Summer festivals and events 2017

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

Are we missing something? Send us your summer 2017 festival or event information.

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 St. Parking Deck
For more information, visit their website

Idora Neighborhood Farmers Market
Every Tuesday from 4:30-7 p.m. from June 6 – Oct. 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 Aug. 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 Sept. 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

The Artisan Farmer’s Market at Woodworth Park
Every Friday, June 16 – Sept. 15, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
255 Warren Ave., Poland
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.

Vienna Twp. Free Sunday Concerts
Sundays at 6 p.m., starting July 9
Vienna Twp. Bicentennial Gazebo, Warren-Sharon Road
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 Road.

MTC & Kent State Trumbull present Disney’s The Little Mermaid
July 20-30
Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m.
Sunday performance at 3 p.m.
Prices are $18 for adults, $16 for students and seniors and $14 for children under 12.

Tri County 4 Wheelers Club 4×4 Rodeo
July 28, 29 and 30.
Friday: Sand Drags Test and tune; from 6-9 p.m.
Saturday: Sand Drags for peewee and Jr. classes at noon; Sand Drags for adults at 2 p.m.
Sunday: Strip Mine Hill Climb at 10 a.m.; Obstacle Course starting at 1 p.m.
Daily admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, kids under 12 and active military are free.
For more information check out

Rockabilly Ruckus
July 28, 29 and 30.
Trumbull County Fairgrounds
A weekend car cruise, car show, swap meet, vintage dirt track racing, open track, live bands, junior and adult pinup girl contest, junior greaser contest, panel jam charity auction, interactive art circus tent, American Motor Drome Co Wall of Death Motorcycle Thrill show. Friday: noon-8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. $10 per person (Friday $5), $20 weekend pass. Children 10 and under are free. More info at

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

SummerFest 2
July 29
Farrell, PA
Presented by the Giving Back to the Community Coalition
There will be live performances by local comedians, dancers and artists, such as Slick Rick, Grand Master Dee of Whodini and Kangol Kid of UTFO.
The event is free, but in lieu of admission sponsors are asking each person to donate either school supplies, new/gently used clothing or non-perishable food items.
Everyone is asked to wear white to celebrate unity in the community and Farrell’s homecoming.

Hubbard VFW’s Annual Summer Picnic
July 29 at 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
710 W. Liberty St., Hubbard
The picnic is open to all veterans and their families. Grilled chicken, burgers and hot dogs will be provided, side dishes welcome. This will be an indoor and outdoor event.
Call 330-534-9775 for more information

Lollyhoo Kid’s Music Festival with Disney Junior
July 29 at 3 p.m.
Eastwood Mall
Disney show times are  noon and 3 p.m.  General admission is free. VIP tickets are $25 and available at

International Film Festival
July 29 from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and July 30 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
49 South Sharpsville Ave., Sharon, PA
$5 admission fee, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase
A wide variety of films will assure that there will be something for every age and interest to enjoy, as they range from fun quirky shorts and music videos to action and thrillers.
For more information, visit the event’s website or Facebook page

Fowler Market Pet Expo and Adopt-a-Thon
July 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
3385 Youngstown Kingsville Road, Cortland
There will be animal-themed vendors and products, a dog-themed sip and build, local rescues showcasing adoptable pets and area non-profit organizations providing information about their causes. Dogs can get pampered and taken care of, especially if they are suffering from cancer.

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

Lit Youngstown’s poetry readings
Aug. 2, starts at 7 p.m.
Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts in downtown Youngstown
Lit Youngstown will host three regional poets at its monthly First Wednesday Readers Series. The poets are — Jen Ashbum, Roger Craik and Jason Irwin — have works published in books and journals. The event will be followed by an open mic hosted by Brandon Noel of the Makeshift Poets of Warren. The reading is free and open to the public.

Meszaros Charitable Foundation Fund Feast
Aug. 3, beginning at 5 p.m.
Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon
Showcasing a Bavarian Fun Fest® theme, the FUNd FEAST will be complete with ethnic foods and entertainment, including performances by The Zaps Band, Grant Street Exit and the Piano Jammers Dueling Piano act. Fundraising at the event will include Chinese and silent auctions.
The Meszaros Charitable Foundation’s mission is to honor Gary by helping to improve individuals’ and families’ lives through community projects, grants and scholarships. Tickets may be purchased at or from any member of the Board of Directors.

Steel Valley Cluster AKC All-Breed Dog Shows
Aug. 3-6
Canfield Fairgrounds, $5 per vehicle
Judging begins at 8 a.m. and Best of Show judging ends between 5-6 p.m. each day
NADD Dock Diving from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday; $15 entry fee
Eye and heart health fair on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Canine Good Citizen (purebred) testing on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; $20 per dog
A large portion of the proceeds will go back to community dog clubs. Dog product vendors will be in attendance.
For more information about the entire event, visit Steel Valley Cluster’s website
For more information about judging, visit
For more information about Dock Diving, visit NADD’s website

St. Patrick Parish Festival
Aug. 3 and 4 (6-11 p.m.), Aug. 5 (5 p.m. to midnight), Aug. 6 (3-11 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.

