The city has three hallmark family-oriented events – Community Days in Summer, a Christmas Tree Lighting and Party to kick off the holiday season and an Easter Egg Hunt to welcome Spring.

Community Days

Sheffield Lake’s annual Community Days is a highlight of Summer. It has been celebrated for more than 50 years. This year’s celebration Is tentatively scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, July 20-23, 2023. 

Organized by the all-volunteer Community Civic Council, the parade offers an opportunity for all residents to either march or watch as dozens of units make their way down Lake Road to Shoreway Shopping Center. It is planned for Thursday, July 20. The fireworks are guaranteed to be sensational again this year. They are tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 21, with a rain date of Saturday, July 22. 

The parade has been one of Lorain County’s largest with as many as 70 to 80 marching units. As much as an hour before step off, residents set up lawn chairs along the parade route. Children often sit or stand at the curb, knowing that marchers will throw candy to them from large canvas bags.

The fireworks display is over the lake at the city’s Boat Launch. It brings thousands to the city to enjoy a spectacular display.

COVID forced the cancellation of Community Days in 2020. The effort to hold Community Day in 2021, which included the parade and fireworks, demonstrated the Civic Council and city’s determination to bring the celebration back as soon as it was possible. Planning for 2023 was well underway by the first of the new year. Residents are encouraged to check the city website for updates about additional activities.

Come and enjoy this time-honored, family-focused tradition.

Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Party

Sheffield Lake lights up the holidays with a tree lighting and party ay Joyce Hanks Community Center in early December.

Santa arrives safely thanks to the fire department and, as kids of all ages gather round, the tree outside the center is lit. Everyone is invited inside where Santa gathers gift lists from kids and takes pictures with them. Hot chocolate and cookies are provided as families participate in cookie decorating or several arts projects. The event is free.

Easter Egg Hunt

Just prior to Easter, the City holds an Easter Egg Hunt for young children. In 2023, the event will be held at Joyce Hanks Community Center. Hop on by to have some good family fun.

Pride Day

Each Spring, the city partners with Lorain County Solid Waste program and residents to clean up and beautify private and public properties. Volunteers from clubs and churches have cleaned the beach at the Boat Launch and planted flowers at the covered bridge or civic center.

The city opens its service depot for the event and residents are allowed to bring items they no longer need from their homes, basements, yards or garages. As they arrive, they are no longer surprised to see council members and the Mayor helping to unload their trucks and cars. In 2021, residents were also afforded an opportunity to have documents and paper shredded as part of a collaboration between the city and Domonkas Library.

Get involved!

Dedicated volunteers have worked tirelessly in recent years to plan and host Community Days, the Christmas Party and Easter Egg Hunt. 

Volunteers make a big difference. Get involved. Civic Council welcomes prospective volunteers.