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Wayside Calendar of Community Events

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The Summit.FM


All Year

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.

Cleveland Seed Bank

Cleveland Seed Bank

All Year

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.

Guardians Best Seats in the House Contest

Guardians Best Seats in the House

April 15 - August 26

Enter to win 6 VIP Tickets to a Saturday night Guardians game! After the game enjoy fireworks presented by Wayside Furniture from the best seats in the house…on the field in recliners!

Fire Pit Dining Set Contest

5Pc Firepit dining set

Random drawing september 11, 2022

Enter to win this $2,000 5Pc Fire pit dining set. Set includes fire pit table and four stools.

Time to Explore

Time to Explore

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.

Sounds of Summer

Concerts on the Green

Last Friday of every month starting May through September | Cleveland Metroparks

Enjoy free live music from all genres, food trucks and beautiful views of different venues throughout the Cleveland Metroparks. 

May 27th at the Coast Guard Station, June 24th at Euclid Beach, July 29th at the Stinchcomb memorial, August 29th at Huntington Beach and September 30th at Squires Castle.

Wayside is thrilled to Present "Sounds of Summer".

Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green

May 28th, June 29th, July 27th, August 10th | Stow City Center Campus 6-7:30

Enjoy free live music from all genres, food trucks and yard games.  Wayside is thrilled to support the City of Stow Concert Series.

Springfield Township Friday Night Concert Series

Springfield Township

Enjoy all genres of live music every Friday, June 3rd-Aug 19th 7-9pm at the Springfield Lake Gazebo. “Life is Better by the Lake”.

Music by the Lake

Rock the Docks

Six Tuesday evenings | Summit Metro Parks

Enjoy live music at two beautiful metro park locations. June 7, July 12 and August 9 at Munroe Falls Metro Park; June 21, July 19 and August 16 at Silver Creek Metro Park.

WOW! Wade Oval Wednesday Concert Series

June 15-August 17th | University circle

Enjoy a family-friendly community concert series every Wednesday from June 15th through August 17th. Bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic and enjoy free live music of all genres.

The Madonio Animal Trust-Dog Days of Summer

August 20, 2022 | 11am-4pm

Dog Days of Summer

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.

Kent Rocks Music Fest

September 16 | Downtown Kent

Lions International

Enjoy the Inaugural Kent Rocks Music Fest presented by Wayside Furniture. Friday September 16th. FREE live music of all genres in downtown Kent in over 20 venues with over 20 bands.

Wayside Wellness Fair at Akron Civic Theatre

Wayside Wellness Fair

September 17th | Akron Civic Theatre

Free Event with free health screenings, wellness booths, free food samples. Open house from 11am-3pm. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Roizen-What to Eat When  More details to come!

Pints & Pies Craft Beer & Pizza Festival

Wayside Wellness Fair

October 7th | Akron Civic Theatre

Enjoy craft beer from local and out of state breweries paired with all types of pies-pizza, savory and sweet.

Trick or Treat Fest

October, 2023

Trick or TreatFest

Every Friday-Sunday in October at the Cleveland Zoo from 11:30am - 3:30pm. More than a dozen Treat Stations Presented by Wayside Furniture.

After Thanksgiving Giving

After Thanksgiving Giving Event

Nov 25th-Nov 28th

Bring in a donation for one of your favorite charitable organizations listed online and Wayside Furniture will make a matching contribution up to $100 through Nov 28th or until $200,000 is given.

Wine Cheese and Chocolate Darling at the Akron Civic Theatre

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate

February 2023

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.

Kent Beatlefest in downtown Kent

Kent Beatlefest

February 2023

Enjoy live British Invasion music at 15 different venues with over 15 bands in downtown Kent, Oh.

Presented by Wayside Furniture.

47th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival-Playhouse Square

Cleveland International Film Festival

March 22ND-April 1ST, 2023

Wayside is thrilled to continue our support of CIFF.

Pup Crawl

The Pup Crawl

April 1st-May 31st | Summit Co. Breweries

Visit local breweries across the county, collect passport stamps, view adoptable animals during Mobile Adoption Center visits and win prizes!

Kent American Roots Festival

Kent American Roots Festival

April 29th | Downtown Kent

Enjoy Free Live Americana music at over 18 downtown Kent venues. Presented by Wayside Furniture.

Summit Metro Parks 11th Annual Mother’s day 5K

Summit Metro Parks: Mother's Day 5k

Sunday May 8th | Munroe Falls Metro Park

Sunday May 8th | Munroe Falls Metro Park | Celebrate Mom and raise funds for the Summit Metro Parks Foundation. Course is jogger stroller-friendly. Register now!

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park

Saturday, May 21st | Lock 3 Park, Akron

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.

Rock the Docks

Rock the Docks

June 23-26 | Springfield Lake

Local family-friendly community festival with rides, food, music and events. Wayside is thrilled to continue our support of Rock the Docks!  

Festa Italiana of Cuyahoga Falls

Festa Italiana of Cuyahoga Falls

July 15, 16, & 17 | Cuyahoga Falls River Front

Enjoy great food, grape stomping, live music and concerts featuring ESC8PE and  Juke Box Heroes.  Wayside is thrilled to help support Festa Italiana.

Kent Blues Fest

Kent Blues Fest

July 16th, 1pm

The 13th Annual Kent Blues Fest presented by Wayside Furniture on Saturday July 16th beginning at 1pm in Downtown Kent. Featuring over 30 bands at over 20 venues. FREE of charge.