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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2022 4th of July Flyer Opens in new windowIndependence Day Parade and Fireworks

Westlake's annual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks is coming in 2022. Check back soon for more information.  

Independence Day Parade Participant Sign-Up Form
Independence Day Vendor Application

2022 Car Show Information

2022 Summer Concert Series

  • June 12 – The Blue Leaf’s; 60’s/70’s/80’s

  • June 19 – The Adjustments; Classic Pop/Rock

  • June 26 – Lee Gantt; Country

  •  July 10 – South Street Jazz Company;  Jazz 

  • July 17 - FM 77; 70’s        

  • July 24 – The Polka Pirates; Polka

  •  July 31 – The Perfect Choice; Cover Band

  •  August 7 – Island Song Trio; Island Music

Details: 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.


2022 Concert Series Sponsor

Concord Reserve 2022 Logo

Memorial Day Parade



The Westlake Kiwanis Club's annual Memorial Day parade took place on Monday, May 30, 2022, departing at 10 a.m. from St. Peter & George Coptic Orthodox Church, located on 25800 Hilliard Boulevard and proceeding to Clague Park. As always, a ceremony honoring those who gave their lives in service to our country immediately followed on the park's gazebo. Please call Rick Grane at 440-829-0974 or email rickgrane@aol.com for information on how you or your group can be part of the parade or the service. Participants are advised to arrive at the church at least 30 minutes before the parade steps off. 
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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. 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 most recent competition.

Residential Landscaping - Large - Rear Yard Only

Town Criers Egg Hunt



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 with support from the Westlake Giant Eagle and the Westlake Recreation and Service Departments. Scrambles for wrapped candy and eggs are redeemed for prizes. Pictures from the most recent Egg Hunt can be found to the right and on the City of Westlake Facebook page


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Rain & Garden Show

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 dozens of local vendors. Find more information and photos from the most recent show by following the link below! 

Rain and Garden Show details 

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Mayor with Mr and Mrs Westlake

Community Safety and Wellness Fair - September 17, 2022



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
Sponsorship opportunity
  
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Celebrate Westlake - September 3, 2022

The annual Celebrate Westlake 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 featuring local businesses. The children's fun area includes bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist and much more! 

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Celebrate Westlake 2015 start

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt  - October 10, 2022

This annual fun filled family festival will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2022 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.

Sponsorship opportunity

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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.
Read about Christina Sunga Ryook

     

Fall Festival Kids at Pumpkin Hunt