SUMMER FUN FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
4th Annual Freedom Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Riverwalk Memorial Park, New Castle, Pa. Disability Options Network will offer food, fun, activities, entertainment, vendors and disability information. 724-652-5144 or disabilityoptionsnetwork.org.
Campbell City Fest, Roosevelt Park, Campbell. CMHS alumni night is May 25. Parade at noon May 25. The 1993 state basketball and baseball champions will be present from 6 to 10 p.m. May 25. Entertainment by DJ Chico, rides, food vendors, games and nightly entertainment. Concludes with fireworks May 26. 6 to 9 p.m. Thurs.; 5 to 10 p.m. Fri.; noon to 10 p.m. Sat. and Sun.
East Palestine Street Fair, Market Street, East Palestine. Midway with games and rides, including a 60-foot Ferris Wheel. 5 to 11 p.m. May 23 and 24; 1 to 11 p.m. May 25; 1 to 9 p.m. May 26.
Dulci-More Festival 19, BSA Camp McKinley, 37748 Furnace Road, Lisbon. Concerts with folk and traditional musicians, workshops, games, food. 5 to 9:30 p.m. May 24; 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 25 and 26.
National Button Accordion Festival, Bessemer Croatian Club, 601 E. Poland Ave., Bessemer, Pa. Accordion and polka music concerts with dancing. Food and refreshments available. Admission May 24 is $8; Admission May 25 and 26 is $10. Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 24; noon to 10 p.m. May 25; noon to 9 p.m. May 26. 724-588-3786, or nationalbuttonaccordionfestival.com.
New Castle Arts Festival, Cascade Park, 1928 E. Washington St., New Castle, Pa. Games for children, magic, musical entertainment, auction, art displays, shows and demonstrations, vendors and food. “Harry Potter” movie night on May 25.; 5K Run on May 26. Free admission. Hours: noon. to 11 p.m. May 25 and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 26. ncartfest.com or 724-971-6960.
May 30-June 2
Christ the Good Shepherd Parish Festival, formerly St. Joseph the Provider, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell. Features food from Campbell churches, entertainment and carnival rides. Entertainment includes Power of Praise, 6 to 10 May 30; DJ “Chico” Gonzalez, 7 to 10 May 31; Polka Mass with Eddie Vallus, 4 p.m., and Del Sinchak, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 1; John Gabriele, 4 to 7, and Eddie Vallus Band, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. June 2.
Renova Music Festival, six area concerts celebrating the art of chamber music, including orchestras and individuals. Opening concert, 7:30 p.m. June 5, Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2200 Wilmington Road, New Castle; Family concert, 7:30 p.m. June 7, First Baptist Church, 984 W. Maitland Lane, Neshannock; Renoval Festival orchestra, 7:30 p.m. June 8, Villa Maria Center, 2015 Evergreen Road, Villa Maria; Faculty artists concert, 7:30 p.m. June 12, St. Patrick’s Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown; Young Artist Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. June 14, Mary Mother of Hope Church, 124 N. Beaver St., New Castle; Festival finale, 7:30 p.m. June 15, Villa Maria Center. Ticket prices and information at www.renovafestival.org.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Festival, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown. Rides, music nightly, polka mass 5 p.m. June 8, with Eddie Vallus, pony rides, nightly drawings, 50-50 raffle, mechanical bull riding, and fireworks to close the festival 10:30 p.m. June 9. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. June 5.; 6 to midnight June 6-9.
5th Annual Youngstown Gay Pride Festival and Parade, East Federal Street, between Market and Walnut streets, downtown Youngstown. Parade starts at noon June 8 on Woodland Ave. Food, beer tent, merchandise and entertainment. 330-799-1240 or prideyoungstown.org.
Trumbull County African-American Achievers Festival, courthouse square, 111 High St. NE, Warren. African-American culture and heritage, gospel music, rides, games, crafts, entertainment and food. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Call 330-720-2485 for questions about the talent show.
Bark ’n the Park Dog Fun Festival, Bears Den in Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dog and owner look-alike contest, games, food, pet parade, prizes, fashion show and live music by Gary Markasky. Dog registration: $10 donation includes dog bandana, dog treats and more. 330-272-7435.
Friends of the Mahoning River 2nd Annual Riverfest, noon to 4 p.m., B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Kayak and canoe rides provided by Trumbull Canoe Trails. Free admission and parking. For information, email email@example.com.
40th Annual St. Nicholas Church Festival, 764 Fifth St., Struthers. Carnival rides, door prizes, raffles, pony rides and nightly musical entertainment. 6 to 10 p.m. June 12.; 6 to 11 p.m. June 13 and 16; 6 p.m. to midnight June 14 and 15. Admission is $2; children 12 and under admitted free. www.cosparish.org.
