211 Weekend Festivals: June 24-27, 2021

Another weekend of 200+ Festivals, festival fans!

It’s another weekend filled with festivals, particularly in the northern states. States like Ohio (51), Illinois (20), Indiana (31), Michigan (22), and Wisconsin (25) carry the bulk of this weekend’s festivals, but that’s not to say that there aren’t some great festivals in the other states.

What’s awesome is that we are full in festival season now. In a week or so, there will be an explosion of 4th of July festivals (see what I did there?) and then we’ll get into corn festivals and blueberries festivals and eventually Oktoberfests and it will just keep going on. And, since I now also list Florida and Georgia festivals, they don’t need to stop. The southern states will carry us into the winter.

I’m a genius!

Okay, let me take a short breath and relax a bit. Let’s talk about this weekend in Ohio…

You should notice that I’ve been to a fair amount of this weekend’s Ohio festivals, including the London Strawberry Festival, the Maria Stein Country Fest and Pyrate Fest. I really recommend these three festivals for different reasons (see my reviews in the links below). I’m saddened that ComFest (Columbus) and Love Fest (Chardon) are virtual but I’m sure they will be back next year.

Some festivals that I haven’t been to but have heard great things about include the Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival (Centerburg), Crosby Festival of the Arts (Toledo), and Ohio Viking Festival (Cortland). I also wouldn’t mind checking out the Dean Martin Hometown Celebration in Steubenville.

In the other states, there are also some interesting events going on…

Florida: Festivals are all about mangos and watermelon. Yum!

Georgia: The Miners Homecoming Celebration in Ducktown looks interesting.

Illinois: While there is a lot to choose from in Illnois, the Swedish Days fest in Geneva is really appealing to me.

Indiana: There’s a Mermaid Festival, a James Dean inspired Spring Run, and a fish fry.

Kentucky: Festival of the Red refers to the Red River Gorge (not redheads) and it looks like a cool music festival.

Michigan: A lot of food fests: Polish food, pizza, strawberries, ribs, etc.

New York: There’s a cherry fest at a winery (double trouble) and a Faerie Fest.

Pennsylvania: A groundhog festival, a night market in Pittsburg and a snake hunt!

Tennessee: Tons of music festivals, including some Bluegrass.

West Virginia: BIGFOOT! What more could you want?

Wisconsin: Muskies, cheese curds and music festivals, oh my!

All these festivals and more are listed below with a wonderful map to help you see where the festivals are happening.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Go out and explore.

Love, Peace and Funnel Cake Grease!

June 24-27, 2021 Weekend

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MAP of festival and fair food cities this weekend.

If you can’t see the map on your smartphone, click HERE.

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My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals

6/24-6/26 – Ashland Balloonfest – Ashland – My Review

6/26 – Love Fest – Chardon – My Review – VIRTUAL

6/25-6/27 – ComFest (Community Festival) – Columbus – My Review – VIRTUAL

6/26-6/27 – Mulberry Creek Herb Fair – Huron – My Review

6/24-6/26 – London Strawberry Festival – London – My Review

6/25-6/27 – Maria Stein Country Fest – Maria Stein – My Review

6/25-6/26* – Powell Festival – Powell – My Review – CONCERT SERIES 6/25, 7/30, 8/27

