Festival Weekend: June 29 – July 4, 2017

Good Morning, Festival fans!

This is an interesting festival weekend because you have the typical Friday-Sunday weekend, followed by a possible work day (I personally have to work on Monday), followed by Independence Day.

It can make for some really weird scheduling.

And, as you can bet, a good amount of festivals are Fourth of July/Independence Day Festivals, Firework Festivals, Rib Festivals or Summer Festivals.

So, if you’re looking for something a little different, you can check out Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day Festival in Niles, the Gallipolis River Recreational Festival, the Mesopotamia Ox Toast & Antique Market or the Ashland Balloonfest.

And check out The Doo Dah Parade in Columbus since I just bought a T-shirt to help support them.  You can support them too 🙂

 

For festivals in neighboring states, I would check out…

Indiana: Shoals Catfish Festival

Kentucky: Green River Catfish Festival (Morgantown)

Michigan: Algonac Lions Pickerel Tournament and Festival

Pennsylvania: Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival

West Virginia: Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta

 

Have a great weekend, everyone, and feel free to write to me if you have any questions.

Love, Peace and Festival Grease!

Kristian

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Festivals and Shows

June 29 – July 4, 2017

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This weekend’s Reviews – Listed by City

Here are the reviews for some upcoming festivals that I have visited.

6/29-7/1 – Ashland Balloonfest

6/30-7/4 (not 7/2) – Bay DaysBay Village

6/30-7/2 – Italian American Summer Festival Berea

7/1 – Larchmere Festival Cleveland

7/4 – The Doo Dah ParadeColumbus

6/28-7/1 – Jackson Community Celebration Jackson TownshipA Friend’s Review

7/1-7/2 – Antique FestivalLoudonville

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Ohio Festivals

6/28-7/1 – Willard’s Festival in the Park
6/28-7/1 – Fireman’s Festival – Johnstown
6/28-7/1 – Jackson Community Celebration – Jackson Township – A Friend’s Review
6/29-7/1 – Ashland BalloonfestMy Review
6/29-7/2 – Old Fashioned Farmers Days – Van Wert
6/29-7/2 – Darke County Steam Threshers Annual Reunion – Greenville
6/30 – Napoleon Rib Fest
6/30* – Red, White and Brews Festival – Marietta – CANCELED
6/30-7/1 – Woodville 4th of July Celebration
6/30-7/1 – Paradise on the Point – Cincinnati
6/30-7/1 – Thunder Over Holmes County Independence Day Festival – Millersburg
6/30-7/1 – Celebrate Poland
6/30-7/1 – Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival
6/30-7/1 – Community Days Festival – Mt. Sterling
6/30-7/1 – Independence Day Festival – New Knoxville
6/30-7/2 – Mesopotamia Ox Roast & Antique Market
6/30-7/2 – Brecksville Home Days
6/30-7/2 – Freedom Days Picnic – Celina
6/30-7/2 – Boston Mills Artfest Show 2 – Boston
6/30-7/2 – Italian American Summer Festival – Berea – My Review
6/30-7/3 – Conneaut 4th of July Festival
6/30-7/4 – First Town Days Festival – New Philadelphia
6/30-7/4 – Brunswick Summer Celebration
6/30-7/4 (not 7/2) – Bay Days – Bay Village – My Review
6/30-7/4 – Rib, White and Blue – Akron
6/30-7/4 – Fairport Mardi Gras – Fairport Harbor
6/30-7/4 – Ashville 4th of July Celebration
6/30-7/4 – ValStock Festival – Kitts Hill
7/1 – Larchmere Festival – Cleveland – My Review
7/1 – Green Springs Fourth of July Celebration – Green Springs
7/1 – Heritage Festival – Kent
7/1 – Ceramic City Jazz and BBQ Festival – East Liverpool
7/1 – Olentangy Summer Bash – Lewis Center
7/1 – Ontario Fourth of July Festival
7/1 – Wyanstock – Upper Sandusky
7/1-7/2 – Antique Festival – Loudonville – My Review
7/1-7/2 – Monroe County PowWow – Woodsfield
7/1-7/2 – Berry Blast – Lebanon
7/1-7/2 – Pickle Run Festival – Galion
7/1-7/4 – Granville Kiwanis July 4th Celebration
7/2 – Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration – Eaton
7/2 – Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day Festival – Niles
7/2-7/4 – Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration – Delphos
7/2-7/4 – Grindstone Festival – Berea
7/3 – Oak Harbor Independence Day Celebration
7/3 – Lights in Flight Festival and Fireworks Show – Dayton
7/3 – Red White and Boom! – Columbus
7/3 – Red, White and Kaboom – Fairfield
7/3 – Sommerfest III – Columbus
7/3 – Red, Rhythm and Boom – Mason
7/3-7/4 – Gallipolis River Recreational Festival
7/3-7/4 – St. Joe 4th of July Festival – Wapakoneta
7/3-7/4 – Red, White and Blanchester Blue Festival – Blanchester
7/4 – Star Spangled Spectacular – Lima
7/4 – Red, White and Boonshoft – Dayton
7/4 – The Doo Dah Parade – Columbus – My Review
7/4 – July 4th Fireworks Festival – South Lebanon
7/4 – 4th of July in Hilliard
7/4 – Red, White and Blue Ash – Blue Ash
7/4 – A Community Fourth of July – Columbiana
7/4 – Americana Festival – Centerville
7/4 – Independence Day Celebration – Loveland
7/4 – Wooster Community Fireworks and Festival
7/4 – Piketon July 4th Wing Ding
7/4 – Lancaster 4th of July Celebration
7/4-7/8 – Orrville Firefighters Independence Day Celebration

