(WKBN) – The summer season is coming to the Valley, which means fun and festivities out in the community.
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Below is the list of events in the Valley:
Shaker Woods Festival
Shop for unique gifts, one-of-a-kind trinkets and more —all while supporting local artisans and artists at the 42nd annual festival. Admission is $10 for adults. Parking is free.
44337 Countyline Rd.
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Aug. 12 & 13; 19 & 20; 26 & 27
Rotary Car Cruise
The event includes live music, trophies, vendors, food trucks, raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle. Registration gifts will be given to the first 50 registered cars, and there will be door prizes.
Esat Palestine Park
Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fireworks Festival and Freedom Fair
Fireworks at 10 p.m. July 29
Downtown New Castle
Hometown Growers and Makers Market
Every Saturday until October 14
9 a.m. through 1 p.m.
Cascade Galleria Mall and Shopping Center
Lawrence County Fair
Fireworks August 19 at dusk
464 Midway Road, New Castle
Summer Throw Down at Mines & Meadows
Fireworks July 22 at 10:05 p.m.
Mines & Meadows, 1307 Old Route 18, Wampum, Pa. 16157
Austintown Township Park: Concerts in the Park
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, spread out and groove to some music, ranging from classic rock, oldies, swing, country and more — weather permitting.
6000 Kirk Rd.
7–8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
June 6–Aug. 29
Every Dog Matters Garage Sale fundraiser
The annual garage sale benefits Every Dog Matters Rescue. Donation drop-off begins June 26 by appointment only. Call or text 330-565-5340.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28-30
6385 Fairview Ave.
Austintown Township Park: Farmers Market
On select Saturdays over the summer, shop from small and local vendors.
6000 Kirk Rd.
9 a.m.– 2 p.m. Saturdays
Aug. 5, 19
National Night Out in Austintown
Residents are welcome to bring their families for a free event to meet their area safety forces. There will be vehicles of all types to look at, learn about and take photographs with. There will also be members of the Austintown Police Drone and K-9 Units.
A Stat Medevac Medical Helicopter will be arriving at 5 p.m.
Ghostbusters: Cleveland will be on hand with their Mini Ectomobile, Proton Packs and Staypuff Marshmallow Man.
Children can “Dress like a Princess with a Princess” from the Fairy Godmothers at Diva Donations.
There will be face painting, a bounce house, music and concessions.
Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Rd.
Tuesday, August 1, 5-9 p.m.
Austintown Night Out
Austintown’s safety forces, as well as county and state police and the National Guard, will be in attendance for people to meet. Police cars, SWAT vehicles, firetrucks and ambulances will be available for exploring. K-9 and drone team will also be on site, and the STAT MedEvac helicopter will arrive at 5 p.m. The event also includes music, face painting, a bounce house and a dance competition at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available for sale.
Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 5-9 p.m.
6000 block of Kirk Rd.
Christopher Fox Memorial Run
Hosted by Fast Freddie, the event includes live music at noon, a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle to benefit Wounded Warriors. The event is $15 at the door, benefiting Christopher’s son, Lyric, and helping Rick Young with medical expenses.
Ice House, 5516 W. Webb Rd.
Sunday, Aug. 6, kickstand up at 11 a.m.
Boardman Township Park: Music in the Park Concert Series
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of music at the Maag Outdoor Theatre.
375 Boardman-Poland Rd.
7 p.m. Thursdays
June 8–Aug. 17
The schedule is as follows:
- Sunday, July 23 — Youngstown Area Community Concert Band (4 p.m. start time)
- Thursday, July 27 — The Wrangler Band
- Saturday, July 29 — Rudy & The Professionals (Family Night in the Park)
- Thursday, August 3 — Girard Swing Time Band
- Thursday, August 10 — John Reese Trio
- Saturday, August 12 — The Feral Cats (Family Night in the Park)
Mr. Darby’s Antique and Collectable Emporium: Lawn Chairs & Lemonade Trunk Sale
Shop around at the trunk sale, then take a seat on a lawn chair and enjoy some free lemonade.
8574 Market St.
9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturdays
July Aug. 12, Sept. 9
Little City Fest
The event includes food, rides and games. A parade from St. Lucy’s to Roosevelt Park will be at noon on Saturday. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m. Sunday.
From 4-11 p.m. Friday, July 28; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 29; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 30
Canfield Green: Summer Concert Series
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live musical performances Monday nights. Genres span from oldies to country.