6/25-6/27 – Pyrate Fest – Put-in-Bay – My Review

6/24-6/27 – St. Demetrios Greek Festival – Rocky River – My Review

6/23-6/25 – Holy Trinity Grecian Food Festival – Steubenville – My Review

6/24-6/26 – Tusky Days Festival – Tuscarawas – My Review

6/22-6/26 – Blue Tip Festival – Wadsworth – My Review

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OHIO

6/19-6/26 – Pickway County Fair – Circleville
6/21-6/26 – Putnam County Fair – Ottawa
6/21-6/26 – Harrison County Fair – Cadiz
6/22-6/26 – Blue Tip Festival – Wadsworth – My Review
6/23-6/25 – Holy Trinity Grecian Food Festival – Steubenville – My Review
6/23-6/26 – Willard’s Festival in the Park – Willard
6/23-6/26 – Jackson Community Celebration – Jackson Township
6/24-6/26 – Ashland Balloonfest – Ashland – My Review
6/24-6/26 – London Strawberry Festival – London – My Review
6/24-6/26 – Spencerville Summerfest – Spencerville
6/24-6/26 – Dean Martin Hometown Celebration – Steubenville
6/24-6/26 – Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival – Centerburg
6/24-6/26 – Tusky Days Festival – Tuscarawas – My Review
6/24-6/26 – London Cobra Show – London
6/24-6/27 – St. Ambrose Summer Festival – Brunswick
6/24-6/27 – National Threshers Association Reunion – Wauseon
6/24-6/27 – St. Demetrios Greek Festival – Rocky River – My Review
6/25 – Middletown Pride – Middletown
6/25-6/26 – Panegyri To-Go – Cincinnati – CARRY OUT
6/25-6/26 – Independence Day Festival – New Knoxville
6/25-6/26 – Holy Angels Parish Picnic and Family Festival – Sidney
6/25-6/26* – Powell Festival – Powell – My Review – CONCERT SERIES 6/25, 7/30, 8/27
6/25-6/26* – Celebrate Poland – Poland – MOVED TO 9/11
6/25-6/26 – Byesville Firemen’s Festival – Byesville
6/25-6/27 – Tiro-Auburn Firemens’ Festival – Tiro
6/25-6/27 – Crosby Festival of the Arts – Toledo
6/25-6/27* – St. John the Baptist Festival – Harrison – MOVED TO 8/13-8/14
6/25-6/27 – Maria Stein Country Fest – Maria Stein – My Review
6/25-6/27 – Ohio Viking Festival – Cortland
6/25-6/27 – Community Unity Days – Mayfield Heights
6/25-6/27 – ComFest (Community Festival) – Columbus – My Review – VIRTUAL
6/25-6/27 – Friendship Days – Pettisville
6/25-6/27 – The Festival at St. John XXIII – Middletown
6/25-6/27 – Pyrate Fest – Put-in-Bay – My Review
6/25-6/27 – Cy Young Days – Newcomerstown
6/25-6/27* – Panegyri Greek Festival – Cincinnati – TO GO 6/25-6/26
6/26* – Ohio River Revival – Ironton – MOVED TO 9/11
6/26– Day-In-The-Park – Bryan
6/26 – Strawberry Festival – Martins Ferry
6/26 – Peninsula Flea at Heritage Farms II – Peninsula
6/26 – GroveFest – Fremont
6/26 – Hanover Township’s Kids Fest – Hamilton
6/26 – Yellow Springs Pride Festival – Yellow Springs
6/26 – Freedom Fest – Green
6/26 – Heritage Festival – Kent
6/26 – Love Fest – Chardon – My Review – VIRTUAL
6/26 – Brew and Food Truck Festival – Richmond
6/26 – Wildwood Fine Arts and Wine Festival – Mentor
6/26 – Ashtabula Harbor Beach Glass Festival – Ashtabula
6/26-6/27 – German Family Society’s Old European Days – Kent
6/26-6/27 – Mulberry Creek Herb Fair – Huron – My Review
6/26-6/27 – Zinnia Days Craft and Vendor Show – Xenia
6/27 – Akron-Canton Comic Con – Akron
6/27 – Jim and Dan Comic and Toy Show! – Dayton
6/27 – Back Road Reptiles and Exotics Expo – Fremont
6/27* – Edgewater Street Fest – Cleveland – MOVED TO 8/8

FLORIDA

6/23-6/27 – Mango Fest – Key West
6/25-6/26 – Panhandle Watermelon Festival – Chipley
6/26-6/27 – Clay County Watermelon Fest – Green Cove Springs

GEORGIA

6/25 – Brew at the Zoo II – Atlanta
6/25-6/26 – Augusta Pride – Augusta
6/25-6/27* – AthFest Music and Arts Festival – Athens – MOVED TO 9/24-9/26
6/26 – Suwanee Beer Fest– Suwanee – USUALLY IN MARCH
6/26 – Blue Ridge Mountains Wine and Jazz Festival – Blue Ridge
6/26 – Pre-4th Arts and Crafts Festival – Hartwell
6/26 – July 4th Festival – Davisboro
6/27 – Made in Georgia Festival – Young Harris

