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Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series 12:00 pm
Monthly Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series @ Hancock Historical Museum
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Fourth of July Fireworks – Findlay 4:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks – Findlay @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm
Findlay’s free fireworks show will begin at dusk Friday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 4 p.m., and food and live music will be available prior to the fireworks. Findlay will also have a Fourth of July parade on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m., on Main Street. This is Findlay’s fastest-growing parade and will include military personnel, veterans, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services. Floats can line up at the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and South Main Street at 9 a.m. Judging for the float contest will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Fourth of July Fireworks – Bowling Green 9:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks – Bowling Green @ Bowling Green State University Intramural Fields
Jul 3 @ 9:00 pm
The community fireworks display will begin at dusk Friday at the Bowling Green State University Intramural Fields. The Bowling Green Community Band will perform at 8 p.m. on the Mileti Alumni Center Lawn.
Fourth of July Fireworks – Fostoria 9:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks – Fostoria @ Foundation Park
Jul 3 @ 9:00 pm
Fostoria’s celebration will take place Friday at Foundation Park. Fireworks will begin at dusk, and food vendors will be open from 5 p.m. on. The park will also host a “vintage baseball game” at 6 p.m. and the fourth annual Fostoria’s Got Talent contest at 8 p.m. Registration for the contest starts at 7 p.m.
Fourth of July Fireworks – Upper Sandusky 9:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks – Upper Sandusky @ Upper Sandusky High School
Jul 3 @ 9:00 pm
A fireworks display is scheduled for dusk Friday at Upper Sandusky High School, 800 N. Sandusky Ave.
Fourth of July Fireworks – Perrysburg 10:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks – Perrysburg @ Fort Meigs State Memorial
Jul 3 @ 10:00 pm
Perrysburg’s annual Star Spangled Banner fireworks display will kick off at 10 p.m. Friday at Fort Meigs State Memorial. Daytime events, including carnival rides, games, food and crafts, begin at 3 p.m. The event closes at midnight.
Fourth of July Parade – Findlay 11:00 am
Fourth of July Parade – Findlay @ Downtown Findlay
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am
Findlay’s free fireworks show will begin at dusk Friday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 4 p.m., and food and live music will be available prior to the fireworks. Findlay will also have a Fourth of July parade on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m., on Main Street. This is Findlay’s fastest-growing parade and will include military personnel, veterans, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services. Floats can line up at the intersection of Baldwin Avenue and South Main Street at 9 a.m. Judging for the float contest will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Fourth of July Fireworks – Kenton 12:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks – Kenton @ Hardin County Fairgrounds
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm
The Hardin County Fairgrounds, Kenton, will be a busy place July 4 with activities beginning at noon with a truck-to-truck tug; a car show with sign-in at 3 p.m. and the show beginning at 4 p.m.; a parade at 4 p.m.; a kids pedal tractor pull at 7 p.m.; and fireworks to end the evening. All activities are at the fairgrounds, 14134 Hardin County 140, Kenton.
Wyanstock 2015 12:00 pm
Wyanstock 2015 @ Wyandot County Fairgrounds
Jul 4 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
This year’s festival will feature area craft brews and wines, activities for the kids, more offerings from local food and arts vendors, a raffle for an Ithaca 1911 .45 pistol, and even more great local musical acts.
Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebration – Tiffin 1:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebration – Tiffin @ Hedges-Boyer Park
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm
Tiffin Park and Recreation’s Fourth of July celebration will take place at Hedges-Boyer Park, with fireworks beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday. Activities will start at 1 p.m. with swimming pool games. A kids cornhole tournament will take place at 3 p.m. and an adult cornhole tournament will follow at 5 p.m. A pet parade will be held at 5 p.m. A Big Wheel race will take place at 6 p.m. for children between the ages of 5 and 8, and a water balloon toss for people of all ages will begin at 6:30 p.m. A money hunt for children 11 and under will start at 7 p.m. and a live band will also perform at that time.
Red, White and KABOOM 2:00 pm
Red, White and KABOOM @ Promenade Park
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm
Toledo’s Red, White and KABOOM will feature an array of music, food, fireworks and activities at the downtown Promenade Park on the riverfront. Activities will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $3 for adults beginning at 4 p.m. and is free for all children under 6. Soft drinks, food and beer will be available for sale at the event. An R&B performance by The Jamm Band featuring Bruce Sims will begin around 4 p.m., followed by a country performance by Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach at 6 p.m., and will conclude with an act from Port Clinton, The Together Band, at 8 p.m. The fireworks show is set to begin around 10 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Imagination Station. No outside food, beverages, backpacks, coolers, tents, canopies, bikes, skateboards, skates or pets will be allowed inside the park during the event.
