O.C.C.H.A. Inc., the Hispanic American Civic and Cultural Organization will host its Fifth International Latino Food Festival from noon to 8:00 pm, on Saturday, July 23. The annual festival takes place at the O.C.C.H.A. Social Hall, 3660 Shirley Road, in Youngstown. Experience a taste of Hispanic cuisine through authentic handmade food delicacies, desserts, and beverages. Festival goers will be treated to traditional dances, musical performances, and a DJ throughout the day. A piñata, children’s activities, and raffles will also be featured. Admission and parking are free.
The United Eastern Lenape (leh-NAH-pi) Nation is proud to present their 8th annual Healing Mother Earth Native American Powwow, Friday. August 5 through Sunday, August 7, at Fischer’s Pine Lake, 3796 Maple Road, in Jefferson, Ohio. The Powwow includes dancing, drums, native crafts, vendors, and storytelling. The Grand Entry is at noon each day, the Flags Retreat is at 6:00 pm. Drums and Dancers are welcome to participate.
The St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest takes place on Thursday, July 7, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Friday& Saturday July 8 & 9, 11:00 am - 11:00 pm; and Sunday, July 10, noon - 6:00 pm. The Summerfest includes live music and dancing, Greek food and pastries, and a display of cultural memorabilia, at 220 N. Walnut Street, in Youngstown.
The 18th-annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts is on Saturday,July 9th & Sunday, July 10th at and around YSU. There is a juried arts fest that features the work of over 75 artists. There will also be dozens of performances, and participation from arts, culture and creative groups. The Festival is part of a larger weekend of events including the Youngstown Wine and Jazz event, St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest, and the 2k16 gospel fest. More information at ysu.edu/sfa or 330-941-2307.
Simply Slavic is a celebration of the Mahoning Valley’s Slavic culture, on Saturday, June 18th in downtown Youngstown from noon to mindight. The festival includes music, Slavic food, folk dancers, workshops, vendors, and It’s Simply Slavic—a celebration of the valley’s Slavic culture. More information at information at Simply Slavic dot org.
Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens presents The Forest, the area’s premier floral display with a reimagined forest, and a Holiday Tree Walk with over 40 live trees -- through Monday, January 4. The Electric Garden, with thousands of twinkling lights, is open until 8:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. More information about hours and the exhibit at 330-740-7116.
THE YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee's main event, the YSU's Hispanic Heritage Celebration takes place at YSU's Kilcawley Center, on Saturday, October 3, noon - 3:00 pm. The event will feature music entertainment, dance performances, children’s activities, cultural displays, vendors, information tables and ethnic refreshments. It is free and open to the public, More information at 330-941-2087.
The North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association is sponsoring a celebration on Friday, October 2, 4:30 - 10:00 pm, and all day on Saturday, October 3. It will include a “pop-up” market, YSU Student Jazz Ensemble at Dorian Books; lectures, movement and cooking demos; music, poetry, and food. Music at Madison presents "Songs of Broadway" on Saturday evening - reservations required. The North Side Farmer’s Market will also expand and have some extra activities on Saturday. More information on Facebook, and at (330) 360-0648.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host a free birthday party celebration on Saturday, September 12th from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 West Federal Street in downtown Youngstown. The event will include kids activities, behind the scenes access to the archives collections, a salute to local history, and like all good birthday parties...cake! More information can be found at mahoninghistory.org.
The Harvey S. Firestone Festival of the Arts is a juried event held at Firestone park in Columbiana on Saturday, August 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This event includes handmade arts and crafts, antique vendors, a Farmer's Market, a children's area, an antique and vintage tractor display, with local musical entertainment and food concessions offered throughout the day. Admission is free.