Summer festivals and events 2017

Take a look at some of this summer's events throughout Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Lawrence and Mercer counties

Summer festivals and events 2017 - Take a look at some of this summer's events throughout Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Lawrence and Mercer counties

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River Rock at the Amp Classic Rock Concert Series
First show is on May 27; final show on Sept. 2
Gates open at 5 p.m., headliners take the stage at 8:30 p.m.
321 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren
Admission $8, kids 12 and under are free
Tribute bands will cover music from Journey to Queen to Jason Aldean
For a complete list of show dates, opening acts and headliners, visit their website

Tuesdays at Courthouse Square
Tuesdays from June 6 – Oct. 31 from 3-6 p.m.
Warren Farmer’s Market
Featuring cooking demonstrations, yoga, nutritional education, live music and family-friendly activities
Free parking on the Square and at the Franklin Street Parking Deck
For more information, visit their website

Idora Neighborhood Farmers Market
Every Tuesday from 4:30-7 p.m. from June 6 – October 3
2600 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown
Various vendors will be selling food. The Farmers Market accepts the Ohio Direction Card, WIC famers market coupons and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons.

Summer Concerts in the Austintown Township Park
Every Tuesday from June 6 through August 22 (except July 4) from 7-8:30 p.m.
An additional concert will be held on Friday, July 14
6000 Kirk Road, Austintown
Presented by Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course
For a complete list of performances, visit their website

Howland Farmer’s Market
Saturdays from June 10 – Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
8204 East Market St., Warren
Enjoy farm fresh fruits and vegetables locally and regionally grown. There is also a selection of non-food items.
For more information, visit their website

W.D. Packard Summer Concert Series
1703 Mahoning Ave NW Warren
There will be eight concerts during this year’s summer band concert series, the first on June 11 at 7 p.m. and the last on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.
For a complete list of dates and times, visit their website

Austintown Farmers’ Market
Every Monday from June 12 through September 25 (except Labor Day) from 5-8 p.m.
In addition to local produce, gourmet baked treats and artisan crafts, there will be kids’ crafts, face painting, live music, free yoga, healthy cooking demos, library visits, educational classes and more.
For more information, visit the Austintown Farmers’ Market Facebook page

Bands at the Baugh: After Dark
July 20 from 7-10 p.m. – Howard & The Point Five Band, an evening of jazz and funk
August 20 from 7-10 p.m. – Spirit of the Bear & Sam Goodwill
Garden on south side of Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown
Various local food vendors will be parked along side of the event.
One drink at the bar is included in the price of admission.

The Artisan Farmer’s Market at Woodworth Park
Every Friday, June 16 – September 15, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
255 Warren Ave., Poland, Ohio
An Open Air Seasonal Farmer’s Market, serving the communities of Beaver, Springfield, Boardman and Poland communities. Artisans include farmers, growers and producers that offer fresh produce grown locally as well as preserves, baked goods and other tasty treats.

Youngstown Flea “Market For Makers”
July 15, August 19, September 16 and October 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
110 Freeman Alley, downtown Youngstown
The market is dedicated to local/regional vendors of hand-made, antique and re-purposed wood/metal/furniture, vintage clothing and collectibles.
For more information, visit their website

Trumbull Art Gallery Summerfest
June 19-30
158-162 N. Park Ave., Warren
Join TAG after the parade on June 30 at 11:30 a.m. for Music at Noon in the Park, Chalk on the Walk, free ice cream from AVI and free hot dogs from Crouse’s Fire Truck. You can also cartoon yourself and design your own Emoji. All art workshops are for children of all ages.
For a complete list of events, visit their website

St. Paul Strawberry Social
June 20 at 4:30 p.m.
2860 East Market Street in Warren
Strawberries, sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni and potato salad, cake, ice cream and beverages will be provided.

