Summer festivals and events 2018

Summer events throughout the Valley

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Mission Night Market Boardman
The second Friday of each month June - October, from 6-10 p.m. 
Huntington Place Plaza, Boardman, OH
The event aims to bring diverse people together under the night sky in a celebration of culture, community and connection. 
Each month, Mission Night Market will provide opportunities to local producers to share healthy foods, new businesses can get their feet wet, musicians will reach new audiences and community groups will get to share their programs.

Children’s Summer Gardening Program Series
Every other Thursday during the summer, kicking off June 14. Programs run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Munnell Run Farm, located at 753 Greenville Road, Mercer PA 
This summer series will introduce children to the importance of gardening with a hands-on approach. Each week, they will get the opportunity to work in the Heirloom Gardens at Munnell Run Farm and watch them grow while learning a new topic of interest. This series designed for children ages 6 to 8 years old.
The fee for each program is $5, and you must pre-register by the Tuesday before. To pre-register or for questions, call (724) 662- 2242.

Howland Summer Market at Richard E. Orwig Park
Every Saturday from June 16 - October 13, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Located at the corner of East Market St. and Willow Drive in Howland

Bolindale Farmers Market at Bolindale Christian Church
Every second and fourth Wednesday, from July through Sept., 4-6 p.m.
2749 Fairview St. SE

Lowellville Mt. Carmel Festival
July 18-21
102 Washington St., Lowellville, OH
Parade and mass are July 16, bocce tournament July 18-21, Morra tournament is July 20, fireworks will be Saturday night, the Baby Doll Dance will be Wednesday through Friday.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Summer Festival
July 18-22
381 Robbins Ave., Niles, OH
Each day, lunch hours will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and evening festival hours will be from 5-11 p.m.
Enjoy food, rides, games, prizes and bocce

Hollywood Gaming Summer Concert Series 
July 19 and August 17 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Five classic rock tribute bands are scheduled to perform as part of the racino's first Summer Concert Series. Admission to each show is free, but VIP passes are available for $25 and can be purchased at the Skybox Sports bar. VIP tickets include snacks, drink tickets and access to the VIP area during shows.
A list of shows for the Summer Concert Series is below:
•   July 19: Draw the Line, an Aerosmith tribute
•   August 17: Back to Avalon, a Heart tribute

Bands at the 'Baugh
The outdoor concert series will be at Stambaugh Auditorium. The schedule is as follows: 
July 19 at 7 p.m.: Howard and the Point Five Band
August 23 at 7 p.m.: Demos Papadimas
Tickets are available at the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office. Tickets are $10 and include one drink from the bar.

Mitch and Cindy's Bluegrass Jamboree 
July 19-21
Trumbull County Fairgrounds, 5225 Hoagland Blackstub Rd., Cortland, OH
A portion of the proceeds to benefit A.L.S. in honor of James Metz. 
For a schedule and ticket information, go to

Columbiana Wine Fest
Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, from 4 to 9 p.m. 
Town Center at Firestone Farms, 101 Town Center Ave., Columbiana, OH
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate and include 10 tasting tickets, a souvenir wine glass and event program.  
Tickets can be purchased online or at the Wine Connection, located at 350 E. State Route 14; Moondance Boutique, at 127 Town Center Ave.; or at the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau Office, 333 North Main Street. 
The event features live music, arts and crafts and food and selections from area wineries.
For more information, visit

Movies under the Stars
Fridays, July 20 at 8:45 p.m. and August 17 at 8:45 p.m. 
Buhl Park, 715 Hazen Rd., Hermitage, Pa. 
Buhl Park's "Movies Under the Stars" series includes three outdoor movies which are shown at the Performing Arts Center Outdoor Stage. The new Cabin Cafe Concession stand is available during the movies offering snacks, hot dogs, drinks, candy and free popcorn. Movies begin at dusk and are free and open to the public.
Movies to be shown will be announced on the event's Facebook page.

5K on the Runway
Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Vienna, OH
Saturday, July 21 at 8 a.m.
The Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council and Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission present a 5K race that will take place on the runway at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. Runners and walkers will have two hours to complete the event, so people of all skill levels are encouraged to participate.
Registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 7:45 a.m. and the race at 8 a.m. Cost is $35 per person and includes an event t-shirt, medal, pizza and water. Proceeds from the event will benefit YARS and its future.
Register online.

Blues Berry Bash -- White House Fruit Farm
July 21 and 22, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown Salem Road, Canfield
Blueberry treats abound and blues music surrounds. Pick your own season will be this weekend & beyond (depending on the crop).