46th Annual Tri-State Pottery Festival, Fifth St. at Broadway, downtown East Liverpool. Amusement rides, doorknob tossing competition, art show, pottery olympics, food and live entertainment. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Free admission and parking.
Simply Slavic Festival, noon to midnight, East Federal Street, Youngstown. Food, music and Slavic heritage displays. simplyslavic.org.
Mid-Summer Knights Medieval Festival, Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Medieval experience will include battling knights, royal archery, hatchet and knife throwing, horsemen, artisans, craft vendors, food and children’s activities. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. 330-372-4998.
Juneteenth 2013 Festival, Veterans Square, Farrell, Pa. Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. The Total Package Band and gospel groups will perform; talent show and music by J.B. Smooth. 724-983-2703.
26th Annual Strawberry Festival-Craft Bazaar, Jefferson Depot Village, 147 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson. 11 to 5 p.m. June 15; noon to 5 p.m. June 16. Strawberry shortcake, quilt show, entertainment, food, kids games, antique and classic-car show. 440-576-0496 or jeffersondepotvillage.org.
Cortland Lions Street Fair, along Main Street, Cortland. Nightly entertainment, rides, games, parade and more. Proceeds benefit the Cortland Lions Club. Free admission. Hours: 6 p.m. to midnight daily.
Salem Super Cruise, downtown Salem. Nightly live music and food amid the hot- rodders cruising the streets.
St. Charles Parish Festival, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman. Live entertainment and fireworks, 10 p.m. June 23. Hours: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Steel Valley Super Nationals, Quaker City Motorsports Park, 10025 W. South Range Road, Salem. June 21 is Bike Day. Entertainment includes Kick Off party June 21 with the Huckin Fillbillys 8 p.m., and Jackyl, 10 p.m.; June 22, Haymaker 8 p.m., and Skid Row 10 p.m. Drag racing will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 21, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 22 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23. Super Nats Cruise-In with Oldies 106.1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 22 will include prizes and giveaways. June 23, Top Ten Car Awards 2 p.m. and police escort to After Party at Quaker Steak and Lube, Austintown, 3 p.m. Admission $12, and kids 12 and under get in free. Preregister by May 31 for $25, which includes admission for two all weekend and unlimited runs down track. Gates open 9 a.m. each day. steelvalleysupernationals.com.
New Castle Italian Festival, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Cascade Park, 1928 E. Washington St. Food, music, dancing, bocce and fireworks. 724-656-3510.
33rd Annual Small Ships Revue, Shenango River next to Quaker Steak and Lube, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa. Boat regatta with free admission. Graphic Pink and Pipe Dreams will provide entertainment.
Celebrate Poland, Village Green, Poland. Parade at 7 p.m. June 28; 5K run June 29 10 a.m.; Poland Idol, 10:30 a.m. June 29; craft show, 9 a.m. June 29; and fireworks 10 p.m. June 29; Strawberry Festival, 5:30 p.m. June 28 at Poland.
Ellwood City 33rd Annual Festival, Ewing Park, Ellwood City, Pa. Arts, crafts, food, entertainment, 10K run, fireworks at 10:15 p.m. June 30. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 28; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 29; 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 30. ellwood-city-festival.net.
Canfield Rotary Fireworks Festival, Canfield Fairgrounds. Fireworks choreographed to music, plus entertainment and food. Gates open at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per car. Rain date is June 30. 330-793-5646.
Quaker Fake Fest, Quaker Steak and Lube, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa. Music festival featuring tribute bands such as Kid Rocked and Mini Ozzie. Free admission.
Summer Fun Festival and Cornhole Tournament, Pricetown United Methodist Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road, Newton Falls. Games for children, craft vendors, photo booth, ice-cream social and food. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Participants must register for cornhole tournament by June 15. For information or to register for tournament, call 330-654-2692, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit pricetownunitedmethodist-church.com.
St. Ambrose Parish Festival, 10692 Freedom St., Garrettsville. Food, auctions, games and raffles. Polka bands and other entertainment.
Quaker Family Fun Day, Quaker Steak and Lube, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa. Children’s games, bouncers and activities will be available. Free admission.
St. Christine Parish Festival, 3165 S. Schenley Ave., Youngstown. Rides, games, food, bingo and entertainment July 5-7. Kids night 6 to 9 p.m. July 5 with special games and food for children. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. July 4 and 5 and 4 to 11 p.m. July 6 and 7.
40th Annual Mesopotamia Ox Roast, intersection of state Route 534 and 87. Over 160 dealers and live entertainment. Each morning from 7 to 11 a.m. at the fire station, breakfast will be served. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 5 and 6., and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7 Free admission and parking. mespofire.com.
