Hudson -- Festival Days celebrates 70 years of community activities June 15-16 with home tours, artwork, ice cream and movies.
The Home and Garden Tour includes the gardens at Hudson Montessori School and homes, gardens or both within walking distance on Division Street, North Oviatt Street, East Streetsboro Street, Manor Drive, Aurora Street and Hudson Street.
The 70th Home and Garden Tour goes from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 15 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16.
Presale tickets are available at Acme Fresh Market and the Learned Owl Bookshop for $20. During the event, tickets will be available at the tent on the Hudson Green and at the Garden Shop at Hudson Middle School, 77 N. Oviatt St. for $25. Visitors are given a booklet listing each home and a map.
Proceeds from the tour fund tree planting in Hudson, the Garden Club's annual scholarships and other grants and community gardening projects.
The tour is rain or shine.
The Garden Club creates floral arrangements for each home and hostesses share interesting facts and features about the homes and gardens.
The Garden Shop at Hudson Middle School sells plants and garden items, and in the afternoon, tea is served each day of the event.
Also at the Hudson Middle School will be the Hudson Society of Artists' Clothesline Art Show with artwork on display and for sale.
Ice Cream Social
On Friday the 71th Annual Ice Cream Social on the Gazebo Green will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The event will be about creating memories and making sundaes, enjoying cake and the Fork-Fuel food truck for those who are hungry for a meal.
To recognize Hudson Alzheimer's Association's "Longest Day" on June 21, visitors will build the longest sundae during the event.
Children can purchase a game bracelet for $4 and play all the games they want. Games include corn hole, miniature golf, giant chess, soccer and more.
Kent State University visual communications design student Jordan Steward designed the 2017 Ice Cream Social posters seen around town.
Destination Hudson visitor center will be open as well as the Fire Museum. Fire trucks with hoses to spray water will keep everyone cool and wet. EMS and Environmental Awareness representatives will be present to answer questions about safety and recycling.
In addition to the Western Reserve Community Band performing from 7 to 8:30 p.m., a new ukulele club will perform on the Clocktower side of the Green.
On the gazebo side of the Green ,recent graduates from Hudson High School who pursued careers in music will perform from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Entertainers include Brittnie Price, Taylor Dukes, Hannah Collins and Jack and Annie Scott.
From 8 to 10 p.m. The Screen on the Green, a Leadership Hudson project, will show "The Secret Life of Pets," a PG-rated film, at the First & Main Green.
For more information, go to the Hudson League for Service website www.hudsonleagueforservice.org