The St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church annual Greek Summerfest takes place on Thursday, July 9, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Friday, July 10 & Saturday, July 11, 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; and Sunday, July 12, Noon - 6:00 pm. The Greek Summerfest features Greek music, and lamb and chicken dinners all four days, fish dinners on Friday only, and much more.
The Downtown JazzFest in downtown Youngstown features saxophonist Paul Taylor on Saturday, July 11 at 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Covelli Centre Box Office, or at Giant Eagle Ticketmaster Outlets - $8 in advance and $10 day of show. The show will be held rain or shine.
Youngstown State University presents its annual Summer Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 11th from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, July 12th from 11 am to 5 pm. This event features a showcase of art works in all media by local and regional artists in the Artists' Marketplace, craft making at a Children's Hands On Art Tent, the Festival of Nations, food, and live musical entertainment. More information is available at ysu.edu/sfa.
The SIMPLY SLAVIC FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday, June 20th, from noon to midnight in Downtown Youngstown. Festival highlights include live music and dance performances, homemade food, children’s activities, Slavic story telling and a bonfire. More information at Simply Slavic dot com.
WaterFire Sharon PA is a unique arts and culture festival that occurs three times a year along the Shenango River in beautiful downtown Sharon. The event days of 2015 are July 18, August 22, and September 26. Each day-long event offers music, food, fine artisans, craft vendors, family activities, and interactive art experiences. Admission is free to the public. Actual WaterFire performances begin at dusk.
The Friends of the Mahoning River present the Riverfest Celebration 2015 on Saturday, June 6th from noon to 9:00 pm at the B & O Station (530 Mahoning Avenue) in Youngstown. This annual celebration will include educational and historical activities and displays, children's activities, crafts, kayak and canoe rides, and more.] More information about this event is available at Mahoningriverfriends@gmail.com.
The Annual Honoring Our Ancestors Intertribal Powwow takes place on Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, at the Ashtabula Antique Engine Club Grounds, 4026 US 322, Williamsfield, Ohio. Gates and vendors open daily 10 am to 6 pm. The grand entry is at noon. There will be Native American food, vendors, history, and storytelling! Drums by Rapid River Drum and Clear Water Cherokee Drum. More information at uelnation.org.
The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival is presenting a feature film, Run Boy Run, as the final film in the spring festival on Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 PM at Cinemark Tinseltown in Boardman. Run Boy Run tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.
The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival is presenting the documentary film Above and Beyond, on Sunday, May 3rd, at 1:30 PM at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown. As the first major feature-length documentary about the foreign airmen in the 1948 War, Above and Beyond brings together new interviews as well as aerial footage to present a fascinating, little-known tale.
The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation and Youngstown State University's Center for Judaic & Holocaust Studies presents the Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, kicking off with the comedy, Cupcakes, at Encore Cinema Niles on Tuesday, April 28, with a 7:00 PM. It is the story of six friends in Tel Aviv who are appalled by the Israeli entry in the UniverSong competition record their own song on a mobile phone, then are shocked to learn their recording is selected as Israel's entry for next year's competition. Tickets available at the JCC Bursar at 330.746.3250, Ext. 195.