Wayside Holiday Movies
Dec 10th | akron Civic Theatre
Enjoy a FREE Holiday Movie and FREE popcorn on Sunday Dec. 10th at the Akron Civic Theatre, presented by Wayside.
ELF: Doors open at 1pm | Showtime 2Pm
The Polar Express: Doors open at 5pm | Showtime 6pm
Tickets are FREE but required for entry. Tickets will be available at Wayside Furniture and the Akron Civic Box Office.
Wayside is thrilled to support the creative spirit of local artists. To become a member of The Summit and to listen on air, click the "learn more" button.
Now - December
Cleveland Metroparks Ten to Explore presented by Wayside Furniture. Each month it's "Time to Explore" the top 10 list of new locations to explore within the eighteen park reservations.
Cleveland Seed Bank
The Cleveland Seed Bank works to inspire, educate and grow a community network of seed savers. The Seed Libraries of the Cleveland Seed Bank are places where community members can access a selection of 24 organically grown, open-pollinated vegetable seeds, available free of charge at sponsored library branches.
Bow Wow Beach Dog Park
Now - December
Wayside is thrilled to support the #1 Dog park in Northeast Ohio! Enjoy the 7.5 acre fenced park that includes a 3-acre lake with a sandy beach and grassy knolls.
Enjoy a unique, immersive tasting event featuring wines both domestic and international, paired with an array of cheeses and chocolates presented by local producers and purveyors.
February 2024 | Downtown kent
Enjoy live British Invasion music at 20 different venues with over 20 bands in downtown Kent, Oh.
Presented by Wayside Furniture.
47th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival-Playhouse Square
March 22ND-April 1ST, 2023| Playhouse square
Wayside is thrilled to continue our support of CIFF with a Gold Level Sponsorship presenting CIFF Speaks, the daily podcast hosted by Dee Perry and Aaron Spears. Listen wherever you get your Podcasts.
Cleveland Metroparks Summer Concert Series
Thursday evenings 4-8pm | May 18th -August 31st
Wayside is thrilled to be the Stage Sponsor for the Cleveland Metroparks Summer Concert Series. Enjoy free live music at six iconic Metroparks waterfront destinations, including E. 55th Street Marina, Edgewater Beach, the Historic U.S. coast Guard Station, Euclid Beach, Huntington Reservation, Merwin's Wharf and the Emerald Necklace Marina in Rocky River Reservation. Bands take the stage from 5-8pm. Enjoy happy hour at the beer garden and a variety of food offerings featuring local food trucks and Cleveland Metroparks concessions. For the schedule and list of bands, click the Learn More button.
City of Stow Concerts on the Green
May 27th-August 6-8pm | Stow City Center Campus
Enjoy Free live music from local bands, food trucks and yard games this summer. Wayside is excited to support the City of Stow's Concert on the Green music series. For dates and bands click the Learn More button.
Fridays June 2-August 18 | Springfield lake gazebo
Enjoy all genres of live music every Friday, June 2 -August 18th. 7-10pm at the Springfield Lake Gazebo. “Life is Better by the Lake”. Wayside is thrilled to continue our support of this concert series.
Falls Downtown Fridays
Fridays June 16 -August 11 | Front Street | Cuyahoga Falls
Falls Downtown Fridays is a free summer entertainment series that highlights local music, vendors, and family-friendly fun in beautiful downtown Cuyahoga Falls. Wayside is thrilled to support Falls Downtown Fridays!
Summit Metro Parks Music by the Lake
Select Tuesdays | June-August| 7pm-8pm | Munroe Falls & Silver Creek Metro Parks
Wayside is thrilled to Present Music by Lake. Enjoy six one-hour scenic outdoor lakeside concerts performed live by the park district's very own volunteer Metro Parks Ensemble. Munroe Falls Maple Shelter area: June 6, July 11 and Aug 1. Cycling without age trishaw bikes will be available beginning at 6pm to carry riders with limited mobility on a bench seat for an unobstructed view of nature and feeling of riding a bike in the outdoors. Silver Creek Metro Park at the Sherman Shelter area: June 13, July 18 and August 8.
Cleveland Zoo-Father's Day
June 18 | Cleveland Zoo
Take Dad to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Father's Day compliments of Wayside Furniture. All Dads get in Free on June 18th, 2023.
Rock the Docks
June 22-25 | Springfield Lake
Local family-friendly community festival with rides, food, music and events. Wayside is thrilled to continue our support of Rock the Docks!
July 15, 2023 | Downtown kent
The 14th Annual Kent Blues Fest presented by Wayside Furniture on Saturday July 15th beginning at 1pm in Downtown Kent. Featuring over 30 bands at over 20 venues. FREE of charge.
Summit Metro Parks Films with Fireflies
Select Fridays in August and September
Join us for the ultimate summer movie experience! Enjoy an evening under the stars in a scenic setting while watching your favorite films with family and friends. Don't forget to bring snacks, bug spray and blankets or chairs. August 11, 18, 25 and September 1, 15, 22 & 29. Visit summitmetroparks.org for start times. Presented by Wayside Furniture.
Summit Metro Parks Touch-a-Truck
August 12 | 10am-2pm| Munroe Falls Metro Park
Kids get up-close and personal with a dozen Summit Metro Parks vehicles. Local law enforcement agencies will be present and Air Bear from Akron Childrens' Hospiital will make a special appearance. Presented by Wayside Furniture.
