The City Manager’s Desk – Thomas Sheridan

April marks the beginning of our special event season. Last year, more than 144 events were held on city properties, and we anticipate as many in 2024. This year marks the 225th anniversary of when David Hudson founded our community. We plan to honor this anniversary with activities this summer, so sign up for E-News at to learn more as we finalize the details. 

Hudson EMS, in partnership with Hudson Community Association Food Pantry and Hudson Community Outreach, will be hosting a Stuff the Ambulance Food Drive to benefit the Hudson community on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Acme Fresh Market.  

Mark your calendar for April 20, when our annual Earth Day Celebration kicks off on the Gazebo and Clocktower greens from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. It promises fun for the entire family. Before attending the Earth Day Celebration, you might want to join Western Reserve Racing at Race for the Parks 5K & 10K at Hudson Springs Park from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.  

In May, we honor all things Mom at First & Main on Saturday, May 11, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a photo opportunity, a take-and-make card or enjoy the music on the Green.  

Honor our veterans by attending our Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, from 9 a.m.-noon, starting in downtown Hudson and culminating in a memorial ceremony at Markillie Cemetery. That evening, our Bandstand Concert Series kicks off on the Gazebo Green, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. 

These are just a few highlights from our summer events calendar. For a full list of events, visit    

The Solar Eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, at approximately 3:10 p.m., when everything will go dark when the moon crosses the sun. We encourage people to stay home and witness the event from the comfort of their backyards. According to the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, we can expect anywhere from 150,000 to 575,000 visitors to descend upon Ohio to view the event. With the influx of visitors comes traffic headaches.  

While the total eclipse will last only a few minutes, traffic around the event could tie up roads for hours. Learn more about how to prepare and how to safely view the event at ∞