Annual Special Events
2021 Independence Day Parade and Ceremony
Memorial Day Parade - May 31, 2021
The Westlake Kiwanis Club's annual Memorial Day parade typically departs on Monday, May 31, 2021, at 10 a.m. from St. Peter & George Coptic Orthodox Church, located on Hilliard Boulevard and proceed to Clague Park. A ceremony honoring those who gave their lives in service to our country will follow. Please call Rick Grane at 440-829-0974 or email email@example.com for information on how you or your group can be part of the parade or the service.
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. Entries must be received by the deadline and judging typically is held within 2 weeks, weather permitting.
All entrants were invited to the awards ceremony in August. 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 and see photos and video of the winners from the 2020 competition.
Summer Concerts in the Park
On Sunday evenings residents and visitors can enjoy the sweet sounds of music and friendly greetings at the Westlake Recreation Center Pavilion during the City of Westlake Summer Concert Series. The FREE concerts have a variety of performers appropriate for all age groups.
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Virtual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks 2020
2020 Tree Lighting
Easter Egg Hunt - TBA
The annual Easter Egg Hunt is normally held at the Westlake Recreation Center at the outdoor playground area. Residents are encouraged to arrive early as the hunts start promptly and parking is limited.
This event is sponsored by the Westlake Town Criers Opens a New Window. with support from the Westlake Giant Eagle and the Westlake Recreation and Service Departments.
Scrambles for wrapped candy and eggs are redeemed for prizes.
Rain & Garden Show - Will not be held in 2021
The City of Westlake and the Westlake Watershed Group sponsor the annual event to raise awareness on stormwater quality issues and to promote eco-friendly products and healthy living. Residents and businesses can meet with City departments and more than thirty-five local vendors. Due to continuing concerns about Covid-19, there will not be a Rain & Garden Show in 2021. The event organizers are hopeful to bring the show back for 2022.
Community Safety and Wellness Fair - Will not be held in 2021
Attendees learn how to increase personal safety and wellness from more than 70 exhibitors and displays, watched live demonstrations, and receive a wide variety health screenings. Special activities for children make it a great event for families. Emergency vehicles, service trucks, and more are displayed for "Touch-a-Truck" outside of the Recreation Center.
Community Safety and Wellness Fair details
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Westlake Corporate Challenge - TBA
The Westlake Corporate Challenge is typically held in July and August with more than 25 events planned for participating teams from Westlake businesses. Each one will be filled with fun, excitement, laughter and team building.
Please contact Paula Horner at 440-808-5700 for information on how your company can field a team.
Westlake Corporate Challenge details
Celebrate Westlake - TBA
The annual Celebrate Westlake Opens a New Window. 5 Mile Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk, and Kids Fun Dash has in the past been held on the grounds of University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
Attendees can participate in chip-timed events with awards and cash prizes and attend the Health and Fitness Exposition Opens a New Window. featuring local businesses. The children's fun area includes bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist and much more!
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Remembrance Events for September 11 - TBA
The following annual remembrances are open to the public. Other events may also be held in the city.
The Westlake Historical Society invites the public to join them at Christina Sunga Ryook's gravesite for this annual ceremony. In 2018, a memorial bench and plaque was dedicated to honor all the victims of the 2001 attacks.
The former Westlake student had been at work in the North Tower of the World Trade Center when the plane struck the building during the attack.
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Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt - October 9, 2021
This annual fun filled family festival will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 1-4pm at the Westlake Recreation Center for children ages 2 - 8. Parents must be present. It includes a pumpkin hunt, face painting, hay rides, inflatables, and much more.
It's a FREE community event. Participation in the pumpkin hunt is limited; preregistration is required.
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