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Mayor Whitfield Declares June 14 as another Week of Engagement; Encouraging Residents to Get Involved and Enjoy ElyLIFE

Jun 11, 2021

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ELYRIA, OH – City of Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfield is declaring June 14 through June 20 another Week of Engagement for the community. Residents are invited to engage in the full week of City-led and community-led events and experiences from civic engagement opportunities to large-scale events, encompassing what the City now calls ElyLIFE.

“ElyLIFE is a city campaign focused on encouraging residents and visitors to take advantage of all of the leisure, inspiration, fitness, and entertainment offerings in the City of Elyria” shared Mayor Frank Whitfield. “From great music, vendors, and food in Ely Square, to fitness and wellness classes throughout the community, to #BikeNight on Wednesday evenings — there are many ways people can enjoy our community. We want to identify these opportunities for residents, promote them to the public, and support the organizations and people making it happen.”

This upcoming week, the Office of Mayor Frank Whitfield is highlighting:

  • Tuesday, June 15: Frank Conversation: Open Office Hours with Mayor Whitfield for residents to talk with the Mayor about their concerns for the City | 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon in Ely Square Park, 400 Broad Street
  • Wednesday, June 16: Bike Night, where residents are encouraged to bike their neighborhoods or city trails from 5:00 p.m. until dusk
  • Thursday, June 17: Summer Lunchtime Concert: Gems Ensemble |11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Ely Square Park, 400 Broad Street. Followed by the kickoff to Third Thursdays with live music, food trucks, and local vendors | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Ely Square Park, 400 Broad Street
  • Friday, June 18: Wesleyan Day Parade & Carnival | 12:30 p.m. line up in the Elyria High School Parking Lot, 1:00 p.m. Parade, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Carnival

and Saturday, June 19, which includes: 

  • Elyria Farmers Market |9:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Ely Square Park, 400 Broad Street, Access Training with Tracy Sprinkle (Saturday 6/19 & Sunday 6/20) |8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at South Park & Recreation Center, 101 S. Park Drive, and Juneteenth Bluesfest | 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Lakeview Park, 1800 W. Erie Avenue, Lorain, Ohio. Please note: Free trolley transportation is available to Elyria residents from Court Street to Lakeview Park for the event. Additional details can be found at

To support safe participation in these, and future events, the City of Elyria has partnered with the State of Ohio and Lorain County Public Health to provide pop-up COVID-19 clinics on Thursday, June 17 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., and again on Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Additional dates are available at

For additional information about the upcoming Week of Engagement, and how to get involved, visit, or call the Office of the Mayor and Safety Service Director at 440-326-1402.