Special Events

The Recreation Department is pleased to host a variety of special events each year, including the Memorial Day Parade, the 4th of July Pool Party, 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.  

Upcoming Events: 

Ohio High School Figure Skating Championships

Thornton Park Ice Arena - Saturday, February 5th and Sunday, February 6th

Cheer on your favorite Ohio high school teams as they compete for the state title. Beginner to senior level skaters perform competition routines in team, individual, and showcase events. Events start early morning and run until early evening both days. See shakerfsc.org for a complete competition event schedule. No charge for spectators. 


Thornton Park Spring Ice Spectacular

Thornton Park Ice Arena - Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th

Former, current, and future Learn to Skate participants are encouraged and welcome. For more information, please contact Ryan Zeltner


Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

Monday, May 30th starting at 9 am

Take part in Shaker's Annual Memorial Day Ceremony near the flagpole in front of City Hall. Join friends and neighbors to watch the Parade immediately following the Ceremony. PARADE ROUTE: Along Van Aken Boulevard (in the westbound lane), finishing at the Van Aken District.

Holding a Special Event

Are you planning a special event (5k/fun run, march/rally, or other gathering) in Shaker Heights? View our Special Events Permits for information on how to get a permit for your event.