Valley summer events: What’s on, what’s canceled this year


COVID-19 has led to some changes and cancellations, while other events will go on as scheduled

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(WKBN) – The summer season is coming to the Valley, which would normally mean fun and festivities out in the community. But some restrictions are still in place with COVID-19.

While some events have canceled for the safety of volunteers and event-goers, others have adapted to the restrictions set in place. Either way, summer in the Valley won’t look the same as in previous years.

Do you know of a scheduled event or an update to the status of an event that we’ve missed? Submit your information here.

Below is the list of events in the Valley and where they currently stand:



Firestone Farms’ Concerts in the Courtyard
Starting June 12 and continuing every Saturday this summer, Firestone Farms in Columbiana welcomes the community to enjoy free live music. Visit the Facebook page for all the shows through September.


Concerts on the Square
Presented by the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce, the schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, July 30, from 6-9 p.m.: Ryan Parkinson Oldies and Doo Wop Show
  • Friday, Aug. 20, from 6:30-9 p.m.: Elvis


Salem Concert Series
From June through August, there is a concert every Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Some concerts are also offered on selected Wednesday and Friday evenings that start at 7 p.m.
You can find the list of the summer concerts on their Facebook page.



Austintown Township Parks Summer Concert Series
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course presents the summer concert series, which takes place Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the Austintown Township Park on Kirk Road. All concerts are weather permitting.
See the full schedule below:


Boardman Park’s Fireworks
Boardman Park will be hosting its fireworks display on Saturday, August 28. The Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will perform at the Maag Outdoor Theatre at 7 p.m. The fireworks show will follow.

St. John’s Summer Greek Festival
The event is scheduled for August 27-29. Guests can enjoy food, live music and dance performances at 4955 Glenwood Avenue.


Campbell Music in the Park 2021
This event is an extensive concert series starting at 6:30-8 p.m June 3 at Roosevelt Park with performances happening every Thursday.


Canfield Fair
The 175th Canfield Fair is scheduled for September 1-6 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. For a schedule and more information, visit Country singer and songwriter AC Jones will be performing at the Canfield Fair starting September 2 at 12 p.m.


National Night Out
The New Middletown Police is hosting the free neighborhood event featuring a parade and fireworks. It’s happening Tuesday, August 3 at 5 p.m.


Poland Township’s 225th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, July 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Poland Township Park, 7400 Moore Rd.
Poland Historical Society members and township administration are working together to celebrate this special occasion with the community. There will be a flag ceremony, as well as education on the history of Poland Township, which will include a township settlement reenactment. A new historical marker will be unveiled and dedicated.
There will be activities for the whole family, including nature walks (at 1 and 3 p.m.), a scavenger hunt, face painting, games, a 50/50 raffle, crafts and emergency vehicles on display.
There will be hot dogs, chips, cookies and water, plus Countryside Farm will have a fresh produce stand.

Celebrate Poland
The event is scheduled September 25. For more information and a schedule of events, visit


Struthers Movie Night Out
Youngstown Studio will be hosting free movie nights in Mauthe Park. There are two scheduled movie nights for July 16 (WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR LATER DATE) and August 20 at 7 p.m. More information can be found on Facebook.


ACTION and GROW Urban Pop-Up Farmer’s Markets
The markets, which offer locally grown produce, will be at various locations in the city from June to September. A full schedule is available on their website.

Alice Cooper performs at Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre
The rock legend will be bringing his 2021 tour to the Mahoning Valley this fall. Alice Cooper, joined by former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, will take the stage at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

Jazz in the Park
The shows will be Sunday afternoons starting at 3 p.m. and run from July 18 through Labor Day. The shows will be in Wick Park.

Jewish Community Center live music
JCC of Youngstown is offering live music at 6:30 p.m. July 29, and August 12 and 26 at its Logan Campus, 3245 Logan Way. Tickets for non-members is $5, while JCC members are free.
July 29, The Dinner Theatre Rejects; Aug. 12, Shelby Olive; and Aug. 26, Indre.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Festival: Canceled. In its place, the church will host two concert events in the social hall. The House Band will perform July 18 and Dom Tocco will play July 25.

Fallen Officers Memorial Bike Run
Bike Town Brewery is sponsoring the bike run at Youngstown Harley Davidson on Aug. 8. Registration begins at 10 a.m. for a $20 donation. Kick stands go up at noon.

Taste of the Faiths 2021: Postponed. The event is planned for spring of 2022.

Youngstown Italian Fest
Plans are still being finalized, but the Youngstown Italian Fest will take place Aug. 6 – 8 in downtown Youngstown.