Autumn Hills Summer Bash
June 21 from 6-8 p.m.
Autumn Hills Care Center, 2565 Niles Vienna Road
Sponsored by Continuing Healthcare
Free for the community
Barnyard petting zoo, car show, sausage and pepper sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers on the grill, cotton candy, snow cones, face painting and much more.

St. Jude Parish Festival
June 22-25 from 5-10 p.m.
180 Seventh Street in Columbiana
Live bands each night from 6:30-10 p.m.; bingo Friday through Sunday from 6-9 p.m.; petting zoo and pony rides; cake and basket raffles; $5,000 drawing Sunday night. Admission is free.

St. Christine’s Annual Summer Festival
June 22-25
3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown
Food, rides, a dunk tank, raffle, Bingo, games of chance, music on the grounds and in the beer tent.
Other events include:
• Thursday: 6-11 p.m. (Kids Night)
• Friday: 6-11 p.m. (Bike Night from 6-9 p.m.)
• Saturday: 4-11 p.m (Car Cruise from 6-9 p.m.)
• Sunday: 4-11 p.m. (Indoor Corn Hole Tournament, 2 p.m. sponsored by Cocca’s Pizza)

Cortland Lions Street Fair
June 22-24
Downtown Cortland, along Main Street
Annual street fair with nightly entertainment, amusement rides, games, parade and more. Food and beverages available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Lions Club. More information on events is available online.

Hot Rod Super Nationals
June 23-25 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Canfield Fairgrounds, 7265 Columbiana Canfield Road
Hot rods, muscle cars, Kid’s Town, Dyno Wars, Burn Out contest, vendors, food and more.

Riverside Railroad Club Open Houses
June 23 4-8 p.m.; June 24 noon-4 p.m.; Sept. 22 4-8 p.m.; Sept. 23 noon-4 p.m.
220 West Market Street, Warren
Admission: $3 for adults, free for children under 12
We currently have three independent loops on the layout which are capable of running several trains at a time on each one. We operate what are known as G gauge trains which can vary in scale from 1/22.5 to 1/32.
For more information, visit their website

Real Action Pro Wrestling “Over the Top”
June 24, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16, doors open at 5:30 p.m., bell time at 6 p.m.
The Highland Center, 14 Highland Ave., Struthers
Featuring: The Bouncer, Curt Fury, Angel Dust, Shawn Blaze, Bobby Beverly, Thomas Adams and many more
Tickets: $12 at the door, $5 kids 10 and under, $10 advance tickets can be purchased at Westside Pizza Joe’s, 3506 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page

Family Camp in the Park presented by Mill Creek MetroParks
June 24 at 9 p.m.-June 25 at 1 p.m.
Judge Morley Lawn in the Wick Recreation Area
Families must register by June 17; Participant fee is $10 for resident and $15 for non-resident.
There will be structured activities, meals and snacks. Tents are available for rent for $15.
For more information or to register, visit or call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107.

Celebrate Poland
June 30-July 1
The 11th annual event embraces Independence Day and celebrates the community of Poland.
The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 30 with the Annual Strawberry Festival at Poland Presbyterian Church (2 Poland Manor) followed by the Firemen’s Parade at 7 p.m. Following the parade, at 7:45 p.m., will be a performance by Disco Inferno. Come dressed in your 80s attire for a costume contest.
Shuttle service is available to accommodate the crowds and make parking easier.  On Saturday only between noon and 4 p.m., people can park at the Poland Methodist Church on Rte. 224 and take a bus to and from the festivities. Between 6:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., parking is available at the Methodist church and at Poland High School on Rte. 170 and Dobbins Road, with buses shuttling people to and from the festival.
For more information, visit Celebrate Poland’s Facebook page.

