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Annual Special Events
Independence 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
Watch video highlights of the 2022 Independence Day Parade
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 Top 3 place-winners are invited to the awards ceremony, typically held in August. Each year, hundreds of participants compete for first, second and third place awards. Special efforts are recognized with Awards of Distinction.
See photos and video of the winners from the 2022 Westlake in Bloom competition
Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt - October 8, 2022
This annual fun filled family festival will be held on Saturday, October 8, 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.
Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt Event Details
Watch video highlights from the 2021 Fall Festival
2022 Mr. & Mrs. Westlake and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Music and the aroma of hot cocoa was in the air as attendees gathered to celebrate the crowning of Mr. & Mrs. Westlake 2022 during the City’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 5, at Westlake City Hall.
Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough introduced the honorees – Mike and Susan Pandoli – and detailed the numerous ways they have served the interests of the community, particularly its youths. They were nominated by John Sobolewski of the Westshore Chamber of Commerce and The Power of MORE and selected by the Westlake Town Criers in recognition of their hard work and selfless dedication to serving the interests of the youth and others throughout the community.
Read more about the 2022 Mr. & Mrs. Westlake honorees by following this link.
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 CriersOpens 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. Pictures from the most recent Egg Hunt can be found to the right and on the City of Westlake Facebook page.
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!
Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
The Westlake Kiwanis Club's annual Memorial Day parade typically departs on the last Monday of May 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 then 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.
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
Breakfast with Santa - December 10, 2022
Join the staff at the Westlake Recreation Center for a pancake breakfast with Santa! Kids will be able to visit with Jolly Ol' St. Nick, get their photos taken with Saint Nick, make a craft and write letters detailing all of their holiday wishes. There will be a photo booth where families take photos together. More details are available in the Rec Gazette.