7 p.m. Mondays
June 5–Aug. 2
Pick-your-own blueberries and flowers
Fields are open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fields are located at the market; walk or drive over. Pick-your-own flowers is also happening in the field next to the blueberries. Mix and match a vase of flowers that you pick yourself.
White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Rd.
The Canfield Fair is the largest county fair in Ohio and the third-largest county fair in the U.S. See a full schedule of events at www.canfieldfair.com.
7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd.
Aug. 30 – Sept. 4
“Bug Day” at MetroParks Farm
This free, family-friendly event will include live bug exhibits, including “The BugMan,” Mark Berman, from Columbus, Ohio; Orin McMonigle, author of dozens of books on insects; and Don Kovach, the local “Bee-Manager.” Other activities will include gentle and respectful bug-catching and release, bug crafts, a bug tattoo station and a special Pop-Up Library visit from the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Mill Creek MetroParks merchandise, snacks, drinks, tractor wagon rides and a framed photo at the bug-themed photo booth will be available for purchase (cash only).
For those who want an even more close-up bug-experience, there will be a private BugMan Stage Show that takes place immediately before the free, public Bug Day! event. This private show will feature The BugMan’s original up-close videos and live bug demonstrations. It is an entertaining and informative up-close and personal presentation that is sure to wow both children and adults. Limited to 30 participants. Registration is required for the stage show and can be made online, or by calling 330-740-7107, ext. 129. The cost is $15 per person.
MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd.
Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Halliday’s Winery: Summer Maker’s Market
Enjoy a glass of wine, lake views and shopping with local talented makers and artisans.
2400 NE River Rd.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, July 22
Lowellville Mt. Carmel Society Festival
Wednesday, July 19 – 6 p.m. (Mt. Carmel Band and Babydoll dance)
Thursday, July 20 – 6 p.m. (Nunzio & The Melodie’s, Mt. Carmel Band and Babydoll dance)
Friday, July 21 – 6 p.m. (RDNA, Mt. Carmel Band and Babydoll dance)
Saturday, July 22 – 6 p.m. (Jim Frank Combo, Mt. Carmel Band and Zambelli fireworks display)
Admission is $6 per person and includes a hayride to the sunflower field and three stems. There is no charge for children 3 and under for the hayride/field visit. Additional stems are $2 each, and there is no limit. The sunflower field is open only during posted times and accessible via hayride.
Friday, July 28, from 6-8 p.m.
Bake Me Treats: Family Fun Day
Bake Me Treats presents local vendors, food trucks, free candy and a chance to win free cupcakes. There will also be cotton candy, fair-themed treats, a bounce house and more.
16 South Main St.
10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26
“America the Beautiful” concert
The United States Army Field Band will perform a free concert.
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27
Glenwood Avenue Festival
The event is family-friendly and will have something for everyone. The Kids Zone will have a bounce house, games, cookie decorating, face painting, fire truck, police car, and mobile library. The food trucks will include TortaMo, ST’s, Karter’s Korner, Melina’s Sweet and Savory Treats, Tra’s Gourmet Sandwiches, and Astia’s Sweet Lemonade. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Jocko and the Slay Steppas Line Dance Team. The event will also have community resources available including the Mercy Health Dental Van and others.
Parking is available at the Youngstown Playhouse and multiple surrounding locations.
Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane
Aug. 19 from 12-5 p.m.
Youngstown Summer Movie Series
Free movies will be shown at the park, and concessions will be sold by Rayen Early College’s National Honor Society.
Wean Park, 229 E. Front St.
The schedule is as follows:
- July 24 – Elf (2003)
- Aug. 7 – Field of Dreams (1989)
- Aug. 14 – Wakanda Forever (2022)
YO Spotlight Summer Concert Series
Beginning July 5, free outdoor concerts every Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. They are Sponsored by Youngstown Parks Dept.
Wk 1: Debórah, Stepping Out Linedancers, Half Mile Home (award-winning artists)
Wk 2: Oscar Chattman & Night Breeze Band, Hubb’s Groove
Wk 3: Willie Foster, Saudia Yasmein (Recording Artist), The Band With No Name
Wk 4: Debórah, Sam Harris SJWoo (Award-Winning Artist)
Wk 5: Willie Foster, John Reese Band, Beck-Ward Project (of Ohio Players)
Wk 6: We Next Band, Timeless Classics Band
Wk 7: Saudia Yasmein (recording artist), Knights of Glory, J Porter Ensemble (Recording Artist)
Wk 8: Urban Ballroom Dancers, Matrix Band
Wk 9: Stepping Out Line Dancers, Willie Foster
Penguin City Brewing: Mahoning Valley Irish Festival
Join in on the fun, friendship, music, food, activities and more! Tickets cost $5 and up.