WaterFire Sharon
WaterFire Sharon is hosting three events this summer, Magical Moments, Everyday Heroes and Hands Across the Water. All events begin at 2 p.m. with interactive art experiences, vendors, kids' zone and entertainment on two stages. Musical performances on the river begin at dusk with a torch procession and the light of braziers in the river. WaterFire Sharon will be held on the following dates: July 21 - Magical Moments; August 18 - Everyday Heroes; and September 22 - Hands Across the Water.  

Hot Diggity Dog
Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m. 
Lil' Paws Winery, 17574 Mahoning Ave., Lake Milton, OH
Join Legacy Dog Rescue at Lil' Paws Winery for a fun day of hot dogs with all kinds of toppings, a Chinese auction, a band at 7 p.m., and $1 from every bottle of wine sold benefits Legacy Dog Rescue.

Redneck Regatta
Sunday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Shillings Mill Tavern, 17452 Shillings Rd., Berlin Center
Boat race at 3 p.m.
Inner tube race at 5 p.m.
Food ($15 food ticket available), prizes, bands, 50/50, Chinese auction
No registration fee
Call 330-547-2007 for more information

Youngstown Summer Movie Series
Movies will be shown at 9 p.m. Mondays at the Covelli Centre. Rainouts will show the next day at 9 p.m.
The schedule is as follows: 
July 23: Kiki's Delivery Service (2002)
July 30: A League of Their Own (1993)
August 6: West Side Story: (1961)
August 13: Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Southside Summer 2018 Experience
Events are held between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and include the following: 
Tuesday, July 24 - Rocking Roxbury, Roxbury Ave. and Zedaker St., free food, games, video game truck, library pop-up van
Tuesday, July 31 - Southside Shuffle, across from South Side Recycling, 98 E. Florida Ave., free Food, games and video game truck 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Italian Festival
Thursday, July 26 – Sunday, July 29
Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Italian Festival-Youngstown
343 Via Mount Carmel Ave, Youngstown, Ohio 
Information is on the event's Facebook page.

Healing Mother Earth 10th Annual Powwow
Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29
Evergreen Lake Park (703 Center Rd., Conneaut, OH)
Teaching, non-competitive powwow. Drumming, dancing, singing, history and traditional storytelling. Vendors with handcrafted items and food from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dancing and drumming: Grand entry at noon every day
Suggested donation: Age 13 and up - $5, Ages 55+ and 6-12 - $3, Veterans Free
More information

Shepherd's Foundation Food Truck Friday
Friday, July 27 at 4 p.m. 
Eastwood Field, Niles, OH
The first Food Truck Friday at Eastwood Field will benefit Shepherd's Foundation. Stop by to enjoy the food trucks, vendors, live music and beer. The cost is $10 per car to get into the lot. 

Summer of Music Series - White House Fruit Farm
Concerts are from 1-3 p.m. on the following dates: 
July 29: Beat Brothers
Aug 26: Guys Without Ties
Grab a snack from the market and relax on the lawn while enjoying live music.
White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown Salem Road, Canfield

Hubbard St. Patrick Church Annual Parish Festival
Thursday, August 2 - Sunday, August 5
Thursday and Friday: 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday: 5 p.m. to midnight, Sunday: 3 to 11 p.m.
St. Patrick Parish, 225 N. Main St., Hubbard
Free admission, live entertainment. 5k on Saturday, raffles, parish-made food, rides, games, and contests.
More information

Steel Valley Cluster Dog Show
August 2-5
7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH

Third Annual Meszaros Charitable Fund Feast
Thursday, August 2 at 5 p.m. 
Quaker Steak and Lube, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa.
The event features an appetizer bar from 5 to 7 p.m., dinner buffet -- including lamb and pig from the spit -- from 6 to 8 p.m. and live entertainment by the Zaps Band and Tom Watt The Buffetman. 
Tickets are $75 with proceeds going to the Meszaros Family Charitable Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to honor Gary J. "Moe" Meszaros' legacy by implementing lifestyle improvements in the region, strengthening individuals and families, conducting community projects and empowering citizens to be successful. 

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest
August 3 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., August 4 from 1-11 p.m. and August 5 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
Central Square, downtown Youngstown
The festival is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of the Italian heritage through performances by international recording artists, food offered by area vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more.

Warren Farmers Market 
The farmers market will be every first Friday of the month from 3 to 6 p.m. (August 3, September 7 and October 5)
Quinby Park, Warren, Ohio
Features food, cooking demos, music and activities 
More information is available at

Dog Days of Summer
August 4, from 1-3 p.m. 
White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown Salem Road, Canfield
Bring your buddy to the farm for an afternoon of play. Be part of the Pup Parade, dress them in costume, contests, have your photo taken and enjoy a doggie treat. Registration is required, and all dogs must be socialized and remain on a lead.

