiday music and members of the Westlake Town Criers announce a new couple to hold the title of Mr. and Mrs. Westlake for the upcoming year. Santa Claus lights up the tree at 7:30 pm..
Tree Lighting event details


Crocker Park Tree Lighting2015