Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t stop the good times in downtown Willoughby. September is packed full of events that will you not want to miss from the DTW 5k all the way to Sol’s Fourth Dinner Pairing Series.
Jammin For Charity
Come enjoy some live music for a cause at Willoughby Brewing Company. On September 3rd the Jammin for Charity event will host Reggae musician Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band. The event will help raise money for W.A.G.S. 4 Kids, a charity that is dedicated to providing mobility service and autism service animals for children with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. The event will include drink specials, and a charity raffle where participants will be entered to win a 50” flat screen TV, a Golf Bag and more. Jammin for Charity starts at 1:00 pm, the band will play from 2-4 pm.
First Annual Food Truck Sunday
The City of Willoughby is organizing the first ever Food Truck Sunday at Wes Point Park in Downtown Willoughby on September 11th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. There will be live entertainment by The Diamond Project and The PopTarts for your listening pleasure, while you enjoy some of the delicious food. The food trucks for this year’s inaugural Food Truck Sunday include: Lobster Louie’s, Swensons, Off the GRIDdle, The Wild Spork, River Dog Food Truck, The Hunger Squad and East Coast Custard. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, as some picnic tables will be available. Follow the event page for up to date information.
Catch some laughs at Willoughby Brewing Company on September 14th The fun filled night will feature Chuck Booms of 92.3 The Fan, Chad Zumock, and a special guest TBA, hosted by Comedian John Burton. The event starts at 8:30 and admission is free.
Downtown Willoughby 5k
Get ready for the 4th annual Downtown Willoughby 5k. This year’s 5k will take place on September 18th at 10:15 am. The race will start on Erie Street in front of Wes Point Park and take runners through downtown Willoughby to finish at Frank and Tony’s Place on Second Street. The race helps raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation, with $5 of every regular registration going to the charity. Participants also have the option to register as a Wish Runner, where one hundred percent of the registration fee will go to charity, this year the Downtown Willoughby 5k aims to raise thirty thousand dollars for Make a Wish. All runners will receive a race bib, special 5k t-shirt, pint glass, tote bag, and three drinks tickets Drink tickets can be redeemed for a free beer at one of many Downtown Willoughby restaurants and bars, or for a free smoothie at Harmony Yoga Studio. The 5k is still looking for volunteers to help with setup, hand out food and water and marshal the course, volunteers will also receive a t-shirt, pint glass, and three drink tickets. To register for the race or to volunteer please visit the website.
Following the Willoughby 5K come feast at the Clambake put on by scene Magazine and the Downtown Willoughby Restaurant Association, located in the US Bank parking lot. Clam dinners can be pre-ordered for $30, and will include one dozen Clams, one half chicken, candied potatoes, red skin potatoes, corn on the cob, coleslaw, roll and butter, New England Clam Chowder. Stick around during the clambake to watch the Brown’s and Ravens home opener on the big screen in the parking lot. For more information, visit the website.
4th Sol Dinner Series
Sol will be hosting it’s 4th dinner series on September 26th. Chef Michael Shoen has created 4 courses designed around seasonal ingredients and paired signature cocktails from Watershed Distillery . The dinner starts at 6:30, and for more information check out their event page.