The Excellence of Wad
Whether you have kids now or are planning on having them someday, Wadsworth is a great place to raise a family. A big factor in this is the quality of the Wadsworth City Schools, which is its own public school district. The community is very involved with the schools here, and the public regularly votes to support tax measures and levies that benefit the Wadsworth school system. The result of this community commitment to excellence is good grades, combined high attendance and graduation rates for Wadsworth students, a fact that has been recognized by the state multiple times.
The Blue Tip Festival
Celebrating Wadsworth's manufacturing heritage, the Blue Tip Festival is an annual event that brings the community together for some summertime fun. The festival's name refers to a giant replica of a blue-tip match stick that serves as the centerpiece and symbol of the festival, representing the matches that were once manufactured in the city. The lighting of this "match" is one of the main events of the Blue Tip Festival, which also includes a host of community activities including a foot race, a parade, and a talent contest for local performers.