Traditionally, the Brunswick Summer Celebration was always the weekend after Father’s Day. That changed five years ago when it was moved to coincide with Independence Day. This year it is moving back to its original weekend. The dates for this year’s festival are Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24. As in years past the event will take place at the Brunswick High School campus 3553 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212.
Brunswick Summer Celebration (BSC) is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Charitable Organization run entirely by volunteers. Formerly known as Brunswick Old Fashioned Days, it was formed 38 years ago when they took over the Chamber’s Community Days. Kevin Schemrich has been President of the organization for the past 31 years. That is also when event was moved to the Brunswick High School Campus.
“The support from the high school has been phenomenal,” Schemrich said, “we were able to make major improvements with the installation of underground electrical, drainage improvements and a barn for storing the equipment.” Support from the City of Brunswick has also been a key factor in the continued success of the celebration. They have loaned barricades and fence posts for traffic control, installed and removed our pole banners and provided fire, police & EMS services for the event.
Donations and support from area businesses and organizations through monetary and in-kind donations has really helped as well. There are two presenting sponsors this year – Scene 75 and WOW internet + tv + phone. Other sponsors include RPM, Giant Eagle, The Cleveland Clinic, Diamond Event Center, Valley City Supply, ABC Rentals, Danbury Senior Living of Brunswick, The Home Depot, The City of Brunswick, Brunswick City Schools, Brunswick Hills Township and The Gazette. Home Depot donated a new stage deck this year. Schemrich said, “The support we have received has been great all around.”
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Over the years the Summer Celebration has used three different ride vendors. This year they will be bringing back Bates Amusement, one of the best in the state. Bates Amusement is the same outfit that provides rides for the IX indoor Amusement Park each spring. Bates will be bringing 3 or 4 new rides to this year’s celebration.
Schemrich wants to remind everyone about the partnership the BSC has with area pizza shops. Be sure to ask your pizza shop about receiving a $3 off coupon for your ride passes. Ride prices this year are; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday passes $17.00 each. Saturday 1:00 -5:00 pass, $15.00. Saturday 4:00 -11:00 pass, $17.00.
All day Saturday pass $20.00 and All Day Sunday pass - $17.00. Individual Tickets - $1 each. Kids' Rides = 3 Tickets. Adult Rides = 4 Tickets.
There will be plenty of food options available at the BSC this year too. Along with the usual fair food, cotton candy, French fries, and caramel apples, you will be able to feed just about any craving. There will be old favorites such as Gyros, Philly Cheese steak sandwiches and Italian sausage sandwiches as well as some new items this year. Among the newbies this year are Walking Waffles on a stick, Roasted Sweet Corn and Loaded Baked Potatoes.
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Live entertainment has always been a huge part of the Brunswick Summer Celebration and this year is no exception. There will be live acts on two stages throughout the celebration. This year’s festival will feature 12 bands. Were you a fan of the big stadium shows from the 70’s and 80’s? Then you will really enjoy “Stadium 11” when they take to the main stage Friday, June22. Boston, Chicago, Journey, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Supertramp, Styx, and The Who are just some of the bands they cover.
If Disco is more to your taste, you will be happy to know that Disco Inferno will be returning to the Festival on June 21. Want to hear some great country music? Then check out Simba Jordan on Sunday. Also new this year is Pieces of Eight featuring the Lakeside Brass. Hailing from Cleveland, this eight musician ensemble comes complete with their own horn section. They perform a mix of classic Rock and popular Rhythm and Blues and can be seen at the BSC on Wednesday, June 20. For a complete listing of all entertainment show-times and other information go to
A tradition at every celebration, The Grand Parade will take place Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM. The theme for this year’s parade is the Medina County Bicentennial. It begins on Pearl Road at the Diamond event Center and travels east on Center Road to the Summer Celebration Festival main entrance at the High School.
There will be no Royal Court this year but organizers are looking to bring it back for 2019. If you are interested in being a part of the Royal Court next year you are encouraged to reach out to the BSC staff with your name and email. When it is time, they will respond with the necessary forms and information. You can reach them be emailing info@Summer-Celebration.com
As in years past you will be able to see home improvement companies offering information about their services, face painters for the kids, bubble soccer and the Brunswick Lacrosse team. There will also be contests throughout the celebration
The Summer Celebration Committee is seeking volunteers to help with future festivals and events. Anyone interested in helping out should stop by the Information Booth. Persons with Social Media, Advertising or Marketing Skills and persons with computer experience in Microsoft Office and web design are most needed. There is a position for you no matter what your age, occupation or interest. For more information or questions, email email@example.com. We hope to see you on our Team.
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