Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
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.
2015 Car Tunes on Main 11:00 am
2015 Car Tunes on Main @ Main Street, Findlay, Ohio
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
 
2
St. Louis Parish Annual Summer Festival 11:00 am
St. Louis Parish Annual Summer Festival @ St. Louis Catholic Church
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Join St. Louis Catholic Church for delicious homemade food; barbecue chicken prepared by the Milton Township Fire Department, Mexican food prepared by Martinez family, and burgers, brats, and fries! A $3,000 grand prize on the combination ticket, 8 o’clock raffle, handcrafted items and baked goods at the country store, kids games, Bingo, children’s pedal pull at 2 p.m., corn hole tournament at 4 p.m. DJ at 7 p.m. Rain or shine, it’s always a good time! Everything under tents.
3
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
4
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 4 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Oakwoods @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Oakwoods! Venture through the woods, prairies, meadows, and Aurand Run! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 6-8. Register with $30 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Bluffton Fireworks 9:30 pm
Bluffton Fireworks @ Bluffton Community Swimming Pool
Aug 4 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bluffton’s fireworks, postponed in late June due to the weather, is rescheduled for 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Bluffton’s National Night Out celebration at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool. The fireworks will cap off the National Night Out. The display should last between 20 and 30 minutes. The National Night Out and fireworks will take place on Snider Road, Bluffton.
5
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II
Eye on the Target with Archery – Session II @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve - Dold Lake
Aug 5 all-day
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archery? Come out for an hour-long, four-day archery series, led by a certified archery instructor. All necessary equipment and targets will be provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of archery along with safety measures while shooting arrows at several targets, using a compound bow. Classes will be held at the Oakwoods Nature Preserve, Dold Lake. Classes are separated by age at the following times: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., ages 9-11; 11 a.m. to noon, ages 12-14; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., ages 15-17; and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., ages 18 and up. Register with $20 per person for session I by noon on Tuesday, June 2, and session II by noon on Monday, July 27; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office. For questions, contact Lisa Bogard at lbogard@hancockparks.com.
6
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings 6:00 pm
Art in the Park: Plein Air Gatherings @ Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This program is open to all artists, from professional to interested and enthusiastic amateurs, who use any medium conducive to working outdoors. Plan to bring supplies and equipment needed and dress for ground and weather conditions. A coordinator will be available during each session to answer questions. In the case of inclement weather, the session will be cancelled. Recommended for teens and adults.
Mound Park neighborhood picnic 6:00 pm
Mound Park neighborhood picnic @ Mound Park
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm
Residents of the Mound Park area will hold their 73rd annual neighborhood picnic at 6 p.m. Thursday in Mound Park. Neighbors are asked to bring two dishes to share as well as table service and lawn chairs. Residents of Park Avenue should bring a dessert, residents of Mound Street a hot dish and residents of South Cory Street a cold dish; with the second dish their choice. Lemonade, iced tea, water and Dietsch’s ice cream will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to invite old neighbors and friends. If it rains, the picnic will be held in the Dock at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St. For more information, call co-hosts the Carsons at 419-423-9316 or the Wards at 567-525-4691.
7
2015 Carey Fest
2015 Carey Fest @ Downtown Carey, Ohio
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
 
Arlington Village Festival
Arlington Village Festival @ Arlington Village Park
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
Visit Arlington for the revival of the Homecoming Festival, renamed the Arlington Village Festival! Plenty is planned this weekend! On Friday, the festival willl kick-off with a parade through Downtown Arlington. Make sure you family visits the Kids Zone that will have carnival rides, inflatables, and much more! For teens in 7th–12th grade there will be a Punt Pass competition at 4 and a Dodgeball Tournament beginning at 8! The Cornhole Tournament will take place at 8 p.m. with registration at 7, and the Adult Zone with a beer garden and DJ will be open from 7–11 p.m. On Saturday, kick off the day with a 5K Color Run at 9 a.m., make sure you register at 8 a.m.! The Kids Zone will be open from 4–11 p.m. with a Kiddie Parade at 6. Craft Vendors will be on site from 4–10 p.m. and the highlight of the festival will be the concerts! At 4 p.m. don’t miss Sean Williams, followed by Nashville Crush at 7 p.m.! Tickets for the concert are just $5 and pre-sale tickets are available at Appleseed IGA, Jac & Do’s-Arlington, and Commercial Savings Bank in Arlington.
