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: 

Touch A Truck

Van Aken District - Saturday, September 24 | 9 am - 1 pm

Head on down to the Van Aken District for lots of fun at "Touch-A-Truck"! Kids can touch and explore a variety of city trucks & vehicles, from the Recreation, Public Works, Police & Fire Departments and more! There will also be a fleet of electric vehicles on display as part of "National Drive Electric Week". Additional vehicles & activities TBA.


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.