Ohio Fairs and Shows

7/3-7/8 – Marion County Fair – Marion
7/3-7/8 – Harrison County Fair – Cadiz

Indiana Festivals

6/27-7/1 – Bremen Firemen’s Festival
6/28-7/4 – Covington 4th of July Celebration
6/29-7/1 – Haynes Apperson Festival – Kokomo
6/30-7/1 – Limestone Heritage Festival – Bedford
6/30-7/4 – Shoals Catfish Festival
6/30-7/4 – Brownsburg Lions Club 4th of July Extravaganza
6/30-7/4 – Cedar Lake Summerfest
6/30-7/4 – Salamonie Summer Festival – Warren
7/1 – Leo-Cedarville Freedom Festival
7/1 – Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival – Rockport
7/1-7/2 – Canal Days Festival – Delphi
7/1-7/4 – Lights Over Morse Lake Festival – Cicero
7/1-7/8 – Linton Freedom Festival
7/2-7/4 – Otwell 4th of July Celebration
7/3-7/4 – 4th of July Festival – Fowler
7/3-7/4 – CarmelFest – Carmel
7/3-7/4 – Marengo 4th July Festival
7/3-7/4 – Wolcott Summer Festival
7/4 – Westfield Rocks the 4th
7/4 – Yorktown 4th of July Festival
7/4 – Family 4th Fest – Danville
7/4 – Family 4th Fest – Porter

Kentucky Festivals

6/3-7/9 (Weekends) – Highland Renaissance Festival – Eminence
6/26-6/30 – Carlisle Blackberry Festival
6/30-7/1 – Bonnieville Homecoming
6/30-7/1 – Breathitt Heritage Fair – Jackson
6/30-7/4 – Summer Motion – Ashland
6/30-7/4 – Campbellsville Fourth of July Celebration
7/1 – Berry Trail and Blueberry Pancake Days – Paris
7/1 – Fazoli’s Freedom Fest – Morehead
7/1-7/3 – Warsaw Kentucky River Days Celebration
7/1-7/4 – Green River Catfish Festival – Morgantown
7/1-7/4 – Madisonville 4th Fest
7/4 – Crescent Hill Fourth of July Celebration – Louisville
7/4 – Freedom Fest – Murray
7/4 – Sisters of Notre Dame 4th of July Festival – Covington
7/4 – Independence Day Celebration – Paducah
7/4 – Founders’ Day Celebration – Elizabethtown
7/4 – Independence Day Celebration – Liberty
7/4 – Fourth of July Festival – Lexington

