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YEAR-ROUND

The Summit.FM

TheSummit.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.


Time to Explore

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ALL YEAR

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.


The Nightlight Cinema

Cleveland Seed Bank

All Year

Wayside is thrilled to support of The Nightlight Cinema! The Nightlight is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit movie theater in Akron, Ohio, dedicated to fostering community through cinema. From indie flicks and docs to cult classics and more, they’re passionate about playing great cinema worth seeing on the big screen, and make it a point to have something exceptional for everyone.


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.


Summit Metro Parks

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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.


City of Stow Bow Wow Beach Dog Park

Fun in Stow logo

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Wayside is thrilled to continue our support of the City of Stow's Bow Wow Beach Dog Park located at Silver Springs Park.

Enjoy 7.5 acres of fenced park that includes a sandy beach and grassy knolls, and a 3-acre lake. For hours, rules and more information, click the "Learn More" button.


2024 UPCOMING EVENTS

2024 Guardians Best Seats in the House Contest

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Now - June 26th

Enter for a chance to win 6 VIP tickets to the July 3rd Cleveland Guardians game, throw out the ceremonial first pitch and watch the after-game fireworks sponsored by Wayside, in the best seats in the house, in recliners from the infield!


City of Stow Concerts on the Green

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select fridays May 25th-July 5th | 6pm - 8Pm | stow city center complex

Enjoy an evening of live music, food trucks and yard games in a family-friendly atmosphere on select Fridays May 25th-July 5th at the Stow City Center. Bring your lawn chairs and bug spray!

For more information, click the "learn more" button.

Wayside is excited to continue our support of the Concerts on the Green.


Cleveland Zoo-Father's Day

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June 16th | Cleveland Zoo

Take Dad to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Father's Day compliments of Wayside Furniture. All Dads get in Free on June 16th, 2024.


Cleveland Metroparks Summer Concert Series

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June-August| 4Pm - 8pm

Enjoy the scenic beauty of Cleveland Metroparks during weekly concert events. 39 total concerts this year!

Thursday night large stage shows at Edgewater, Merwin's Wharf and Euclid Beach.

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday small stage shows at Huntington Beach, Emerald Necklace Marina and E. 55th

Wayside is thrilled to be the stage sponsor.


Summit Metro Parks Music by the Lake

Select Tuesdays | June-August| 7pm - 8pm | Munroe Falls & Silver Creek Metro Parks

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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.


Springfield Township Friday Night Concert Series

Fridays June - August | Springfield lake gazebo

Springfield Township

Enjoy all genres of live music Fridays, June -August. 7-10pm at the Springfield Lake Gazebo. “Life is Better by the Lake”. Wayside is thrilled to continue our support of this concert series.


Rock the Docks at Springfield Lake

Rock the Docks

June 27-June 29, 2024| Springfield Lake

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


A Whiskey Deemed Worthy

words: A Whiskey Deemed Worthy

friday june 28th | 7pm |Akron civic theatre

On Friday, June 28th, 2024, at 7:00 p.m., the Akron Civic Theatre taps into the growing interest in whiskey and bourbon tastings by putting our unique twist on a new immersive tasting event. At A Whiskey Deemed Worthy, presented by Wayside Furniture, whiskey lovers and the whiskey curious will enter a world of “liquid sunshine” and enjoy their choice of four pours from among 16 American whiskeys. The event will also feature ambient live music and a delicious array of noshes — a spectacular charcuterie presentation of meats, cheeses, vegetables, dips and breads; chicken wings; and sweet and savory selections. This event is for adults 21 years of age.


Kent Blues Fest

15th Annual Kent Blues Fest July 13, 2024 downtown Kent. Kentbluesfest.com

July 13th | Downtown kent

The 15th Annual Kent Blues Fest presented by Wayside Furniture on Saturday July 13th beginning at 1pm in Downtown Kent. Featuring over 30 bands at over 20 venues. FREE of charge.


