Entertainment in WadsworthSomething for Everyone
Art is abound in the city, with our downtown summer concert series and various performing arts events throughout the year. Wadsworth’s historic O.J. Work auditorium in the heart of downtown, is the center for most performing arts events.
The completion of our high school in 2012, a state-of-the-art performing auditorium, has certainly added to the cultural offerings of Wadsworth.
If you love to shop, you’ll love Wadsworth. From our historic downtown with unique shops and boutiques, to our Great Oaks and Wadsworth Crossings districts, shoppers can find everything they need and more.
Each unique area of Wadsworth is complete with local specialty shops, to regional and national chains.
For people who consider themselves “foodies”, Wadsworth offers plenty of dining options to satisfy any appetite.
Whether you‘re looking for local ethnic fare from local and regional establishments, to family dining, fine dining, fast food, and pub food, you find what you’re looking for in Wadsworth.
Summers in Wadsworth
In June, our city hosts the annual Blue Tip Festival. This 5 day celebration kicks off with a wonderful parade, rumored to be one of the longest in the state of Ohio. The parade Grand Marshall has the honor of lighting the giant, 20 foot tall Blue Tip match, which remains lit throughout the festival.
The festival includes rides, food, games, contests, a merchant’s tent, as well as the annual 5k and 10k “Matchstick Run”. The Blue Tip Festival gets it’s name from the historic “strike-anywhere” Blue Tip Matches, which were manufactured here, and were said to be favorites of Winston Churchill. The Blue Tip festival is a slice of Americana at its best.