Upcoming Weekend Festivals: July 15-18, 2021

70 Festivals in Ohio and over 230 throughout the states, festival fans!

For the first time in a long time, festival goers in Ohio will have 70 festivals, fairs and events to choose from in one weekend. This high amount should continue through the month and possibly through mid-October! Meanwhile, other active states this weekend include Illinois (20 festivals), Michigan (34 festivals), and Wisconsin (34 festivals) with a a fair amount in Indiana (14), Kentucky (12), New York (17), and Pennsylvania (15).

I actually got to attend some festivals this last weekend (finally) and wrote my experiences through some blog posts. If you’re curious, I went to Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Italian Festival in Cleveland, which you can read at https://ohiofestivals.net/our-lady-of-mount-carmel-festival-cleveland/, and FarmFest in Kirtland, which you can read at https://ohiofestivals.net/farmfest-kirtland/

While these reviews/experiences are written after the festival happens, they are always available so that you can read them for upcoming years. This way, you can see what to expect at the festival and if it’s something you would want to check out yourself. That’s why, I include the My Experiences of this Weekend’s Festivals section below – in case you need to guidance of what you could be doing this weekend.

I hope you read them to help you with your weekend plans (or even just for fun).

In Ohio, this weekend, a lot going on (as I said, 70 festivals). Along with an assortment of county fairs, you have the Summer Moon Festival in Neil Armstrong’s hometown of Wapakoneta, the Asian Lantern Festival starting up at the Cleveland Zoo, the Ohio Challenge in Middletown, Whiskey Island Paddlefest in Cleveland, the Willoughby ArtsFest, the Headlands BeachFest in Mentor, Summer Festival of the Arts in Youngstown, the Dayton Blues Festival, the Castalia Cold Creek Festival, and a lot more

In the other states, you have…

Florida (2 Fests): Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament

Georgia (2 Fests): July Fest (Milledgeville), Butternut Creek Festival (Blairsville)

Illinois (20 Fests): Mattoon Bagelfest, Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival (Chicago), Festa Italiana in Mokena

Indiana (14 Fests): Three Rivers Festival (Fort Wayne), Red Skelton Festival (Vincennes), St. Joe Pickle Festival

Kentucky (12 Fests): Newport ItalianFest, Riverfest Regatta (Augusta)

Michigan (34 Fests): Faster Horses Festival (Brooklyn), Summer in the City (Dowagiac)

New York (17 Fests): Skydive the Falls Fest (Youngstown), Elmira Street Painting Festival

Pennsylvania (15 Fests): Horse Trading Days (Zelienople), Greek Festival (Ambridge)

Tennessee (7 Fests): Lynnville Blackberry Festival, Main Street Festival (Franklin)

West Virginia (7 Fests): Bike Bash WV (Bruceton Mills), Ephraim Bee Festival (West Union)

Wisconsin (34 Fests): Midsummer Festival of the Arts (Sheboygan), Colby Cheese Days (Colby)

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!

Love, Peace and Funnel Cake Grease!

Festival Weekend: July 15-18, 2021

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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

7/17-7/18 – Castalia Cold Creek FestivalCastalia My Review

7/18 – Immaculate Conception Parish FestivalCelina My Review

7/16-7/18 – St. Joseph’s Ox Roast FairMantua My Review

7/17 – Headlands BeachFestMentor My Review

7/16-7/18 – St. Paul Grecian Festival North RoyaltonMy Review – DRIVE THRU

7/15-7/17 – Lambert DaysOhio CityMy Review

7/17 – Painesville Party in the Park “Lite” IIPainesville My Review

7/17-7/18 – The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace IIRock CreekMy Review

