Mayor's Office

The summer festival season is upon us. The Memorial Day weekend ushered in warmer weather, and for Berea residents, a new list of things to do and see through our expanding City programs.

Live at the Lake concerts begin Friday, June 28 and continue through Aug. 2. New this year, a Live at the Lake concert on July 5 featuring the McCartney Project will be part of the Grindstone Festival.

Our signature Grindstone Festival will be July 4-6 this year.  The fireworks will be July 4 over Coe Lake followed by the parade on July 5 and a family-friendly outdoor movie on July 6.

We have all sorts of special events planned for kids and families at the pool and at Coe Lake. The Snores and Smores Campout returns on June 22, for example, plus we have a series of outdoor movies planned.

These events are free. They are made possible by generous sponsorships by area businesses, organizations and individuals. We can’t thank them enough for their commitment to our community and to making sure that these activities remain available and cost-free for residents.

Sponsors not only back these summer events but community programs all year round. The Harvest Festival in the fall and the Jack Frost Festival and Light Up Berea Parade in December are just some of the activities made possible by donations.

If you, your company or your civic organization would like to take part in the sponsorship program, please contact the events and festivals office at Berea City Hall, (440) 274-5608 or mpochatek@cityofberea.org. Megan will explain the various options.

Thanks again for supporting Berea and its community events. Please join me and my family as we swing into summer at Coe Lake.