Fourth of July Fireworks – McComb 9:00 pm
Fourth of July Fireworks – McComb @ McComb Community Park
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of the McComb Veterans of Foreign Wars organization will host fireworks at the McComb Community Park at dusk Saturday. The fireworks will be moved to Sunday in case of inclement weather.
Star Spangled Spectacular 10:00 pm
Star Spangled Spectacular @ Faurot Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 pm
Lima’s Star Spangled Spectacular will light its fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday in Faurot Park. Activities during the day will include a Freedom 5k run and walk, mechanical rides, recreational sports tournaments and live entertainment. The Lima Symphony Orchestra will perform during the fireworks display.
Children’s Museum of Findlay Birthday Bash 12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Findlay Birthday Bash @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jul 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come celebrate The Children’s Museum of Findlay’s birthday! It has been a whole year since the museum opened in the mall and the museum wants to share its happiness with the community! There will be activities such as: face painting, bouncy house, food, games, train rides, a children’s band, and prizes. Admission to the birthday bash does not include the activities; there will be tickets sold separately for all activities.
Tree Town Festival
Tree Town Festival @ Gormley Park
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day
The 2015 Tree Town Festival will be held Friday through Sunday in Gormley Park in Forest. The annual festival is sponsored by the Forest Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service. This year’s proceeds will go toward Gormley Park improvements. The festival will begin with food booths opening at 5 p.m. Friday. Homemade chicken and noodles will be featured. Amusements and rides also open at 5 p.m. A $15 wristband special will be available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, led by parade grand marshal Peggy Vanderpool and Joann Gault, the Community Spirit Award winner. Opening ceremonies will be held immediately after the parade at the park’s front entrance, where the winners of the festival king, queen, princess and baby contests will be announced. The Hardin County Museum will host a Civil War 150th anniversary celebration at the log cabin along with children’s activities Friday evening and Saturday. Kenton Elks Lodge 157 will sponsor bingo and a casino will be open after the parade. Other events for the evening will include the 11th annual Classic Car and Truck Cruise-In Rally, the Tree Town Trot 5K run, the Tree Town Idol karaoke contest and a demonstration by the Riverdale band cheerleaders. Musical entertainment will feature Sean Williams Acoustic Jam on the small stage at the center of the park. Crash Combat games and laser tag will be offered Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, the festival will reopen at 8 a.m. with several sporting events including three-on-three basketball, four-on-four volleyball and cornhole tournaments. There will be a fishing derby for children ages 3-16, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1082, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Kids Got Talent, for children ages 6-17, will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Participants may contact Jolene Kearns at 419-273-1471 to enter. At 1:30 p.m., the National Kiddie Tractor Pull will begin registering participants. The pull will begin at 2 p.m. Rides open at noon Saturday with a $15 wristband promotion from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Forest Police Department will provide a firearms presentation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Healthy Lifestyles Coalition will hold a Healthy Horse Derby for children ages 3-5 at the main stage from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office will give a K-9 demonstration from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Draper the Magician will perform at the small stage in the center of the park. Barbecued chicken and pork dinners, cooked on site, will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. Cow patty bingo will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday with two cows roaming the grid. Each cow will “deposit” a patty worth $500, and each ticket is good for two chances to win the $500. Tickets are $5 each and are available from all Forest firefighters and emergency medical service members, as well as from Forest businesses or by calling the department at 419-273-2520. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Joey Vasquez Band will provide live musical entertainment at the small stage. Festival Feud will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday. The entry is at least one festival drawing ticket purchased when contestants register for the game. Each ticket is put into a hamper and contestants are chosen by the festival royalty. Contestants may purchase as many entry tickets as desired, thus increasing the chances of being drawn to participate in the game. Let’s Make a Deal will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will award over $5,000 in cash and prizes. The fee for Let’s Make a Deal is a purchase of 10 festival tickets. All the tickets purchased for Festival Feud and Let’s Make a Deal will go into the festival drawing for the on-ground prizes and Big Money Draw on Saturday evening. At 10:30 p.m. Saturday, there will be a fireworks display and after the fireworks, drawings for $200, $400 and $600 will be held. The fireworks will be shot to the south of the park, on the south side of East Daisy Street in an open field. Signs will be posted at key intersections directing visitors to the best viewing areas. On Sunday, the 10th annual Community Church in the Park service will feature