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 hosted the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Westlake Recreation Center on Saturday, March 24, 2018, sponsored by the Westlake Town Criers and supported by Westlake Giant Eagle and the Westlake Recreation and Service Departments.

Scrambles for wrapped candy and eggs were redeemed for prizes were scheduled individually for children:

  • Ages 4-6 scramble was at 1 p.m.
  • Ages 7-10 scramble was at 1:30 p.m.
  • A special, non-competitive hunt was  provided for children ages 3 and under from 1 - 1:30 p.m. continuously. 

Many enjoyed having their picture taken with the Easter Bunny!

Download Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

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Community Safety and Wellness Fair

The 2018 Community Safety and Wellness Fair was held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 1 the Westlake Recreation Center, presented by the City of Westlake and University Hospitals St. John Medical Center.

Attendees learned how to increase personal safety and wellness from more than 70 exhibitors and displays, watched live demonstrations, and got a wide variety health screenings. Special activities for children made it a great event for families. Emergency vehicles, service trucks, and more and their crews participated in "Touch-a-Truck" outside of the Recreation Center.
Community Safety and Wellness Fair details
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Memorial Day Parade 

The Westlake Kiwanis Club's annual Memorial Day parade began at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28. Parade participants departed from Sts. Peter & George Coptic Orthodox Church located on Hilliard Boulevard and proceeded to Clague Park. A ceremony honoring those who gave their lives in service to our country will follow. Please call Rick Grane or Russ Milan at 440-777-2720 for information on how you or your group can be part of the parade or the service.

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

Summer Concerts in the Park      

On Sunday evenings June - August 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.

Summer Concert Series details
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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

Residential Landscaping - Large - Rear Yard Only

4th of July Parade and Fireworks  

​Participant Information

Watch for information for the 2019 parade when it is available.

​Event Information

The City's annual 4th of July festivities began at 10 a.m. with a parade that typically begins at Burneson Middle School on Dover Center Rd., then onto Hilliard Blvd., traveling east to Clague Park.  

At 11:15 a.m., Mayor Dennis M. Clough, members of City Council, and special guests honored America’s birthday in a short ceremony at the entrance to Clague Park including the National Anthem, patriotic readings, parade awards, and presentations. 

Fireworks begin at dusk.

4th of July Parade and Fireworks details 

Westlake Corporate Challenge

The Westlake Corporate Challenge was held on July 31 - August 9, 2018.  More than 25 events were held with each one filled with fun, excitement, laughter and team building.  Congratulations to the all the winners!

Please contact Bob DeMinico at 440-808-5700 for details on the 2019 events.
Westlake Corporate Challenge details
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2015 Corporate Challenge - Cornhole

Celebrate Westlake  

The 28th Annual Celebrate Westlake 5 Mile Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk, and Kids Fun Dash will be on Saturday, September 1, 2018 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! 
Download Race Application
Volunteers Needed
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Celebrate Westlake 2015 start

Remembrance Events for September 11  

The following annual remembrances are open to the public. Other events may also be held in the city.

Sunday prior to September 11: 
The Never Forget 9/11 Ceremony in Brook Park, OH will be held on September 9, 2018. It is followed by a motorcycle ride that passes through the Westlake from approximately noon - 12:30 p.m. enroute to Avon, OH.  Residents and visitors are encouraged to line the route to honor the victims, survivors and first responders of the attacks and their families. 

This year's route through the city starts at the southern border on Clague Rd. proceeding north and turning right onto Hilliard Blvd. until the procession reaches the border with Rocky River.

September 11 at 8:30 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery

The Westlake Historical Society invites the public to join them at Christina Sunga Ryook's gravesite for this annual ceremony. This year a memorial bench and plaque will be 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 and Pumpkin Hunt  

This fun filled family festival will be on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Westlake Recreation Center for children ages 9 and younger and parents have to 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.

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Fall Festival Kids at Pumpkin Hunt

Christmas Tree Lighting

This year's Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at City Hall to kick-off the holiday season. Hosted by the Westlake Town Criers, they will announce a new couple to hold the title of Mr. and Mrs. Westlake for the upcoming year.

2017 Tree-Lighting Ceremony