ILLINOIS

6/22-6/27 – Swedish Days – Geneva
6/23-6/26 – Old Settlers Days – Metamorat
6/23-6/27 – Bourbonnais Friendship Festival – Bourbonnais
6/24-6/27 – Homer Fest – Homer Glen
6/24-6/27 – Macomb Heritage Days – Macomb
6/24-6/27 – Galesburg Railroad Days – Galesburg
6/25-6/26 – Summer Solstice Indie Music and Craft Beer Festival – Yorkville
6/25-6/27 – Q-Fest – Quincy
6/25-6/27 – St. Nectarios Greek Fest – Palatine
6/25-6/27* – Back Lot Bash – Chicago – MOVED TO 9/24-9/26
6/25-6/27 – Old Settlers Days – Lanark
6/25-6/27 – Strawberry Fest – Long Grove
6/26 – Navy Pier Pride – Chicago
6/26* – Corkless in Galena – Galena – MOVED TO 8/14
6/26 – Hinckley FUN Fest and Fireworks – Hinckley
6/26 – Arthur’s Independence Day Freedom Celebration – Arthur
6/26-6/27 – The Art Center’s Festival of Fine Arts – Highland Park
6/26-6/27 – Belvidere Heritage Days Showdown – Belvidere
6/26-6/27 – Pride in the Park Chicago – Chicago
6/26-6/27 – Deer Part Art Show – Deer Park
6/26-6/27 – Naperville Fine Art and Artisan Fair – Naperville
6/26-6/27* – Chicago Michelada Fest – Chicago – MOVED TO 8/6-8/8
6/26-6/27 – Arts in the Park – Danville

INDIANA

6/22-6/26 – Old Settlers Festival – Columbia City
6/23-6/26 – Shipshewana Quilt Festival – Shipshewana
6/23-6/26 – Mermaid Festival – North Webster
6/23-6/27 – St. Thomas More Fun Days Festival – Munster
6/24 – Caesars Foundation Kentucky Derby Festival FamFest – New Albany
6/24-6/26 – Hazelwood Fish Fry – Clayton
6/24-6/26 – Loogootee Summer Fest – Loogootee
6/24-6/26 – Southeast Indiana F.A.R.M. Club’s Antique Machinery Show – Osgood
6/24-6/26 – Fort Wayne Greek Festival – Fort Wayne
6/25-6/26 – Limestone Heritage Festival – Bedford
6/25-6/26 – Avilla Freedom Festival – Avilla
6/25-6/26 – New Pal Summer Fest – New Palestine
6/25-6/26 – Sweetwater GearFest – Fort Wayne – VIRTUAL
6/25-6/26 – Live in the Ville – Hammond
6/25-6/26 – Brookville CanoeFest – Brookville
6/25-6/27* – Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering – Battle Ground – POSTPONED TO 8/13-8/15
6/25-6/27 – Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival – Griffith
6/26 – Leo-Cedarville Freedom Festival – Leo-Cedarville
6/26 – Celestine Streetfest – Celestine
6/26 – Garfield Park Art and Music Festival – Indianapolis
6/26 – HOGfest – Kokomo
6/26 – Kirk’s Crossing Festival – Kirklin
6/26 – Spark! Fishers Street Fair – Fishers
6/26 – James Dean Spring Run – Fairmount
6/26 – Hendricks County Rib Fest – Avon
6/26 – Waynetown Freedom Festival – Waynetown
6/26 – Greenwood Freedom Festival – Greenwood
6/26 – Rockville Lake Park Independence Celebration – Rockville
6/26* – Indiana Homebrew Palooza – Westfield – MOVED TO 10/9
6/26 – Dekegger Homebrew and BBQ Fest – Decatur
6/26-6/27* – Eitejorg Museum Indian Market and Festival – Indianapolis – VIRTUAL 6/14-6/28
6/26-6/27 – Valparaiso Art Festival – Valparaiso
6/27 – Wanamaker Old Settlers Day Street Fair and Classic Car Show – Indianapolis