7/14-7/17 – Strongsville Homecoming FestivalStrongsville My Review

7/13-7/18 – Summer Moon FestivalWapakoneta My Review

7/17 – Willoughby ArtsFestWilloughby My Review

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OHIO

7/10-7/17 – Clinton County Fair – Wilmington
7/10-7/17 – Madison County Fair – London
7/11-7/17 – Adams County Fair – West Union
7/11-7/17 – Logan County Fair – Bellefontaine
7/11-7/17 – Montgomery County Fair – Dayton
7/12-7/18 – Lucas County Fair – Maumee
7/13-7/18 – Trumbull County Fair – Cortland
7/13-7/18 – The Starwood Festival – Pomeroy – HYBRID
7/13-7/18 – Summer Moon Festival – Wapakoneta – My Review
7/14-7/17 – Strongsville Homecoming Festival – Strongsville – My Review
7/14-7/17 – Mt. Carmel Festival – Lowellville
7/14-7/18 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Summer Festival – Niles
7/14-7/18 – Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Zoo I – Cleveland
7/15 – Elevate Akron: Outdoor Yoga Festival – Akron
7/15-7/17 – Original Sewing & Quilt Expo – Cleveland – USUALLY IN APRIL
7/15-7/17 – Sweet Summer Time Vendor Show – Circleville
7/15-7/17 – Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival – Crooksville
7/15-7/17 – St. Matthew the Apostle Parish Festival – Gahanna
7/15-7/17 – Picktown Palooza – Pickerington
7/15-7/17 – Alexandria Fun Days – Alexandria
7/15-7/17 – Native American Indian Festival – Wayne – USUALLY IN JUNE
7/15-7/17 – Lambert Days – Ohio City – My Review
7/15-7/18 – Flite Fest – Malvern
7/15-7/18 – St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Greek Summerfest – Youngstown
7/15-7/18 – Prehistoric Pond Party – Corning
7/15-7/18 – Alive Christian Music Festival – Mineral City
7/15-7/18 – Miami Valley Steam Threshers Show and Reunion – Plain City
7/15-7/24 – Jackson County Fair – Wellston
7/16 – Kent Blues Fest – Kent
7/16 – North Market Night Market II – Columbus
7/16 – Paulding Summer Blast (formerly John Paulding Days) – Paulding
7/16-7/17 – The Ohio Challenge – Middletown
7/16-7/17 – Blame My Roots Country Music Festival – Belmont
7/16-7/17 – Montpelier Bean Days Balloon Festival – Montpelier
7/16-7/18 – Islandfest – Kelleys Island
7/16-7/18 – Greene Countrie Towne Festival – Greenfield
7/16-7/18 – Kolping Schutzenfest – Cincinnati
7/16-7/18 – St. Cecilia Family Festival – Cincinnati
7/16-7/18 – Oktoberfest in July – Willoughby
7/16-7/18 – St. Paul Grecian Festival – North Royalton – My Review – DRIVE THRU
7/16-7/18 – St. Joseph’s Ox Roast Fair – Mantua – My Review
7/16-7/18 – Trotcon – Columbus
7/17 – Summertime and Sunshine Craft Show – West Chester
7/17 – Painesville Party in the Park “Lite” II – Painesville – My Review
7/17 – Bastille Day Celebration – Montgomery
7/17 – The Feast of Santo Stefano del Lupo – Akron
7/17 – Dog Days of Summer – Chardon
7/17 – Cincy Beerfest – Cincinnati
7/17 – RiverFest and the Family Fun Festival – Defiance
7/17 – Whiskey Island Paddlefest – Cleveland
7/17 – Westside Flea II – North Olmsted
7/17 – Willoughby ArtsFest – Willoughby – My Review
7/17 – July Sommerfest – Columbus
7/17 – Pickers Market III – Butler
7/17 – Middle Bass Island Music Festival – Middle Bass Island
7/17 – Butterfly Festival – Youngstown
7/17 – Columbus GospelFest – Columbus
7/17 – Columbus Summer Wine Festival – Columbus
7/17 – Headlands BeachFest – Mentor – My Review
7/17-7/18 – The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace II – Rock Creek – My Review
7/17-7/18 – Fairy Days Festival – Peninsula – USUALLY IN MAY
7/17-7/18 – Summer Festival of the Arts – Youngstown
7/17-7/18 – Serbfest – Parma – My Review – DRIVE THRU
7/17-7/18 – Barnstorming Carnival – Springfield
7/17-7/18 – Castalia Cold Creek Festival – Castalia – My Review
7/18 – Immaculate Conception Parish Festival – Celina – My Review
7/18 – Dayton Blues Festival – Dayton
7/18 – Medina Art in the Park – Medina
7/18 – All Cleveland Reptile Show & Sale – Brook Park
7/18 – Buckeye Comic Con – Columbus