Summit Metro Parks Touch-a-Truck

AUGUST 3RD | 10AM - 2PM| MUNROE FALLS METRO PARK

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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' Hospital will make a special appearance. Presented by Wayside Furniture.


Summit Metro Parks Films with Fireflies

SELECT FRIDAYS IN AUGUST & SEPTEMBER | VARIOUS METRO PARK LOCATIONS

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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. Visit summitmetroparks.org for start times. Presented by Wayside Furniture.


Uniontown Lions Club Festival

AUGUST 14-17 | Hartville Marketplace

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Enjoy a weekend filled with a Classic Car Show, Live Entertainment, parade, food trucks, games, rides and fireworks! Wayside is thrilled to continue our support of the Uniontown Lions Club Festival.


The Madonio Animal Trust - Dog Days of Summer

AUGUST 17, 2024 | 11AM - 4PM | HOMETOWN BANK PLAZA

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.


City of Stow Summer Sunset Blast

August 31-Sept 1, 2024 | SILVER SPRINGS PARK

Summer Sunset Blast

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 13TH | DOWNTOWN KENT

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Enjoy the 3nd Annual Kent Rocks Music Fest presented by Wayside Furniture. Friday September 13th. FREE live music of all genres in downtown Kent in over 20 venues with over 20 bands.


Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park

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

Fall family outing

Saturday Oct 5th | Munroe falls metro park

Fall into autumn fun at this FREE event featuring a lumberjack show, hayrides, bonfires, naturalist activities, music, refreshments and more.


Trick or Treat Fest

OCTOBER 2024 | CLEVELAND ZOO

Trick or TreatFest

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

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OCTOBER 2024 | AKRON CIVIC THEATRE

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


North Pole Adventure on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

After Thanksgiving Giving Event

NovEMBER - DecEMBER 2024 | Cuyahoga valley national park

Wayside is delighted to be the exclusive Sweet Treats Sponsor on the 2024 North Pole Adventure ride! Tickets go on sale later this year. Stay tuned for more info!


After Thanksgiving Giving Event

After Thanksgiving Giving Event

Nov 29th - Dec 2nd | WAYSIDE FURNITURE

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 29th through Dec 2nd or until $200,000 is given.


2024 CONCLUDED EVENTS

Wine Cheese and Chocolate Darling at the Akron Civic Theatre

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate

February 10, 2024 | 7pm | AKRON CIVIC THEATRE

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

Kent Beatlefest

February 23, 2024 | Downtown kent

Enjoy live British Invasion music at 20 different venues with over 20 bands in downtown Kent, Oh.

Presented by Wayside Furniture.


2024 Cavaliers Best Seats in the House Contest

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concluded april 5th... stay tuned for 2025!

Enter for a chance to win 4 VIP tickets to a Cleveland basketball game in a lower-level suite with food and beverage.


48th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival

Cleveland International Film Festival

April 3rd-April 13th | 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.


Summit Metro Parks Kids' Fishing Derby

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Saturday April 13th | 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.


Summit Metro Parks Special Needs Fishing Derby

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Tuesday April 16th | 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


Kent American Roots Festival

Kent American Roots Festival

April 26TH | Downtown Kent

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


Summit Metro Parks Mother's Day 5K

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Sunday May 12TH | 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.


Pre-Memorial Day Pop-Up Market

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SATURDAY May 18TH| 10am - 6Pm | WAYSIDE FURNITURE SHOWROOM

Join us and a variety of local vendors for a Pre-Memorial Day Market! There'll be shopping, food trucks, live music, free health screenings and more! Plus, in addition to in-store specials, Wayside will also be matching donations to any Veteran or First Responder non-profit/charitable organization between 5/18-5/27. Click "Learn More" for event details!


Summit Metro Parks Native Plant Festival

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saturday May 18th | 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!


Pride in the CLE

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June 1st, 2024 | 11am - 6pm | downtown Cleveland

Wayside is thrilled to be a partner of Pride in the CLE 2024!