Mayor Don Walters is proud to announce the return of summer fun to Downtown Cuyahoga Falls. The jam-packed schedule of free events includes something for everyone with concerts, movies, and cultural events.

"We are proud to welcome residents and visitors back to Downtown Cuyahoga Falls for another wonderful season of family-friendly fun," stated Mayor Don Walters. 

Falls Fire Showdown

The season will kick off on Friday, June 7, with the 3rd Annual Falls Fire Showdown Smoke on the Water competition. Watch teams of firefighters from around the region compete in a relay challenge to determine who is the best of the best. The event starts at 5 p.m. with the showdown at 6 p.m. followed at 8 p.m. by Cleveland's Breakfast Club, playing favorites from the 80s and 90s. 

Falls Downtown Fridays

Falls Downtown Fridays events return on July 5 and August 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. The series is presented by the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Western Reserve Hospital, and Alro Steel, with radio partner 91.3 The Summit and sound partner Clear Gold Audio and Lighting. 

  • The Michael Weber Show will headline the July 5 event with opener the Lees Brothers.
  • Carlos Jones and the PLUS Band will close out the Falls Downtown Fridays season with opener The Taylor Lamborn Band.

Front Street Live at Fountain Stage and Paddle Park

New this year is Front Street Live performances at the Paddle Park Stage, located at Portage Trail and Front Street, and the Fountain Stage, located at Stow Avenue and Front Street. 

Sponsored by Western Reserve Hospital, Front Street Live performances will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following Fridays:

  • June 7
    • Ray Flanagan - Paddle Park Stage
    • Classic Rock with the Ian Ross Trio - Fountain Stage
  • June 21
    • The Modernes - Paddle Park Stage
    • Jeff Klemm - Fountain Stage
  • June 28
    • JD & Ken - Paddle Park Stage
    • Saxy Rob - Fountain Stage
  • July 5
    • Jon Hayes - Paddle Park Stage
    • Mike Lenz - Fountain Stage
  • July 12
    • Chris Soulsby - Paddle Park Stage
    • An Evening of Jazz with the Ian Ross Trio - Fountain Stage
  • July 26
    • Jeff Klemm - Paddle Park Stage
    • Marc Lee Shannon - Fountain Stage
  • August 2
    • Jon Hayes - Paddle Park Stage
    • Blues Night with Ian Ross - Fountain Stage

Flix on the Falls

Flix on the Falls moves to Fridays with expanded family-friendly activities before each movie. Activities start at 6:30 p.m., and movies begin at dark.

  • June 21 – Wonka - activities include a magician, bubble show, food trucks, and inflatables
  • June 28 – Back to the Future – activities include COSI LIVE, activities, games, food trucks, and inflatables
  • July 12 – Rio – activities include live music, dancers, mobile zoo, food trucks, and inflatables
  • July 26 – The Sound of Music – activities include live music, photo ops, and food trucks

Army Band and Fireworks

The Ohio Army 122nd National Guard Band will play at the Downtown Amphitheater on Tuesday, June 25. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and include children’s activities, food trucks, and fireworks. 


On Saturday, July 13, the Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Partnership will present Illuminate, an event highlighting culturally diverse and authentic food, live entertainment, artists, and local vendors.   

Cuyahoga Falls Fire Truck Pull

The 4th Annual Cuyahoga Falls Fire Truck Pull is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, at 11 a.m. Registration will open in late June at

National Night Out

The Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and the Parks and Recreation Department will team up on Tuesday, August 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Summit DD Parking Lot for an evening of fun, K-9 demonstrations, activities, food, and touch-a-truck with safety vehicles. 

Heritage Festivals

  • Riverfront Irish Festival: June 14 – 16.  Please visit for a full schedule of events. 
  • Festa Italiana: July 19 – 21. Please visit for a full schedule of events.
  • Cuyahoga Falls Oktoberfest: September 20 – 22. Please visit for a full schedule of events.