KENTUCKY

6/23-6/26* – Romp Fest – Owensboro – MOVED TO 9/15-9/18
6/23-6/26 – Rudy Fest – Morehead
6/24 – Dazzling Daylily Festival: The Garden After Dark – Owensboro
6/25-6/26 – Holy Family Parish Picnic – Louisville
6/25-6/26* – Lexington Pride Festival – Lexington – MOVED TO 9/25
6/25-6/27 – Festival of the Red – Slade
6/26 – Kentucky Craft Bash Beer Festival – Louisville
6/26 – McHenry SummerFest – McHenry
6/26-6/27 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival IV – Eminence
6/26-7/1* – Summer Motion – Ashland – ONLY FIREWORKS 7/4

MICHIGAN

6/21-6/27 – St. Pat’s Irish Festival II– Detroit – USUALLY IN MAY (VIRTUAL)
6/21-6/27* – Red Cedar Jubilee – Williamston – MOVED TO 8/4-8/7
6/23-6/26 – Clio Firemen’s Homecoming Carnival and Parade – Clio
6/23-6/27 – Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival – New Baltimore
6/23-6/27* – Fish Sandwich Festival – Bay Port – MOVED TO 8/7-8/8
6/23-6/27 – East Jordan Freedom Festival – East Jordan
6/24-6/26 – Charlotte Bluegrass Festival – Charlotte
6/24-6/27 – St. Stan’s Polish Festival – Bay City
6/24-6/27 – Sandusky Thumb Festival – Sandusky
6/25-6/26* – Holland Pride – Holland – MOVED TO 8/14
6/25-6/26 – Michigan Pizza Fest – Lake Orion
6/25-6/26 – Downriver Cruise Weekend – Lincoln Park
6/25-6/26 – Blue Water Cruise Weekend – Fort Gratiot
6/25-6/26 – Trenton Summer Festival – Trenton
6/25-6/27 – Concord Classic Weekend – Concord
6/25-6/27 – St. Isidore Strawberry Festival – Macomb – TASTE OF STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 6/27
6/25-6/27 – Belleville Lake Fest – Belleville
6/25-6/27 – Ribstock – Caseville
6/25-6/27 – Marquette Trails Festival – Marquette
6/25-6/27 – Michigan Challenge Balloonfest – Howell
6/26 – FaithFest – DeWitt
6/26-6/27 – Charlevoix Summer Art Show – Charlevoix
6/26-6/27 – Grand Haven Art Festival – Grand Haven
6/26-6/27 – Lakeshore Art Festival – Muskegon
6/26-6/27* – St. Clair Art Fair – St. Clair – MOVED TO 8/28-8/29
6/27 – Art For All – Menominee

NEW YORK

6/24-6/26 – New York State Rhythm & Blues Festival – Syracuse
6/24-6/26 – West Seneca Community Days – West Seneca
6/25-6/27 – Thousand Islands River Run Bike Rally – Alexandria Bay
6/25-6/27 – River Pride – Clayton
6/25-6/27 – Upstate Research Rocketry Festival (URRF) – Potter
6/26 – Festival Italia – Fredonia
6/26 – Drafts with Giraffes – Harpursville
6/26-6/27 – Lockport Arts and Crafts Festival – Lockport
6/26-6/27 – Varick Winery Cherry Festival – Romulus

PENNSYLVANIA

6/20-6/26 – Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival – Punxsutawney
6/21-6/26 – SummerFest – Pittsburgh
6/24 – Wheels and Wings – Ebensburg
6/24-6/27 – Thunder in the Valley – Johnstown
6/25-6/26 – PA Firefly Festival – Tionesta
6/25-6/27 – Greek Food Festival – Oakmont
6/26 – Erie Pride Fest – Erie – VIRTUAL
6/26 – Juneteenth Family Cookout and BBQ Competition – Pittsburgh
6/26 – Family Fun Fest at Riverside Park – Mount Union
6/26 – Bridgewater Summer Festival – Bridgewater
6/26 – Bloom and Berry Bash – Clearfield
6/26-6/27 – Cross Fork Snake Hunt – Cross Fork
6/26-6/27 – Festival in the Park I – Punxsutawney
6/27-7/4– 4th of July Festival – Franklin