FLORIDA

7/17 – Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament Festival – Jacksonville
7/17 – Water Lantern Festival – Orlando
7/17-7/18 – Florida Keys BrewBQ – Marathon

GEORGIA

7/17 – July Fest – Milledgeville
7/17-7/18 – Butternut Creek Festival – Blairsville

ILLINOIS

7/12-7/18 – McHenry Fiesta Days II – McHenry
7/13-7/17 – Mattoon Bagelfest – Mattoon
7/15-7/18 – Taste of Summer – Antioch
7/15-7/18 – Toagie Fest and Highwood Days – Highwood
7/15-7/18 – Tampico Fest – Tampico
7/15-7/19 – Chicago Auto Show Street Fest – Chicago
7/16-7/17 – Electric Island EDM Festival – Antioch
7/16-7/17 – Wilmette Summer Sizzle Street Festival – Wilmette
7/16-7/18* – Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago – MOVED TO 9/10-9/12
7/16-7/18 – The Big Greek Food Fest of Niles – Niles
7/16-7/18 – Millennium Art Festival – Chicago
7/16-7/18 – Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival – Chicago – USUALLY IN MAY
7/16-7/18 – Plainfield Fest – Plainfield
7/17 – Woodhull Fun Fest – Woodhull
7/17 – Galena Brew Fest – Galena
7/17* – Liberty Arts Festival – Morris – MOVED TO 10/2
7/17 – Waterman Lions Summerfest – Waterman
7/17-7/18 – Bucktown Garden Walk and Block Party – Chicago
7/18 – Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Art and Wine Festival – Mackinaw
7/18 – Festa Italiana in Mokena – Mokena
7/18 – Winfield Food Truck Festival – Winfield
7/18 – The Illinois Black Woodstock Festival – East St. Louis
7/18 – Family Fun Day (Summer in the Park) – Woodstock

INDIANA

7/12-7/17 – Three Rivers Festival II – Fort Wayne
7/14-7/18 – Festival of the Lakes – Hammond
7/15-7/17 – St. Joe Pickle Festival – St. Joe
7/15-7/17 – Abate of Indiana Boogie – Springville
7/15-7/18 – Northern Indiana Power from the Past – Winamac
7/15-7/18 – St. George Greek Festival – Schererville
7/16-7/17 – Gateway Mile Auto Fest – Elkhart
7/17 – Ross Fest – Evansville
7/17 – Maple Grove Market Sweet Corn Festival – Martinsville
7/17* – Brewfest – Evansville – MOVED TO 10/16
7/17 – Corydon Capital Day – Corydon
7/17 – Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine and Craft Beer Festival – Huntingburg – USUALLY IN APRIL
7/17 – Red Skelton Festival – Vincennes
7/17-7/18 – Circus City Festival I – Peru
7/17-7/18 – St. John the Baptist Summer Festival – Dover

KENTUCKY

7/15-7/18 – Kentucky Bike Rally – Sturgis
7/15-7/18 – Newport ItalianFest – Newport – USUALLY IN JUNE
7/16-7/17 – Master Musicians Festival – Somerset
7/16-7/17 – St. Agnes Carnival – Louisville – VIRTUAL
7/16-7/18 – BreyerFest – Lexington
7/17 – Minnie Adkins Day – Sandy Hook
7/17 – Leitchfield Fiddling Festival – Leitchfield
7/17* – GonzoFest – Louisville – MOVED TO 9/11
7/17 – Oldham County Day – La Grange
7/17 – BG Wine Festival – Bowling Green
7/17 – The Paristown Flea III – Louisville
7/17-7/18 – Riverfest Regatta – Augusta
7/17-7/18 – Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival VII – Eminence