Movie Night at Eastwood Field
Saturday, August 4, the movie begins promptly at 8 p.m. 
Eastwood Field, 111 Eastwood Mall Blvd., Niles, OH
"Cars 3" will be shown at the ballpark. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers' website.

Brews, Bands and Vintage Bike Show
August 4, from noon - 6 p.m. (Rain date is August 11) 
Mercer Courthouse Square, N. Diamond St., Mercer, Pa. 
The family-friendly event features music all day, an Antique Bike Show, vendors, and food and drinks. Admission is free.  

Bug Day
August 5 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
MetroParks Farm 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, Ohio
Kids can earn a “Master of Bugology” diploma by playing bug bingo, racing bugs, hunting for bugs, making a bug craft, and more.
This event is free and will be held rain or shine.
For event details, call Ford Nature Center at 330.740.7107 or visit

Rough N' Rowdy
August 5 at 7:30 p.m. 
Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH
Rough N' Rowdy is a Pay-Per-View boxing contest where local individuals can sign up and participate in a fight with another individual. Those interested in fighting can sign up at, there is even an option to call someone out for a "grudge match."
Tickets can be purchased at the Covelli Centre Southwoods Box Office,, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Barstool Sports will cover the event Live on  Pay-Per-View, which can be bought at

Austintown Night Out
Tuesday, August 7, from 5-7:30 p.m. 
Austintown Township Park
There will be food, face painting, crafts with Peg from the Mahoning County Green Team, displays on the 20/9 Ham Radio group, free woodworking kits from Home Depot and games for the kids as well as a bounce house and DJ. 
There will also be a visit by "Captain America," "Wonder Woman," and "The Black Panther." 
At 7 p.m., The Vegas Band will play. 
For more information, visit Austintown Night Out's Facebook page.

Y Live Concert
Saturday, August 11 at 7 p.m. 
YSU's Stambaugh Stadium
Multi-platinum recording artists Florida Georgia Line will perform. Opening for the duo will be Morgan Wallen, the singer of the chart-rising hit “Up Down” featuring FGL and regional fan favorite, Chris Higbee.
More information is available on our website.

Shaker Woods Festival
Aug. 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
217 State Route 7, Columbiana, OH
More than 200 juried craftspeople will be dressed in Shaker period clothing while demonstrating and selling their handmade wares.

Brookfield Summerfest
Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 at 11 a.m. 
Village Green, Brookfield, OH
This is the 9th Annual event held on the village green. There will be food, crafts, a Chinese auction, race and fireman water ball challenge along with many other activities for kids. A free bounce house and slide are provided. A parade will kick off the event on Saturday at noon. 

Junk in the Trunk Craft and Rummage Sale
Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date is August 18)
South Range School Complex parking lot, located at 11300 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH
The sale is sponsored by the South Range Music Boosters. Those interested in renting spaces to sell their own "garage sale" and craft items should email or Direct sale vendors and food concessions are also needed. 

Slovak Fest
Sunday, August 12, from noon - 8 p.m.
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown
Food, music, raffle, basket raffle and a bake sale.

St. Mary Parish's Golf Outing
Sunday, August 12
3504 Main St., Mineral Ridge
For more information, call 330-652-7761. 

8th Annual Fallen Officer Memorial Run
Sunday, August 12
The Youngstown Fraternal Order of Police #28's run honors police officers who lost their lives while protecting and serving citizens and communities within the tri-county area. The run begins at Quaker Steak and Lube, located at 435 Boardman-Poland Rd. in Boardman, and ends at the Guilford Lake Grill, located at 7094 E. Lake Road in Lisbon. 
Registration begins at 10 a.m., and the ride begins at noon. The event features food, prizes, raffles and music. 
For tickets, call 330-207-7999 or 330-774-1300.

Youngstown Farmers Market
August 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, OH
For the first time, shoppers can use their SNAP benefits to get fresh produce.

The Wall: Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
August 16 to 19, 24 hours a day
Packard Park in Warren
"The Wall That Heals" and Mobile Education Center. Free to the public. Free parking available at Packard Music Hall on Mahoning Avenue.
Special events: Thursday at 11 a.m. -- Opening ceremony with welcome home dedication, Saturday at 7 p.m. -- Women on the wall and purple heart events, Sunday at noon -- Closing ceremony with laying of the roses and recognition of POW/MIA and Gold Star families.
More information

Youngstown Flea
Aug. 18, Sept. 8, and Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
110 Freeman Alley (Next to Covelli Centre)

Canfield Fair
Aug. 29 - Sept. 3
7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH

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