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Wadsworth First Night



Event Type(s): Festival , Special Events / Holiday
Organization: Wadsworth Bicentennial

Thank you Mother Nature! Sunny and 55 degrees is the weather forecast for Wadsworth First Night on Saturday, March 15th, from 4-8 pm.

Wadsworth will kick off its year-long Bicentennial celebration with First Night - a family-friendly event on the Square in Downtown Wadsworth. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Events will take place at indoor and outdoor venues, rain, snow or shine. The Platinum sponsor for this event is Remington Products Company.

Wadsworth First Night will feature musical performances by the Midlife Chryslers Band with Michael Stanley and Marc Lee Shannon at 6 pm; and The University of Akron Steel Drum Band will perform throughout the evening at Grace Lutheran Church. There will be fun and entertainment for all ages including polka music, inflatables, airbrush tattoos, a magician and free popcorn at The Strand, a children's theater performance of Snow White at Wadsworth Public Library, Home Depot's "Make It and Take It", OMG! video gaming trucks, Jazzercise demonstrations, canvas painting ($5 per person), and a performance by the Northeast Ohio Dance Ensemble.

Food trucks will serve delicious fare from Swenson's, Zydeco Bistro, Wholly Frijoles!, Get Stuffed, and Happy Hour Kettle corn. Gather around one of many fire pits, and make your own yummy smores. You won't want to miss the ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 pm, which will include a dramatic delivery of the time capsule. The night will close with a bang with fireworks by Pyrotecnico at 8 pm.

Admission buttons are on sale now at WCTV and the Soprema Senior Center, both located in the Wadsworth Community Center; Thurber's Jewelers, Carolyn's Cupboard, Three Roses Gift Boutique, Ritzman Pharmacy in Downtown Wadsworth, and Buehler's on Great Oaks Trail. Buttons will also be available the night of the event.

For more information on Wadsworth First Night or any of the upcoming Bicentennial events, visit our website at, LIKE us on Facebook, e-mail or call 330-335-2705.
Address: Downtown Wadsworth
Intersection of College, Main, High & Broad Streets
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
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Date: Saturday, 3/15/2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
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