Valley summer events: What’s on, what’s canceled this year

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COVID-19 has led to some changes and cancellations, while other events will go on as scheduled


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(WKBN) – The summer season is coming to the Valley, which would normally mean fun and festivities out in the community. But some restrictions are still in place with COVID-19.

While some events have canceled for the safety of volunteers and event-goers, others have adapted to the restrictions set in place. Either way, summer in the Valley won’t look the same as in previous years.

Do you know of a scheduled event or an update to the status of an event that we’ve missed? Submit your information here.

Below is the list of events in the Valley and where they currently stand:



Firestone Farms’ Concerts in the Courtyard
Starting June 12 and continuing every Saturday this summer, Firestone Farms in Columbiana welcomes the community to enjoy free live music. Visit the Facebook page for all the shows through September.

Luau on Main
The Chamber’s Luau on Main will be from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 on Main Street in Columbiana. It is free to the public and features events such as axe throwing and a hula hoop contest.


Concerts on the Square
Presented by the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce, the schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, July 10, from 2-4 p.m.: Tribute Band
  • Friday, July 30, from 6-9 p.m.: Ryan Parkinson Oldies and Doo Wop Show
  • Friday, Aug. 20, from 6:30-9 p.m.: Elvis


Salem Concert Series
From June through August, there is a concert every Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Some concerts are also offered on selected Wednesday and Friday evenings that start at 7 p.m.
You can find the list of the summer concerts on their Facebook page.



Austintown Township Parks Summer Concert Series
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course presents the summer concert series, which takes place Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Austintown Township Park on Kirk Road. All concerts are weather permitting.
See the full schedule below:


Bellotti Op Cruise and Bike Run
The event will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 17 at Texas Roadhouse, located at 1221 Boardman-Poland Rd. The cost is $10 per car and $5 per bike.

Cruise In for a Cause
Moab House, Inc. presents a car and truck show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 26 to benefit its transitional home for former foster youth. Entry is $10 for cars and $5 for bikes, and registration will be taken at The event, featuring vehicles and food, will be held at 1209 Boardman Canfield Rd. behind Starbucks.


Campbell Music in the Park 2021
This event is an extensive concert series starting at 6:30-8 p.m June 3 at Roosevelt Park with performances happening every Thursday.


Canfield Safety Day
The 2021 Canfield Safety will be held Saturday, June 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Village Green gazebo. The event is hosted by the City of Canfield, Canfield Police, Canfield Fire and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office. The event includes games, giveaways, demonstrations and food.

Canfield Fair
The 175th Canfield Fair is scheduled for September 1-6 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. For a schedule and more information, visit Country singer and songwriter AC Jones will be performing at the Canfield Fair starting September 2 at 12 p.m.


Mt. Carmel Celebration
The 126th Annual Mt. Carmel Celebration, held by the Mt. Carmel Society, will be held from July 14 through July 17, starting at 6 p.m.


National Night Out
The New Middletown Police is hosting the free neighborhood event featuring a parade and fireworks. It’s happening Tuesday, August 3 at 5 p.m.


Struthers Movie Night Out
Youngstown Studio will be hosting a free movie night in Mauthe Park. The first showing will be Gozilla vs. Kong on Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m. If you can’t make it to this one, there will be two more scheduled movie nights for July 16 and August 20 at 7 p.m. More information can be found on Facebook.


Crandall Park Cleanup and Resource Fair
Members of the community, organized by the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, are gathering for a park beautification at Crandall Park on Saturday, June 19 from 9 – 11 a.m. Volunteers will be able to show off gardening skills, planting flowers and weeding to keep the paths clean. Volunteers are asked to register online here.

ACTION and GROW Urban Pop-Up Farmer’s Markets
The markets, which offer locally grown produce, will be at various locations in the city from June to September. The next market is scheduled for Friday, June 25 at 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in Federal Plaza downtown. A full schedule is available on their website.

Alice Cooper performs at Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre
The rock legend will be bringing his 2021 tour to the Mahoning Valley this fall. Alice Cooper, joined by former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, will take the stage at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

Jazz in the Park
The shows will be Sunday afternoons starting at 3 p.m. and run from July 18 through Labor Day. The shows will be in Wick Park.

Juneteenth Celebration
The event features food trucks, vendors, live music, an art show, job fair, on-site vaccines and health fair. It takes place at the Youngstown Amphitheater on Phelps Street from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 19. There’s also a full event schedule for events taking place the week leading up to Juneteenth.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Festival: Canceled

Fallen Officers Memorial Bike Run
Bike Town Brewery is sponsoring the bike run at Youngstown Harley Davidson on Aug. 8. Registration begins at 10 a.m. for a $20 donation. Kick stands go up at noon.