guest speaker John Godwin from the “Duck Dynasty” show. There will be a meet-and-greet with Godwin at 10 a.m. and services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Some seating will be available but those attending may want to bring lawn chairs. Lunch will be available from noon to 1 p.m. If it rains, the service will be held in the Riverdale School gymnasium at 20613 Ohio 37. Some spaces are still available for crafters and artists. The cost has been lowered to $30 per 10-foot by 10-foot area. Vendors that have already signed a contract will be refunded the difference. Vendors will need to provide their own tent or canopy and there will be one 110 outlet provided. Vendors can bring crafts to sell, but must have some craft in progress while at the festival as demonstration. Crafters interested in remaining for a third day will not be charged for Sunday. Anyone interested is asked to send an email to or call 419-273-2520. For more information about the festival, call the department at 419-273-2520, search “Tree Town Festival” at or visit
Bascom Firefighters Festival
Bascom Firefighters Festival @ Meadowbrook Park
Jul 11 all-day
Classics on Main Car Show 8:00 am
Classics on Main Car Show @ Downtown Bowling Green
Jul 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Motor on over to downtown Bowling Green on Saturday, July 11 to experience the American love affair with cars at the 14th annual Classics on Main Car Show. Hundreds of cars dating from the 1920s to next year’s model will line Main Street in an event that showcases great cars of yesterday, today and tomorrow. More than 50 trophies will be awarded in a ceremony presided over by Bowling Green Mayor Dick Edwards. Two new judged categories have been added this year in response to requests from exhibitors: Street Rods and Special Interest Vehicles. The Special Interest category includes race cars, kit cars, highly modified cars and trucks, and rat rods. Vehicle registration and parking is from 8 a.m. to noon, with judging and awards from 12-4 in the afternoon. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis so exhibitors are urged to arrive as close to 8 a.m. as possible. Vehicle exhibitors receive various perks and are eligible for door prizes donated by local businesses and regional sports teams. While the vehicles are the main attraction, public address games and concessions add to the festival nature of the event. Kaity Kinloch, appearing as Marilyn Monroe, will be available for photographs in a fundraiser supporting the event. Photo prints are $5 each.
Mazza Museum Summer Conference
Mazza Museum Summer Conference @ Mazza Museum
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day
Join the Mazza Museum for their 21st annual Summer Conference! Featuring artists Rafael Lopez, Mark Teague, Jonathon Bean, Aaron Becker, Elisha Cooper, David Costello, Sophie Blackall, Steve Johnson, Lou Fancher, and Deborah Freedman. The Children’s Book Writing strand is back again this year and, as always, the “discount” book sale and autographing by the artist/authors. For more information visit the Mazza Museum’s website.
Monday painting class 6:00 pm
Monday painting class @ Putnam County District Library - Columbus Grove Branch
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm
A painting class will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove branch. Jeanne Beutler will be the instructor. Participants will paint a bird using watercolors. The fee is $10 per person which includes all supplies. Space is limited. To register, call 419-659-2355.
Paint and Sip 6:00 pm
Paint and Sip @ Bluffton Sportsmen's Club
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bluffton Family Recreation will host a paint and sip event from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bluffton Sportsmen’s Club. Registration includes supplies, snacks and a glass of wine. To register call 419-358-4150.
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join artist, naturalist and park volunteer Sharon Hammer Baker for a workshop that will explore nature journaling techniques, including observation skills, sketching, drawing, painting and writing. Work from live and mounted wildlife as well as from fresh and collected materials from the parks to enhance your experience. Participants should bring their own sketch book and art supplies. Recommended for teens and adults.
Farm Solar Power Twilight Tour 7:00 pm
Farm Solar Power Twilight Tour @ McBride Farm
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A Farm Solar Power Twilight Tour will be held at Jerry McBride’s farm in Dola from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the County Twilight Tour program. The event will allow time to see first-hand a recently installed and operating solar power system. There will also be a presentation inside the barn. Participants can also bring a copy of their electric bill to the program if they would like a basic solar assessment provided at no charge. Refreshments will be provided.
Fostoria Summer Fest
Fostoria Summer Fest @ Downtown Fostoria
Jul 17 – Jul 18 all-day
Visit Fostoria Summer Fest! Live music Friday and Saturday nights, wine tasting on Friday night, a 5K run, petting zoo, farmer’s market and more!
2015 Kansas Firemen’s Festival
2015 Kansas Firemen’s Festival @ Kansas Volunteer Firefighter Department building
Jul 18 all-day
Bradner Festival
Bradner Festival @ Bradner, Ohio
Jul 18 all-day
Car show starts at 8 a.m.; awards at 3 p.m. Trophies for top 20 cars and trucks sponsored by Mad Dawg Bar & Grill. Parade at noon, Lakota Band Playing at 1:30 p.m., Auction at 3 p.m., Bradner Fire Department Ox Roast starts at 5:30 p.m., bike give away at 6 p.m., basket raffle at 6:30 p.m., memorial run/walk at 6:30 p.m., children one-mile fun run at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk. All Day Children’s games by Bradner Cub Scouts Pack 343, food vendors, crafters and more.
