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


Stay tuned for 2020 details. 


The annual Easter Egg Hunt is at the Westlake Recreation Center at the outdoor playground area. Come 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:

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

2019 Easter Egg Hunt Flyer

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Rain and Garden Show

Stay tuned for 2020 details.


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. Special activities before and during the show are available for children.

Rain and Garden Show details 

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Community Safety and Wellness Fair



The Community Safety and Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.at the Westlake Recreation Center, presented by the City of Westlake and University Hospitals St. John Medical Center.

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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Memorial Day Parade 



The Westlake Kiwanis Club's annual Memorial Day parade is held on Memorial Day and begins at 10 a.m. Participants depart from Sts. 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 for information on how you or your group can be part of the parade or the service.
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Memorial Day Parade 2016 Fire Dept

Summer Concerts in the Park      

On Sunday evenings June 16 - August 11, 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
Sponsorship opportunity


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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.

​General Event Information

The City's annual 4th of July festivities begin 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 honor 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 
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Westlake Corporate Challenge


The Westlake Corporate Challenge will be held July 30 - August 1 and August 6-8 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 Bob DeMinico 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  

The 29th Annual Celebrate Westlake 5 Mile Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk, and Kids Fun Dash will be on Saturday, August 31, 2019 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  

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. 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  

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

Sponsorship opportunity

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Fall Festival Kids at Pumpkin Hunt

Christmas Tree Lighting

The 2018 Tree Lighting Ceremony was held on Sunday, December 2 at City Hall to kick-off the holiday season. Hosted by the Westlake Town Criers, they presented Ed and Barbara Leszynski as the new Mr. and Mrs. Westlake for the upcoming year.

The Town Criers accept nominations for Mr. and Mrs. Westlake throughout the year. 



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