Taste of the Faiths 2021: Postponed. The event is planned for spring of 2022.

Youngstown Beerfest
The “Youngstown Groundhog Day Beerfest” had to be rescheduled from February to July due to COVID-19. This year’s event will be on July 10 in the parking lot of Stambaugh Auditorium to allow for social distancing and other restrictions.

Youngstown Italian Fest
Plans are still being finalized, but the Youngstown Italian Fest will take place Aug. 6 – 8 in downtown Youngstown.

YSU Festival of the Arts
The Festival is scheduled for July 17 and 18 at its new location at Wean Park/Huntington Community Alley. They’ll be unveiling the Robinson-Shuba Commemorative Statue, a monument to racial equality, to kick off the two-day event.



Cortland Lions Club Street Fair
Enjoy live music, food concessions, fireworks, Miss Cortland contest, beer tent, parade, amusement attractions and carnival games. It’s happening August 12-14 at W. Main Street, E. Main Street.

Trumbull County Fair
Trumbull County Fair will be planning on holding the 175th fair July 13 – 18 with an array of grandstand entertainment, daily shows, local bands, exhibits and rides. For more information and a schedule of events, go to


Mount Carmel Festival
The festival is scheduled for July 12-16 at 33 W. Wilson Ave. There will be live entertainment nightly. Games and evening concerts will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. A parade is scheduled for Friday, July 16 at 10 a.m., with a church service at 11 a.m. and fireworks at 11 p.m.


St. Patrick’s Church Festival
The festival is scheduled for August 5 – 8. Rides, nightly entertainment, food and raffles will be part of the fun. Raffle special held June 1 – July 4: 20 tickets for $20.


47th Annual Ox Roast
Guests can check out over 160 dealers and live entertainment July 2 – 4, starting each day at 10 a.m. The event will be held in the center of the township, at the intersection of State Route 534 and State Route 87. Famous roast beef sandwiches, fries and beverages will be served daily. Admission is free and parking is available at the fire station. Anyone who wants to volunteer should call 330-720-5582. For more information, email


Niles Artisan Farmers Market
Every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m., the farmer’s market in Niles showcases local artisan produce and specialty products. It’s located at 434 Robbins Ave in Niles and it’s happening every Wednesday in June until the fall.


Vienna Sunday Summer Concerts
The concerts will be held Sundays at 6 p.m. at the Vienna Bicentennial Gazebo on Warren Sharon Rd.
Concerts will be held July 11, 18 and 25 and August 1, 8 and 15. They suggest bringing your own lawn chairs.
In order of show dates, the artists performing include: Guys Without Ties, Wrangler Band, Tom Todd “The Amazing One Man Band,” Jim Felix “Sounds of Elvis,” Take Solo “Bluegrass,” Good Question.


Juneteenth Celebration
Events will be held at Quimby Park from June 19-21.
Friday night’s festivities include music, line dancing and an outdoor movie.
The celebration will continue on Saturday with a drive-by parade and fashion show.
There will also be a dinner and talent show on Sunday.

Full Spectrum Pride in the Valley Festival 
It will be held at Warren’s Courthouse Square on July 31.
Entertainment, food and vendors are on this year’s schedule.
The event helps bring in funds for the Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center in Struthers.
Admission will be free.
Masks and social distancing will be required unless state rules change.

River Rock at the Amp Summer Concerts
Starting June 12, River Rock at the Amp will have Friday and Saturday concerts through August.
For dates and times for the concerts, check the River Rock at the Amp schedule.

Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival 
Warren Mayor Doug Franklin granted permission to hold the festival this summer as long as Ohio Department of Health guidelines are followed. The event is planned for August 12, 13, 14 and 15.



Hermitage Arts Festival
The two-day event begins July 31 and will take place at Rodney White Olympic Park. The event is open to the public and free for all.
Festivities start Saturday at noon, featuring a special performance of “Menagerie” at 6:30 p.m. and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. to wrap up the first day.
The festival will start Sunday at 11 a.m. featuring a pet costume contest.
Anyone interested in selling their artwork as a vendor at the festival can access the application online and submit it by July 2 at the latest.


Father’s Day Car Show
The Antique Automobile Club of America, Shenango Valley Region, will be hosting the 37th Father’s Day Car Show. It will take place in downtown Sharon from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 20.

Waterfire Sharon
WaterFire Sharon will be held in downtown Sharon on Saturday, Sept. 18. The event brings arts and live music to the city, concluding with entertainment and fires on the Shenango River. Entertainment already booked for the day includes “Evil Ways,” a Santana tribute band, and a regional favorite, the “Hern Brothers.” Other entertainment planned includes drumming, local and regional talent and live music from the river.

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