5th Annual Rib Festival, Mastropietro Winery, 14558 Ellsworth Road, Berlin Center. BBQ food presented by six local chefs. 330-547-2151 or mastropietrowinery.com.
Trumbull County Fair, Trumbull County Fairgrounds, Cortland. Grandstand entertainment includes: Dave Martin’s Bullride Mania, 7:30 p.m. July 9; auto racing 5:30 p.m. July 10 and 11; Redhead Express 6 p.m. and Savannah Jack 7:30 p.m. July 12; truck and tractor pulls, starting at 1 p.m. July 13; demo derby 5 p.m., and fireworks 10 p.m. July 14. Hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Summerfest, 220 N. Walnut St., Youngstown. Greek food and pastries, live Greek music July 12 and 13, and DJ on July 14. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 11 and 14, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 12 and 13. 330-743-5493.
Hanoverton’s Annual Peddlers Days, 10 a.m., Plymouth St. Vendors, crafts, food and entertainment. Petting zoo, ghost walk ($5) and hot-air balloon rides July 12; parade at 2 p.m., pig roast, 5 p.m., music til 10 p.m. at Pelley Park Sat.; time capsule opening at 2 p.m. June 14.
Slovenefest XXXII, SNPJ Recreation Center, Enon Valley, Pa. Miss SNPJ Pageant, polka bands, ethnic Slovenian musicians and performers, button box clubs, jam sessions and food. Noon to midnight July 12, 1 to midnight July 13, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 14. slovenefest.com.
Italian Fraternal Festival, Italian Fraternal Home, 33 W. Wilson Ave., Girard. Bands each night and fireworks July 16 at 11 p.m. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. nightly. 330-545-8972.
Summer Festival of the Arts, Youngstown State University. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14. Celebration of visual and performing arts. More than 60 local, regional and national artists at artists marketplace, music, theater and dance performances and activities. Ethnic fair, 5K run and children’s activities. Admission and parking are free. www.ysu.edu/sfa.
Early America 1890 re-enactment Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13, noon to 5 p.m. July 14, Jefferson Depot Village, 147 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson. Early craft demonstrations including candle making, dying and spinning wool, pottery and art, along with fashion shows, make-and-take crafts, entertainment, tours, contests and games. Cost is $5 for adults; children 6 and under enter free. Free parking. 614-507-5246.
Summerfest 2013, St. Luke Parish, 5235 South Ave., Boardman. Concert featuring Seven Nations, Dulahan, County Mayo and The Shaffer Brothers Irish Band. Food vendors, beverage sales. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the gate or by calling 330-519-7261. Rain or shine. Bring chairs or blankets.
80th Annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles. Food, games, beer, raffles, rides and entertainment. Free parking and free admission.
Eastwood Rib Festival, Eastwood Mall, Niles. Ribs from national vendors, play area for kids and marketplace; music by Georgia Satellites July 19, Starship July 20 and Fran Cosmo July 21; plus local band.
50th Annual St. Joseph Parish Festival, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua. Ox Roast fair with raffles, games, live entertainment, Ox Roast Idol competition, car and tractor pulls, 5K race, children’s games and fireworks July 19. stjosephmantua.com.
Enon Valley Community Day, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Enon Valley, Pa. Parade, art, children’s activities, music, entertainment, Civil War encampment, food and fireworks. Free. 724-336-5194.
St. Demetrios Greek Festival, St. Demetrios Hellenic Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Greek wine, food and music. Festival begins at 4:30 p.m. daily. Free admission and parking.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Italian Festival, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown. Vendors, bands, Little Prince and Princess contest, cornhole tournament, homemade wine contest, dunking tank and auction. 1 p.m. procession July 28. Admission is $4. Free shuttle service and parking. 4 to 11 p.m. July 25 and 26., 6 to 11 p.m. July 27, and 1 to 10 p.m. July 28.
Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest, Scotland Meadows Park, New Castle, Pa. Night balloon glow, 9 p.m. July 25; balloon launches 6 to 7 p.m. July 26, 6 to 7 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. July 27, and 6 to 7 a.m. July 28, weather permitting. Rides, entertainment, petting zoo, magician, car and truck cruise, crafts, food and fireworks. 724-650-5252.
Children’s Summer Art Festival, Hoyt Center for the Arts, 124 Leasure Ave., New Castle, Pa. Free art activities for kids including tie-dye, face painting and chalk art, as well as entertainment, petting zoo and magician. 724-652-2882 or hoytartcenter.org.
Lube-A-Palooza Festival, 5 p.m. July 26 and 27, noon July 28, Quaker Steak and Lube, 101 Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa. Entertainment includes Donnie Iris and the Cruisers on July 26; Eddie Money on July 27; and Firework, a Katy Perry tribute band July 28.
