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Saturday, June 13th

Akron General Wellness Fair


Support a healthier lifestyle for you and your family during the health fair. This indoor and outdoor event is sure to have something for everyone!

Event will include:

35+ health and wellness tables
Variety of screenings
Fun activities for kids
Food trucks and vendors 

Brass Band of the Western Reserve & Fireworks Display
Underwritten by the Fairlawn Community Foundation
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, located at 3486 South Smith Road

  • Free outdoor concert by the Brass Band of the Western Reserve. 
  • Fireworks begin around 10pm. Please aware fireworks may go off anytime between 7:30 and 10:30, weather permitting.
  • There will be food trucks, Fairlawn City Women's Club will be selling refreshments, and Boy Scout Troop 380 will be selling ice cream
  • The Peterman Bus Company will be running free shuttles to and from Summit Mall to Bicentennial Park to ease parking and traffic congestion. The shuttle may be picked up beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the east parking lot of Dillards.
*Please note: the compactor will close at 4:00 pm for the fireworks event!

2015 Independence Day Parade 

Saturday, July 4, 2015 

6:30 pm

 Our annual Independence Day  parade,  sponsored by the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, July 4 at 6:30 pm. The parade steps off at the Fairlawn Town Center and proceeds west to the Dillard’s parking lot at Summit Mall.

The American Judges Association will be awarding winners in the categories of floats, novelty, marching units and bands with trophies. Be sure to come to the reviewing stand in the Dillard’s parking lot after the parade for the award ceremony hosted by Mayor Bill Roth.

printable registration form       register online 

Friday Night Concert Series
Friday nights 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bicentennial Park (3486 S. Smith Road)

June 19       La Flavour (Variety)
June 26       Tony Rio (Country)
July 3          Little Sousa Band (Patriotic)
July 10        One Hit Wonders (One Hit Wonders)
July 17        Rudy & the Professionals (Caribbean & Dance)
July 24        Chardon Polka (Polka)
July 31        Greased Lightning (Dance & Show Band)

The City of Fairlawn announces the
2015 Fairlawn Food Truck Roundup and Car Cruise In
Sunday, September 6 11:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Bicentennial Park, 3486 S Smith Road, Fairlawn

It's that time of year again!  The year's premier food festival is set for Sunday, September 6, and will take place in Bicentennial Park, while the Car Cruise In will be located in the Bock & Clark parking lot. 
We can’t wait to see you in September. 

food truck application    

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Park & Recreation Board
The Park and Recreation Board shall serve as an advisory body to the Mayor. Its purpose is to offer suggestions, recommendations, participation and direction to the Division of Parks and Recreation and advise the Director of Parks and Recreation as to the goals, policies and direction of the Division, as developed by the Director or as otherwise set forth in the Charter of the City of Fairlawn. The board meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm.

Mission Statement
The mission of the City of Fairlawn Parks and Recreation Department is to provide opportunities to enhance the quality of life for the residential, business and neighboring communities through a variety of recreational, educational, cultural and health-related activities and events. The goals of each activity and special events are to encourage individual, community, economic and environmental benefits in a safe, meaningful and healthy environment.
(Res. 1996-135. Passed 12-2-96)