Hoppel’s Arena Championship Rodeo
June 30 and July 1, 7:30 p.m.
Hoppel’s Arena, located in the West Point area of Lisbon, Ohio, on State Route 518
The seven-event rodeo will have bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping, barrel racing and “Bull Riding.”
Veteran’s night is on Friday, and all veterans will receive free admission with any type of Military I.D. Saturday, after the last bull bucks, there will be a fireworks display by F&V Fireworks.
Discounted tickets for the rodeo can be purchased in advance for $10 at local businesses and at, or at the gate for a cost of $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Greenville Heritage Days
June 30-July 2
This is a three-day event held in Riverside Park in Greenville. The event features reenactments, old-time artisans, museums, vendors and a car show.
Events will be Friday from 5-11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 11 p.m.
For more information, visit the event’s website. 

“Running Canvas” 5K & 1 mile Color Walk
July 1
5K starts at 9 a.m. and is $30, 1 mile walk starts at 9:15 a.m. and is $15
Cortland Roller Rink, 290 South High Street
The event is a memorial run to celebrate Jarrett Hutton and his life in the arts. Proceeds go toward The Love Life Foundation.
For more information, visit their website

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Summerfest
July 6-9
Hours are: Thursday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sunday, noon – 6 p.m.
220 N. Walnut Street
Live music and dancing, Greek food and pastries, and a display of cultural memorabilia. Take-out lunch service is available on Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Fabulous Flashbacks concert
July 7, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Central Square, downtown Youngstown
The Fabulous Flashbacks will perform together for the first time in eight years. Tickets are $10 and available at the gate. The Flashbacks rose to fame as a classic rock and roll band, performing during the 80s and 90s in and around Youngstown.

Summer Festival of the Arts
July 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
YSU campus, 1 University Plaza, Youngstown
Local, regional, and national artists sell their goods; ethnic foods; performance groups
Free admission
For more information, visit Summer Festival of the Arts’ Facebook page or website.

All AmeriCon 2017 Comic Convention
July 8-9
Covelli Centre, Youngstown
The event, presented by All American Cards & Comics, All-AmeriCon includes comics, art and cosplay, and this year moved to the larger Covelli Center to allow for additional vendors and activities. Admission is $10 per day. For more information, call 330-393-3137 or visit their Facebook page. Patrons are encouraged to dress up as their favorite character.

Youngstown Wine and Jazz
July 8, doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Central Square, downtown Youngstown
The stage will be set up in the middle of Wick Avenue near the Central Square. Several wineries and breweries have committed to the event and will set up adjacent to the stage. Tickets are $10 each and available at the Covelli Center Box Office, at or at the gate.

2 DE Gospel Fest
July 9
Central Square, downtown Youngstown
The third annual 2DE Gospel Festival 2K17 will be headlined by Israel Houghton & New Breed. Tickets are $20, $40 and $60 and may be purchased online at or via phone at 330-953-3340.

Vienna Twp. Free Sunday Concerts
Sundays at 6 p.m., starting July 9
Vienna Twp. Bicentennial Gazebo, Warren Sharon Road
July 9, Take II
July 16. Jim Frank Combo
July 23 Guys Without Ties
July 30 Butch Nichols Band
Aug. 6 Legends of Music
Aug. 13 Good Question
Bring your lawn chairs. In case of rain, concerts will be moved to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center, at 4453 Warren Sharon Rd.

Trumbull County Fair
July 9 and 10: harness racing
July 11-16 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.: grandstand, rides and midway with food will be open
899 Everett Hull Road, Cortland
For more information, visit their website

122nd Lowellville Mount Carmel Festival
July 12-15 begins at 6 p.m.: includes traditional Babydoll Dance
July 16 begins at 4 p.m.: fireworks at 10 p.m. by Zambelli Fireworks
102 Washington Street in Lowellville

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Festival
July 12-16 each day begins with an 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. lunch and 5-11 p.m. evening festival hours
381 Robbins Avenue Niles
Grand prize drawing for your choice of: 2017 GMC Terrain AWD SLT (winner responsible for tax, title and fees); or Walt Disney World Vacation (six person, all inclusive); or $25,000 cash. 2nd prize: $1,000. 3rd prize: $500. Nightly entertainment, wine tasting contest, Bocce tournament, games, rides and food.
For more information, visit their website

