Mark your calendars now because the month of July is full of a variety of great events. With something for the whole family, Downtown Willoughby will be your one stop shop for a fun-filled summer.

4th of July Fireworks

As tradition, South High School will be displaying incredible fireworks in celebration of our nation. A true display of pride, these fireworks are a perfect opportunity to bring the family together. Come watch the rockets red glare this July 4th, and see our pride light up the sky. The City of Willoughby will provide the fireworks starting at 9:45 pm.

Summer Concert Series

Jam out to all of your favorite tunes every Thursday night, right in the heart of Downtown Willoughby. On Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, bands such as Red Light Roxy, Joe Bell and the Swing Lizards, and The Don Disantis Orchestra will be playing in the Wes Point Park Gazebo. Whether you like Rock, Country, or R&B, the artists are bringing it all! The series also has music dating back from the 20’s! These performers will bring to life the sounds of artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, as well as Frank Sinatra and many more famous singers from history. For more information on dates and performers, visit The City of Wiloughby’s website.


The long awaited Oktoberfest in July is here! The annual festival at Immaculate Conception brings in thousands of people, and for good reasons. With incredible food, an inviting atmosphere, live entertainment, games and much more, it is no surprise it has an outstanding turnout every year. This year the festival will begin July 15th and end July 17th. For more information, visit Immaculate Conception’s website.


In its 25th year, the annual ArtsFest is one of the largest attractions in Downtown Willoughby during the summer months. This is a time for artists to emerge and have the chance to show the world their unique art. Many different artists will be featured, selling and displaying various products such as paintings, jewelry, pictures, and many more pieces of work. Food and beverage vendors as well as street performers will also be featured at this event. For more information, check out the Willoughby ArtsFest Facebook page or website.

Christmas in July Bar Crawl

Scene magazine and Downtown Willoughby Bar and Restaurant Association have partnered and brought Christmas to July with a bar crawl. Restaurants and bars such as Sol, Willoughby Brewing Co., Ballentines, and the 1899 are among some of the stops along the way, with each bar having their own unique drink specials. Each bar has a team and sign ups for those teams as well as registration for the crawl will be online. In addition to a spirit-filled holiday night, there will also be prizes and giveaways for participating members. More information will be provided on their website coming soon.