Celebrate Hudson


Meet Your Friends and Neighbors on Labor Day Weekend Downtown Hudson

After a challenging year, Hudson residents deserve something great. A special weekend is being planned with something fun for everyone. Let's gather together and celebrate all that is Hudson! See the planned events below. Questions? Contact Rhonda Kadish, City of Hudson Community Relations Manager, here.

Please note that all activities being planned for Celebrate Hudson are outside and have adequate room for social distancing. Masks, social distancing, and use of sanitizers are recommended as people celebrate our wonderful community.

Summit County Public Health guidelines

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Visit the Celebrate Hudson Information Tent on the Gazebo Green along SR 91 throughout the weekend if you have any questions!

Thank you to Buford T. Hedgehog Productions for their technical production expertise spanning the entire weekend.

Friday, September 3

Gazebo Green Main Stage Live Music
6:30 p.m. | Gazebo Green

Friday evening kicks off with a jazz performance by 2014 Hudson High School graduate Lucas Kadish featuring Theron Brown. Generously sponsored by Peg's Foundation.

CANCELLED - Silent Teen Disco - This event will be rescheduled at a later date.
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. | First & Main Green

Saturday, September 4

Hudson Farmers Market
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Clocktower Green


Pop-up Popsicle DJ Dance Party for KIDS!
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Gazebo Green

Calling all Kids of Hudson! A fabulous kids only event, sponsored by Callahan's Carpet One Home & Floor, is being hosted on the Gazebo Green. Dance to the music of DJ Lauren Fenimore, Hudson Kindergarten teacher, as she leads a fun afternoon of dance, music, and bubbles (courtesy of Hudson Preschool Parents) for kids Kindergarten through 5th grade. Kids can also enjoy a FREE POPSICLE treat courtesy of The Hudson League for Service. Thanks to Lauren Fenimore for leading this great event!

Gazebo Green Main Stage Live Music
6:30 p.m. | Gazebo Green

On Saturday, two great Hudson bands will be featured. Rock out to the high energy classic rock of ClockTower, an all-Hudson resident band. Gildersleeve, led by Hudson resident Rock Wehrmann, will perform its fan favorites. This concert is sponsored by Universal Screen Arts.

Sunday, September 5

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Downtown Greens

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Art lovers will enjoy Hudson’s newest event, the HUDSONmART, featuring art and creations from local Hudson artists, many of whom have never shown their art before. It is a great time to enjoy tasty food, listen to great music, and support our local artists.

Local artist Jon Lund with his beautiful graphic arts posters and Tom Armbruster with his handmade stoneware are just a few of the Hudson artists and artisans who will show their creations at HUDSONmART. A variety of items will be on display and available for sale, including hand-painted tables, lamps, vases, small rugs, wall-hangings, pillows, and vinyl records upcycled into wall clocks. Other items include art in many mediums, personalized ornaments / charcuterie boards, greeting cards, candles, and more. Several vendors will have interactive or make and take booths, plus visitors can try out their talents on a podcast.

Visitors can enjoy food from Don Patron and Hudson's Restaurant food trucks. Hershey's, DaisyCakes, and Smyrna Mediterranean Morsels also will have booths offering food for pick up to go.

Stroll the greens, purchase great items from local artists, and listen to the music of twelve different bands that will be playing throughout the day.

Registration for this event has ended.

Celebrate Hudson Car Show
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | The Evaporator Works


Calling all car enthusiasts! We are celebrating some of the amazing automobiles that call Hudson garages their home. Head over to Evaporator Works on Sunday and enjoy the variety of cool cars and music from local car show DJ Cadillac Mike. The City extends a special thanks to Sherwin Williams for generously sponsoring this event for Hudson residents.

Hudson residents - register your car for the show below! The first 50 registrations will receive a Celebrate Hudson Car Show dash plaque courtesy of Sherwin Williams.

Pre-registration for this event has ended. Space is limited.

Gazebo Green Main Stage Live Music
6:30 p.m. | Gazebo Green

Sunday closes the three nights of fabulous music! Blue Fiasco, a jazz quartet playing jazz versions of classic rock, opens the show. La Flavour, a local, high-energy funk and blues band, will end the night. La Flavour is a Hudson favorite you don't want to miss! This concert is sponsored by Fleet Response.

SENIOR HUDSON RESIDENTS! Western Reserve Hospital is providing free snack boxes with cheese, crackers, olives, and grapes will be available for seniors to enjoy during the Sunday evening concert. Pick up will be at the welcome tent beside the Gazebo. To reserve your snack box, call (330) 926-3445 or email hospitalevents@westernreservehospital.org.

Monday, September 6

Celebrate Hudson Parade
10 a.m. | Downtown Hudson

It's time for a parade! Bring your own chair and line up along the parade route to watch the various vehicles, bands, and groups parade down the streets of Hudson in the culmination of our Celebrate Hudson weekend!

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Celebrate Hudson Sponsors
  • Buford T. Hedgehog Productions
  • Callahan's Carpet One Home & Floor
  • Chris & Lisa Foster
  • Christ Community Chapel
  • Destination Hudson
  • Etactics
  • Evaporator Works
  • Fleet Response
  • Hudson League for Service
  • Hudson Preschool Parents
  • The Kurtz Graphic Design Co.
  • Peg's Foundation
  • Printer's Devil, Inc.
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Splott Graphics
  • Universal Direct Fulfillment Corporation
  • Universal Screen Arts
  • Western Reserve Hospital
  • The Wooldredge Family