Summer festivals and events 2019

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Howland Summer Market 
Saturdays, May 18 through October 12, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Richard E. Orwig Park at the corner of East Market Street and Willow Drive.

Mission Night Market Boardman 
Second Friday of each month, from 6-10 p.m., May through October
Huntington Place Plaza, 1393 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Boardman
Each month, Mission Night Market will provide opportunities to local producers to share healthy foods, new businesses to get their feet wet, musicians to reach new audiences and community groups to share their programs and gather as neighbors.

Southside Summer Experience
Free food and refreshments, music, a bounce house, library van and video game truck for six weeks at various locations on Youngstown’s south side. The schedule is as follows (all events are from 5-8 p.m.): 
— Thursday, June 27: Erie Street and Judson Avenue

Warren Farmers Market 
Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. from early June through early October.
Courthouse Square in Warren, Ohio 
This outdoor market features food, cooking demos, music and activities.

Youngstown’s Summer Movie Series
All movies will be shown outside of the Covelli Centre, located at 229 E. Front St., at 9 p.m. (Rainouts will show the next day at 9 p.m.) 
The schedule is as follows: 
July 1: Spiderman into the Spiderverse (2018)
July 8: Star Trek (2009)
July 15: Spirited Away (2001)
July 19: Jurassic Park (1993) — This movie will be shown at the Youngstown Amphitheater
July 22: The Sandlot (1993) 
July 29: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
August 5: Wizard of Oz (1939)
August 12: School of Rock (2003) 

More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.

Youngstown Flea 
2019 Flea Dates: Aug. 17, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5. Hours are from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
110 Freeman Alley (next to the Covelli Centre)
The Youngstown Flea hosts a “Market for Makers” once per month right in the heart of the downtown Youngstown area. This market is dedicated to local/regional vendors of hand-made, antique and repurposed wood/metal/furniture, vintage clothing and collectibles.

River Rock at the Amp
Classic rock concerts take the stage rain or shine at the Warren Community Amphitheatre. The Amp is located in downtown Warren, along Millionaires’ Row and adjacent to historic Courthouse Park overlooking the Mahoning River. 
In addition to Amphitheatre seating, there is room for lawn chairs and blankets. Food and refreshments, including a beer tent, is located on site. 
Concerts take place on Saturdays, starting May 25. A full schedule is available at


McDonald 86th Firefighters Homecoming Festival
6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 through 11 p.m. Saturday, June 29
Woodland Park in McDonald, OH
The event includes food, games and fireworks. Festival rides and Bingo will open at 4 p.m. Saturday.
For more information and a schedule, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Stadium GM Superstore Ribs ‘N Rock Festival
Thursday, June 27 through Sunday, June 30. Gates open at noon each day. 
Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512
Ribbers and rockers from all across the country come together for an exciting summer festival. Advanced Weekend passes are $25, and Any Day passes are $7. Advanced tickets can be purchased online

Here is the complete schedule: 

6 p.m.: Generation Rock
8 p.m.: The Clarks

6p.m.: Radio Pulse
8 p.m.: Hinder

4 p.m.: Local
6 p.m.: The Huckin’ Fillbilly’s
8 p.m.: Scott Stapp of Creed

3 p.m.: Davis & Henner
5 p.m.: The Vindys
7 p.m.: Red Wanting Blue

Celebrate Poland
Friday, June 28 from 7-10 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Celebrate Poland is a fun family-friendly celebration in honor of the community of Poland. The event includes fireworks, a band, craft show, Poland Idol singing contest, Guns & Hoses softball game (firemen vs. police officers), bounce houses, food vendors, a parade, Chalk It Up sidewalk art, a historic home tour and other events. 
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

The Amazing Youngstown History Race
Friday, June 28 (Registration is at 5 p.m., and the race begins at 5:30 p.m.)
The race takes place at 648 Wick Ave.
For more information, visit the Amazing History Race 5 Facebook page.

Princesses and Superheroes at the Canfield Rotary Fireworks
Saturday, June 29, from 7-9:30 p.m. 
Canfield Fairgrounds, 7265 Columbiana Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH
Join Heroes and Tiaras at the Canfield Rotary Fireworks! Princesses and superheroes will be at the Canfield Fairgrounds. 
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page. 