West Side Cats 6th Annual Bike Run and Summer Festival
July 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Austintown Park, 6000 Kirk Rd.
There will be live entertainment, starting at noon on the concert stage at the park. There will be a basket raffle, 50/50 raffle, food, beverages and vendors.
For more information about the bike run, check out the press release

2nd Annual Warren Walk Against Heroin
July 16, starting at noon
Warren Community Amphitheatre
Sponsored by Braking Point Recovery Center, the Walk Against Heroin is a community awareness event, featuring speakers. The family-friendly event also includes free food and drinks and fun for kids, including a balloon release, bounce houses, face painting and more. For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page. 

Mount Carmel Italian Festival
July 20-23, 5-10 p.m.
343 Via Mount Carmel Avenue, Youngstown
Food, Italian Auction and entertainment. On Sunday, events begin with a noon mass and procession, starting at 1 p.m. It will be led by a group of the church’s youth bearing the flags of Italy’s Regions and process down via Mt. Carmel and back, along with the Knights of Columbus, and the Man and Woman of the Year.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page. 

Trumbull Art Gallery Potter and Ceramic Artisan Festival
July 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Court House Square across from the Trumbull Art Gallery, 162 N. Park Ave., Warren
For more information, visit their website

Shaker Woods Outdoor Expo
July 22-23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
217 State Route 7, Columbiana
Poker Run supporting Caring For Kids will kick off at this event with Hillbilly Way performing in the afternoon. Guest speakers on hunting, fishing and trapping throughout the day along with great vendors from outdoor grills to hunting and fishing supplies. Guns will be raffled from various sportsman’s clubs and plenty of hands-on activities for the whole family. 300 bow and arrow sets to be given away to the first kids ages 6-10 from Fin, Feather & Fur.
For more information, visit the event’s website.

Greene Eagle Winery Bluegrass Festival
“Stomping with the Settlers” begins at noon on July 22
2576 Davis Peck Road, Cortland
Tickets are $20 to join in on the music, food, artisans and memorabilia
For more information, visit their website

Toyhio Toy Convention
July 29
2229 Gardenland Ave., Weathersfield Twp.
Free admission. Vintage and new toys, vintage video games, collectibles, comics and gaming. More information on the event’s Facebook page.

Columbiana County Fair
July 31-August 6
225 Lee Ave., Lisbon, Ohio
More information, including a schedule of events, is available at

St. Patrick Parish Festival
Aug. 3 and 4 (6 to 11 p.m.), Aug. 5 (5 p.m. to 12 a.m.), Aug. 6 (3 to 11 p.m.)
225 N. Main St., Hubbard
Delicious homemade food including 1/2 chicken and rib dinners, Father Mike’s famous steak hoagies, stuffed cabbage, fresh-cut fries, lemon shakes, and more! Huge basket raffle — raffle prizes include 55” TV, Apple iPad, Toro Lawn Mower, Drone, 4 Double-hung windows installed, chair. Grand Prize Raffle is $25,000 cash! Live band entertainment nightly, BINGO Friday through Sunday. Hourly drawings for cash, rides, free admission.
For more information, visit the event’s website.

Greater Youngstown Italian Fest
Aug. 4 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), Aug. 5 (1-11 p.m.), and Aug. 6 (11 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
Downtown Youngstown
Hosted by the Italian Heritage Foundation of Youngstown, Inc., the festival uses proceeds to offer scholarships to local students, benefit local charities such as the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.  The fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of the Italian heritage through performances by international recording artists, food offered by the area’s vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more.

