The livin’ is easy in North Ridgeville this summer

By North Ridgeville Staff
Not to jinx it, but it appears summer’s warm weather is finally here – hopefully to stay for at least a couple of months. Now is the time for North Ridgeville residents to plan their summer fun, thanks to dozens of fun area opportunities, including the “Star Spangled Celebration” July 3, summer adventure camps and the first Movies in the Park series.

And, of course, we can’t forget the annual North Ridgeville Corn Festival. But more on that later ….

The Star Spangled Celebration for our nation’s birthday is 7-9:30 p.m. in South Central Park, 7565 Avon Belden Road, and will include bounce houses, face painting and live music. The evening concludes with fireworks, weather permitting. The rain date (for fireworks only) is July 5.

New this year, North Ridgeville residents can enjoy Movies In the Park, also at South Central Park. Movies, which will be announced on the city’s website, will start at dusk. Bring your own chairs and make it into a dinner-at-the-park with a picnic basket! The dates for the movies are June 16 (“Moana”), and 30 (“Queen of Katwe”), July 14 (“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”) and 28 (“Finding Dory”), and Aug. 4 (“Space Jam”) and 25 (“Beauty and the Beast”).

The North Ridgeville Splash Pad is located at South Central Park, 7565 Avon Belden Road. It is open to North Ridgeville residents only and is open daily from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through Labor Day. The Splash Pad is unsupervised, so children must have adult supervision at all times. Children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

Last but certainly not least of North Ridgeville’s summer fun is the annual Corn Festival, being held Aug. 11-13 at South Central Park. The festival opens at 7 p.m. Aug. 11. The event includes fireworks, corn eating contests, kids games, bands and a grand parade. Go to for details.

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