Cortland Lions Club Street Fair
Enjoy live music, food concessions, fireworks, Miss Cortland contest, beer tent, parade, amusement attractions and carnival games. It’s happening August 12-14 at W. Main Street, E. Main Street.


St. Patrick’s Church Festival
The festival is scheduled for August 5 – 8:
Thursday and Friday: 6 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: 5 to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 11 p.m.
225 N. Main St., Hubbard
Free admission
Parish-made food, rides, games and children’s matinee on Sunday (1 to 4 p.m.).
Huge basket auction. Grand prize raffle: 2021 Trailblazer or $20,000. You can buy raffle tickets online. The drawing will take place August 8.
Live entertainment:
Thursday: RDNA Band, 7 to 11 p.m.
Friday: Hern Brothers Band, 7 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: Chris Higbee, 8 to 11 p.m.
Sunday: County Mayo Irish Band (2 to 5 p.m.), Old Skool Band (7 to 11 p.m.)


National Night Out
Tuesday, August 3 at 6:30 p.m.
This national event promotes positive relationships between the police and the communities they serve. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement, while bringing back a true sense of community.
Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on Shady Road to LYRIC (old Liberty High School) parking lot. You’re encouraged to decorate your bike in red, white and blue to support Team USA and ride in the parade. Line-up for the parade starts at 6:15 p.m. in the Guy School parking lot. The LYRIC parking lot is where there will be several activities starting at 7 p.m., including K9 and drone demonstrations, emergency vehicle displays, car show, bounce house and an outdoor movie (weather permitting).


Niles Artisan Farmers Market
Every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m., the farmer’s market in Niles showcases local artisan produce and specialty products. It’s located at 434 Robbins Ave in Niles and it’s happening every Wednesday in June until the fall.


Vienna Sunday Summer Concerts
The concerts will be held Sundays at 6 p.m. at the Vienna Bicentennial Gazebo on Warren Sharon Rd.
Concerts will be held July 25 and August 1, 8 and 15. They suggest bringing your own lawn chairs.
In order of show dates, the artists performing include: Guys Without Ties, Wrangler Band, Tom Todd “The Amazing One Man Band,” Jim Felix “Sounds of Elvis,” Take Solo “Bluegrass,” Good Question.


Full Spectrum Pride in the Valley Festival 
It will be held at Warren’s Courthouse Square on July 31.
Entertainment, food and vendors are on this year’s schedule.
The event helps bring in funds for the Full Spectrum Community Outreach Center in Struthers.
Admission will be free.
Masks and social distancing will be required unless state rules change.

River Rock at the Amp Summer Concerts
Starting June 12, River Rock at the Amp will have Friday and Saturday concerts through August.
For dates and times for the concerts, check the River Rock at the Amp schedule.

Warren Italian-American Heritage Festival 
Warren Mayor Doug Franklin granted permission to hold the festival this summer as long as Ohio Department of Health guidelines are followed. The event is planned for August 12, 13, 14 and 15.

The Packard Band Summer Concert Series
Beginning with a 4th of July Spectacular, The Packard Band invites the community to come out and listen to music this summer. The concert, conducted by Dr. Stephen Gage, starts at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a fireworks display. More concerts are scheduled for every weekend in July and August.



Hermitage Arts Festival
The two-day event begins July 31 and will take place at Rodney White Olympic Park. The event is open to the public and free for all.
Festivities start Saturday at noon, featuring a special performance of “Menagerie” at 6:30 p.m. and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. to wrap up the first day.
The festival will start Sunday at 11 a.m. featuring a pet costume contest.


Waterfire Sharon
WaterFire Sharon will be held in downtown Sharon on Saturday, Sept. 18. The event brings arts and live music to the city, concluding with entertainment and fires on the Shenango River. Entertainment already booked for the day includes “Evil Ways,” a Santana tribute band, and a regional favorite, the “Hern Brothers.” Other entertainment planned includes drumming, local and regional talent and live music from the river.



Summer Concerts Live!
Summer Concerts Live! will be at Riverwalk Park. A variety of food trucks will be there.
On July 23, The Zoo will perform the best in rock from 70’s, 80’s and today’s dance hits.
The Pittsburgh 80s tribute band will perform on July 30.
Youngstown’s The Labra Brothers will return to the Riverwalk stage on August 13.
Western PA’s nostalgic ‘My so-called 90s Band’ brings a full band featuring 90’s classic music on August 20. Closing out the series on August 27 is Youngstown’s Total Package Band, with a set featuring R&B, Motown, Rock and Oldies.
All concerts will be 6-9 p.m. at Riverwalk Park in New Castle.

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Mel Robbins Main Area Middle

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