Youngstown Pride Festival 
Saturday, June 29
Downtown Youngstown
The festival will highlight the social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and civic diversity of the greater Youngstown LGBTQIA community.
More information is on the event’s Facebook page.

Pirate Festival
From 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 29
Greene Eagle Winery, 2576 Davis Peck Rd. in Cortland
This family-friendly festival includes a fire-breathing show, sword fighting, era-appropriate weapons demonstrations, juggling, music, pirate memorabilia, face painting and a kids’ treasure hunt in the graveyard from 5-7 p.m. Fireworks will follow at dark.
More information is on the event’s Facebook page.

Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day
Saturday, June 30, starting at noon
Niles, OH
Annual event with a hot dog eating contest, Cornhole tournament, parade, Weiner dog races, bands, food and various vendors.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page. 


Youngstown Music Festival and Fireworks
Thursday, July 4
Fireworks will launch from the Market Street Bridge at 9:30 p.m. Front Street will be closed from Hazel Street to South Avenue. The Youngstown Music Festival on East Federal will be going on as well.

32nd Annual Hot Rod Super Nationals 
Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7 (the event is from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day)
The Canfield Fairgrounds, 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd, Canfield, OH 
Thousands of car lovers unite for this major automotive event in Mahoning County. There will be appearances from Kindig Customs, Optimus Prime and Graveyard Carz’s David Rea. The drivers will do a hot rod cruise. There will also be a burnout competition and live music.
The after party will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman.
Tickets and parking passes can be purchased online.

The Idora Park Experience
From noon to 5 p.m. Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7
4450 S. Turner Rd. in Canfield
The cost is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under are free.
For more information, visit

Youngstown Reggae Festival
Saturday, July 6, from 4-9 p.m. 
Flambeau’s Live, 2308 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio
Includes an evening of live music and food. 
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at Flambeaus Live. 

Youngstown Comic Con
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 6 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 7
Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, Ohio
Features comics, toys, local artists and cosplayers.

Heritage Days Super Cruise
Saturday, July 6, from 2-6 p.m. 
Main Street, Greenville, PA
The Heritage Days Super Cruise, now in its 12th year, is part of the Greenville Heritage Days Festival. Classic cars of every description will line up to show off their wheels while five DJs entertain spectators, along with prizes and a 50/50 raffle.
No pre-registration is required for exhibitors. The first 200 cars to register on July 6 get a free t-shirt.
More information is available on the event’s Facebook page.

Trumbull County Fair 
July 7-14
899 Everett Cortland Hull Rd., Cortland, Ohio 44410

Trash and Treasure Days
Friday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
6383 Church Street, Kinsman, Ohio
There will be estate items, vintage dishware, glassware, collectibles and books for sale.
Senior Joe’s Taco Truck will be serving food on Saturday.

Youngstown Wine and Jazz Festival
Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
The Youngstown Amphitheatre, 201 S. Phelps St., Youngstown, Ohio
A celebrated downtown summer tradition has a new home inside The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre. In conjunction with the YSU Summer Festival of the Arts, the Youngstown Wine and Jazz Festival will continue to offer the best in wine and national jazz artists. The event features Norman Brown.
Ticket prices start at $10 and can be purchased at the Southwoods Health Box Office at the Covelli Centre or at 
More information is on the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre’s website.

Summer Festival of the Arts 
Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Youngstown State University, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio
The 21st Annual Summer Festival of the Arts is a robust celebration of the performing and visual arts, prominently including a juried art show. Featuring the works of local, regional and national artists, this event welcomes over 80 artists yearly. Music, dance and theatrical performances throughout the festival grounds complement the art and attract a diverse and fun crowd. 
The weekend includes a Friday night concert, Youngstown Wine and Jazz concert, a Gospel concert and the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Summerfest.