Farmers and Merchants Picnic
Farmers and Merchants Picnic @ War Memorial Park
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
The Farmers and Merchants Picnic, also known as the F&M Picnic, is one of the oldest festivals in Ohio. Started in 1913, the picnic has become a two day affair with live music and tractor and truck pulls on Friday followed by a full day of entertainment, midway style events, food and people.
Riley Creek Festival
Riley Creek Festival @ Pandora, Ohio
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day
The 2015 Riley Creek Festival will be held Aug. 7 and 8 in Pandora. A car show begins Aug. 7 at 4 p.m., followed by a burnout at dusk on the corner of Jefferson and Main streets. A parade will take place at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8; a football scrimmage featuring the Pandora-Gilboa High School Rockets team will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 In conjunction with the 2015 Riley Creek Festival, an open house will be held at the Riley Township District Number 3, Bridenbaugh School in Pandora from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8. The building has been fully restored and is on the National Register of Historical Places. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lloyd Harnishfager, local historian and author, will be at the school to talk about life in the Black Swamp. Members of the Bridenbaugh family will be available to talk about the history of the school and the restoration project. The school is located on Putnam County 6, two miles north of Pandora off Ohio 12. There is no admission charge and families are welcome. For more information, call Dale Bridenbaugh at 419-384-3374 or Daryl Bridenbaugh at 419-384-3371.
Flag City Balloon Fest 8:00 am
Flag City Balloon Fest @ Emory Adams Park
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Flag City Balloon Fest is a free community event celebrating its 15th year. This event is sponsored by local businesses. The Kids Fair is open Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Opening ceremonies begin Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a balloon flight following at 6 p.m. Welcoming Ceremonies and Scholarship Presentation Saturday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the balloons take flight at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 7 a.m. Classic Car Show Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Get an autograph from the pilots from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. Another highlight of the celebration each year includes the illumination of the balloons on Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. Events include a 5k walk/run, kid’s activities, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides, corn hole tournament, food and so much more!
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend 8:00 am
Two-Day Safari Through Riverbend @ Riverbend Park
Aug 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Get ready to explore the trails and habitats at Riverbend. Plan to venture through the woods, meadows and explore the Blanchard River! Bring a sack lunch and a drink each day. Dress to get dirty! Required to be ages 9-12. Register with $30 by 4:30 PM on Monday, August 3; a medical form is required and available online or at the park office.
8
2015 Corn City Festival
2015 Corn City Festival @ Deshler, Ohio
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day
 
Flag City Balloon Fest 8:00 am
Flag City Balloon Fest @ Emory Adams Park
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Flag City Balloon Fest is a free community event celebrating its 15th year. This event is sponsored by local businesses. The Kids Fair is open Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Opening ceremonies begin Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a balloon flight following at 6 p.m. Welcoming Ceremonies and Scholarship Presentation Saturday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the balloons take flight at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 7 a.m. Classic Car Show Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Get an autograph from the pilots from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. Another highlight of the celebration each year includes the illumination of the balloons on Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. Events include a 5k walk/run, kid’s activities, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides, corn hole tournament, food and so much more!
Kids in the Park: Nature Hike 1:00 pm
Kids in the Park: Nature Hike @ Aeraland Recreation Area
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bring the kids out to explore the trails of Aeraland! Venture around the pond in search of some big bullfrogs that tend to sun themselves along the water banks. Locate a red-winged black bird’s nest tucked away in the cattails or spot some monarch butterflies that like to flutter around the prairies. All ages welcome!
