Local festivals and fairs
Here are some of the events happening in the region from May to September. The Vindicator will update our events weekly throughout the summer. E-mail your events to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER FUN/fairs and festivals
Dulci-More Festival 16, 7-10 Fri., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat. and Sun., BSA Camp McKinley, 37748 Furnace Road, Lisbon. (330) 332-4420.
Pride Youngstown parade and festival, 1-10, West Federal Street.
St. Joseph Parish Festival, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown. Nightly drawings, polka mass, fireworks, rummage sale. (330) 793-9988.
St. Joseph the Provider Parish Festival, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell. Homemade ethnic food, homemade wine contest, Chinese raffle, rides, polka Mass, live polka entertainment. (330) 755-0266.
St. Pius X Parish Festival, 1401 Moncrest Drive N.W., Warren. Games, rides, ethnic foods, casino, Chinese auction, Texas Hold ‘em tournament, raffle, live entertainment nightly. (330) 394-7307.
Salvation Army Music Festival, 11-8, Moose Mercantile, 6885 state Route 5, Lisbon. Music by Vertical Limits (bluegrass), Hired Hands (Celtic, folk, Canadian folk), Dulci-More (American Folk), Leap of Faith (Christian Rock), Salem Quaker City Band (marches and pops), Night Moves (70s, 80s rock classics), Abby Road (Beatle’s music), Kross Creek (modern country). Fair style food and drinks, rib cook off, petting zoo and pony rides. Elvis impersonator, bagpipes and Morrissey Family Singers between band changeovers. (330) 420-0840.
St. Nicholas Parish Festival, , 764 Fifth St., Struthers. Kid’s night Wed. Texas Hold’em cash tables 6-11 Thursday and other days; Del Sinchak Band, 6-10 Fri.; Polka Mass with Eddie Valus, 4 and music 6-8 Sat.; Guys Without Ties, 6-9 Sunday. Admission: $2, 12 and under free. (330) 755-9819.
St. Charles Borromeo Parish Festival, 7345 Westview at Route 224, Boardman. (330) 758-2325.
Celebrate Poland, Strawberry Festival and Firemen’s Parade, fireworks, food vendors, raffles and music Friday. Poland Idol Contest, noon Sat. at gazebo, craft show, Chalk Art Festival, 4 p.m. Civil War wedding; Lamplight Tour of Riverside Cemetery. Civil War camp for entire weekend.
22nd annual Arts & Crafts in the Park, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Centennial Park, E. Pershing St., Salem (one block south of East State St.) Rain or Shine. Lunch and Chinese auction will be at Pavilion 1(330) 332-5512.
St. Ambrose Parish Festival, 10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville. (330) 527-4535.
Cafe Cimmento Street Festival, downtown Youngstown.
St. Christine Parish Festival, 3165 S. Schenley, Youngstown. Rides, food, dinners nightly, fireworks, fun for all ages. (330) 792-3829.
St. Luke Parish Festival, 5235 South Ave., Boardman. Thu. Family night, kids 12 and under free, homemade food, Chinese auction every night. (330) 782-9783.
Jazz and Wine Festival, East Federal Street, Youngstown.
Summer Festival of the Arts, 10-7 Sat., 11-5 Sun., Youngstown State University and surrounding neighborhoods. (330) 941-2307 or www.ysu.edu/sfa
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Festival, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles. Basket raffle, nightly entertainment, rides, games, fireworks, homemade food, drawings, raffle. Mass and procession 5 p.m. July 10. (330) 652-5825.
St. Joseph Parish Festival and Ox Roast, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Truck and tractor pulls, food, rides, games, contests, indoor casino, live bands, family fun for all ages. (330) 274-2253 or www.stjosephmantua.com
22nd annual Victorian Weekend Festival, 10 a.m. Sat., Grand Victorian Parade; activities noon-9 Friday, 10-5 Sat.; Sat. evening, 7-10 Victorian Ball in Courthouse Rotunda, dance or watch; 11-5, Sunday, classic, antique car and motorcycle cruise in; music by the Mudd Brothers. Sponsored by Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce. (724) 662-4185.
