Memorial Day Programming and Events

Special Programming on Monday Morning:

In the 7 o’clock hour, ABC News will present CarCrazy, America’s Love Affair with Cars. In the 8 o’clock hour, ABC News will present the Super Epic Summer Movie Special of Steel.

Events Memorial Weekend 2013

Oberlin Heritage History Walks. Explore historic Oberlin and the Oberlin Heritage Center on guided mini-tours or neighborhood history walks during extended hours Friday through Monday, May 24-27. More info…

Music Under the Stars Friday at Lakeview Park on West Erie in Lorain at 7:30pm. The Steelheaders kick off the Music Under the Stars outdoor concert series at Lakeview Park. Blending blues and folk with rock & roll, The Steelheaders mix a hard-driving rock sound with incredible solos to create a fantastic listening experience! A performance with a mix of outstanding originals and unmistakably interesting takes on cover tunes. Primarily Americana style, with grooves ranging from a swaying folk-y sound to rock and soul.

Main Street Port Clinton WALLEYE FESTIVAL (Thursday through Monday) (Admission is Free) Waterworks Park on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie, Port Clinton, Ohio. With a beautiful view of Lake Erie from the Waterworks Park in Port Clinton, the Walleye Festival is four days of great outdoor celebration to kick of the beginning of summer. Port Clinton is known as the “Walleye Capital of the World” and brings in those from all over seeking yellow perch and, of course, walleye. With free entertainment including a kid’s fishing derby, a city-wide garage sale, carnival rides, a Grand Parade, live concerts (Bob Gatewood on Monday 12-4), a 5-k race and hundreds of street vendors from around the nation the Walleye Festival is one the Ohio’s largest outdoor celebrations. More info…

Main Street Elyria Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast at St. Andrews Church on 3rd street on Monday from 7:30-10am followed by
The City of Elyria’s Annual Memorial Day Parade beginning at 10:00 am on Court Street.

Lorain Memorial Day Parade sponsored by Lorain Veterans Council steps off at 11 a.m. on Monday at 17th and Broadway proceeding north to West Erie, passed the reviewing stand at City Hall and disbanding at Veterans Park. More…

Memorial Day Parade in Avon organized and sponsored by the Avon/Avon Lake VFW Post 7035. This year’s parade, starts at the Avon Senior Center on Detroit Road and will end at the Avon Center Cemetery at the corner of Detroit Road and Route 83, will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday.

North Royalton’s annual Memorial Day ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. May 27 at the Veterans Memorial at North Royalton cemetery on Royalton Road. The event will include speakers and a gun salute from members of the North Royalton Police Department and Strongsville VFW Post 3345.

Marc’s Great American Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival Friday through Monday at Jacobs Pavilion and Nautica Entertainment Complex. Get summer off to a traditional lip-smacking start by heading to the Flats this weekend. If you need incentive, the Regional Transit Authority will offer free “Rib Lovers” rides on all rapid lines (thanks to various sponsors). In addition to eating ribs and other summer fare, you can enjoy entertainment including Rick Springfield, Buddy Guy, Bret Michaels and the Mega 80’s. Hours are noon-11 p.m. Friday through Sunday and noon-8 p.m. Monday. Admission is $8 ($5 with a coupon from any Marc’s store); free for children 12 and younger. More info..

The 15th annual Berea National Rib Cook-Off. Friday-Monday at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Road (off Bagley Road), Berea.

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