Community Days set for July 14-17

The annual Sheffield Lake Community Days celebration promises fun activities for kids and adults running from Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17. Sponsored by the Sheffield Lake Community Civic Council, Council President and City Councilman Steve Kovach says Community Days is all about community spirit. “It’s a sort of homecoming,” adding residents, former residents and school alumni schedule vacations so they can attend the various events. He added he and fellow Councilman Rocky Radeff and others are working hard to fill the weekend with different kinds of events. He noted the company that provided amusement rides is unable to secure enough workers to handle setup, running and dismantling so the committee is planning several activities in its place.

Here is the schedule as of June 20:

Thursday, July 14

Annual Community Days Parade, 7 p.m.

Dozens of units will make their way from Joyce Hanks Community Center, 4575 Lake Road along Lake Road to Shoreway Shopping Center, 4128 Lake Road. More than ten food vendors will be at the shopping center before and after the parade.

NOTE: If your group or business would like to march in the parade, email Kovach at

Friday, July 15

Fireworks at dusk

The city will sponsor a fireworks display at the Boat Launch across the street from the Shopping Center. Food vendors will be available from 6 p.m. until after the fireworks. Rain date is Saturday, July 16.

Saturday, July 16

Cruise-In – check out cool cars throughout the day, 10 a.m.-dusk

Corn Hole Tournament, 2 p.m.-?

Live on stage: Kool Kat Oldies,WDLW 98.9 FM and 1380 AM live broadcast, 2-9 p.m.

Food vendors on hand 10 a.m. to closing. All events held at Shoreway Shopping Center.

Sunday, July 17

Flea Market and Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Food vendors on hand. Even held at Shoreway Shopping Center.

Kovach said all events will be held unless there are severe storm warnings, but added that has stopped just one parade in the 60 or so years Community Days has been held. Just four years ago, a severe wind and rain storm developed during one evening, causing workers and volunteers to scramble to get tents, rides and booths cleaned up and ready for the next day. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with Community Days events, can email Kovach.