Pig Iron Street Festival, North Phelps Street, Downtown Youngstown.
St. Rose Parish Festival, 48 E. Main St., Girard. 6-11 Th., Radio 106 and Rhythm Nation; 6-11 Fri., The Sensations; 5-11 Sat., The House Band; 4-11 Sun., Rudy & the Professionals and Girard Community Dixieland Band, fireworks 11 p.m. Daily: amusement rides, homemade food. (330) 545-4351.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Festival, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown. Italian auction, music, scholarship breakfast, homemade winemaking contest, bocce tournament, Little Prince and Princess contest, Raggs the Clown, kiddie land, 50/50 raffle, 16 food vendors, free parking and shuttle service, crafts, $3 daily admission or $5 for four day pass. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Make check payable to Mt. Carmel Festival and mail to 35 W. McKinley Way, Poland, 44514. Call (330) 757-2779 for questions. Church phone: (330) 743-4144, or www.ciaopromotions.com
July 29-Aug. 1
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, Italian food, music, entertainment. Central Square, downtown.
Carnation City Festival, Carnation Mall, Alliance. Rib fest, musical entertainment, www.carnationcityfestival.com
June 29-July 4
Trumbull County Fair, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, 899 Everett Hull Road, Cortland. Includes: food, racing, entertainment, animals, rides and more. (330) 637-6010 or www.trumbullcountyfair.com
Carnation City Festival, 9 a.m., Tannenhauf Golf Club, Golf scramble for men and women; flower show, quilt guild sewing demo and display; Glamorgan Castle, Haines House and Mabel Hartzell House tours; fishing derby, queen pageant at high school; vintage baseball game at Glamorgan grounds; cruise in at Doug’s Clssic ‘57; ice cream socials at Community Care Center, Bel Air Senior Living Community, McCrea Manor, Roselawn Terrace, Canterbury Villa, Altercare of Alliance, Alterra Sterling House; junior sports events at high school; Beech Creek Butterflly House & Gardens; style show and luncheon at Mt. Union College Price Campus Center; musical entertainment at Silver Park; hot air balloons in Silver Park; pet show at Silver Park; grand parade, fireworks; triathalon/duathalon from West Branch State Park to Alliance High School; history hike at Mt. Union College Nature Center. www.carnationcityfestival.com for more information.
St. Matthias Parish Festival, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown. Mahoning Valley Slovak Fest. Polka fest, Eddie Vallus and Del Sinchak bands, dancing, Slovak food, gas raffle, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, kid’s games. (330) 788-5082.
Warren-Italian-American Heritage Festival, 11-11 daily, Warren Courthouse Square. Thursday: Bocce tournament begins; Tiny King and Queen Pageant, Miss Italian Pageant. Fri.: Kick-off breakfast speaker, Dr. Lopalla. Sat.: Wine taste competition; pasta sauce contest, cultural exhibits, Morra Tournament. Special music by: Tenor Aaron Caruso, The Goodfellow Band, Rocky Fiorentino, Angela Lobianca; comedian Pat Cappuzzi. Sun.: parade.
Gathering of the Irish Clans, St. Maron’s Pavilion, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown. Irish music, food, dance, beverages and merchandise.
Vexfest 7, noon-2 a.m., Downtown Youngstown. Acoustic, alternative, Avant-garde, classic rock, electronic dance DJ, folk, hip-hop, rap, jam band, metal, pop, punk, reggae, rock, singer/songwriter, soul, spoken word and urban R&B.
Brier Hill Italian Festival, Calvin and Victoria streets, Youngstown. Music, food, dancing and vendors. (330) 793-7293.
Canfield Fair, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily, Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield. Daily, music, food, rides, games, exhibits and entertainment. Wed., cheerleading demonstrations; Thu. 11 a.m., band concert; Fri., 8 p.m., demolition derby; Sat., 7 p.m. truck and tractor pull; Sun., 8 p.m., Hank Williams Jr. and George Jones (tickets on sale June 8). www.canfieldfair.com
Grey to Green Festival, Wick Park, North Side, Youngstown.