Tri-State Rhythm and Rib Fest 8:30 am
Tri-State Rhythm and Rib Fest @ Putnam County Fairgrounds
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am
The 2015 Tri-State Rhythm & Ribfest is coming to the Putnam County Fairgrounds in Ottawa, Ohio on July 18, 2015! This year’s Rib Fest will be a one-of-kind festival that will feature premier BBQ restaurants and vendors from the Ohio Tri-State area. This yearly one-day event includes: Rib Eating Contest, Live Music, Wine Tasting, Car Show, and much more. This event is for all ages. Schedule of events:
AMA Painting Class 11:00 am
AMA Painting Class @ The Children’s Museum of Findlay
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Awakening Minds Art will present an acrylic painting class at CMF! All needed supplies and instruction will be provided.
Flag City Morning Rotary 7:30 am
Flag City Morning Rotary
Jul 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay meeting 9:30 am
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay meeting @ St. John’s Lutheran Church
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Ohio Star Quilters of Findlay will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1701 Tiffin Ave. Quilters will make veterans’ quilts following patterns demonstrated at the June meeting, and are asked to bring red, white and blue fabrics to the meeting. Assistance will be provided. Those attending can bring a sack lunch and continue quilting following lunch. Anyone interested in quilting is invited to attend. For more information, call Nancy Curtis at 419-308-0926.
Mount Blanchard Community Pool Party 7:00 pm
Mount Blanchard Community Pool Party @ Mount Blanchard Community Pool
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A free swim, games and musical entertainment will be offered at the Mount Blanchard community pool on July 22 from 7-9 p.m., weather permitting. Grilled sandwiches will be available for purchase along with other snacks at the concession stand. Games for all ages will begin at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by local musicians Pastor Jan and Mark Johnson. The event is sponsored by the social concerns group and is open to all ages! Please call Jackie Porcello at 419-306-3073 for further information.
Vanlue Fest
Vanlue Fest @ Vanlue Community Park
Jul 23 – Jul 25 all-day
Plan to stop by the Vanlue Festival for a weekend of fun! There will be different competitions, kids rides, games, vendors, plenty of events and fun for the whole family!
Hamler SummerFest
Hamler SummerFest @ Hamler Community Park
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day
Polka, German food and beer, a 5K run, cornhole tournament and more! Under roof with open seating. No carry-ins. Food and beverages available. All proceeds benefit the Hamler Community Park System.
Red Cross B*A*S*H 7:00 pm
Red Cross B*A*S*H @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
After Rally in the Alley, head over to the Hancock County Fairgrounds for an evening of army-inspired fun for summer’s best party! Tons of fun and entertainment including: Live music by Tongue ‘N Groove with special guests Chaos Golden Corral Mess Hall Fun & games in the ‘Swamp’ Rosie’s Bar And much more! Tickets are just $5; kids 11 and under are $2, children in strollers are free.
Good Ole Summertime Festival 8:00 am
Good Ole Summertime Festival @ Downtown North Baltimore
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
A North Baltimore tradition for over 30 years, this annual festival is always held on the last Saturday of July in downtown North Baltimore. The day begins with a golf tournament which benefits the North Baltimore Alumni Association Scholarship Fund and a 5K Run/Walk. Also enjoy a variety of music at the gazebo. This year includes One-A-Chord, an a capella doo-wop band from Barnesville, and Chardon Polka Band, a polka band with a rock n roll attitude. The 2015 car show benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio. There is also a corn hole tournament, bingo, crafts/retail/flea market, great food, beer tent, rides, kids events and more. The day ends at the North Baltimore Village Park with the a firework show!
Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show
Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 30 – Aug 2 all-day
Thousands of things to see and do at the Northwest Ohio Antique Machinery Association’s 44th Anniversary Show, this year featuring Oliver tractors and Maytag engines. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.
2015 McComb Cookie Festival
2015 McComb Cookie Festival @ McComb, Ohio
Jul 31 – Aug 2 all-day
The annual festival will include a parade, food vendors, kids games, softball tournaments, ham/chicken barbecue, a raffle and much more! For more information, call Nedra Aller at 419-293-2562 or Everett Latta at 419-293-3802.
Kids Dream Day 12:00 pm
Kids Dream Day @ Hancock County Fairgrounds
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hancock County Farm Bureau is making kids’ (and adults’!) dreams come true with its first annual Kids Dream Day Event. Channel your “inner farmer” and drive a new full-size tractor on the fairgrounds track and test your maneuverability skills on the farm equipment obstacle course. All proceeds benefit the Hancock County Humane Society. $5/person or $10/family, free for Farm Bureau members.