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 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 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.

2016 Concert Series Schedule

Sun, June 19 — Blue Lunch (Jazz, Blues & Swing)
Sun, June 26 — Terry Lee Goffee (Johnny Cash Tribute)
Sun, July 10 — JD Eicher & The Goodnights (Pop / Rock)
Sun, July 17 — Colin Dussault Blues Project (Blues / Rock)
Sun, July 24 — Shivering Timbers (Folk Rock Americana)
Sun, July 31 — New Barleycorn (Irish / Celtic)
Sun, August 7 — The Venyx Band (Top 40- Pop / Rock / R & B)
Sun, August 14 — Prime Time Band (Big Band / Swing

Summer Concert Series

4th of July Parade and Fireworks  

The City's annual 4th of July festivities begin at 10 am. The parade 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. At 11:15 am, 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.
Details on Independence Day Festivities

Parade in Westlake

Westlake Corporate Challenge

The 2016 Westlake Corporate Challenge will take place August 1 - 5.  7 companies will participate: 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 will be held with each one filled 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 will be held Saturday, September 3, 2016 on the grounds of University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake Ohio.
Chip-timed events with awards and cash prizes.  Health and fitness expo featuring local businesses. Proceeds benefit local charities. Kid’s fun area includes bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist and much more! Bring your family and enjoy a morning of health and wellness.
Learn more about Celebrate Westlake

Celebrate Westlake 2015 start

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt  

This fun filled family festival will be held on Saturday, October 15 from 1 pm - 4 pm for children ages 9 and younger and parents must be present. It includes a pumpkin hunt (1:30 pm), face painting, hay rides, inflatables, refreshments, food trucks, and much more.

This FREE community event takes place on the grounds of the Westlake Recreation Center. 

Pre-registration Required for Pumpkin Hunt ONLY:
Designed for all age groups but the number of participants is limited. Pre-registration is required before Friday, Oct. 14 or when maximum reached, whichever comes first.

  • Rec members can login to their account to register. 
  • Non-members need to stop by the Rec Center and register in person.
Fall Festival Kids at Pumpkin Hunt

Christmas Tree Lighting

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 19 at Crocker Park serving as the kick-off for the holiday season.  Mayor Dennis Clough and members of City Council take time to welcome residents and visitors and call upon Santa Claus to help light the tree.  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.
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Crocker Park Tree Lighting2015