2024 Special Events in Wadsworth Ohio

If you’re looking for family fun things to do in and around downtown Wadsworth, we’ve got the line up!  Plan to spend a few hours – or a few days – having fun with friends, enjoying festivities, arts & crafts, and fantastic food. Book your Grizzly Pedal Party before or after these special events!

May 27

Memorial Day Parade:  Join the fun in downtown Wadsworth to celebrate Memorial Day – the day we commemorate all the lives lost defending our freedoms – by enjoying the day with family and friends over good food and cheer because we can!!  Step off is at 10:30 a.m.

June 18-22

Wadsworth Blue Tip Festival:  Five nights of fun at Art Wright Stadium’s Memorial Park to kick off the start of summer!  You’ll want to be in town for any or ALL of these nights for great music, food, fun and fellowship.  The event will begin with the 2024 Blue Tip Parade at 6 p.m., rain or shine.  The route runs from Wadsworth High School to Isham Elementary.


June 29-September 28

Wadsworth Farmers Market:  Every Saturday through September 28, you’ll find the freshest, healthiest, and homemade products from 9 a.m.-Noon at our local farmer’s market.  Arts, crafts, food and neighborly conversation.  Central Intermediate School.


July 3

Independence Day Fireworks:  Fireworks and food trucks get the party started!  Wadsworth’s 4th of July festival takes place from 6-11 p.m. at Central Intermediate School.  Entertainment by Wadsworth Community Band.  (Rain date is Saturday, July 6)

July 17

Taste of Wadsworth:  Presented by Wadsworth Community Radio and showcasing the best of the best culinary scene.  This is a great opportunity to support local radio while exploring a variety of cuisines from the town’s restaurants and eateries, some of them Grizzly Pedal Company sponsors.  Will you find a new favorite?  5-9 p.m. on College Street.

August 10

Balloons Over Wadsworth:  The fun begins at 3 p.m. at Wadsworth Municipal Airport with live music, an inflatable kid’s zone, and over 25 food trucks and vendors.  Balloons inflate and launch at 6:30 p.m. and “the glow” begins at 9. https://www.balloonsoverwadsworth.com/

September 2

Labor Day:  Book the Entire Bike or Mix & Mingle with New Friends

October 4

Pumpkin Palooza:  2024 details TBA.  5:30-8 p.m. in downtown Wadsworth.

October 31

Halloween:  Book Your Company Halloween Pedal Party and wear those costumes!

November 1

Thanks for Giving:  2024 details TBA.  5:30-8 p.m. in downtown Wadsworth.

November 11:

Veterans Day Parade:  The parade you shouldn’t miss!  Come out to honor and support the men and women of the armed services who have given so much of their lives for ours.  The parade steps off from American Legion and ends with a ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery.  10:50 a.m.

November 22:  

Wadsworth Annual Candlelight Walk:  This annual special event is the kick off to the holiday season!  There will be a walk, lighting of the Christmas tree, and wonderful activities for the whole family to spark the spirit of the season.  Downtown Wadsworth 5:30-8 p.m.

December 6:

Seasonal Storefronts Contest:  A contest of who does the best of decking the halls for the holidays. 2024 details TBA.  5:30-8 p.m. in downtown Wadsworth.