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2021 Summer Events


City of Lakewood 2021 Summer Events Update

Based on the most recent guidance from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health, the City of Lakewood is pleased to announce this updated list of events that will be taking place in Lakewood this summer

Fourth of July – The city will hold its annual fireworks display, as originally stated, on Sunday, July 4th at Lakewood Park.  The fireworks will begin at dusk (approximately 9:45-10:00 PM).

Friday Night Flicks – Our regular Friday Night Flick schedule will resume this summer.  There will be four movies at Lakewood Park and one at Madison Park.  Click here for the schedule.

Concerts in the Park – The city will hold four concerts in the park this year.  Click here for the schedule.

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival – The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival will return to Lakewood Park this summer.  On Friday, August 6th at 7:00 PM, the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival will perform Romeo & Juliet.  Click here for more information.

Lakewood Arts Festival – The City of Lakewood and the Lakewood Arts Festival Board are pleased to announce that the Lakewood Arts Festival will return this summer.  The festival is set for Saturday, August 7th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood.  For more information, click here.

Lakewood Community Festival – The City of Lakewood and the Lakewood Community Festival Board are pleased to announce that the Lakewood Community Festival  will return this summer.  The festival is set for Saturday, September 11th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Madison Park.  Click here for an application to participate in the festival.

Block Parties-Neighborhood block parties will resume this summer.  To get more information about holding a block party on your street, click here.

Pavilions at Lakewood Park – Reservations for the Kiwanis Pavilion and the Gazebo at Lakewood Park will begin on June 10th.  Due to an HVAC System Replacement Project, the Woman’s Club Pavilion will remain closed at this time.  As soon as the HVAC upgrades have been completed, reservations for the Woman’s Club will begin.  Click here for more information.

For all of these events, the city will be following the regulations and guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC that are in place on the event date.


When there isn’t planned summer event taking place, there is still plenty to do in Lakewood.  Try out these safe summer fun ideas!

  • Run through the sprinkler
  • Follow a historic walking tour
  • Ride your bike
  • Rent a kayak on the Rocky River
  • Read a book on a park bench
  • Create a piece of art with chalk
  • Plant a garden
  • Support Lakewood’s small businesses
  • Plan a picnic dinner
  • Learn a new board game
  • Play catch
  • Fly a kite
  • Hike an unexplored trail