TENNESSEE

6/25-6/26 – Helen Ross McNabb Big BBQ Bash – Maryville
6/25-6/26 – Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival – Maryville
6/25-6/26 – Miners Homecoming Days – Ducktown
6/25-6/26 – Lynchburg Frontier Days – Lynchburg
6/25-6/26 – Summer on Broadway Festival – Maryville
6/25-6/26 – Nine Mile Bluegrass Festival 2 – Pikeville
6/25-6/27 – Maypop Music and Arts Festival – Nashville
6/26 – Blackberry Jam Music Festival – Franklin
6/26 – Cumberland Gap Art and Wine Festival – Cumberland Gap

WEST VIRGINIA

6/21-6/27 – FestivAll III – Charleston
6/22-6/26 – West Virginia Coal Festival – Madison
6/25-6/26* – Follow Your Bliss Festival – Helvetia – MOVED TO 8/14
6/25-6/26 – Ohio Valley Rib and Chicken Cook-Off – Wheeling
6/25-6/27 – Hometown Mountain Heritage Festival – Ansted
6/25-6/27 – Back Home Appalachian Arts and Music Festival – New Martinsville
6/26 – Food Truck Frenzy and Festival – Princeton
6/26 – The West Virginia Bigfoot Festival – Sutton
6/26 – Renick Freedom Festival – Renick
6/26 – South Branch Valley Bluegrass Festival – Romney
6/26-6/27 – The West Virginia Renaissance Festival IV – Lewisburg
6/26-6/27 – Alderson 4th of July Celebration I – Alderson

WISCONSIN

6/24-6/26 – Country Fest – Cadott
6/24-6/26* – Summerfest I – Milwaukee – MOVED TO 9/2-9/4
6/24-6/26 – Northern Round-Up – Gleason
6/24-6/27 – Clear Lake Heritage Days – Clear Lake
6/25 – Allen Grove Blues Fest – Darien
6/25-6/26 – Celebrate Onalaska – Onalaska
6/25-6/26 – Cool City Classic Car Cruise and Show – Two Rivers
6/25-6/26 – Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party/Lake Country Clean Water Festival – Pewaukee
6/25-6/26* – Cheese Curd Festival – Ellsworth – DRIVE THRU 6/26
6/25-6/26 – Beach Bash – Two Rivers
6/25-6/27 – Kimissis Tis Theotokou Greek Festival – Racine – DRIVE THRU
6/25-6/27 – Musky Festival – Hayward
6/25-6/27 – Kettle Moraine Days – Eagle
6/25-6/27 – Sheboygan Greek Festival – Sheboygan
6/25-6/27 – Auburndale Music Fest – Auburndale
6/25-6/27* – Minong Summer Days – Minong – MOVED TO 8/13-8/15
6/26 – Open Door Pride – Sturgeon Bay
6/26 – Town and Country Days – Lake Mills
6/26 – Northwoods Pride Festival – Rhinelander – VIRTUAL
6/26 – Chateau St. Croix Winery Blues and BBQ Car Show – St. Croix Falls
6/26 – Cheese Capital Family Music Festival – Plymouth
6/26 – Blues, Brews and Food Truck Festival – New Glarus
6/26-6/27 – Times of Future Past Festival – Kewaunee
6/27 – Iola Historical Society Strawberry Fest and Antiques Appraisal Fair – Iola
6/27 – Taste of Conover – Conover
6/27 – St. Germain Independence Celebration – St. Germain
6/27 – Armenian “Madagh” Picnic – Racine

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Festival Schedule Pages

Florida

Miami | Tallahassee/Florida Panhandle | Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

Kentucky

Lexington | Louisville

Michigan

Detroit | Upper Peninsula

New York

Buffalo | Rochester-Syracuse

Ohio

Akron/Canton | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo

Ohio Fairs and Shows

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

Knoxville | Memphis | Nashville

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Eau Claire | Madison | Milwaukee

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