4th annual Garden Crawl and Party on the Porch
Aug. 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Warren’s Garden District
Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is hosting the event to showcase the efforts of residents and volunteers in the Garden District making a positive change in the community. This year, TNP will have  the trolley running a continuous loop through the Garden District to showcase success in the neighborhood.

Traveling Petting Zoo
Aug. 5, 9 a.m. – noon
Canfield Dollar General on Rt. 224
Cost is a monetary donation to Canfield Operation Blessing food pantry, serving Mahoning County and receiving no government funding. Animals provided by Felger Exotics, Dwayne and Daniel Felger.

2nd annual ColorBurst5k
Aug. 5, 8 a.m. – noon
Eastwood Field
The CB5K brings people together from all parts of the Mahoning Valley community in a technicolor burst of energy and excitement. Blending color, music, and good vibes against the backdrop of a 5K fun-run. Participants can either walk, jog, or run. Race registration is now open at The  5K is a rain or shine event. Runners are encouraged to show up early for the pre-party, and the run begins at 9 A.M.

Molnar Farms fifth annual Open House
Aug. 5, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3115 E. Western Reserve Road, Poland
Meet the vendors, farm tour hayrides and more.

2nd Annual East Side Better Block
Aug. 5, noon – 5 p.m.
Lincoln Knolls Plaza in Youngstown
The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) is hosting the event. A vacant storefront in the plaza will be turned into a community space featuring an art gallery, storytelling, free haircuts, and games for kids and seniors. The parking lot will come alive with food, outdoor seating, pop-up vendors, a health fair, giveaways, dance performances, a DJ, a firetruck, a police cruiser, and a bicycle rodeo.

Lawrence County Sportsmen for Youth Field Day
Aug. 5, 7 a.m.- 3p.m.
3839 W Main St., Hillsville, PA 16132
Kids can take part in fun and educational outdoor activities such as fishing at this event, which is hosted by the Mahoning Sportsman Association in Hillsville, PA.
Free, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Austintown Fitch Concert Choir Fundraiser
Aug. 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Woodside Community Garden (at the corner of Elmwood and Rosemont avenues in Austintown, South Wickliffe area)
The concert choir will perform for about 2 hours, all to raise funds for their upcoming trip to New York City where they will perform in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Eric Whitacre, a grammy-winning composer.
The fundraiser is free and open to the public.
The choir will also be selling food, doing a 50/50 raffle and accepting donations for their trip.

Michael R. Hardesty 5K Memorial Scholarship
Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Lakeview High School
You can sign up at or

Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club Show
Aug. 6, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Boardman Park
The car club’s 39th annual car show and flea market will be held at the park. A portion of the money raised plus donations benefits Brooklyn Hostetter, a 6-year-old girl from New Waterford, who was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome.
Registration to be in the show is required by August 1. For more information, go to MVOCC’s website

Jefferson Township Fair
Aug. 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

Pancake Breakfast for Justine and girls from I-76 accident on on July 16
Aug. 6, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
First Federated Church at 10786 Mahoning Ave. in North Jackson.

Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival
Aug. 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

Family Fun Night Concert in Cortland
Aug. 11 at 5 p.m.
2787 Warren Meadville Road, Cortland, Ohio 44410.
Tickets $10 for adults, $5 for students, children five and under are free
The Victory Christian School Class of 2019 is hosting a family-friendly outdoor event. Gates open at 5 p.m., music starts at 6 p.m., with activities wrapping up at 10 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and maybe an umbrella and enjoy a relaxing evening filled with fishing, kayaking, food, music and more. Music will be provided by VCS students, a local Christian worship band, Strums and Drums, and Kossuth and the Turncoat.
For more info, please contact Dawn Carsone 330-448-6790.

5th annual African American Male Wellness Walk & Run of the Mahoning Valley
Aug. 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.

Rockin’ on the Ridge
Aug. 11-12
Ridge Ranch Campground, 5219 State Route 303, Newton Falls
Two days of bands and camping, with all proceeds going to Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. If you wish to camp, call 330-898-8080 to book your site. If you want to spend the day at the event, admittance is $5 for the day, plus donations of pet toys, pet food, blankets and towels. Food will be available, and there will be a 50/50 raffle, t-shirt sales and entertainment.

Shaker Woods Festival
Aug. 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 St. 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!

Youngstown Flea “Market For Makers”
Aug. 19, Sept. 16 and Oct. 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

Real Action Pro Wrestling “Over the Top”
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

Bands at the Baugh: After Dark
Aug. 20 from 7-10 p.m. – Spirit of the Bear & Sam Goodwill
Garden on south side of Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., 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.

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 Road, 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 Ave. 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

Menagerie concert 
Sept. 14
The night before Waterfire Sharon’s first event of 2017, Menagerie will be playing music from the 60s, 70s and 80s at Quaker Steak & Lube’s tent to benefit Buhl Park. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the evening of the concert.  Tickets are available in advance at the Buhl Park Casino (715 Hazen Road, Hermitage, PA) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, at Mark’s Music (Hermitage, PA) and Quaker Steak & Lube (Sharon, PA) during their regular business hours. For more information, visit or call 724-981-5522.

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 Ave. 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 Road, Cortland
NEOC is famous for its “all you can eat” homemade cookies
For more information and to register, visit their website