Jefferson Township Fair
August 8-12 at 5 p.m.
7409 Lamor Rd., Mercer, Pa.
There will be food, rides, truck, tractor pulls and bingo.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page

Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival
August 10-13
Courthouse Square in downtown Warren
Featuring food and entertainment, bocce, morra, wine taste, Italian culture area, parade and Miss Italian and Tiny King & Queen pageants
For more information, visit the festival’s website

5th annual African American Male Wellness Walk & Run of the Mahoning Valley
August 12 at 7 a.m.
This community walk and run will feature health screenings and information on various health services that are provided in our community.
There will be pavilions and activities catered to children and armed service veterans.

Shaker Woods Festival
August 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, from 10 a.m. – 5. p.m.
217 State Route 7, Columbiana
Over 200 juried invitational crafters demonstrating and selling their wares. Great vendors and entertainment throughout the day situated in a beautiful wooded setting.
For more information, visit the event’s website.

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Slovak Fest
Aug. 13 from noon – 8 p.m.
915 Cornell Street Youngstown
Money raffle, music, food and a Slovak auction
For more information, visit their website

Lake Milton Arts and Craft Festival
Aug. 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Craig Beach State Park, Grandview Road in Lake Milton
The event will be at the state park amphitheater on the shores of Lake Milton. To participate as an artist or crafter, visit the event’s Facebook page for an application.

Hop Harvest Festival
Aug. 19, 11 a.m.
Lamppost Farm, 14900 Market St., Columbiana
Columbiana’s Birdfish Brewing Co. collaborates with Lamppost Farm to host an experiential celebration of the making (and partaking) of craft beer with hops grown and harvested on-site. Join us for live, local music, farm-fresh cob-oven pizzas, and grass-fed meat options, plus games, hayrides, and fun for the whole family!

Canfield Fair
Aug. 30 – Sept. 4
7265 Columbiana Canfield Road
For more information, visit their website

Stoneboro Fair
Aug. 30 – Sept. 4
2381 Mercer Road, Stoneboro, Pa.
$10 gate admission Fee (2 years and older)
For a complete list of events, visit their website

Antiques in the Woods
Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
217 State Route 7, Columbiana
This unique antique show has over 100 of the area’s top-notch antique and collectible dealers. Great food and entertainment. Tractor pulls both days and well as civil war encampments. Classic car show on Sunday.
For more information, visit the event’s website.

Brittany Szwedko Memorial 5K Run and Dog Walk
Sept. 10
5K is $30 and begins at 9 a.m., dog walk is at 9:30 a.m.
6000 Kirk Rd., Austintown
Legacy Dog Rescue is holding a 5K run and dog walk to raise funds for a YSU scholarship in memory of Brittany Szwedko, a young girl who lost her life after being struck while training for a 5K.
For more information and to register, visit their website

6th Annual Gala at the Kinsman House
Sept. 11 from 6-9 p.m.
303 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren
Admission Fee: $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door
Annual fundraiser for the Warren Heritage Center. Evening activities include a wine-tasting with hors d’oeuvres, Chinese auction and live entertainment.
Call 330-372-0237 or email for more information

Lordstown Apple Cider Festival
Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight; Sept. 16 from noon to midnight; Sept. 17 from noon to 9 p.m.
Lordstown High School grounds, Salt Springs Road
Admission is free
Watch as apples are turned into fresh, sweet apple cider. Craft, flower and car shows; entertainment and a parade. Food and beverages available for purchase including fresh cider.
For more information, call 330-824-2650

Putting Downs First 2017 Buddy Walk
Sept. 16 from noon to 5 p.m., walk begins at 2 p.m.
Perkins Park on Mahoning Avenue in Warren
The Buddy Walk is a 1-mile walk held by Putting Downs First to celebrate those with Down syndrome.
For more information and to register, visit their website

North East Ohio Century Cycling Event
Sept. 17
Registration from 7-11 a.m. with different routes to choose from
Starting at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds Banquet Center, 899 Everett Cortland Hull Rd., Cortland
NEOC is famous for its “all you can eat” homemade cookies
For more information and to register, visit their website

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