City of Medina Bicentennial 1818-2018
The focus will be on the impact of America’s military conflicts on Medina.
Armed Forces Day
Saturday, May 19, Armed Forces Day. 1:00 to 6:00pm in the Medina Public Square Park.
Current veteran groups will present information on their organizations and on Medina’s part in WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the more recent conflicts beginning with the 1980’s.
Civil War Encampment
Saturday, May 26, Spring Grove Cemetery, 785 E. Washington Street, Medina OH 44256
The Friends of the Medina Cemetery will host programs featuring Civil War era reenactors, crafts and a review of the monuments connected to the Civil War and Medina families in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friday night through Saturday afternoon, Memorial Day Weekend: There will be a Civil War encampment at Spring Grove Cemetery. Please visit www.friendsofmedinacemetery.com for details.
The Memorial Day parade
Monday, May 28, 2018, 10am
The Parade will emphasize Medina’s history in the Services and may include the activities of civilians in home front Medina
Bicentennial events will be part of the family fun events provided by Main Street Medina.
Kids Day of Safety & Play
Saturday, June 2nd in the Public Square Park, 9am-2pm
In conjunction with this fun day of learning and play, there will be displays and games and costumes presented reflecting the lives of Medina children in the past. Games may include: jacks, marbles, jump rope, balsa planes, sack races, 3-legged races, hoop sticks, quoit contests, wheelbarrow races and others.
We will celebrate Our Medina Homecoming!
July 3rd through July 11th, we will celebrate our Bicentennial with nine days of special events. Full day-by-day details will be available beginning in May.
July 3rd Cornerstone Chapel Fireworks Festival
The night features several different food truck vendors, multiple inflatables for kids, a short program honoring our country. 3939 Granger Rd., Medina, OH 44256
July 3rd, Annual Holiday Fireworks
Medina High School – at dusk.
July 4th Official Bicentennial Celebration Parade
4pm on the Square.
July 4th Annual Independence Day concert
8:25pm, Medina Square, Historic Medina Community Band.
4:00 to 8:00pm NASA Display Trailer will be open in the County Administration Building parking lot by East Liberty.
7:00 to 9:00pm In the Square on Broadway, A display of Medina Police Department vehicles and gear with officers providing information about each display.
7:00 - 9:30pm Memorial Park near the pool Celeb/Pro Disc Golf Doubles Tournament, with vintage car displays.
9:00pm Public Square Park - Big Screen videos of Historic Medina. Videos of Medina beginning as far back as 1918 will be shown with narration. Free popcorn provided.
Rockin’ the Park ‘n’ Pool: Bicentennial Homecoming Party & Picnic at the Memorial Park Outdoor Pool
10:00am, Park grounds open for party/picnic
10:00am – 7:00pm, Family-friendly activities: live music, arts & crafts, Recycle-a-Bike, MHS alum gathering, much more!
11am-7pm, Pool open for free swimming (no admission charge)
11am-2pm, Picnic: free hot dogs, chips, beverages
4-7pm Reunion of pool managers, lifeguards, swim instructors, parks & recreation staff.
7:00pm, Pool closes, party ends.
4 to 8pm NASA Display Trailer will be open in the County Administration Building parking lot by East Liberty.
8:25pm Historic Medina Community Band Concert in the Gazebo in the Public Square Park.
Farmers’ Market – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. NASA Display Trailer will be open in the County Administration Building parking lot by East Liberty.
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Assorted games, activities, music and entertainment on the Square. Final programming details are still in development.
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Broadway Street There will be a display of Medina Service and Parks Departments vehicles and gear with employees providing information about each display. Vehicles could include garbage truck, snow plow, water buffalo, tractors, street sweeper and other unique items of equipment. The public will be able to see these pieces of equipment up close.
7:00 to 9:00 – Jazz Concert in the Public Square Park.
1:00 to 3:00 Picnic in the Park – Bring your own blanket and picnic basket with plates, utensils and personal food – Hot dogs, buns, fixin’s, and a piece of Medina 200 birthday cake will be provided. There will be old fashioned pie and hot dog eating contests as well as games, music and other entertainments.
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – The Medina Fire Department will have a display of department vehicles and gear with firefighters providing information about each display. Firefighters will also do demonstrations and offer family fun programming.
July 9th – July 12th The Medina County Arts Council will present a Children’s Program at Noon in the Public Square Park and an Arts Week Concert in the Gazebo beginning at 7:00 p.m. each day.
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Annual Medina High School 50+ Reunion luncheon will be held at Weymouth Country Club. This event will mark the close of Homecoming Week.
Saturday, July 21st, Public Square Park, 10:00 to 2:00. Old Time County Fair on the Square. Medina’s Bicentennial, and the County’s, will be celebrated at the County Fair at the end of July and beginning of August. An event in the Uptown Park will recall the first county fairs that were held there.
Get more information at www.medina200.com