MICHIGAN

7/13-7/17 – Gaylord Alpenfest – Gaylord
7/14-7/17 – Sparta Town and County Days – Sparta
7/14-7/17 – Festival Ironwood – Ironwood
7/15-7/17 – Bronson Polish Festival – Bronson
7/15-7/17 – Beaver Island Music Festival – Beaver Island
7/15-7/17 – Original Dulcimer Players Club Funfest – Evart
7/15-7/17 – Farmington Founders Festival – Farmington
7/15-7/18 – Pigeon Farmer’s SummerFest – Pigeon
7/15-7/18 – Indian River SummerFest – Indian River
7/15-7/18 – Rock the Coast – Holland
7/15-7/18 – Muskegon Bike Time – Muskegon
7/15-7/18 – Ann Arbor Street Art Fair – Ann Arbor
7/15-7/18 – Michigan Brown Trout Festival I – Alpena
7/16-7/17 – Upheaval Festival – Grand Rapids
7/16-7/17 – Shay Days – Harbor Springs
7/16-7/17 – Houghton Lake Blues Festival – Prudenville
7/16-7/17 – Summer in the City – Dowagiac
7/16-7/18 – Faster Horses Festival – Brooklyn
7/16-7/18 – Shiawassee River Fest – Linden
7/16-7/18 – Minden City Homecoming – Minden City
7/16-7/18 – Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival – Marquette – VIRTUAL
7/17 – Sunrise Side Wine and Food Festival – Harrisville
7/17 – Battle Creek’s Caribbean Festival – Battle Creek
7/17 – Family Fun and Perch Festival – Ira
7/17 – Vestaburg Community Days – Vestaburg
7/17 – Macatawa Water Festival – Holland
7/17 – Celebrate Dundee Down by the River – Dundee
7/17 – Main Street Celebration – Wayland
7/17 – Mears Arts and Crafts Festival – Mears
7/17 – Remus Heritage Days – Remus
7/17-7/18 – Cass River Colonial Encampment – Frankenmuth
7/17-7/18* – St. Joseph Parish Festival – Dexter – MOVED TO 8/27-8/29
7/17-7/18* – Michigan Made Festival – Lake Orion – MOVED TO 8/27-8/29
7/17-7/18 – Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival’s Enchanted Forest II – Vassar
7/18 – Detroit Festival of Books – Detroit
7/17-7/18 – Charlevoix Venetian Festival I – Charlevoix

NEW YORK

7/13-7/16 – Old Town Days – Williamsville
7/14-7/17 – Hilton Fire Department Carnival – Hilton
7/15-7/17 – Skaneateles Curbside Festival – Skaneateles
7/15-7/17 – Warsaw Valley Fest – Warsaw
7/15-7/17 – Kendall Carnival – Kendall
7/15-7/18 – Skydive the Falls Fest – Youngstown
7/16-7/17 – Deposit Lumberjack Festival – Deposit
7/16-7/17* – Rock the Barn – Clarence – MOVED TO 8/20-8/21
7/16-7/18 – Lyons Peppermint Days – Lyons
7/16-7/18 – Canandaigua Art & Music Festival – Canandaigua
7/16-7/18 – Elmira Street Painting Festival – Elmira
7/17 – Holiday in Homer – Homer
7/17 – Original People POPUP I (formerly Indigenous Music and Arts Festival) – Victor
7/17 – Can-Am Festival – Sackets Harbor
7/17 – Porter on the Lake Summerfest – Youngstown
7/17-7/18 – Civil War Re-enactment and Encampment – Mumford
7/17-7/18 – Sterling Renaissance Festival II – Sterling
7/18 – St. Patrick’s Irish Festival – Syracuse – VIRTUAL