Volant Mills Creek Walk Art Festival, noon to 5 p.m., downtown Volant Mills, Pa. Juried art festival displayed along the banks of Neshannock Creek. Free. Music by Reunion, 1 to 3 p.m.
81st Annual Serbian Day Picnic, noon, Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 53 Laird Ave., Youngstown. Music, food and games. Entertainment with Bjuro Klipa from 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets $3. 330-550-6628.
SunFest, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek Park. Free. Call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-702-3000 for more information.
July 29-Aug. 4
Columbiana County Fair, Columbiana Fairgrounds, Lisbon. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, downtown Youngstown. Music at the Main Stage and Beer Gardens, food and craft vendors, amusements, rides, auctions, raffles, Miss Italian Fest pageant Aug. 2 and Little King and Queen pageants Aug. 4. Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3; 3 to 11 p.m. Aug. 4. 330-793-9602 oryoungstownitalianfest.org.
Harvey S. Firestone Park Festival of the Arts, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Firestone Park, 347 E. Park Ave., Columbiana. Vendors will offer antiques, fine arts, farmer’s market, baked goods and other food. Musical entertainment in the gazebo.
St. Vitus Parish Festival, 6 to 10 p.m. nightly at St. Vitus Church, 910 Mercer St., New Castle. Family activities, food, entertainment, games and raffles. 724-652-3422.
29th Annual Warren Italian-American Festival, Courthouse Square, downtown Warren. Food, heritage displays, cultural exhibits, musical entertainment, bocce tournament, pasta sauce and wine-tasting competitions, games and rides. Hours are 6 to 11 p.m.Aug. 8 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 9-11. Cost is $3. 330-550-7877 or 330-507-3467.
Mahoning Valley Slovak Festival, noon to 9 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows, 915 Cornell St., Youngstown. Music by The Hungarians, and the Youngstown Hungarian dance group; ethnic foods, pastries and refreshments; 330-540-3327.
Hungarian Day Festival, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Youngstown Hungarian Club House, 2219 Donald Ave., Youngstown. Polka mass, noon; Eddie Vallus 1 to 3 p.m.; Del Sinchak 4 to 8 p.m.; Living Traditions folk ensemble 3 to 4 p.m. Food, raffles and games.
Aug. 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
Shaker Woods Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, 1101 Timberline Drive, Columbiana. Crafters and artisans in Shaker-period clothing will sell handmade wares, and free entertainment will be provided. Cost is $7 per day per adult, and 12 and under admitted for free. Group rates available for 10 or more. Free parking. No pets. 330-482-0214.
Lawrence County Fair, 464 Midway Road, New Castle, Pa. Livestock, agricultural exhibits, crafts, clothing, food and entertainment. 724-654-7745.
22nd Annual Brier Hill Italian Festival, Calvin and Victoria Streets, Youngstown. Entertainment, food, vendors, crowning of the Man of the Year, and morra, hot pepper and wine-tasting competitions. Hours are 4 to midnight Aug. 15 and 16; noon to midnight Aug. 17 and 18. 330-793-7293.
Spanish Heritage Festival, noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 17 and noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 18., East Federal Street between Market and Walnut, downtown Youngstown. Entertainment, music, dancing, food.
Polish Heritage Days, Saxon Club, Austintown. 330-646-4082.
5th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, 1 to 9 p.m., Mastropietro Winery, Berlin Center, entrance fee $5. Family-friendly entertainment, food and tasting bars. Hot-air balloons arrive at 5 p.m. and inflate near sunset, weather permitting.
Polish Heritage Celebration, 5 to 11 p.m., Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown. Entertainment includes Jimmy Killian and Honky Chicago, the Chardon Polka Band and Jimmy K and Ethnic Jazz Orchestra; folk dance by Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle and Living Traditions and pirogi-eating contest.
Aug. 28-Sept. 2
Canfield Fair, Canfield Fairgrounds, Canfield, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Food, rides, vendors, entertainment and grandstand attractions.
Youngstown Hungarian Heritage Day, 2219 Donald Ave., Youngstown. Traditional Hungarian ethnic food, dancers and live music, including performer Steve Pal of Akron. Hours are 12:30 to 6 p.m.
Lordstown Apple Cider Festival, Lordstown High School grounds, 1824 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown. 6 p.m. to midnight Sept. 20, noon to midnight Sept. 21, and noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 22. Craft and flower show, musical entertainment, rides, carnival games and food.
Leetonia Artisan’s Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Leetonia’s Wick Park, 100 Block of Walnut St. Arts, crafts, antique and collectable vendors. All proceeds benefit Leetonia parks. Vendors accepted through July 1. 330-427-6741.