Your Guide to Memorial Day Weekend in Westerville

Memorial Day is a time for reflection to honor those that lost their lives serving and defending our country. Westerville is no different and offers many opportunities to remember while also participating in other activities throughout the city. Below is your guide to exploring Westerville and honoring those that gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country this Memorial Day weekend.


Field of Heroes

May 26-29, 2023

Field of Heroes honor in Uptown Westerville

The annual Field of Heroes takes place each Memorial Day weekend in Westerville where Central Ohioans remember and honor their personal heroes. This year's theme will be Westerville during the Civil War Era. Visitors reflect and honor these heroes with flag displays, reading of names, concerts, a 5K run/walk and more, concluding with the Memorial Day ceremony.

4th Friday Festival

May 26 | 6-9 p.m.

The main street in Westerville shuts down to traffic every 4th Friday evening from May to October in Uptown Westerville. Guests enjoy entertainment, food trucks, pop-up vendors, restaurants and retail shopping. The May 4th Friday will feature the Don Norman band, Arts Alley showcasing work on display and crafts for kids, and Science Street offering interactive science demos.

Farmer's Market

May 27 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Westerville Farmer's Market in Uptown Westerville Saturday mornings

Rise and shine and head over to the Saturday Farmer's Market to pick up local fruits and vegetables or get some goodies from local Westerville vendors. The weekly Farmers Market brings Central Ohio grown food and farm products and prepared foods and treats to the Westerville community on Saturday mornings May through September behind the Westerville City Hall building.

Uptown Art & Clay

May 27, 2023 | 6-9:30 p.m.

Garden Flowers at Uptown Art & Clay in Westerville

Uptown Art & Clay is a creative art studio hosting create and sip classes throughout the year. This Memorial Day weekend, the studio will be offering a class to make your own pottery garden flowers from start to finish. Bring your own drinks and group of friends or family and create a new masterpiece to take home with you and display in your yard or patio for the summer season.


First Responders Park in Westerville

First Responders Park

Westerville’s First Responders Park was first dedicated in 2010 to honor the service and sacrifice of all first responders. The centerpiece to the park was a section of steel known as “C-40” from the north tower of the World Trade Center that fell during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Veterans Memorial Park

The Westerville Veterans Memorial at the Westerville Sports Complex blends history, culture, art and recreation with the existing sports environment at the Westerville Sports Complex to create a new signature space to honor and celebrate those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Veterans Memorial Park in Westerville


Renaissance Westerville

Stylish and modern rooms ensure a relaxing, invigorating visit in the heart of Westerville. Dine and have drinks with live entertainment at the on-site restaurant, The Two One.

409 Altair Parkway, Westerville, OH 43082

Aloft Hotel Westerville exterior

Aloft Columbus Westerville

Trendy style blends with a premier location offering easy access to local favorites. Grab a drink from the hotels signature WXYZ® bar and enjoy snacks and live music.

32 Heatherdown Dr., Westerville, OH 43081



The restaurants throughout the city offer a variety of cuisines from fast casual to upscale and at any price point.


Shopping in Uptown WestervilleA walk through our Uptown shopping district offers a variety of eclectic shops and modern boutiques.


Flying a kite in Westerville parksSitting on 6,000 acres of parkland and 51 miles of outdoor recreational trails, Westerville is truly a "City within a Park"!