9
Flag City Balloon Fest 8:00 am
Flag City Balloon Fest @ Emory Adams Park
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Flag City Balloon Fest is a free community event celebrating its 15th year. This event is sponsored by local businesses. The Kids Fair is open Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Opening ceremonies begin Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. with a balloon flight following at 6 p.m. Welcoming Ceremonies and Scholarship Presentation Saturday at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, the balloons take flight at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and on Sunday at 7 a.m. Classic Car Show Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Get an autograph from the pilots from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. Another highlight of the celebration each year includes the illumination of the balloons on Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. Events include a 5k walk/run, kid’s activities, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides, corn hole tournament, food and so much more!
10
Discover Story: Around the Pond 10:00 am
Discover Story: Around the Pond @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am
Join the park district for a story to see who lives around the pond! After the story, venture out on a hike to search for life around Shank Lake. Kids can plan on fun crafts and activities after the hike! This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3-6 with an adult; other aged siblings welcome.
11
12
13
14
2015 Fort Fest
2015 Fort Fest @ Fort Jennings Park
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day
 
15
No Child Left Indoors 8:30 am
No Child Left Indoors @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join the Hancock Park District and Pheasants Forever for a morning filled with youth outdoor adventures as they test their skills and talents! No Child Left Indoors is part of a national movement to reach a generation of young people fixated on electronics, to get them outdoors. This event is focused on reversing the trend of inactivity and obesity in today’s youth and actively engaging them in outdoor recreational activities. These outdoor adventures will educate youth about the importance of nature and conservation with hopes of fostering tomorrow’s leaders and conservation-minded citizens. Activities will include: a nature program, fishing, archery, canoeing & kayaking, BB and shotgun shooting, and much more! Light refreshments will be provided by Whitetails Unlimited. Recommended for ages 6-17 with an adult companion.
Back Street Festival 10:00 am
Back Street Festival @ Hancock Historical Museum
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The annual family favorite includes a vintage car show of exclusively pre-WWII vehicles, quilt show, ice cream social, chicken BBQ, children’s activities, live music, and tours of the museum campus. Tickets for the BBQ are pre-sale only, available July 26-August 12). This event is free and open to the public.
Findlay Pride Picnic 12:00 pm
Findlay Pride Picnic @ Riverside Park
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm
The Findlay Pride Picnic will be held at noon Saturday in the former dance hall at Riverside Park. Hot dogs, bratwurst and hamburgers will be provided; those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. The family picnic is sponsored by Spectrum of Findlay, an LGBT group that supports local charities and works toward better relations between the community and the LGBT population.
Movie Night in Mount Blanchard 6:30 pm
Movie Night in Mount Blanchard @ Downtown Mount Blanchard
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
A movie and fun night will be hosted by the Beautification Committee of Mount Blanchard on the town square from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Activities such as Candy Bar Bingo, cornhole and a bounce house will be available from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The bounce house will cost 50 cents per person. There will also be music at the event. The movie will begin at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to the square. Kimmel’s chicken barbecue will also have dinners for sale for $8. The dinners include a half chicken, two sides and a roll. Tickets for the dinner will be available at Liberty Convenience, The Hair Stop, The Food Center and the pool. Desserts will be sold for extra charge.
Astrophotography 9:00 pm
Astrophotography @ Riverbend Park
Aug 15 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Millstream Astronomy Club’s, Tom Fretz, will present a program on Astrophotography. He will show his photographs and explain how anyone can capture photos of the night sky. Participants will have the opportunity to look at Saturn and other objects in the sky through their telescopes and binoculars or feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome!
16
17
18
19
20
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling 7:00 pm
Art in the Park: Nature Journaling @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 20 @ 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.
21
22
23
24
Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals 10:00 am
Wee Ones: Nocturnal Animals @ Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am
See what animals make the darkness their day and discover how they survive at night! Hear a story, make a craft, and enjoy activities that relate to these nighttime creatures. This event will take place at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Recommended for ages 3 and under with an adult; other age siblings welcome.
25
26
27
28
29
30
31