Special Events

The Recreation Department is pleased to host a variety of 'signature' special events each year, including the Memorial Day Parade, the 4th of July Pool Party, Touch-A-Truck, and the Doggie Dip. In addition, the Department offers other seasonal special events for the community. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram or sign up for Rec ENews to keep up with recreation events. Any Signature Events requiring registration can be found here.

Holding a Parade / Race or Special Event

Are you planning a parade / race (run, walk, bike event march) or another special event (festival, market, street fair, live performance, or other gathering) in Shaker Heights? View our Special Events Permits page to read more information, fill out an application and begin the permit process for your event. All applications should be filled out 6 months prior to your event date. It is requested that no marketing or promotion of parades / races or special events occur prior to City approval.