Vienna Summer Concerts
Free concerts at the Vienna Township Gazebo. Bring your lawn chairs. If it rains, concerts will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle’s Parish Center.
The schedule is as follows, and all concerts begin at 6 p.m.:

Sunday, July 14: Tom Todd, “The Amazing One-Man Band”
Sunday, July 21: Jim Frank Combo
Sunday, July 28: The Road Work Band
Sunday, August 4: Full House
Sunday, August 11: Guys Without Ties
Sunday, August 18: The Liverpool Lads (Beatles tribute band)

Columbiana Wine Festival
From 4-9 p.m. Friday, July 19 and 2-9 p.m. Saturday, July 20
Town Center at Firestone Farms, 101 Town Center Ave., Columbiana, OH
The event features live music, juried arts and crafts, food and selections from area wineries. Wine Fest raises awareness and funds in support of the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau.
Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the gate and include 10 tasting tickets, a souvenir Wine Fest glass and event program. 
Guests can purchase tickets online at, or by visiting one of these area locations:

— Wine Connection – 350 E. State Route 14, Columbiana
— Moondance Boutique – Town Center, Firestone Farms, at 127 Town Center Ave., Columbiana
— Diletto Winery – 8578 Market Street, Boardman
— Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau Office (located in the Chamber building) – 333 North Main Street, Columbiana

7th Annual Butterfly Festival 
Saturday, July 20, from 1 – 4 p.m. 
Southside Community Butterfly Garden: 88 Williamson, Youngstown, Ohio
This is a free event that showcases all of the garden’s programs. There will be a butterfly display, food, and music.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Basilica of Our Lady Mt. Carmel Italian Festival 
Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28 
A processional begins at 1 p.m. Sunday after the noon mass.
The youth of the church will lead the procession with flags that display Italy’s regions. The group will process down Mt. Carmel and then return to the original start point. 
The event includes food and an Italian auction, which concludes with a drawing on Sunday evening. 
More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

WaterFire Sharon’s Beach Bash
Saturday, July 27, from 1-11 p.m. 
Downtown Sharon, PA
The “Beach Bash” theme features summer-time beach music. The event also includes an artisan market full of vendors, food court selections and fire on the river.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page. 

Columbiana County Fair
July 29 – August 4
225 Lee Ave., Lisbon, Ohio


Greater Youngstown Italian Fest  
August 2, 3 and 4 (From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 1 to 11 p.m. on Saturday)
Central Square, downtown Youngstown
The fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of the Italian heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more.

Brews, Bands and Bikes V
Saturday, August 3, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Mercer County Courthouse Square
There will be a vintage bike show, craft beers, food and live music. Admission is free.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Summerfest on the Green
At 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10 until 5 p.m. Sunday, August 11
Brookfield Center, Brookfield, OH
Events include a community parade, car cruise, bike/wagon parade, free kids activities, trick dog show, High5 the Clown/Magic Show, pet parade, Jungle Terry’s Exotic Animals, firefighter waterball challenge, bed race, freestyle Karate demo team performance, WC4 Children’s Choir, bounce house/inflatables, rock wall, music, food, vendors and more.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Shaker Woods Festival  
August 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Shaker Woods Grounds, 44337 County Line Rd. Columbiana, OH
Over 200 crafters and artisans will be dressed in Shaker period clothing while demonstrating and selling their handmade wares.

Lake Milton Arts and Crafts at the Beach
Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2323 Grandview Rd., Lake Milton, OH
Arts and Crafts Festival held at Lake Milton State Park.

Brier Hill Italian Festival 2019 
Thursday, August 15 through Saturday, August 17 (4-11 p.m.) and Sunday, August 18 (Noon-11 p.m.)
ITAM Post 12, 354 Calvin St., Youngstown, OH 
This event is held by Trolio-DiVito Italian Merchandise. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Polish Day
Sunday, August 18, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (mass at 11:30 a.m.)
St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Byzantine Rite, 4310 Kirk Rd., Youngstown, OH
The original polka bands from the first Polish Day will be joining the festivities from Cleveland and Pittsburgh. There will also be speakers and educational workshops throughout the day as well as a​​​​​​ pierogi eating contest, made-to-order Nalesniki (Polish crepes), how to make pierogi workshop, Polish deli and bakery, a silent auction, basket raffle, cultural garden, children’s activities and a Polish marketplace.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page

Canfield Fair
August 28 – Sept, 2
7265 Columbiana-Canfield Rd Canfield, OH
The largest county fair in Ohio features car and animal shows, rides and games, food and more. The main musical act will be Pentatonix

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