Mayor’s Column for June 13, 2018

A huge thank you to those who participated in the Avon Lake Memorial Day events. Those who attended were generous with their compliments toward the American Legion and the hard working employees of the City of Avon Lake who coordinated the annual tribute to those who sacrificed to keep our country free. We thank them for their dedication. The large crowds at the parade and ceremony are a testimony to the appreciation our residents have toward those who served in the military as well as those currently in uniform. We honor them all and we will never forget.

It’s the beginning of summer and that means outdoor festivals are upon us! Come out to Weiss Park at on Saturday, June 16th to enjoy over 200 vehicles including classic and new cars, hotrods and motorcycles on display at the park.  There will be food trucks, raffles and music by Cruisin’ with FLP.  Admission and parking are free. This would be a great treat for any dad for Fathers’ Day. The rain date is Sunday June 17th and all proceeds benefit Love-a-Stray.

Don’t forget to attend the annual Waterfront Wine Fest to be held on Saturday June 23rd from 4:00 pm - sunset at Veterans Memorial Park.  Sit back, relax and top off the evening with a sunset over the lake. All proceeds benefit Smiles for Sophie Forever.

Come join in the fun at the 6th annual Hooks for Hunger Walleye Tournament on June 30th at Miller Rd. Park! The event includes raffle and prize packages for winning teams. Proceeds benefit Community Resource Services.

If you’re planning your 4th of July holiday why not start out with a volley of fireworks to kick off our year-long Bicentennial Celebration at Avon Lake’s Independence Day event on Tuesday, July 3rd at Weiss Park?  The fireworks show will be bigger than ever and the band Says She will open the festivities at 6PM followed by Revolution Pie, a Beatles tribute band. The American Legion Color Guard will be on hand to help us honor America along with the singing of the National Anthem and God Bless America by local talent. There will be food trucks and plenty of fun for all ages, including an inflatable slide and classic carnival games.

And it wouldn’t be the 4th of July without the Smiles for Sophie Forever Bash and Dash at Walker Road Park! Help ease the financial hardship of families burdened by pediatric brain tumors.

The Summer Market returns to Veterans Memorial Park on July 27-28th! Come see why this event draws visitors from far and wide to this unique outdoor festival and benefit. Proceeds benefit Girls Give Back.

In between the many festivals this summer, be sure to attend our free concerts in our Summer Concert Series at Miller Rd. Park, and pay a visit to the Avon Lake Farmer’s Market. For more information about these and many other programs and activities, please visit

Enjoy your summer!

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