Annual Special Events

4th of July Parade and Fireworks


Westlake's annual 4th of July Parade and Fireworks made a triumphant return in 2021 for all to enjoy! Click through the slideshow to the RIGHT to see all of the sights from the parade. Photos from the 32nd Annual Classic Car Show Can be found just below it. More information will be available soon.


The City's annual 4th of July parade begins at Burneson Middle School on Dover Center Rd., then onto Hilliard Blvd., traveling east to Clague Park.

4th of July Parade Participant Sign-Up Form
4th of July Vendor Application

Fireworks begin at dusk.

4th of July Parade and Fireworks details 


More details about 2021 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

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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2021 4th of July 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 rickgrane@aol.com for information on how you or your group can be part of the parade or the service.
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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 2020 competition.

Memorial Day Parade 2016 Fire Dept
Residential Landscaping - Large - Rear Yard Only

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.

2021 Summer Concert Series details
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Virtual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks 2020

2020 Tree Lighting



For years, Westlake’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall has also marked the crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Westlake. Since 1955, the Town Criers have celebrated one couple that have best served the people of Westlake in a positive and outstanding manner. This year, the honor went to Mike and Delicia Ostrowski.

Mayor Dennis M. Clough and Rick Grane of the Town Criers commemorated the Ostrowskis’ selflessness in a small, socially-distanced ceremony at Westlake City Hall the evening of Dec. 6, 2020. Attendees wore masks when not speaking.

As Mr. and Mrs. Westlake, the Ostrowskis got to light up the brilliant array of holiday decorations both inside and outside City Hall for all to enjoy. They also will be featured during city-sponsored events in 2021, such as the Memorial Day and Fourth of July Parades.

Delicia has served as a PTA president and several other PTA roles, organizing events to raise funds and awareness for our children and our community, such as “Dollars for Scholars.” As a nurse, it is remarkable that she finds the time to be as involved as she has been.

Mike is sports professional who gives back to his community by volunteering as coach and a mentor to kids through basketball and football.

The Ostrowskis manage their careers and all of their charitable work while raising three children. 
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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 with support from the Westlake Giant Eagle and the Westlake Recreation and Service Departments.

Scrambles for wrapped candy and eggs are redeemed for prizes.


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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.

Rain and Garden Show details 

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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
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2015 Corporate Challenge - Cornhole

Celebrate Westlake - TBA

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

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 and Pumpkin Hunt  - TBA

This annual fun filled family festival will be held on a Saturday in September or October (TBA) 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