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

Summer events 2021

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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.

Hippie Fest Block Party (CANCELED)
The block party scheduled for Aug. 7 was canceled due to a lack of volunteers, according to the Columbiana Chamber’s Facebook page.


Concerts on the Square
Friday, Aug. 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Elvis, presented by the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce.


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:


Boardman Park’s Fireworks
Boardman Park will be hosting its fireworks display on Saturday, August 28. Gypsy Lane classic rock will perform at 5:30 p.m. The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will perform at the Maag Outdoor Theatre at 8 p.m. The fireworks show will follow.

St. John’s Summer Greek Festival
The event is scheduled for August 27-29. Guests can enjoy food, live music and dance performances at 4955 Glenwood Avenue.


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 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.


Celebrate Poland
The event is scheduled September 25. For more information and a schedule of events, visit


Struthers Movie Night Out
Youngstown Studio will be hosting free movie nights in Mauthe Park. There are two scheduled movie nights for July 16 (WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR LATER DATE) and August 20 at 7 p.m. More information can be found on Facebook.


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. A full schedule is available on their website.

Common Goods Studio Pop-Up Outdoor Market
Saturday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2000 Canfield Rd.
Local vendors, food trucks, live music, coffee and tea, and more!

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.

Family Dive-in Movie Night
Friday, Aug. 27, Northside Pool, 8 p.m.
The movie will be “Space Jam”
Refreshments will be available along with free swimming

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.

Jewish Community Center live music
JCC of Youngstown is offering live music at 6:30 p.m. August 12 and 26 at its Logan Campus, 3245 Logan Way. Tickets for non-members is $5, while JCC members are free.
Aug. 12, Shelby Olive and Aug. 26, Indre.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Festival: Canceled. In its place, the church will host two concert events in the social hall. The House Band will perform July 18 and Dom Tocco will play July 25.

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

Easy Street Productions: “Nunsense” and “Miracle on Easy Street”
Tickets will be available starting July 30 for the two shows debuting Easy Street Production’s return to the stage. Both productions will take place later this fall, “Nunsense” November 6-8 and “Miracle on Easy Street” December 17-19. Visit their website for more information on buying your tickets early.



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.


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.
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.


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.

The Packard Band Summer Concert Series
Beginning with a 4th of July Spectacular, The Packard Band invites the community to come out and listen to music this summer. The concert, conducted by Dr. Stephen Gage, starts at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a fireworks display. More concerts are scheduled for every weekend in July and August.



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.



Summer Concerts Live!
Summer Concerts Live! will be at Riverwalk Park. A variety of food trucks will be there.
Youngstown’s The Labra Brothers will return to the Riverwalk stage on August 13.
Western PA’s nostalgic ‘My so-called 90s Band’ brings a full band featuring 90’s classic music on August 20. Closing out the series on August 27 is Youngstown’s Total Package Band, with a set featuring R&B, Motown, Rock and Oldies.
All concerts will be 6-9 p.m. at Riverwalk Park in New Castle.

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