Time for a little summer fun!

Time to relax and enjoy Northeast Ohio’s summer weather.


By Nicole Hennessy

Avon/Avon Lake – Pool and park weather is here, and there are always ways to enjoy all that Avon and  Avon Lake have to offer.

Here are a few not-to-miss summer events and destinations to add to your schedules.


The Avon Aquatic Facility (36265 Detroit Road) has a ton of special events planned throughout the summer. The Lorain Public Library’s Book Truck will be dropping by Fridays from June 23 through July 28. There will even be a library employee around to read to pool patrons during rest periods from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Also, each Tuesday, pizza and ice cream food trucks will roll up, serving hungry swimmers all summer. Additional special events and lessons from swimming to scuba can be found at avonpool.com.

The Avon Fourth of July Bike Parade will be returning for its second year. Prepare by decorating your bike, scooter, wagon, tricycle, etc., and come to celebrate. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Avon Pool.  The short and safe one-mile parade features a police and fire escort. All participants will receive one complimentary weekday admission to the Avon Pool.

For the Aunt Teak & Uncle Junque Citywide Yardsale, vintage and antique dealers will line Detroit Road and the city will turn into a maze of garage sales. The event will take place June 24 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and June 25 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Garage Sale Registration Forms can be found by visiting the merchant’s website at frenchcreekdistrict.com.

Avon Lake:

Kayak Rentals returned June 8 and will run weekly on Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. Also check out information on monthly guided trips at avonlake.org.

Concerts in the Park kick off June 18 with the GeezeCats (a ’50s/’60s band) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller Road Park. Also set to play is the Nate Jones Band June 25; Brent Lowry & the Drifters July 9; The Patriots Band July 23 and Colin Dussault’s Blues Project August 6.

The Waterfront Wine Festival will return to Veterans Memorial Park June 24 from 4 p.m. to sunset. Entrance to the event is free.

The Summer Market will offer shoppers treasures to dig through. Also at Veterans Memorial Park, this summer’s market will take place July 28 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and July 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Avon Lake Farmers Market is back at United Church of Christ, 32801 Electric Blvd. each Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.






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