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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Easter Egg Hunt

The Westlake Town Criers host the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Westlake Recreation Center. Scrambles for wrapped candy and eggs that can be redeemed for prizes are scheduled individually for children ages 4-6 and ages 7-10 . A special non-competitive hunt is provided for children ages 3 and under. Be sure to have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. The event is also supported by Westlake Giant Eagle and the Westlake Recreation and Service Departments.

Community Safety and Wellness Fair

The 2017 Community Safety and Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, May 20 at the Westlake Recreation Center, presented by the City of Westlake and University Hospitals St. John Medical Center.

Learn how to increase personal safety and wellness from approximately 50 exhibitors and displays and get a wide variety health screenings. Special activities for children make it a great event for families. Emergency vehicles, service trucks, and more and their crews participating in "Touch a Truck" outside of the Recreation Center give the public a unique opportunity to learn more about them.

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Memorial Day 

The annual Memorial Day parade begins at 10 am, departing from Sts. Peter & George Coptic Orthodox Church located on Hilliard Boulevard and proceeding to Clague Park. A ceremony honoring those who gave their lives in service to our country follow.

Visitors to our Evergreen and Maple Ridge Cemeteries over the weekend will see American flags marking the graves of the veterans. American Legion Post #385 holds a wreath placing at Evergeen Cemetery.
Memorial Day Parade 2016 Fire Dept

Summer Concerts in the Park      

On Sunday evenings June - August, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, 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.

2017 Summer Concert Series Schedule

  • June 18 – Paradise Bank – From Jimmy Buffet to the Blues Brothers
  • June 25 – ReBeats – The “What If” show
  • July 9 – Jersey – Bruce Springsteen Tribute Bank July 16th – The Stockdale Family Band - Bluegrass
  • July 23 – Chardon Polka Band
  • July 30 – Fastlane – Eagles Tribute Band
  • August 6 – FM Project (Steely Dan Tribute Band)
  • August 13 – Smokin’ Fez Monkeys – Rock Mix/original tunes
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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. In 2017, entries must be received by Friday, June 30 and judging will be held July 10-12, weather permitting.

All entrants are invited to the awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 9. 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

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.  Mayor Dennis Clough and members of City Council celebrate America’s birthday.

Clague Park continues to be the site of many of the day's other events. Enjoy a Classic Car Show. Children’s activities run from 10 am to noon and at Peterson Pool most of the afternoon. Food and drink vendors are located near Clague Cabin after 5 pm. Musical entertainment begins after 6 p.m. 

Fireworks begin at dusk, weather permitting.

Parade in Westlake

Westlake Corporate Challenge

The Westlake Corporate Challenge will be held July 31 - August 4, 2017.

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 this year? Please contact Bob DeMinico at 440-808-5700.

2015 Corporate Challenge - Cornhole

Celebrate Westlake  

The 27th Annual Celebrate Westlake 5 Mile Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk, and 1 Mile & 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Dash will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 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

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Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt  

This fun filled family festival will be on Saturday, October 14, 2017 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 is held annually 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.
Tree Lighting details (watch for more info to come)

Crocker Park Tree Lighting2015