Brecksville Home Days are back bigger and better than ever: Talk of the Towns
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio – Brecksville’s big annual party returns. And there is no party like the Brecksville Home Days. The great Home Days 2021 celebration on Square in Brecksville will take place Friday July 16 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday July 17 from 3 p.m. until after the fireworks and Sunday July 18 from 3 p.m. until after the fireworks. ‘artifice.
Everyone always wants to know about fireworks. This year, like in previous years, there will be a mini but powerful preview on Saturday and the main show on Sunday. Both will start around 10 p.m. As always, the fireworks will be accompanied by a chest-hitting musical montage that Mayor Hruby always creates and it will continue non-stop until “Elvis has left the building.”
“The Home Days Concert Series” is back and that means there will be a different big concert with nonstop music every night from 8pm to 10pm. Brecksville is the home of decades-long successes.
China Grove, a Doobie Brothers tribute band, will debut Friday night and appear at Home Days for the first time. You will hear all your favorite Doobies like: Listen to the Music, Black Water, China Grove and more.
On Saturday evening July 17th, it’s another brand new number, Dance Fever. You will discover all the great disco hits of the 70s and more. Get out your bell bottom, double knit shirts and get a perm, or guys, if you’re really crazy, a mullet. Oh, please, not a mule.
Sunday night at 8 p.m., you’ll think you’re back in the ’80s and’ 90s with the Journey tribute band, Escape. You will swear lead singer Jason Kelty looks like Steve Perry. They will play two hours of successful Journey nonstop until the gigantic fireworks display at 10pm.
And, of course, the famous Mayor and Ted Trivia contests return this year to give you a chance to win a coveted Home Days t-shirt. You will be able to buy a chance to win a fabulous Fisher Price Ford F-150 Power Wheels for your son, daughter or grandchild. It is raffled by a much appreciated annual donation from Valley Ford Truck.
Thrilling rides will take place on Stadium Drive from Old Town Hall. In front of the rides on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the MetroHealth helicopter will land and take off in the open field. Bring your camera to catch your kids with the pilots.
Also, while you are at the rides, make sure the kids visit the indoor âJust for Kidsâ space inside the horticulture building presented by the Recreation Department on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. There will be children’s games, bounce houses and a basketball foul shooting contest from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Of course, Home Days are all about food. Get ready to dump the diet with funnel cakes, hot dogs, kettle and homemade popcorn from The Popcorn Shop Factory and more.
Booth Row is still a part of Home Days. Brecksville churches and organizations will have fun things to do and see.
Saturday morning is the Recreation Department’s annual Dog Jog and Fun Walk at Blossom Hill School and Sunday morning is the 5K and 1M Family Run and Walk presented by the Recreation Department and conducted by Hermes Sports and Events. Call the Community Center at 440-546-2300 for more information.
Gardening club: With Home Days returning to Brecksville, members of the Chippewa Garden Club are delighted to be a part of this much-loved event. Volunteer members will share a tent with a local Girl Scout troop.
Members will have a table for the children to come and do a Monarch Butterfly Paper Craft, while learning about the importance of Monarchs in our region. Flower seeds will also be available to promote the sustenance of pollinators. Bring your kids and join us while having fun learning.
The Chippewa Garden Club will participate in future monarch pollination projects with the towns of Brecksville and Broadview Heights. Watch for more details to come.
For more information on Chippewa Garden Club, visit www.chippewagardenclub.com . The club is an affiliate member of the Garden Club of Ohio-Cleveland District and the National Garden Club, Inc.-Central Atlantic Region.
Birthday party: Looking for a fun place to throw a birthday party? Rent a room or throw a swim party at the Broadview Heights Community and Recreation Center. The center offers pool party packages for groups of up to 50 people. Party packages include use of a room with refrigerator, microwave and sink, and use of the pool when available. Party packages are booked in two-hour blocks and start at $ 110 for a small group of up to 25 people or $ 220 for an average group of up to 50 people.
In addition to party packages, the Center also offers rental facilities for family reunions, business meetings, showers and more. Small venues can seat up to 25 people and start at $ 25 an hour, medium venues can seat up to 50 people and start at $ 40 per hour. Minimum of two hours per rental.
For more information on availability or to book a room, contact Ryan at 440-717-4019 or [email protected]
Pickleball: New to the game of pickleball? Want to learn in a fun and easy going environment? Take a class. Classes are taught by certified pickleball instructor Rich Abston. Classes are held indoors at Broadview Heights Gymnasium for an hour and a half and run once a week for three weeks. The summer session is from July 13 to 27, Tuesdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The fees are: members $ 50, residents $ 55 and non-residents $ 60.
If you want to take your pickleball league to the next level or if you want to meet new friends and just enjoy the game more, the Pickleball League is for you. You will play five weeks of matches with and against every person in the league. After five weeks, your lowest score will be removed and everyone’s score will be added up. The winner will get a free one-month membership to the recreation center.
The league game takes place on Sunday morning: Beginner League – 8 am-10am, Advanced League – 10 am amto midday. The fees are: members $ 110, residents $ 120 and non-residents $ 130. For more information, email Ryan at [email protected]
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