PENNSYLVANIA

7/12-7/17 – Curwensville Days II – Curwensville
7/13-7/17 – North East Firemen’s Cherry Festival – North East – DRIVE THRU
7/13-7/17 – Greek Festival – Ambridge
7/14-7/18 – Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest – New Castle
7/15 – St. Raphael Parish Festival – Pittsburgh
7/15-7/17 – Horse Trading Days – Zelienople
7/15-7/17 – St. Rita’s Festival – Connellsville
7/15-7/17 – Pleasantville Community Festival – Pleasantville – BICENTENNIAL THIS YEAR
7/15-7/18 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival – Crabtree
7/16-7/18 – Waterford Days – Waterford
7/16-7/18 – Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival – Washington
7/16-7/18 – Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society Annual Engine Show – Saegertown
7/17 – Enon Valley Community Day and Bluegrass Festival – Enon Valley
7/17 – East Brady Riverfest – East Brady
7/17-7/18 – Mid-Summer Melee – Gibbon Glade

TENNESSEE

7/12-7/18 – Gatlinburg Craftmen’s Summer Craft Fair II – Gatlinburg
7/16-7/18 – Fun Fest I – Kingsport
7/17 – Scopes Festival – Dayton
7/17 – Lynnville Blackberry Festival – Lynnville
7/17* – Karns Community Fair – Karns – MOVED TO 10/30
7/17 – Mountain City Sunflower Festival – Mountain City
7/17 – Watertown Jazz Festival – Watertown
7/17-7/18 – Main Street Festival – Franklin – USUALLY IN APRIL

WEST VIRGINIA

7/14-7/17 – Durbin Days Heritage Festival – Durbin
7/16-7/17 – Ephraim Bee Festival – West Union
7/16-7/18 – Bike Bash WV (formerly Dirt Rag Dirt Fest) – Bruceton Mills
7/16-7/18 – Country Roads BBQ Battle – Morgantown – REPLACES WV WINGFEST THIS YEAR
7/16-7/18 – Hog Wild Pig Roast and Bike Show (formerly Blues, Bikes and BBQ) – Paw Paw
7/17 – Chariot Street Fest – Ratha Yatra – Festival of India – Wheeling
7/17 – Weirton Food Truck Festival – Weirton

WISCONSIN

7/15-7/17 – Country Jam USA – Eau Claire
7/15-7/17 – Rock Fest – Cadott
7/15-7/18 – Elkhorn Ribfest – Elkhorn
7/15-7/18 – Pulaski Polka Days – Pulaski
7/15-7/18 – Dominic Days – Brookfield
7/15-7/18 – Granville Blues and Jazz Festival – Milwaukee – USUALLY IN JUNE
7/15-7/18 – Paperfest – Combined Locks
7/15-7/18 – Ladysmith Northland Mardi Gras – Ladysmith
7/15-7/18 – Country Thunder – Twin Lakes
7/16-7/17 – Endeavor Broiler Fest – Endeavor
7/16-7/18 – Colby Cheese Days – Colby
7/16-7/18 – Sts. Constantine and Helen Tosa Greek Fest – Wauwatosa
7/16-7/18 – Lakewood Mardi Gras – Lakewood
7/16-7/18 – Edgerton Tobacco Heritage Days – Edgerton
7/16-7/18 – Stockbridge Picnic and Parade – Stockbridge
7/16-7/18 – The Badger State Rumble – Montello
7/16-7/18 – Lucky Days Festival – Luck
7/16-7/18 – Wannigan Days River Spirit Celebration – St. Croix Falls
7/17 – Artarama – Eagle River
7/17 – Dory Fire Dept. Picnic – Lakewood
7/17 – Milwaukee Croatian Fest – Franklin
7/17 – Ashland Bay Days – Ashland
7/17 – Acoustic Fest – Manitowoc
7/17 – Stockholm Art Fair – Stockholm
7/17 – Crandon Lions Summerfest – Crandon
7/17 – Lake Mills Arts Festival – Lake Mills
7/17 – Duck Creek Wine-Spirit Fest III – Denmark
7/17 – Southwest Music Festival (Hometown Festival Week) – Platteville
7/17-7/18 – Bristol Renaissance Faire II – Kenosha
7/17-7/18 – Mount Horeb Art Fair – Mount Horeb
7/17-7/18 – Midsummer Festival of the Arts – Sheboygan
7/18 – Milwaukee Armenian Fest – Greenfield
7/18 – Presque Isle Days – Presque Isle
7/18 – Airport Day – New Holstein

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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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