Michigan Festivals

6/9-7/2 – Ann Arbor Summer Festival
6/26-7/4 – Corktown STRUT Music, Art and Food Festival – Detroit
6/27-7/2 – East Jordan Freedom Festival
6/27-7/4 – Bessemer 4th of July
6/29-7/1 – Bay City Fireworks Festival
6/29-7/2 – Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury
6/29-7/2 – Stars and Stripes Festival – Novi
6/29-7/4 – Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival
6/30 – Sault Arts, Crafts, and Family Fun Fair – Sault Sainte Marie
6/30-7/1 – JuneGrass – Lowell
6/30-7/1 – Cruise at the Fountain – Marshall
6/30-7/2 – Luther Logging Days
6/30-7/2 – Camero Superfest – Ypsilanti
6/30-7/2 – Michigan Rib Fest – Royal Oak
6/30-7/2 – Cadillac Freedom Festival
6/30-7/2 – Six Lakes Dizzi Festival – Six Lakes
6/30-7/4 – Algonac Lions Pickerel Tournament and Festival
6/30-7/4 – Greatest Fourth in the North – Lake City
6/30-7/4 – Manistee National Forest Festival
7/1 – Luna Pier Freedom Festival
7/1 – Red, White and Brew – Harbor Springs
7/1 – Rosebush Red White Blue Celebration
7/1-7/2 – West Shore Art Fair – Ludington
7/1-7/8 – National Cherry Festival – Traverse City
7/2 – Fourth of July Celebration – Curtis
7/2* – Taste of the Red, White and Brew – Gladstone – CANCELED
7/2-7/4 – International Food Festival – Marquette
7/3 – Rock the Dock – Escanaba
7/3 – Fireworks and Family Carnival – Thompsonville
7/3-7/4 – Dancing Hippopotamus Arts and Crafts Festival – Onaway
7/3-7/4 – Clawson 4th of July Celebration
7/3-7/4 – Muskegon Rockstock
7/3-7/4 – Gibraltar 4th of July Celebration
7/4 – Eau Claire Cherry Festival
7/4 – Thunder Bay Maritime Festival – Alpena
7/4 – Fenton Freedom Festival
7/4 – Kentwood Independence Day Celebration
7/4 – Corunna 4th of July Celebration

Pennsylvania Festivals

6/28-7/1 – Creation Festival – Mt. Union
6/28-7/5 – 4th of July Festival – Franklin
6/29-7/2 – Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival – Latrobe
6/30-7/1 – Charleroi Community Day
6/30-7/2 – Rockin’ Rib Festival – Connellsville
6/30-7/2 – Ellwood City Festival
6/30-7/2 – Back to the 50’s Weekend – New Castle
6/30-7/2 – Weekend in the Wilds – Emporium
6/30-7/3 – Ford City Summerfest
7/1 – Centerville Strawberry Festival
7/1-7/2 – Bark Peeler’s Festival – Galeton
7/1-7/2 – Heritage Days – Greenville
7/1-7/4 – 4th of July Celebration – Warren
7/1-7/8 – McSummerFest – McDonald
7/2-7/8 – Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival
7/3-7/4 – Midland 4th of July Celebration
7/3-7/7 – Cresson Volunteeer Fire Company Carnival
7/4 – Three Ridges Fourth of July Festival – Donegal Township
7/4 – Brockway 4th of July Celebration
7/4 – Marienville July 4th Celebration
7/4 – Canonsburg July 4th Celebration

West Virginia Festivals

6/29-7/1 – Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta
6/29-7/2 – Saint Albans Riverfest
6/30-7/1 – Homegrown Music and Arts Festival – Snowshoe
7/1 – Weirton Renaissance Festival
7/1-7/5 – Alderson 4th of July Celebration
7/4 – Ripley 4th of July Celebration

 

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Where to find the festivals this weekend.

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