460 E. Federal St.
5–11 p.m. Saturday, July 21
5–11 p.m. Sunday, July 22
St. Maron Lebanese Fun Fest
The event includes Lebanese food, a full premium bar includes rare bourbons, a $3,000 raffle, musical entertainment, bounce houses, carnival games and face painting.
1555 S. Meridian Rd.
Saturday, July 22, from 4-11 p.m., and Sunday, July 23, from noon to 8 p.m.
An indoor/outdoor “market for makers” in downtown Youngstown. Shop a variety of vendors.
365 E. Boardman St.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturdays
Aug. 12, Sept. 9
Rock the Lot
The first YSU football preseason tailgate party includes food, vendors, games and entertainment, including music by The Vindy’s at 8 p.m.
Lot opens at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19
African American Male Wellness Agency 10th Anniversary 5K Walk and Run
Come Join The AA Wellness Agency’s 10th Annual Health & Wellness Initiative Event. There will be free health screenings for men and women. The event is open to the whole family and community and includes a kids’ play area, giveaways, raffles, music and so more. Honorary chair of the event is Pastor Lewis Macklin.
Covelli Centre, 229 Front St.
7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5
Italian Heritage Foundation: Greater Youngstown Italian Fest
Join the city of Youngstown for the 37th annual festival. Featuring vendors, music, contests, ceremonies, and lots and lots of food and wine, there’s something for everyone.
West Federal St.
Penguin City Brewing: Pickle Palooza
Mr. Crisp Pickle Company is bringing its first Inaugural Youngstown Pickle Palooza to the Valley. Walk through the vendor village, enjoy some live music and play some pickleball. There will be hot dog and pickle-eating contests, too. Presale tickets are $5.
460 E. Federal St.
12–10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19
Fabulous Times: Scavenger Hunt for a Cause
Gather together a team of 10 and get ready to solve some riddles and race the clock! There will be prizes, raffles and more. Tickets are $15 and include dinner. The event is the 6th annual Memorial Ride in Memory of Tracy Trolley.
3681 Connecticut Ave.
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, July 22
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Italian Festival
Our festivals’ mission is to promote The Italian Heritage & Culture while assisting with the historic Mt. Carmel parish maintenance.
July 27, 28, 29 and 30
343 Via Mt. Carmel
The event includes live music, food and artisan vendors, and a special raffle. The event is to raise money for the repaving of Idaho Street.
Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Buhl Park: Summer Concerts
Concerts at the Performing Arts Center outdoor stage are free and open to the public. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Concessions will be available during all shows.
715 Hazen Rd.
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
6 p.m. Sundays
June 4 – Aug. 27
Hermitage Summer Arts Festival
July 29-30 at Rodney White Olympic Park
Organizers say there will be lots of food and live entertainment, vendors and an inflatable obstacle course with a kids activity tent.
The festival runs Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event includes an artisan marketplace, food, children’s activities and entertainment. See a full schedule online.
Saturday, July 22, from 2-11 p.m.
The Sharon Historical Society will host free History Walks during WaterFire Sharon. These History Walks will focus on the historic North Sharon neighborhood. Tour guides Brian Kepple and John Zavinski will lead groups throughout the neighborhood, offering interesting anecdotes of this area’s past, complemented with a free collectible booklet of stories and photographs.
Stops include the Buhland Golf Course known as “Dum Dum,” Buhl Farm Park, Thornton Avenue School, Thornton-Hall Bowling Lanes, North Sharon Firehall, Sharon Little League field, several homes and the former trolley park, Deweyville.
These free History Walks are open to the public and do not require reservations or tickets. They will depart from the parking lot of Thornton Hall Bowling Lanes, at 1208 Hall Ave.
Saturday, July 22, at noon, 2 and 4 p.m.
The Great Stoneboro Fair
The fair features entertainment, rides, games, animals and food vendors. For a full schedule of events, go to www.stoneborofair.info.
2381 Mercer Rd.
Wednesday, Aug. 30 – Monday, Sept. 4
60-mile yard sale
Friday, Sept. 1 – Sunday, Sept. 3
Communities along Route 7 in Northeast Ohio will hold yard sales and vendor options. To see a map of participating locations, go to www.ohioroute7.com.