The Madonio Animal Trust-Dog Days of Summer
August 19, 2023| 11am-4pm
Downtown Kent at Hometown Bank Plaza will be filled with pet-related vendors, veterinarians, adoption groups, live music, food trucks and beer! As always, you can expect a dog parade and dog contests-including Best Dressed, Biggest, Smallest and new this year, Furthest-Traveled. Wayside is thrilled to support the Madonio Animal Trust.
City of Stow Summer Sunset Blast
Sept 2nd & 3rd, 2023 | Silver Springs Park
Wayside is thrilled to present Summer Sunset Blast. The End of Summer Party! A family friendly event with food vendors, petting zoo, inflatables & rock wall, live music and fireworks! End the summer with a bang!
Kent Rocks Music Fest
September 15, 2023 | Downtown Kent
Enjoy the 2nd Annual Kent Rocks Music Fest presented by Wayside Furniture. Friday September 15th. FREE live music of all genres in downtown Kent in over 20 venues with over 20 bands.
Saturday septEMBER 16th | 9am-2pm | Munroe falls metro park
Summit County’s largest celebration of pets! Over 2,000 animal lovers and their furry family members come out for the annual Pledge Walk and Pet Expo.
Summit Metro Parks Fall Family Outing
Saturday sept 30th 4pm-8:30pm | sunday Oct 1st 2pm-6:30pm | Munroe falls metro park
Fall into autumn fun at this FREE event featuring a lumberjack show, hayrides, bonfires, naturalist activities, music, refreshments and more.
Best Seats in the House Contest
Now - March 24, 2023
Enter for a chance to win 4 VIP tickets to a Cleveland basketball game in a lower-level suite plus get a pair of Flexsteel recliners or a Flexsteel Sofa of your choice! ($2,000 value).
Summit Metro Parks
Wayside is thrilled to increase our support of Summit Metro Parks by sponsoring the following events.
Fishing Derbies-Firestone Metro Park; Mother's Day 5K-Munro Falls Metro Park; Native Plant Festival-Munroe Falls Metro Park; Music by the Lake-Munroe Falls & Silver Creek Metro Parks; Touch-a-Truck-Munroe Falls Metro Park; Films & Fireflies-Multiple park locations; Fall Family Outing-Munroe Falls Metro Park.
More information to come on each event! Stay tuned.
Cleveland Seed Bank Workshop: Seed Starting with Ease
sunday April 2 | 12:30-2pm| wayside cafe
Come learn the skills that you need to start your own seedlings at home this year! Dani from the Cleveland Seed Bank will be on hand to demonstrate, discuss and help you learn how to make soil blocks and other methods to start your seeds. Soil block tools will be demonstrated and available for use by participants. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Summit Metro Parks Kids' Fishing Derby
Saturday April 15 | 9am-2pm| firestone metro parks little turtle pond
Anglers 15 and younger each receive a $1 prize if they catch a golden trout. Please bring fishing gear. A limited number of rods and reels will be available for use during the derby, and worms will be available for purchase. Adults are not permitted to fish. Wayside is thrilled to be the Presenting Sponsor of this event.
Kent American Roots Festival
April 28, 2023 | Downtown Kent
Enjoy Free Live Americana music at over 18 downtown Kent venues. Presented by Wayside Furniture.
Summit Metro Parks Special Needs Fishing Derby
May 13 | 10am-3pm | Firestone Metro Park Little Turtle Pond
A day of fishing for special needs children and adults with awards for the largest fish caught! Presented by Wayside Furniture
Summit Metro Parks Mother's Day 5K
Sunday May 14 | 8am-10:30am | Munroe Falls Metro park
Celebrate Mom on Mother's Day with a 5K run, jog or walk at the beautiful Munroe Falls Metro Park. To learn more and register for the event, click the "learn more" button. Wayside is thrilled to support the 5K. All proceeds benefit the Summit Metro Parks Foundation.
Summit Metro Parks Native Plant Festival
saturday May 20 | 10am-4Pm | Munroe Falls Metro park
Kick off the summer by welcoming wildlife into your yard with beautiful, beneficial native plants. Join Summit Metro Parks staff and local native plant nurseries to learn more about the vital role of native plants in our ecosystem. Browse a wide variety of plants available for purchase, or attend an educational session to better understand how to incorporate native plants into your landscaping. Presented by Wayside!
A Whiskey Deemed Worthy
Friday May 26th | 7pm | Akron Civic Theatre
A unique tasting adventure for whiskey lovers and the whiskey curious! The Akron Civic Theatre will be putting their own unique twist on this immersive tasting event presented by Wayside Furniture. Patrons will enter a world of "liquid sunshine" and enjoy their choice of four standard-serving-size pours from among 16 American whiskeys. The event will feature ambient live music and a delicious of noshes.
Every Friday-Sunday in October at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. More than a dozen Treat Stations Presented by Wayside Furniture.
Pints & Pies Craft Beer & Pizza Festival
October 13, 2023 | Akron Civic Theatre
Enjoy craft beer from local and out of state breweries paired with all types of pies-pizza, savory and sweet.
Nov 24th-Nov 27th
Bring in a donation for one of your favorite charitable organizations listed online and Wayside Furniture will make a matching contribution up to $100 Nov 24th through Nov 27th or until $200,000 is given.