Mosquito Lake State Park: Wildlife Show and Owl Prowl
Join local volunteers Kathy and Bob with a naturalist for a peek at some local wildlife and then take a night hike on the Beaver Trail. Don’t be late, you may miss the special guests! Bug repellant, hiking shoes and a flashlight are advised.
Campground boat ramp
8 p.m. select dates
July 28, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25
Fowler General Store presents the family-friendly event that benefits the Fowler Community Food Bank and Mustang Cares. There will be crafts, a petting zoo, live music, games and food and drinks. Attendees are asked to bring school supplies or a non-perishable food item to donate.
Fowler Center on the Green
Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Howland Farmers Market: 2023 Summer Season
Shop from fresh, homemade baked goods, homegrown vegetables and fruits, farm-fresh eggs and more — all while supporting local small businesses.
Richard E. Orwig Park
9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays
June 3–Oct. 14
Food Truck Fridays
Vendors will be in the park for Food Truck Fridays. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
Richard E. Orwig Park
6-9 p.m. July 21, August 18 and September 15
Hubbard Farmers Market
Weekly crowds of 350+ market-goers shop at 20-30 vendors (farmers, bakers, artisan makers, and more) Music in the gazebo and hot foods sold by De-Onna’s Restaurant.
Tylee Park, 13 W. Liberty St.
Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hubbard St. Patrick Church 65th Annual Festival
Free admission, free live entertainment nightly, rides, parish-made foods and a grand raffle of a new Trailblazer LT or $20,000.
225 N. Main St. (on the church grounds)
6 – 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug. 5; 5-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5; and 1-11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6
Firemen: Homecoming Festival
Come one, come all to the greatest show in McDonald. With amusements from Bortner Shows Midway, there will be a parade, food, dancing, bingo, rides, raffles, games and more.
6 –11 p.m.
June 28 – July 1
Eastwood Field: Summer Hits at the BallPark
Ranging from Motown and oldies to ‘80s rock and country, the lineup’s looking pretty good. There will be special promotions during shows, including happy hours and fundraisers. Tickets range from $12–$15. Call box office at 330-505-0000 for tickets or more information.
111 Eastwood Mall Blvd.
Select dates June 9–Sept. 3
Miss Niles & Little Miss Niles Pageant
The pageant will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the McKinley Memorial Library.
Saturday, June 25
Central Baptist Community Picnic
Games, food, school supplies. Come and enjoy and connect with the community.
Central Baptist Church
1301 North Rd., Niles
Vienna Gazebo: Summer Concert series
Bring your own lawn chairs for free shows spanning across various genres, including the styles of Elvis, The Beatles and more.
4275 Warren-Sharon Rd.
6 p.m. Sundays
July 9–Aug. 13
River Rock at the Amp
River Rock at the Amp classic rock concerts take the stage rain or shine. In addition to Amphitheatre seating, there is plenty of room for lawn chairs and blankets. A wide variety of food and refreshments, including food trucks and a beer tent, is located on-site. Tickets are available online and at the gate for $10 to $12 per person, depending on the concern. Children 12 and under are free with adults. See the full concert lineup at www.riverrockattheamp.com.
Warren Community Amphitheater, 321 Mahoning Ave. NW
5:30-11 p.m. Saturdays
July 22, 29
Aug. 5, 19, 26
Noon in the Park
Free music concert series in downtown Warren.
Every Saturday in July, from noon to 2 p.m.
Warren Farmers Market
This year’s market will feature area vendors selling fresh, locally grown produce and a variety of homemade and handmade products. The market accepts Mastercard, VISA, SNAP, WIC,and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons.
Live music by local performers will be performed on the porch of the historic Kinsman House and free tours of the historic home constructed in 1932 by General Simon Perkins.
Warren Community Amphitheatre
3 – 6 p.m. Tuesdays
June 6 – Oct. 3, excluding the Fourth of July
The free event features food and entertainment, rides and games. For more information, go to www.WarrenGreekFest.com.
Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 3223 Atlantic Ave. NE
From 4-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 20; from 4-11 p.m. Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22; and 1-9 p.m. Sunday, July 23
Warren Italian Festival
Includes food, wine tasting, Bocce tournament, meatball eating contests, raffles, Miss Italian Queen and Teen Princess contests, tiny king and queen and price and princess, musical entertainment and more. See a full itinerary on the Warren Italian Festival’s Facebook group and page.
Courthouse Square, downtown Warren
Thursday, Aug. 10 – Sunday, Aug. 13